2017-05-17 / Sports

Pioneers rule Marysville Invite

Whittredge part of four firsts
BY DALE BALL
SPORTS EDITOR


Max Whittredge Cros-Lex Max Whittredge Cros-Lex MARYSVILLE – The Cros-Lex Pioneers boys track team is on a roll, and the timing is right with regionals coming up this week.

The Pioneers, spurred by four firsts from Max Whittredge and friends, scored 109 points Friday night to capture the team title at the Marysville Invitational track and field meet.

Cros-Lex finished with 109 points, 30 points ahead of runner-up St. Clair.

Whittredge, a senior, was at the heart of matter for the Pioneers, winning the 1600 (4:35.01) and 800 (2:01.19) and being part of the first place 4x800 and 4x400 relay teams.

“Max is a competitor that just does not want to get beat…… and he’s getting better,” commented Ken Nelson, C-L boys head coach. “Our two relay teams have top times in the state (Div. 2), and that’s led by some quality seniors in Max and Jarred Jolley and others (Noah Yankee, Josh Johnson).”


Brown City’s Brady Kaufman reaches for the bar during the pole vault competition at the Hatchet Invitational on Friday. Photo by Dale Ball Brown City’s Brady Kaufman reaches for the bar during the pole vault competition at the Hatchet Invitational on Friday. Photo by Dale Ball Jolley was second to Whittredge in the 1600 run and was also runner-up in the 3200. Yankee, meanwhile, followed behind Whittredge in the 800.

“We went into this meet as kind of a workout meet and extra training for regionals, and it went very well. We walked away with the meet, which was kind of a surprise,” Nelson added. “We met a few goals and hit a lot of good marks.”

Townsend leads C-L girls

Senior Calli Townsend of Cros-Lex helped her team to an eighth place finish at the girls meet at Marysville. She won the 100 meter hurdles in :15.08 and was third in the 400 meter dash (:59.98), an event she doesn’t usually run. Townsend skipped the 300 hurdles, where she is also among the area leaders.


Charles McClatchie of Marlette launches the discus during competition at the Hatchet Invitational in Bad Axe. Photos by Dale Ball Charles McClatchie of Marlette launches the discus during competition at the Hatchet Invitational in Bad Axe. Photos by Dale Ball Lisa Shaw, Lady Pioneer coach, noted, “Calli continues to improve on her times in both hurdles. She set the meet and school record in the 100M hurdles (on Friday). And, she ran the 400m to get a time that would allow her to run it in some honor roll meets later in the season, if she so chooses.”

C-L also had a fourth place finish in the 3200 meter run from freshman Lily Connelly.

Raider boys, girls 4th-5th at Bad Axe

BAD AXE – The Marlette boys and girls track teams had some successes at the Hatchet Invitational in Bad Axe on Friday night.

In the boys meet, Marlette finished fourth with 62 points. Frankenmuth dominated the meet with 146.5 points.


Making the landing in the long jump pit is Sandusky’s Crystal Tovar, who placed in that event at the Hatchet Invitational. Making the landing in the long jump pit is Sandusky’s Crystal Tovar, who placed in that event at the Hatchet Invitational. Seniors Donald Dunn, Isaac Dale, Charles McClatchie and Jake Zuhlke all had key performances for the Red Raiders. Dunn was on the second place 4x800 relay team (8:54.1), joining Cody Sanchez, Zach Hermann and Seth Ferguson, and was third in the 800 run. Dale was second in the discus (140-11), 4th in the shot put and third in the high jump. McClatchie was 2nd in the shot and 5th in the discus. In the meantime, Zuhlke was third in the pole vault (12-06) and placed in two other events.

Brown City’s Brady Kaufman won the pole vault with a height of 13’.

On the girls side, Sandusky’s Jessica Kursinsky, a senior, broke her own school record in the shot put with her first place throw of 39’2.25”. She also won the discus with an effort of 100’3”.

Marlette junior Emily Schaub doubled up firsts in the 100 (16.63) and 300 (48.6) meter hurdles. Renee Miller, of the Red Raiders was second in the 100 meter dash (13.31) and long jump (16’4”).

Deckerville’s Cassidy Staple placed in four events and Kylee Colesa placed in three events (3rd in the 1660 and 3200 runs).

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