Pine River track team to host invitational

LEROY — Pine River’s major spring sports day is on Saturday and will feature the annual track invitational.

“Typically, we’re usually around eight,” said Pine River coach Eric Gebhard. “But we had three teams drop last week because of (their) prom.”

There will be about six teams.

“Kent City is going to be there,” Gebhard said. “They always have a solid team. We have Hesperia coming as well.”

In Highland Conference action on Tuesday, April 22, the Pine River boys defeated the Beal City Aggies 84-64.

“Any time you can start the conference season off with a victory, you’re happy,” Gebhard said.

Taking first places for the Bucks were the 3,200-meter relay team in 9:44.0, Ethan Crawford in the 110-meter hurdles in 17.08, the 400-meter relay team in 52.16, Colten Rawson in the 400-meter dash in 58.67, and the high jump at 5-4, Ben Rigling in the 800-meter run in 2:24.9, the 1,600-meter relay team in 4:05, Cole Gingrich in the pole vault at 8-0 and the long jump at 18-1 and Adam Langworthy in the discus at 94-2.5.

Taking second places for Pine River were Gingrich in the 100-meter dash at 11.48 seconds, the 800-meter relay team in 1:56.3, Terburgh in the 1,600-meter run n 5:15.22, Rigling in the 400-meter dash in 59.25, Crawford in the 300 hurdles at 1:31.00, Langworthy in the shot put at 38-11.5 and Josh Jackson in the discus at 89-10.

Pine River lost the girls meet to Beal City 103-60. Jasmine Blackrick won the 100-meter dash in 14.09. The Bucks won the 800-meter relay in 2:08.6 and the 400-meter relay in 56.84. Devyn Powell won the 400-meter dash in 1:05.09.

Michelle Kelsey took the 200-meter dash in 30.03 seconds Taking seconds for the Bucks were Mary Ware in the discus at 98-5 and shot put at 29-3.5, Anna Lindquist in the pole vault at 6-6, Kelsey in the high jump at 4-6, Cheyanna Rizor in the 1,600-meter run in 6:37.84 and Shiloh Ruppert in the 100 hurdles at 18.4.