Traverse City Record-Eagle

Prep Sports

May 6, 2014

Prep Sports Roundup: GT Academy wins Joburg Invitational

From staff reports

JOHANNESBURG — Last week, Johannesburg-Lewiston and Grand Traverse Academy tied in a girls track and field meet.

On Monday, they thought they had tied again.

When the unofficial results in the Johannesburg-Lewiston Invitational were released, the two teams were knotted up.

However, one race was omitted. Once that event was counted, GT Academy came out six points ahead.

The Mustangs posted 122 points to win the 12-team invitational. Joburg was second with 116 and Inland Lakes third at 90.75.

GT Academy won three of the four relay events.

The 3,200 team of Emma Fifarek, Molly Ritsema, Abby Fifarek and Autumn Amormino won in 10:31.66. The 800 quartet of Sidney McGraw, Erin Werth, Darien Wilson and Hannah Sivek won in 1:59.11 and the 400 squad of McGraw, Werth, Claire Palmer and Dakota Morgan claimed their race in 54.77.

Kennedy Riebschleger won the discus with a heave of 87’10”.

Emma Fifarek won the 800 in 2:33.37, while Abby Fifarek took the 3,200 in 12:23.21.

Inland Lakes won the boys event with 114 points, followed by Mancelona (112) and Joburg (101) and Forest Area (74).

Forest Area’s Jeremy Richards won three events. He took the 110 hurdles (16.4), the 300 hurdles (44.2) and the discus (139-9.5).

Hayden Hollister and Paul Korn went one-two in the long jump (18-11.5 and 18-11) for the Warriors.

GT Academy was sixth with 49, led by the 3,200 relay team of Aaron Kostrzewa, Dallas Hannah, Andrew Lasko and Carson Camp that placed second in 9:09.4.

The Mustangs travel Friday to the Manton Invitational.

TC West 9th-10th grade boys win

Dan Phifer won the 100 (11.58) and 200 (23.35) as the Traverse City West 9th-10th grade boys won an invitational at Harbor Springs.

The Titans finished with 132 points. Sault Ste. Marie was second with 97.

West’s Jake Long captured the discus (103) while Zach Dittenbir claimed the 800 (2:08.2). Alex Tokie, Kam Rainey, Jack Mikula and Dakota Castor teamed to win the 800 relay (1:40.38).

Finishing second: Skylar Dunckley in the shot put (36-3.5); Drew Daenzer in the 1,600 (5:05.23) and Calvin Hilt in the 400 (2:55.6). The Titans were also second in the 1,600 (3:54.4) and 3,200 (8:56) relays.

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