Pine River boys second at Manton

LEROY — Pine River’s boys track team posted 75 points to finish second in a 13-team field on Friday in the Manton Invitational.

Mason County Central was first at 91 and Marion third at 69.

Chris Terburgh was first in the 3,200-meter run (10:51.53), Ben Rigling was second in the 800-meter run (2:08.12), Derek Hartline third (5:09.25) in the 1,600 meters, Ethan Crawford third in the 300-meter hurdles, (16.29), Adam Langworthy (40-4) fourth in the shot put, and Colten Rawson fourth in the pole vault (11-0) and fifth in the long jump (18-3 1/4).

“We did well,” said Pine River coach Eric Gebhard. “It started out as a stormy day and cleared up nicely for the meet. We had some good conditions and good performances. With a meet that size, you run into some good competition. I was pleased with the finish.”

Pine River was scheduled to be at Evart on Tuesday of this week for league action and at Clare Friday for regionals. The league meet is next Tuesday.

“We’ll be focusing mostly on some state qualifiers,” Gebhard said. “We have a strong regional and don’t have the depth to compete as a team. I think we have a chance to qualify in some different events.”

Pine River 100, McBain 58

MCBAIN — The Pine River boys track team was in action on Tuesday, May 6, against McBain Northern Michigan Christian and McBain.

Pine River beat NMC, 115-27, while also taking down McBain, 100-58.

Highlights on the day included Cole Gingrich placing first in the 100, 200, and pole vault. Ben Rigling took four first-place finishes, doing so in the 400, 800, 1,600, and 1,600 relay. Adam Langworthy had personal bests in both throwing events, earning first in each, while Colten Rawson jumped his way into winning both the high jump and the long jump. A total of 13 of 17 first places went to Pine River on the night.