Sophomore sprinter having exciting season Evart

White proving to be virtually unbeatable in the 200

Dakobe White



Pioneer photo/John Raffel

“The relay teams have a chance to go to the state finals.” -- Todd Scott

EVART – Sophomore Dakobe White is scoring points for Evart’s track and field team for a reason.

He’s one of the area’s most talented athletes.

White and the Wildcats are getting ready for regional action next weekend. He took first place in a home meet on Tuesday in the 200-meter dash in 24.49 seconds. He’s also been in the 100. He’s also been on Evart’s 4x100 and 4x200 relay teams.

“The relay teams have a chance to go to the state finals,” Evart coach Todd Scott said.

Earlier in the season, White said he wanted to run a 23.9 in the 200. He clocked a 23.97 at Central Montcalm earlier in the season. He’s also hoping to qualify for the state finals. His speed around the corner has been electrifying.

“Actually, my 100 is my favorite but I’m better at the 200,” he said. 

White has been a middle leg on the two relays.

“Early in the season we weren’t able to get much practice on our handoffs because the weather has been bad,” White said.

But practice makes perfect, which is why White is excited over his team’s prospects in the relays as the season goes along. His brother Marcel a junior, is also on the relay teams.

Tuesday results

In the girls results it was Lake City 113-32 over Evart, 118-23 Pine River over Evart and 86-71 for Pine River over Lake City. For the boys, it was Lake City over Evart 112-45; Pine River over Evart 111-49 and Lake City over Pine River 88-74.

Also for the Evart boys, Cannan Morgan won the high jump (5-8) and Bryant Calderon won the long jump (19-3 ¾). Evart also won the 4x200 and 4x400 relays. For the girls, Mckenzy Mckay won the shot put (34-5 ½) and was second in the discus (82-0).

Lynnesia Belvin led Pine River with first places in the long jump (15-3 1/2); 100 meters (13.20) and 200 meters (27.10). Other Pine River winners were Hailey Wanstead (6:25.96) in the 1,600 meters and 3,200 (14:33.92) and the 4x200 and 4x800 relay teams.

Pine River boys were led by winners Landyn Cool in the 1,600 meters (5:16) and 3,200 meters (12:28.11) and Javen Wanstead in the discus.