MS track team fifth

STANTON — Both Morley Stanwood track and field teams were fifth on Friday in the Central Montcalm Invitational;

For the boys, Aiden McLaughlin was first (2:04.70) and Kevin McNeil fifth (2:11.05) in the 800. Kyle Robinette was second in the 400 meters (54.19 seconds). McNeil was third in the 1,600 (7:00.0). He won the 3,200 meters (10:46.99). The 4×800 relay team of McLaughlin, McNeil, Daniel Pascual and Joshua McNeil was second (9:02.25).

Adam Carey was third in the discus (111-4).

For the girls, Dree Atchison won the 800 meters (2:36.48). Brenna Berry was second in the shot put (33-1 1’2), Sadie Parker was second in the discus (91-9 ½). Jaidyn Schmitt was second in the high jump (4-6)

Big Rapids eighth

Big Rapids’ track teams were both eighth on Friday in the Ken Bell Invitational at Traverse City.

Logan Williams was fifth in the 800 meters (2:02.53).

Deion Jones was fifth in the 100 dash (11.64). Dan Hardesty was sixth in the 1600 meter run (4:46.67). Jaiven Homes-Powell was third in the 300-meter hurdles (41.67).

For the girls. Meghan Langworthy won the 3,200-meter run (11:36.40). The 4×800 relay of Jenna Komndziola, Langworthy Hana Brock and Madison Hammer was fifth (10:23.40)

Erika Beistle was second (36-0) the shot put.

The boys were eighth and the girls ninth at the Cedar Springs Invitational on Saturday.

For the boys, the 4×100 relay team of Brett Doxtater, Edward Lynn, Salf Abdulameer and Caleb Price was fifth (46.02).

Crossroads seventh

Competing exclusively against Division I and II opponents, the Cougar girls team placed seventh on Saturday at the Cedar Springs Red Hawk Invitational.

Natalie Chapman and Amber Poortvliet ran the race of the day for the Cougars in the 100 meter hurdles, with both athletes setting PRs. Chapman took sixth and earned a medal in 18.51, while Poortvliet was seventh in 18.69. Chapman also took 11th in the 400-meter dash with the third-fastest time in school history (1:06.00).

Jaylen Schroeder battled the heat to a strong time of 13:17.39 in the 3200, then came back just minutes later to anchor the 4×400 to a season’s best time of 4:48.97.

Bailey Dever took eighth in the shot put with a toss of 30-2.

The Crossroads boys were also seventh. Shannon Ewing-Brown (506) was seventh in the high jump.

Crossroads will attend the West Michigan D League Championships on Wednesday.



Posted by John Raffel

John is a sports reporter with the Pioneer as well as the Herald Review and The Lake County Star. He also coordinates the weekly Pioneer sports outdoors page. He can be reached at (231) 592-8356 or by email at

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