Marysville Invitational: Local track and field teams compete on chilly night
It was anything but pleasant.
The annual Marysville High School Track and Field Invitational was held Friday night in Marysville. Athletes were confronted with chilly temperatures throughout the event, but that did not slow down their respective times.
“It was a battle not only against really good teams in the area, but the weather,” Marysville track and field coach Steve Rogers said. “It was less than ideal. My hope for this meet is to get ready for the regional next week.
“I need my kids to rest up and stay healthy so that we can put our best foot forward come next Friday in Clio. I give our kids credit for hanging in there on such a night. It was rough.”
The St. Clair boys (93 points) and Port Huron Northern girls (142) were the big winners of the Navy Division, with the Yale boys (84) and girls (93) teams each winning the White Division titles.
St. Clair sprinter Ethan Mahn was the overall winner of the boys’ 100-meter dash with a new personal best time (11.1 seconds). Branden Reuba of St. Clair was the winner of the 200 (23.3), also with a new personal best time. Reid Packan of St. Clair was the winner of 300 hurdles (42.8).
St. Clair senior Brendan Parr won the 1,600 (4:26.1) and Donnis Harris won the 3,200 (9:55.2). Justin Corby of Port Huron Northern was the winner of the 110 hurdles (15.3). Wesley Simpson of Marysville won the 400 (50.9) and Aaron Rogers won the pole vault (10 feet, 0.1 inches). Logan Brinley of Marine City was the winner of the shot put (47-1), Steve Mason of Port Huron Northern won the high jump (6-4.1) and Justin Kudera of Yale won the long jump (20-02.50).
The Pioneers were the winners of the 400 (46.4) and 800 relay (1:37.1). St. Clair was the winner of the 1,600 relay (3:38.2) and Yale was the winner of the 3,200 relay (8:38.1).
Rachel Taylor of Port Huron won the 100 (13.2), Laikyn Kulman of St. Clair won the 200 (27.0), while Addison Kiteley of Port Huron Northern won the 800 (2:26.1) and Ashley Defrain of Port Huron Northern won the 1,600 (5:24.8).
Kaia Scheffler of Marysville won the 300 hurdles (49.0), Mackenzie Desloover of Yale won the shot put (38-0) and Sydney Koppinger of Northern won the discus (117-06).
Savannah Green of St. Clair won the high jump (4-10) and Avery Shell of Northern won the pole vault (11-0). Yale was the winner of the 400 relay (53:4), Croswell-Lexington won the 1,600 relay (4:37.7) and Port Huron Northern was the winner of the 3,200 relay (10:31.8).
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