Evart boys track team shines at Lakeview

Josh Woods is having a strong season in distance races for Evart.
Josh Woods is having a strong season in distance races for Evart.

EVART — Evart's boys track team had various plusses in the Lakeview Invitational on Friday after suffering a one-point league loss on April 25.

At Lakeview, “we had some good things happen,” Evart coach Dennis Peacock said.

The Evart girls were ninth while the boys were sixth.

Scott Martin cleared 6 feet, 4 inches to take first in the high jump. Ben Randall covered 20 feet in the long jump for second place, losing to Pine River's Elijah Lewis.

Josh Woods won the 3,200 meters. Cody Pritchard was third in the 100 meters (11.82). Austin Hamilton, Danny Griffin, and Nathan and Josh Woods were second in the 3,200 meter relay (8:47.81).

“I told (Woods) maybe we should run a 3,200 to get a feel for where you're at, “ Peacock said. “It doesn't look for an overwhelmingly strong field in Division 4 this year. We decided to do it this past Friday. It was cold and everybody had taken a lot of their better kids out of the race. He ran 10:10. I thought that was pretty darn good. He was way ahead and ran by himself.

“We held some kids out so they'd be fresh and ready to go against Manton (on May 2).”

The Wildcats lost 82-81 to Beal City on April 25, in Highland Conference action. “That was a tough one,” Peacock said.

Griffin and Pritchard went one-two (11.72, 12.15) in the 100 meters. Pritchard and Martin went one-two in the 200 meters (24.4, 24.8), Josh Woods and Randall were one-two in the 400 meters (55.0, 55.8), Nathan Woods was second in the 800 meters (2:13.40) and first in the 1,600 meters (4:55.60), and third in the 3,200 meters (10:41.9). The 3,200-meter relay team of Andrew Booher, Nathan Woods and Josh Woods were first (9:26.96), Mitchell VanScoyoc was second in the shot put (35-4 ½), Martin won the high jump (5-10), Zolan Long was second in the pole vault (10-0) and Randall and Martin were one-two in the

long jump (20-2 ½, 18-11).

Kyle Stokes “was a little banged up” and was out for the meet, Peacock said.

For the girls, who lost 80-72 to the Aggies, Macey Wallace was first in the 100 meters (14.48) and 200 meters dash (29.80) and was second in the 400 meters (1:10.40).

Sarah Nelson was second in the 800 meters (2:49) and first in the 3,200 meters (14:34). Arianna Mooney was second in the 300-meter hurdles (1:04.2). The 400-meter relay team of Kaylee Ladd, Kylie Stoke, Mooney and Kymberley Morrone were first (59.8), Autum Pruett won the discus (69-3), Jordan Gillis was first in the high jump (4-4), and Madison Parrish was first in the pole vault (6-0).

At Lakeview, Wallace was third in the 200 meters (28.93) and third in the long jump (14-8).

Evart will be at Central Montcalm on Friday.