The Eagle Track & Field teams were in competition twice this week, first at the first MSAC Jamboree on Wednesday April 26th and then on Friday, April 28th at the Clare Invitational.
At the MSAC Meet on Wednesday, the girls finished 7th with 36 points. Mount Pleasant Sacred Heart won the girls meet. The 2x defending champion boys team finished 2nd (114 points) to Montabella (135.5 points). 2 MSAC meets remain for the Eagles to improve on their performances as they seek to capture the league title.
Finishing in top 4 (contending for All MSAC Honors) were:
Damien Lankford–100m (3rd)
Cameron Miller– 200m (4th), 400m (4th)
Oisin O’Grady– 400m (2nd)
Deegan Bodell–800m (4th), 3200m (4th)
Kristian Coon–1600m (4th), 3200m (3rd)
Kieran Craddock–110H (3rd), 300H (3rd)
Braylon Parmenter–Discus (4th)
4×200 relay (Jaiden Powers, Cam Miller, Damien Lankford, Peyton Vansiclen)–3rd
4×400 relay– (Kristian Coon, Cam Miller, Damien Lankford, Jaiden Powers), 1st
4×800 relay–(Kristian Coon, Deegan Bodell, Carter Clark, Oisin O’Grady) 1st
Elise Forist–Discus (4th)
Aubrey Hessbrook–Long Jump (2nd), High Jump (4th)
4×400 relay (Aubrey Hessbrook, Mary Beth Hyatt, Jorja Ursiny, Lilly Martin) 2nd.
Coach Grant Woodman:
“the first league meet gave us a really good picture of where we stand in the league and what we can do if we continue to work hard and stay focused. Everyone gave their best Wednesday and put themselves in good positions for All Conference Honors at the end of May. The boys are in very good position to win the league again, but this year they will have to do do it by coming from behind. Coach Porter and I have already talked about several adjustments to make that happen. Due to their small numbers and being a fairly young team, the girls are focused on individual races and events to get those All Conference spots and are in very good position to do so.”
The 16 team Clare Invitational saw the girls finish 4th among D4 schools (15th overall) and the boys finish 3rd among D4 schools (13th overall), with Deegan Bodell earning a medal (top 5) in the 3200 meters and Aubrey Hessbrook earning 2 medals (4th long jump, 5th in High jump).
“After the tough all out efforts on Wednesday, the Clare Invitational was a chance to focus on one or two events for the athletes. Even on short rest we had 12 PR’s on the guys side and 8 PR’s on the girls side, so it was definitely a good day.”
The next meet for the Eagles is on Friday May 5th when they compete at the Shepherd Invitational.