Monday, April 27, 2009

The Weekend Update for April 24-25

Fantastic weather on Friday brought a host of great marks. Saturday was a mixed bag, with storms striking many meets while they were in progress. The highlights:

JDs Invitational in Jackson on Friday.
Tyrone Green won the 100 for East Kentwood in 10.77. The depth we are seeing from East Kentwood makes me wonder if we aren't seeing a team that will dominate on the boys side the way Pioneer has dominated on the girls side. In the 4 x 200, EK clocked 1:27.74. In the 4 x 100, an apparent FAT timing malfunction forced officials to go with the backup hand times. EK had an eye-opening clocking of 41.5 (state record is 41.77 FAT). It is clear that East Kentwood has the depth and quality to be chasing records this season. Also, EK's Deonte Hurst took second in the 110s (14.97 to Scott Sansovich's 14.96) then won the 300s going away in 38.33... Catholic Central edged EK in the 4 x 4, 3:21.25 to 3:22.15... Jackson's Jaelynn Pryor doubled in state-leading hurdle marks of 15.17/44.80.

The Lukens Invitational on Friday. Lansing Eastern's Leroy Green (49.29) and Tavarrio Davis (49.40) lit up the 400, and then joined together on a 3:27.04... Dynasty McGee won a 57.44 lap, and a 26.26 in the 200... Pioneer frosh Katie Hoevet claimed an impressive triple, winning the 800 in 2:19.05, the 3200 in 11:08.90, and taking second in the 1600 at 5:13.99.

The West Bloomfield Invitational on Saturday: Megan Goethals ripped a 10:29.1 in the 3200, leaving Shannon Osika a half-lap behind... Madison Heights Madison senior Ryan Aaron exploded to a 6-10 in the high jump... Pinckney's Matt Wines won the 1600 in 4:17.9.

The Shumake Scholarship Relays on Saturday: Mike Atchoo went a little nuts, easily outlegging Tommy Brinn in the 1600, 4:16.84 to 4:20.65. Then he came back and won the 800 in 1:54.09... The lady hurdlers impressed as well, Bridgette Owens-Mitchell topping Christienne Linton, 14.22 to 14.36. Later on Linton won the 300s, 44.70 to 45.63... Mumford's Aisha Osborne won the 400 in a state-leading 56.35, and added the 200 win in 25.24... the best relays went to Mumford (1:41.64) and Romulus (3:54.86)... On the boys' side, Cass Tech took over the state lead in the 4x8 (7:59.52)... Lamphere's Steven Murphy took over the list lead in the long sprints at 21.82 and 49.26.

Other meets:
Kassie Powell of Durand leaped 11-7 at the New Lothrop Relays, not bad for a sophomore.
Zack Hill and teammate C.J. Koops of Allendale teamed up for a pair of significant meet records at the Grimm Relays in Wyoming Park--186-9 + 148-7 in the discus, and 63-11 + 48-2 in the shot. The shot combo broke a record set by the Van Elst brothers four decades ago.
Derek Peterman cleared a state-leading 15-8 at the Livonia City Meet.
Kari Prena lofted the disc to a state-leading 137-0 at the Walled Lake City Meet.

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