Traverse City Record-Eagle

April 20, 2013

Prep Sports Roundup: TC West boys, girls win track invitational

Traverse City Record-Eagle

---- — From staff reports

MUSKEGON — Spencer Montcastle won the 200 (23.27) and 110 high hurdles (16.74) Friday to lead the Traverse City West boys to victory in a seven-team invitational at Muskegon Reeths-Puffer.

The Titans finished with 153 points. Ludington was second.

Montcastle was also on West’s victorious 800 relay (1:35.37) with Tyler Johnson, Brandon Montgomery and Dan Montgomery.

Johnson claimed the 400 (51.67). He was second in the 200 (23.67). Johnson also teamed with the Montgomerys and Jack Bishop to place second in the 400 relay (45:07).

Dustin Tucker captured the pole vault (11’) and Nick Whiting the shot put (49’) for the Titans. Derek Diver came in second in the 300 hurdles (43.92). Also taking second: Sam Montgomery in the 100 (11.72), John Sheehan in the long jump (18’5”), and Thiyo Lukusa in the shot put (41’9.75”). Lukusa’s toss set a freshman record.

The Titan girls won their title by edging out the hosts by four points, 125 to 121.

Jessica Gockley was in on both TC West wins, taking the 3,200 in 12:02 and running as part of the 3,200 relay team with Amanda Fouchey, Corinne Schrotenboer and Alyssa Ohanessian.

Quinn Hall took second in the pole vault (7’6”), while Olivia Bishop led a solid effort in the high jump, as West took three of the top four spots. Bishop was second (4’10”), and Hannah Yancho (4’6”) and Katie Carmichael (4’6”) were third and fourth.

Kimmy Bilinski claimed third in both the 100 (13.75) and 200 (28.3), Katie Melvin was third in the 400 (1:05.6) and Fouchey earned third in the 800 (2:47.6).

The 400 relay team of Bilinski, Allida Smith, Hannah Carlson and Mattison Mokanyk took third (53.5), as did the 800 relay team of Bilinski, Smith, Carlson and Melvin.

Both Titans team compete at today’s Chippewa Hills Warrior Invitational at 9 a.m.


Elk Rapids 0

Petoskey 0

Elk Rapids and Petoskey battled to a 0-0 standoff in raw conditions at Petoskey.

Elks goalie Paige Granger turned aside nine shots. Elk Rapids (2-0-1) hosts Charlevoix on Monday.

Grayling 5

East Jordan 0

Hannah Haven scored five goals to power Grayling to its first win, a 5-0 Lake Michigan Conference triumph over East Jordan.

Grayling goalie Laura Simpson stopped seven shots. The Vikings (1-2) take on the TC Liberty on Monday.

Suttons Bay 4

TC Homeschool 2

Sethe Zachman netted two goals to lead Suttons Bay to a 4-2 win over the Traverse City Homeschool.

Emily Beyer added a goal and two assists for the Norse (1-2-2). Hannah Weber contributed a goal and an assist and Dani Merwin a goal.

Suttons Bay hosts Leland on Monday.


Rodes Relays to honor Hansen

The 38th annual Rodes Relays, originally scheduled for last Saturday, will be held today weather permitting.

The event is named after the late Don Rodes, who spent tireless hours of work on all athletic fields.

There will be a pause in the meet this morning to unveil the “Justin Hansen Throw Area” memorial in rememberance of 2003 Kingsley graduate, Justin Hansen, a star football and track athlete at Kingsley. Hansen was killed in July of 2012 in Afghanistan while serving with the United States Marines.

— Compiled by Dennis Chase and James Cook