The Big Rapids, Chippewa Hills boys are the Central State Activities Association track and field winners over three opponents

REMUS — The Big Rapids boys and Chippewa Hills girls were the big winners Wednesday in Central State Activities Association Gold Division track and field action in Chippewa Hills.

The Cardinal boys defeated Tri County 66-63; Newaygo 90-37 and Chippewa Hills 86-43. The Big Rapids girls outscored Tri County 72-46 and Newaygo 67-51.

The Chippewa Hills girls kept pace in pursuit of their 19th straight conference title with three wins: 104-33 over Big Rapids, 119-17 over Tri County and 119.66-16.33 over Newaygo.

The Warrior boys lost to Big Rapids and Tri County 99-35 and beat Newaygo 71-59.


Temperatures were in the low 40s.

“The weather was much nicer,” Warrior coach Zach Hatfield said. “We had no wind. It was actually beautiful weather.

The top places for the Chippewa Hills girls were Ariana Todd in the 100 meters (13.47), 200 meters (28.25) and 400 meters (1:05.23); Sarah Storey in the 800 meters (2:36.58), 1600 meters (5:37.65) and 3200 meters (13:17.42); Hannah Abbott in the 100 meters hurdles (52.17); Katelynn Webster, Shelby Fall, Brooklyn Webster and Augusta Bowman in the 4×200 relay (1:59.64); Storey, Todd, Brookelynn Webster and Natalie Gibson in the 4×400 relay (4:30.64); Kendra Ray in shot put (29-11); Fall in the high jump (4-6), Lindsey Gibson in the jump (8-0) and Katelynn Webster in the long jump (14-11).

“The girls had a great night and had some great runs,” Hatfield said. “We had some extra PR. Katelynn Webster PRed in the long jump.

Jamal Strickland in the 100 (11.95), Ryan Ososki in the 1,600 meters (4:47.31), Owen Greenway in the 300 meters hurdles (46.66), Justin Gorczewski, Jace Heck, Bailey Nordland and Strickland won the first for the boys of Big Rapids. in the 4×100 relay (46.31), Gorczewski, Greenway, Nordland and Heck in the 4×200 relay (1:38.33); and Ososki, Brogan Jones, Oosterhouse and Westerkamp (9:00.22) in the 4×800 relay.

The first placers for the Big Rapids girls were Makenna Rautio in the 300-meter hurdles (50.17) and Malloy, Sophia Blackwell, Samara Turner and Rautio in the 4×100 relay (53.52). The runners-up went to Blackwell in the long jump (14-10), Laney Jorgensen in the pole vault (8-0), Malloy Kate Langworthy, Blackwell and Rautio in the 4×400 relay (4:36.10), Summer Adams in the 100 meters hurdles, and Malloy in the 400 meters (1:08.44) and 200 meters (30.06).

“We had a pretty good day overall,” Big Rapids coach Mike Selzer said. “We knew (the boys) would be close between us and Tri County. Our throwing team, eight of nine, all PRed today. We’ve had quite a bit of PR at our race events. Our 4×4 at the end lost two seconds. Our 4×1 and 4×2 drove well. All in all it was a great day. It was nice not having to race in the rain. We can face the cold. But the rain is terrible.

“We wouldn’t want it to be too hot. We don’t want the 70s and 80s. The 50s and 60s we can live with.

Big Rapids is at Central Montcalm on Friday.

The winners for the Chippewa Hills boys were Matthew Brownell in the 800 meters (2:11.57) and Haidyn Simmer in the long jump (19-9) and high jump (5-4).

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