Track Roundup: Lakers’ girls fall one point short of regional championship

One point. That’s all that separated the Spring Lake girls track team from a regional championship at Coopersville High School on Friday.
Tribune Staff
May 16, 2014

The Lakers’ 86 points were just short of the Broncos’ 87.

Spring Lake was led by Carlyn Arteaga. The junior won the 400-meter dash, and finished third in the 800.

Sisters Allie and Bella LeRoux finished 1-2 in the pole vault, while Grace Peterson and Lydia Suchecki went 2-3 in the high jump.

The Fruitport girls finished in last with three points.

Trojans boys take bronze

Furitport finished third in regional action at Coopersville on Friday. The Trojans’ 72 points put them behind Zeeland East (86.5) and champion Zeeland West (119).

Senior Zack Gilson continued to show his versatility, winning the long jump and the 400-meter dash. Gilson was also part of a winning team in the 800 relay (along with Andrew Frost, Ben Kramer and Shawn Knox) and took third in the 200.

The Trojans had a pair of fourth place finishes in field events with Nic Kramer in the discus throw and Chris Hendricks in shot put. Noah Hendricks came in third in the 800.

GH boys track finishes fourth at regional

The Grand Haven boys track team finished fourth at its home Division 1 regional on Friday.

Grand Haven’s 63.5 points put them behind Rockford (67), Grandville (78) and champion Kenowa Hills (97).

Collen Casey continued to lead the charge for the Buccaneers, finishing first in the 300-meter hurdles and third in the long jump. Teammate Brentton Smith took second in the latter event, while Brandt Gruizinga earned top honors in the pole vault.

Other point-earners for Grand Haven included Kyle Funk (1,600), Brent Petersen (800) and Jake Pohl (discus).

Bucs girls finish in middle of pack

The Grand Haven girls finished eighth out of 16 teams at regional action Friday, with 38 points. Rockford won the event with a score of 143.

Amy Kober was Grand Haven’s top placer, taking second in the high jump.

Malea Teerman finished third in the 800, while Mikayla Takas took eighth in the event.

Taylor Carlson came in sixth in the discus throw.


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