Pine River boys reflect on strong season
LEROY — Pine River’s boys track team had a solid season with several boys qualifying for the Division 3 state finals.
They weren’t able to pick up points but the Bucks still represented themselves with an impressive season.
Dakota Wieczorek did indoor track during the winter to get ready for his senior season. During the spring, he did the long jump, high jump and sprints.
Highlights included taking sixth in the long jump at regionals, third at the Highland Conference meet, PRing with a 20-5 an getting a PR of 4-11 in the high jump.
Wieczorek said the long jump has been his best event.
Chris Terburgh was the first leg in the 3,200-meter relay that qualified for state.
“We’ve done pretty good this year,” Terburgh said. “I need to step it up a little bit. I’ve cut 15 seconds off my bet time from last year.”
Ben Rigling is a sophomore who has also had success in the 800. He’s been the third leg. He ran track last year and has cut his time significantly, citing offseason work.
In the 800, a 2;02 was his best time.
Trevor Holmes, a senior, has been the first leg or anchor of the relay while Ethan Whitley sometimes was also the anchor. It’s the first time as a relay team going to state.
“We were lost without a fourth leg,” Holmes said. “Chris stepped up and we qualified.”
Holmes qualified for state finals in cross country and track in the past.