Evart runs away with title

Wildcats capture Division 4 regional; CCA finishes second

BRETHREN — Evart and Crossroads went one-two on Saturday at Brethren in the Division 4 track and field regional meet. Evart posted 146 points to top the 15-team field while Crossroads had 118. Baldwin finished 11th with 23 points. Evart took a first place in the 3,200-meter relay with the team of Antonio Militello, Logan Hammer, Jesse Lang and David Zinger clocking an 8:21.62 for first place. Area athletes took the top four in the 1,600-meter run with David Dantuma of Crossroads going 4:23.18, followed by three Evart runners with Zinger at 4:23.52, Hodges at 4:37.55 and Hammer at 4:42.59. Dantuma and Hodges went one-two in the 800-meter run in times of 2:02.76 and 2:03.98. Evart swept the top three spots in the 3,200-meter run with Zinger, Hammer and Hodges clocking times of 10:11.11, 10:31.99 and 10:54.74. Andy Duddles of Crossroads was first in the 400-meter dash in 52.4 seconds. Andon Ware of Baldwin was second in the 100-meter dash in 11.71 seconds. Evart was second in the 800-meter relay with Alexander Newton, Brady Hasse, Militello and Lang in 1:35.8. Darrin Williams of Crossroads was second in 42.63 seconds in the 300 hurdles. Crossroads also won the 1,600-meter relay in 3:35.29. Newton was second in the 200 dash in 23.49. In the field events, Dean Marsh of Evart and teammate Jacob Tea were first and third in the shot put with throws of 43-05.75 and 40-10.5. Karlos Perez of Baldwin won the long jump in 20-9.5 while Duddles was second at 20-6. Rick Miller and Chapman Long of Evart went second and third in the pole vault with clearances of 11-8.02 and 11-8.01.  
Evart was third among 15 teams for the girls in the Brethren regionals. Traverse City St. Francis was first at 125, Onekama second at 110 and Evart third at 73.5. Crossroads and Baldwin tied for 14th with 14 points. Evart was second in the 400-meter relay with the foursome of Tabitha Turley, Jessica Tea, Cynthia Brown and Katelyne Vanmourik in 52.92 seconds. Grace Hamilton was second in the 3,200-meter run in 12:43.62. Kirstin Parsons of Evart won the shot put in 32-7. Tea gave Evart a title in the high jump at 5-4.25. Alexis Pylman of Evart was second in the pole vault at 9-6.1. For Crossroads, Leah Mohnke was fifth in the discus with a throw of 80-0 and was sixth in the shotput at 29-4. Alex Torres of Baldwin won the long jump at 16-6 and was fifth with 13.56 seconds in the 100.