Two ‘Cat distance runners surprise in double dual

Thornapple Kellogg and Kenowa Hills came to town to take on Wayland in an OK-Gold Conference double dual meet.

The local boys emerged victorious, but the girls fell short.

Perhaps the biggest development of the day was a surprisingly strong showing by two Wildcats in distance events. Freshman Isaac Dyer won the 1600- and 3200-meter running events with times of 4:56 and 11:05, respectively.

Sophomore Devin Weaver took first in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:12.16. Junior Ian Thompson and senior Tim Wierckz went one-two in the 100-meter dash at 11:52 and 11.77 seconds, respectively. The two went 2-3 in the 200 and in the long jump.

Austin Reeder also was a double winner for the day with a 16.25-second performance in 110-meter hurdles and 43.12 in the 300-meter intermediate hurdles.

Thompson, Austin Graham, Reeder and Wierckz hooped up to win the 400-meter relay in 26 seconds flat.

Junior Carson Noyes settled for third in the shot but tossed the sphere a personal best 43-4.

The Lady Wildcats failed to capture a first place against the two visiting opponents. Brenna Hyde came the closest, settling for second place in both hurdle events behind Thornapple Kellogg’s Trysta Hilton. Samantha Wilson also picked up a second in the pole vault.

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