Evart boys sweep opponents in home meets

EVART — It was Evart’s first home track and field meet of the season against Highland Conference opponents on Monday, and the Wildcat boys scored two victories.

Evart defeated Lake City 114-49 and McBain 100-63.

“Everybody performed well,” Evart coach Dennis Peacock said. “We knew Lake City and McBain were both good. Everybody did well. We talked about focusing and being serious about the meet. We knew whoever won would have an (inside track) for the league championship.”

On the girls side, Evart lost to Lake City 105-56 and to McBain 105.5-56.5.

For the Evart boys, first places went to the 800 relay team (1:35.60), Santana Scott in the 800 meters (2:02.60) and 1,600 meters (4:53.30), Cody Pritchard in the 100 meters (11.93), the 3,200-meter relay team (8:47.30), Danny Griffin in the 200 meters (24.02), the 400 relay team (46.19), Ben Randall in the long jump (19-4 ½) and Zach Parshall in the high jump (6-2).

Second places went to Micah Wetters in the 300 hurdles (46.91), Nathan Woods in the 3,200 meters (10:56.40) and 1,600 meters (4:57), Josh Woods in the 800 meters (2:12.90), Evart in the 1,600-meter relay (3:41.90), Sky Ranjel in the discus (110-10) and Parshall in the long jump (19-3).

Taking third places were Wetters in the 100 hurdles (18.05), Griffin in the 100 meters (11.96), Nathan Woods in the 800 meters (2:15.30), Kyle Stokes in the 100 meters (12.03), Josh Woods in the 400 meters (55.46), Cody Pritchard in the long jump (19-1/2) and Dillon Danley in the shot put (36-10).

“All three of our good sprinters went in the 100,” Peacock said. “For them to go one-two-three in that was a turning point. We had three kids over 19 feet in the long jump. Our high jumpers jumped well.”

The Evart girls were led by first-place finishers Brooke Belleville in the 100 dash (13.89), Mara VanOrder in the 200 dash (28.16) and 400 dash (1:04) and the 400 relay team (54.83).

The 800 relay team (2:01.90) took second place.

Sarah Nelson was third in the 3,200 meters (13.52.20) and 1,600-meter run (6:25). Also taking thirds were the 3,200-meter relay team (12:58.90) and 1,600 relay team (5:30.80), and Macey Wallace in the long jump (14-4).

“Our efforts are getting better and we’re getting a lot of PRs,” Evart girls coach Todd Scott said. “We’ll give it all we’ve got. Our top athletes are doing well, Brooke, Mara and Allyssa Witbeck.”

Evart runs at McBain Northern Michigan Christian on Monday.