Evart track teams 2nd in home meet

EVART — Evart’s track teams finished in the middle of the pack Monday in a non-league three-team meet at home.

The Wildcat boys lost 73-66 to Harrison with Farwell taking third at 38 points.

Farwell won the girls meet with 95 points, followed by Evart with 41 and Harrison with 38.

For the Evart boys, David Zinger won both the 3,200-meter run in 10:22 and was first in the 1,600-meter run in 4:46.

Logan Hammer was second and Max Hodges third in both of those two events. Alec McKay won the long jump at 19-1 ¾ while Antonio Militello won the 800 meters in 2:07.65.

“We’re getting most of our points off our distances,” said Evart coach Jim Crawford. “We’re coming around good as a team. We’re finding where we want to place the kids. We’re doing better than what I figured we’d be doing.”

Evart won two relays with the 400 in 52.83 and the 3,200-meters in 8:53.00. McKay, Brady Hasse, Alexander Newton and Larry VanBuren were in the 400 and Zinger, Militello, Jesse Lang and Hammer in the 3,200.

“Alec McKay had a personal best in the long jump,” Crawford noted.

Jessica Tea-hui led the Evart girls with a first in the high jump in 4-6 and the 400-meter dash in 1:06.05 and a second in the 100-meter dash in 14.19 seconds.

“Jessica Tea-hui is a freshman but she ran well in the 400 and Kirsten and Kate Parsons always get first and second for us in the shot put and the discus,” said Evart coach Rene Ward. “They’ve been switching on and off.”

Kirsten was second and Kaitlyn fourth in the shot put. Kaitlyn was third in the discus.

Ward was also happy with Kaitlyn VanMourik with a 6:03 in the 1,600-meter run for second place.

Evart also won the 1,600-meter relay with the foursome of Courtney Bleddin, Kaitlyn Parsons, Kirsten Parsons and Ashley Siebecker in 5:26.

Evart placed second in the Morley Stanwood Relays on Saturday and earned a trophy for the boys.

Last week on April 13, the Evart boys lost 114-49 to Evart. Zinger was first in the 3,200-meter run in 10:44 and the 1,600-meter run. Andrew French clocked the 300 hurdles in 47.1 seconds for first. Jacob Hopkins cleared the high jump 6-4 for first place.

Evart also lost the girls meet 102-53. Tea-hui was first in the high jump at 5-0 and the 400-meter dash in 1:08.