Track and Field has busy week of competition


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The girls’ team celebrates after tying with Alma for first place at the St. Louis Relays.

Keegan Honig, Editor

St. Louis Track and Field had a very busy week of competition. First, the team competed at the St. Louis Relays April 13, and both the girls and boys did an outstanding job. The girls’ team tied with Alma for first place, while the boys took third place. The girls’ and boys’ 4×100-meter relay teams both set their season Personal Records (PRs) and both took second place, and Jordan Lowe took home a medal after taking second place in the 100-meter dash with a time of 12.32 seconds. The girls’ Sprint Medley Relay, consisting of Reyna Rojas, Aynslee Koutz, Adry Munoz, and Libby Munderloh, took first place with a time of 2:05.72. Another notable PR was Cameron Mizer’s performance in High Jump. He took third place with a PR jump of 5’8.

Next, the Sharks competed in a TVC dual meet against Nouvel Catholic High School, Pinconning High School, and Saginaw Arts and Science High School. The Sharks defeated all other teams handily while also having some excellent performances. Jordan Lowe took first place in the 200-meter dash with a time of 24.12, and Cameron Mizer took first in the 400-meter dash in running 56.99. Austin Aldrich won the 800-meter run with a PR time of 2:16.07, and Nate March won the 1600-meter run with a time of 5:02.45. Austyn Rhines won the 3200-meter run for the Sharks with a time of 11:46.53, and Iggy Jackson took first in Long Jump with a jump of 18’9.5. To add to all of this, the Sharks won the 4×100 relay, the 4×200-meter relay, and the 4×400-meter relay on the guys’ side. On the girls’ side, Libby Munderloh won the open 400 with a time of 1:05.19 and the 3200 (12:10.45), and Mikenna Borie won the 800 (2:55.54) and the 1600 (6:00.08). Carly Daniels won the 100-meter hurdles (21.54) and Zoe Dickman won the 300-meter hurdles (58.66). Jazmin Milks took first in Discus (76’0), and Chloe O’Boyle took first in Long Jump (13’05). The girls’ 4×100 and 4×400 relay teams also took first. The Sharks absolutely dominated in this TVC matchup.

To finish out the week, the Sharks competed at the Roscommon Invitational, and the girls’ team took first in the small school division while the boys’ team took third. There were some standout performances by the Sharks, including Jordan Lowe, who took third place in the 100 with a time of 11.73, and who took third in the 200 with a time of 24.03. Cameron Mizer took third place in the 400 with a PR time of 55:26, and Nate March set his PR time for the 1600 while also taking third place with an outstanding time of 4:58.25. Austryn Rhines (10:52.44) took third in the 3200 while Joe Erickson took fourth (11:10.71) in the same race. The boys’ 4×200 team consisting of Jordan Lowe, Cameron Mizer, Andrew Taipalus, and Attah Dryden took first place with an incredible time of 1:39.80, and the 4×400 team, with the same runners, took second place, losing to Roscommon by only .58 seconds. Blake Fisher (10’6) took second in Pole Vault, and Nick Harry (10’0) took third. On the girls’ side, Adry Munoz (29.59) took second place in the 200, and Libby Munderloh (2:34.63) took second place in the 800. Munderloh also took second place in the 1600 with a time of 5:39.24, and Mikenna Borie took third with a time of 5:47.03. Borie also took first place in the 3200, running it in 12:17.59. Amazingly, the girls’ 4×100, 4×200, 4×400, and 4×800 relay teams all took first place! Jazmin Milks took third place in shot put with a throw of 28’3, and she took second in Discus (81’8). Senior Aynslee Koutz had her PR jump in high jump with 4’9, and she also took second place for Long Jump (14’7).