GH track teams fall to Hudsonville

Tribune Staff • Jul 21, 2015 at 12:28 PM

Grand Haven had a few strong individuals performances to get excited about during its opening O-K Red Conference dual track meet against Hudsonville on Tuesday, but the Bucs were on the short end in both the boys’ and girls’ final standings.

In the girls’ meet, the Eagles prevailed by an 89-48 score, despite three first-place finishes by the Bucs’ Grace Kendra. She won the long jump (16 feet, 10 inches), pole vault (9-6) and the 300 hurdles (54.39 seconds).

“Grace showed how dominant she can be in the O-K Red as an all-around athlete,” said head coach John Tarr. “Her jump of 16-10 is a great jump for this time of year and way ahead of last year.”

Grand Haven’s boys suffered a 100-36 setback to Hudsonville, although junior Brandt Gruizengh had a strong meet with a pair of victories. He won the 100-meter dash in 11.85 and cleared 10-6 in the pole vault.

Senior Justin Pippel was also victorious in the 3,200, with a time of 10:11.


Spring Lake’s varsity girls track and field team dispatched of Tri-County on Tuesday, 122-14, while the Lakers’ boys won 90-46.

Highlights for the Lakers’ girls included a victory in the discus by sophomore Kelsey Burley, who won with a throw of 79-5. Sydney Cheney won the high jump, while Brittney Beeler took first place in the 1,600 run.

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