Wildcat track teams lose debuts at Cedar Springs

Maurgan and Gwen Howard both won their respective high jump contests.

The Wayland High School boys’ and girls’ track teams Tuesday afternoon both lost their season opening dual meets at Cedar Springs.

The boys lost 89-48, the girls were bested by a 73-63 count.

There were some strong individual performances by some Wildcats who were double winners.

Sophomore Laney Wolf sprinted to a first-place finish in the 100-meter dash with a time of 13.88 seconds and teammate Taylor Wolf was second in 13.93.

Freshman Megan Grogger and junior Kennedy Jasinski went two-three in the 200-meter dash. Grogger won the open 400 in 64.89 seconds.

Taylor Vriesenga and sophomore Emily VanVolkinburg went two-three in the 100-meter high hurdles. Van Volkinburg came back to win the 300-meter hurdles in 57.44 second, the only girls’ harrier to finish the race in under a minute.

The Lady Wildcats claimed three of the four relays.

The 400-meter relay team won with sprinters Taylor Wolf, Jasinski, Jersey Beckwith and Laney Wolf in 53.84 seconds. Taylor Wolf, Elliot Antel, Ana Teunissen and Laney Wolf took the 800-meter relay in 1:56.88. Ava Makowski, Ashlee Wesaw. Kinda Kryzminska and Kaeli Whip captured first in the 3200-meter relay without a time reported.

Taylor Hoogewind won the shot with a distance of 28-10 and teammate Mackenzie Kositsky was third. Hoogewind also won the discus, in 93-11.

Freshman Gwen Howard was first in the high jump at 4-9 and Addyson Moyle was second.

Jasinski won the the pole vault at 10-0 and Megan Stack was third.

In the boys’ competition:

Austin Graham, first in the 110-meter high hurdles, in 15.08 seconds and in 300-meter hurdles, in 40.51 seconds.

Adam Huff first in the shot put at 50-07.5 and in the discus at 163-01..

Junior Maurgan Howard cleared 5-10 to take first in the high jump and Carter Maquard was third at 5-8.

Warren Smith was second in the pole vault at 10-0 and Jackson Byers third at 9-6.

Geno Weirckz, second in 200-meter run, 24.44, four-tenths of a second off first.

Maurgan Howard and freshman /Jake Reeder went two-three in the 400.

Dylan Pallett, second in 1600, 4:53.45 and second in 3200 in 10:53.64.

Winning the 3200 relay was the team of Mason Fein, Ethan Manning, Reese Senneker and Austin Andringa, but no time was reported.

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