Pine River boys track takes first at Manton

LEROY — Pine River took first for the boys and second for the girls on Friday in the Manton Invitational.

The boys won the 1,600-meter relay, the last event of the night, to take first.

Tavon Walker was first in the 100-, 200-, and 400-meter dashes and was the anchor of the 1,600-meter relay team that took first.

Ross Raymond was first in the shot put while Abel Langworthy won the pole vault.

“It was a good meet. We had a lot of personal records for the year. The kids ran really well,” said PR coach Eric Gebhard.

For the girls, Devyn Powell won the 400 meters in 58.59.

“That was a great time for her, considering the night was cold and very windy,” said Pine River girls coach Dick Dietrick.

The temperature dropped 20 degrees during the meet.

Haley Russell won the shot put at 36-10 ¾ and discus at 107-7. The 400-meter relay team got a personal record of 53.33. The relay team consisted of Michelle Kelsey, Zee Moored, Powell and Sheena Vokes.

The Bucks placed second, third and fourth in the pole vault with Tara Thomson at 8-0, Myriah Holmes at 8-0 and Angie Nicholson at 7-6. Vokes threw the shot put 30-1 ¼ for fifth place Beth Wikens got a personal record by seven feet in the discus at 94-3.

Jasmine Huback jumped 13-11 to take third. “She jumped 14 feet at Evart a week ago,” Dietrick said.

The 800-meter relay was third in 53.33 seconds with the foursome of Vokes, Powell, Moored and Kelsey.

“Devyn’s the one who needs to be watched,” Dietrick said. “She’s rated second in our regional (in the 400) with Sami Mitchell (of Reed City). They ran a week ago and Sami won by a couple of meters. That will be a good regional race.”