2017-04-19 / Sports

Raider trackmen off to strong start

Sandusky’s Bryan Ross (left) fires out of the blocks in the 100-meter dash during the Marlette Invitational. Ross later anchored the third-place 4x100 relay team.Photos by Dale Ball Sandusky’s Bryan Ross (left) fires out of the blocks in the 100-meter dash during the Marlette Invitational. Ross later anchored the third-place 4x100 relay team.
Photos by Dale Ball
BROWN CITY – Despite losing a few quality athletes to graduation last spring, the Marlette Red Raiders boys track squad opened their season the right way.

The Raiders captured the boys team title at Friday night’s Brown City Invitational by scoring 86 points and holding off strong efforts from Reese, Cass City and Vassar. A total of 15 schools competed at the meet.

Led by senior Isaac Dale, nearly 50 of Marlette’s points in the meet came in the field events. Dale, who will compete in track & field at Grand Valley State University next season, took first place in the discus (134’4”), was second in the high jump (5’10”) and third in the shot put (44’7 ¼”).


Marlette senior Isaac Dale placed in three field events, including a second in the high jump, to help the Red Raiders win the boys’ team title at the Brown City Invitational. Marlette senior Isaac Dale placed in three field events, including a second in the high jump, to help the Red Raiders win the boys’ team title at the Brown City Invitational. Charles McClatchie, Isaac’s teammate in the weight throws, was second in the shot (48’2 ½), and third in the discus (118’9”). The Raiders also had a second in the pole vault from Seth Ferguson and fifth in the long jump from Kody Gould.

“I was quite pleased with several of our athletes for the first big meet,” remarked Chris Storm MHS boys track coach. “Hopefully, we can continue to build on that success. We had great performances in field events, but also scored some key points in distance and relays.”

Marlette had two other first place finishes. Jake Zuhlke won the 300 hurdles (46.89) and the 3200 meter relay squad was first, consisting of Ferguson, Donald Dunn, Cody Sanchez and Zach Herman.

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