Area track and field teams impress at MSU/Playmakers True Team indoor meets

Okemos won the larger high school boys title at the MSU/Playmakers True Team Indoor Track Invitational. Read the story.

The Chiefs will continue to earn major points throughout the season from a talented group of seniors that include Ian Horne and Taylor Moton in the shot put, Ayrton Fineout in the pole vault and Denny Hodge in the long jump.

But fourth-place Grand Ledge showed it will be a force again because it did well in the sprints. Darryn Gorman won the 60-meter dash and was also part of the winning 800 (4×200) relay along with high jump champion Harris Edwards plus Connor Anderson and Luke Vasillion.

Defending Division 2 state champion East Lansing showed they still have some talent by winning the 1600 (4×400) relay. The relay was made up of Elijah Hamilton-Wray, Nicolas Pridnia, Lawrence Davis and Ronnie Russell.

Complete results and links to photos of both larger and smaller school meets.

In the larger school girls meet, Grand Ledge edged Okemos for the team title.

The Comets dominated the distance events. Krista Magness won the 1600, Allison Dible won the 3200, and Lindsey Orwat, Krista Magness, Christy Snelgrove and Hannah Orwat won the 3200 (4×800) relay.

Ayda Alavi won the 400 and Ashlynn Schiro the 60-meter hurdles for runner-up Okemos.

Fifth-place East Lansing won the 800 (4×200) relay with Essence Whitaker, Mikayla Pryor, Elizabeth Jones and Mercedes Lee.

Victoria Milton won the shot put and Chante Roberts won the 800 for eighth place Waverly, which also won the 1600 (4×400) relay.

Taryn King won the high jump and Katie Rehberger tied for first in the pole vault for 11th-place Haslett.

SMALLER SCHOOLS MEET

Third-place DeWitt won six girls events, but finished with 1127 points to Williamston's 1274 and Yale's 1159.

Josie Yesmunt won the 60-meter dash, Audrey Koenigsknecht the 400 and Kayla Hanses the 3200 for the Panthers — which also finished first in the 800 (4×200), 1600 (4×400) and 3200 relays.

Williamston claimed the title thanks in part to 1600 champion Hannah Grischke and 60 hurdles champion Elizabeth Dutcher and shot put champion Tori Freeman and many other top finishes.

Michaila Lawcock won the pole vault for fifth-place Corunna, Rachelle Sandbrook won the high jump for sixth-place Ovid-Elsie, and Jasmine Holloway won the 800 for 12th-place Stockbridge.

Williamston also earned the boys team title among smaller high schools. Austin Loewen won the 60-meter hurdles, Jimmy Kodet tied for first in the high jump and the 1600 (4×400) and 3200 (4×800) relays both triumphed for the Hornets.

Fourth-place DeWitt won the 800 (4×200) relay, Garrett Reid won the long jump for fifth-place Maple Valley and Hunter Winans won the 400 for eighth-place Ovid-Elsie.

Evan Upshur won the 800 and Marcus Prigge tied for first in the high jump for 11th-place Stockbridge, and Adam Coon won the shot put for 13th-place Fowlerville.

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