Bucs fall to Panthers

A big day by junior Collen Casey wasn’t enough to propel the Grand Haven boys track team as the Buccaneers came up just short to visiting West Ottawa on Tuesday, 70.5-66.5.
Nich Wolak
Apr 23, 2014

“We’ve got to find some more points,” said coach Joe Nelson. “We came up a couple points short — a tough one to swallow today.”

Casey had his feet in every Grand Haven running win on Tuesday. The team captain took the 110- and 300-meter hurdles (15.82 seconds, 41.35), and passed a West Ottawa runner as the last leg of Grand Haven’s 1,600 relay team (3 minutes, 38 seconds).

Casey also won the long jump (20 feet, 10 inches).

“Collen Casey was our star today, for sure,” said Nelson. “He’s coming out really (strong) this year, and doing a really great job for us.”

“The weather outside wasn’t best, the environment wasn’t, but I had to push through,” Casey said. “I’ve been working hard lately, and I just did what I had to do. It came through nice — first place.”

Teammate Brentton Smith finished right behind Casey in the long jump (20-4), while Aaron Cummings, Mike Schroeder and Smith joined Casey in the 1,600 relay.

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