The Menâs and Womenâs track team continued their season with a 5 team meet against Durand, Byron, Clio and MSD on March 28 at Durand High School.
The womenâs team took the win scoring 146 points while sweeping the relays and finishing first in every event on the track excepting the hurdles. The women won the 4 team meet by nearly 100 points.
Despite the graduation of 3 time individual state champion and school record holder Nikole Sargent (Michigan State), school record holder Tyra Hunter (Aquinas College), middle distance standout Sarah Dedolph (Detroit Mercy) and multi-event specialist Monica Leduc (Saginaw Valley) the womenâs team looks to be just as dominant in 2017 as 2016 when the team captured a regional championship and missed a state title by 2 points.
Senior Anna Ruhstorfer remains undefeated individually as she took 1st place in the 100 and 200 meter dashes. Ruhstorfer also anchored the winning 400 and 800 meter relay teams. Lyndsey Braman was also a 4 event champion as she took the long jump, 800 meter run and ran legs on the 1600 and 3200 meter relays.
Also placing first for the Chargers were Aerin Pertler 400 meter dash, Julia Vanitvent 1600 and 3200 meter runs, the 400 meter relay team of Ruhstorfer, Emma Brock, Jambernice Lang, and Victoria Pyrett, the 800 meter relay team of Brock, Ruhstorfer, Madison Drass and Meghan Lawrence, the 1600 meter relay team of Braman, Aerin Pertler, Meghan Lawrence and Drass, the 3200 Meter team of Braman, Chandler Blom, Libbie Gleason and Paige Deitering,
Also scoring for the Chargers were Emma Brock 3rd 100 meter dash & 2nd 200 Meter dash, Endia Crowder 4th 100 meter dash, Aerin Pertler 4th 200 meter dash, Meghan Lawrence 2nd 400 Meter dash & 3rd high jump, Chandler Blom 2nd 800 meter run, Madison Drass 3rd 800 meter run, Paige Deitering 2nd 1600 meter run & 2nd 3200 meter run, Libbie Gleason 3rd 1600 meter run & 3200 meter run, Cassidy Chalut 4th 1600 meter run, 2nd 300 meter hurdles & 5th 100 meter hurdles, Alexys Granata 2nd 100 meter hurdles and 3rd long jump, Jambernice Lang 3rd 100 meter hurdles & 2nd high jump, Lauren Cuneaz 4th 300 meter hurdles, Crystal Goyette 4th high jump & 4th long jump, Delaney Goggins 2nd pole vault, Courtney Reddy 3rd pole vault, Julie Deneen 4th pole vault (tie), Gabrielle Perez 4th pole vault (tie) and Mia Sakashita 5th long jump.
On the Menâs side the Chargers lost a close meet to Clio but finished in front of Byron, Durand and MSD.
Bryan Lendzion made his season debut in outstanding fashion with a sweep of the 100, 200 and 400 meter dashes. Chandler Lorf continued his dominance as he notched 2 individual victories in taking the 1600 and 3200 meter runs and ran his total up to 4 wins on the day while anchoring the victorious 3200 and 1600 meter relay teams.
Joining Lorf in the 3200 meter relay were Ethan Hamilton, Hollister Fechik and Eric Spidle. For the 1600 meter relay the team consisted of Lorf, Hamilton, Sasha Bennet and Jax Bose.
Kaden Nelson showed toughness and resiliency as he recovered from a fall in the 110 Meter hurdles to take the win. Tahj Edwards and Cristian Rodriguez showed the Chargerâs depth in the hurdles as they came back to finish 1 â 2 in the 300 meter hurdles in their 3rd and 4th races of the day.
Julian Lovett led a contingent of young Chargers in the field events with a personal record of 97 feet 11 inches in the discus and medalist honors.
The 800 meter relay team of Donald Scott, Cristian Rodriguez, Joey Zorn and Kaden Nelson finished a strong 2nd to Clio and the same foursome also finished second in the 400 meter relay.
Also placing for the chargers were Joey Zorn 4th 100 meter dash & 200 meter dash, Ben Turkleson 5th 800 meter run, Ethan Hamilton 4th 1600 meter run & 5th 3200 meter run, Hollister Fechik 2nd high jump.
The Chargers are back in action on Tuesday April 11th facing off against Linden and Lake Fenton at home. Field events start at 4 and running events start at 4:30. This will be a competitive match up as all three schools are all expected to contend for the regional title in May.