The South Haven Track Team competed last night (3/29) against Paw Paw to win their first set of dual meets at Ratcliffe Field. The Boys were able to work as a team to defeat Paw Paw by a score of 92-44 and the Girl’s won an exciting meet 71-61.
The Girl’s meet came down to the final 1600 Relay, which South Haven won by a convincing 16 seconds.
Craig Thompson continued to show why he is one of the premier runners in Michigan as he easily won the 800 meter, the 1600 meter, and anchored the winning 4 x 800 relay.
Connie Phillips won the Shot Put and the 200 Dash, and added a 2nd in the 100, scoring 13 points for South Haven.
Freshman Ellie Frost turned in a great first meet performance by winning the pole vault and the 400 Dash and also anchoring the winning 4 x 400 relay.
Arvarious Farmer won the Discus and took 2nd in the Shot Put, which was won by Marcus Guinn.
Paisley Sipes gave a great performance in winning the 2 mile run and getting two 2nds in the mile and the pole vault.
Jackson Schooley won the 2 mile run, ran on the winning 4 x 800 relay, and took 3rd in the mile run.
First year runner Rachel Weiss held off three Paw Paw runners and showed her grit by winning the 800 meter run in her first outdoor Track meet. She also ran on the winning 4 x 400 relay.
Freshman Carsten Ansinn set a new personal record and won the High Jump.
Andre and Alan Cobbs combined as brothers to win the 100 Dash, the 100 Meter hurdles, and the 4 x 100 meter relay.
Nate Laskowski continued to show his talent by winning the Long Jump and the 300 hurdles.
Chris Kerber turned in a great day by winning the 400 meter Dash over 16 runners, placing 2nd in the 200, and 3rd in the Long Jump.
Liv Rickett won the 300 Hurdles.
Justin Postma and Vance Locker tied for 1st place in the pole vault.
Marnie Frost set a new personal record in the High Jump to capture 2nd, Summer Corke finished 2nd in the 200, and Maddox Uckele was 2nd in the 2 mile, followed by Joe Nelson in 3rd place.
Said Head Track Coach Gary Haga, “I’m extremely proud of the effort of the Girl’s and Boy’s Track Teams so far this season! They have been working very hard despite the cold weather we have been experiencing. Their hard work in practice paid off at today’s first outdoor meet! Our veterans and a great group of new incoming runners turned in some great efforts to make a huge difference in the meet. I also would like to recognize and thank our assistant coaches Bill Taylor, George Sipes, Damien Ross, Josh Kettlewell, Alissa Denny, Daryl Tackett, and Mark Lewis who have done an outstanding job in getting our athletes ready,”