Reed City boys win Invitational

REED CITY – Reed City’s track squad was fifth in the eight-team Pine River Invitational on Saturday with 100 points.

For the Coyotes, Brian Michell won the 110 meter hurdles in 16.23 seconds and the 300 hurdles in 42.29 seconds and the 1,600-meter relay team was first in 3:41.78 with the foursome of Joe Oehrli, Eric Bradford and Michael Bradford. Michael Bradford was second in the long jump at 18-8.5 and Joe Oehrli second in the 800-meter run at 2:04.61 Oehrli placed in the 1,600-meter run in 4:29.3.

“We were pretty happy Saturday,” said Reed City coach Brent Michell. “The kids ran hard. They performed well and we came out with a win. The kids were pretty excited. It was a lot of fun.”

The Reed City girls were sixth. Sami Michell set a meet record in the 200 meters at 26.48 seconds and in the 400 meters in 58.6 seconds. She also won the long jump at 16-7.5 and 100 meters in 12.88 seconds.

On Friday, Lake City and Mason County Central will be at Reed City.


It was a good week for the Evart boys track team including a third-place finish out of eight schools in Saturday’s Pine River Invitational.

Tyler Tracey threw the discus 139-4 for a personal best and first place. Also going first were Jacob Hopkins in the high jump at 5-8 and Dave Zinger in the 1,600-meter run with a school record of 4:28 and in the 3,200-meter run with a personal best of 10:01.

Taking second in the 400-meter dash was Alec McKay at 54.27 seconds.

Evart was 4-0 during the week in Highland Conference doubles duals, 117-45 over Marion and 112-51 over Beal City on May 2 and Wednesday at Harrison 109-53 over Houghton Lake and 83-80 over Harrison in non-league action.

“All-in-all we had a really good week,” said Crawford. “On a bad note, we may have lost our best hurdler, Andrew French, who wiped out on the hurdles today and it looks like he broke his arm in two places.”

For the Evart girls at Pine River, the Wildcats were seventh. Jessica Tea was second in the high jump at 4-8 and was a part of the 400-meter relay team that was third in 53.73 seconds.

Evart’s boys track team had a 121-33 victory on April 26 over McBain Northern Michigan Christian.

Ricky Miller had a personal best of 12-3 in the meet.

Evart was at the Reed City JV Invitational on April 30.

In the 3,200-meter run, David Zinger, Logan Hammer, Max Hodges and Gavin Chupt were one-two-three-four.

“Every one of our kids medaled,” said Evart coach Jim Crawford said, adding that against McBain NMC “it was a good all-around meet. The kids performed good. We’re doing really good. I’m happy with them. They’re working hard.”

About 20 Evart athletes were at the meet.

Jacob Hopkins was first in the high jump at Reed City at 5-10 while Jacob Fortune was third at 5-6. Miller was second in the pole vault at 12-0. The 3,200-meter relay foursome of Hammer, Alex Newton, Hodges and Fortune was first in 9:15. The 800-meter relay squad of Newton, Hopkins, Vanburen and Jacob Fortune was first in 1:43.11.

Zinger won the 1,600-meter run in 4:45.84 and the 3,200-meter run in 10:21.3. Newton was first in the 200-meter dash at 24.68 seconds. Hodges was third in the 3,200-meters in 11:06.57.

For the Evart girls at the Reed City JV meet, Shannon Riggleman won the long jump at 12-5 and Jessica Tea was first in the high jump at 4-6 and second in the 100-meter dash at 14.591 seconds. Tea also was second in the 400-meter dash in 1:09.259 and second in the 200-meter dash at 29.285.

Ashley French was third in the 300-meter low hurdles at 1:12.636. Shannon Riggleman was second in the 300 hurdles at 1:00.904.


The Bucks were second for the girls in the Pine River Invitational on Saturday. Haley Russell was first in the discus at 108-5 and shot put at 37.25 and Mariah Holmes was tops in the pole vault at 8-6 and the 100-meter hurdles at 17.97. Michelle Kelsey won the long jump at 4-11.

The Pine River boys were were fourth with 75 points. Tavon Walker won the 400-meter dash in 52.61 seconds an Ross Raymond took the shot put in 51-1.

For the Bucks at the Reed City JV Invitational on Saturday, April 30, Dustin Ecker won the 110-meter hurdles in 17.8 seconds and Austin Cole was second in the 100-meter dash in 12.624.

For the girls, Zee Mored was second in the long jump at 12-4.5 and Katyln Draper was second in the high jump at 4-2. Jasmine Huback was third in 15.177 seconds in 100-meter dash Pine River won the 800-meter relay in 2:06.341 and won the 400-meter relay at 58.757 seconds.