Chippewa Hills girls win Mohawk Relays

Chippewa Hills’ Dezi Shaw (right) hands off to Shelby Fall during a race at Saturday’s Mohawk Relay. (Pioneer photo/John Raffel)

MORLEY — Chippewa Hills’ girls track and field team put the right combinations together to come up with a first-place effort in a 10-team field on Saturday in the Mohawk Relays.

Chippewa Hills was first (103), Central Montcalm second (91), Morley Stanwood sixth (43) and Pine River eighth (34).

The meet focused on relays. Field events were a combination of efforts by two athletes.

The Warriors got first places from Harley Flachs and Katelyn Webster in the long jump (28-11), Dezi Shaw and Flachs in the high jump (9-10), the 3,200 relay team (10:24.48), the distance medley relay team with a new meet record (13:40.25) and the 1,600-meter relay team (4:28.11).

They got second places from Jorja Ray and Izzy Gutierrez (62-6 ½) in the shot put, Jorja and Kendra Ray in the discus (171-11) and the shuttle relay team (1:15.09).

“I was such a cold windy day,” Chippewa Hills coach Sally Schafer said. “We had some PRs. The field events did well. Jorja Ray and Izzy both had PRs for distance. We won the high jump. As a whole, with the wind, we did well. I was impressed with their effort. It was their fifth meet of the year. I’m happy with that. We’ve got a lot of meets in.”

Morley Stanwood got fourth places from Miranda Cook and Hailey Dard in the long jump (24-4 ¾), Breanna Berry and Rayelyn Lewallen in the shot put (56-4), and the 800-meter relay (2:02.30).

“For a windy meet, our kids ran well and the meet ran well,” Mohawk coach Ruth Gullekson said. “We had great help. The kids worked hard and it was good meet today.”

Pine River’s Loren Yeomans and Kayla Shelton were fifth in the shot put (51-1). The sprint medley team was second (2:01.78). The 1,600-relay team was fourth (4:40.35).

“The team of Sydney Edstrom, Esde Koetje, Abigail Dennis, and Kendra Montague had a tremendous day, placing second in the Sprint Relay and Mohawk Relay, as well as fourth in the 1,600 relay,” Pine River coach Eric Gebhard said.



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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