Evart boys track & field tops Lake City

Evart’s Riley Clark hands the baton off to Sage Culp for the first exchange during Tuesday’s 4×400 relay. (Pioneer photo/ John Raffel)

EVART — It was the final home meet of the season for Evart’s track squad and the Wildcats went out in style with a pair of wins on Tuesday, May 14.

The boys defeated Lake City 99-64 and McBain Northern Michigan Christian 127-29.

The Wildcats girls won 84-47 over NMC but lost to Lake City 104-56.

Fo the Evart boys, the foursome of Nathan Woods, Andrew Booher, Alex Hamilton and Austin Hamilton was first in the 4×800 relay (8:50.71), Cameron Brasington (17.63) and Richard Foster (17.95) were one-two in the 110-meter hurdles; Kyle Stokes won the 100-meter dash (11.21) and 200-meter dash (23.56); Tanner Ryan, Haidyn Simmer. Brasington and Stokes were first in the 4×200 relay (1:36.78), Nathan Woods and Austin Hamilton were one-two in the 1,600 meters (4:57.52); Ryan, Bryant Calderon, Haidyn Simmer and Kamrin Grein were first in the 4×100 relay (47.09). Brasington and Foster were first and second in the 300-meter hurdles (45.76, 46.07), Hamilton and Woods were first and second in the 800 meters (2:08.21, 2:10.44). Kincaide DuBreuil was first in the 3,200-meter run (11:18.77). Simmer won the long jump (18-0 ½) and Richard Foster won the pole vault (12-0).

“This is a nice win for us,” Evart coach Dennis Peacock said. “Lake City has a good team. We knew their sprint relays were good. We put Kyle Stokes in them.”

For the Evart girls, Arriona Culp was second in the 100 meter hurdles (20.53) and 300 meter hurdles (50.29). Mackenzi VanBuren won the 100 meters (13.42), Sophia Scott was second in the 1,600 meters (6;20.66) and first in the 3,200 meters (14:28.77), VanBuren won the long jump (14-11 ½), and Kara Henry was first in the high jump (4-8).

“We worked hard.” VanBuren said. “The outcome isn’t what you may have wished, but we put out all the effort.”

Evart competes in the regional on Saturday at Manton. The Wildcats are in Division 3 rather than 4 this season.

“It’s going to be pretty competitive.” Peacock said. “It will be a whole different ballgame for us.”

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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 jraffel@pioneergroup.com.

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