And Hershey track and field meet
This summer nearly 100 youth from the Cedar Springs area participated in the annual Track and Field camp put on at Red Hawk Stadium in June by the Varsity coaches and athletes. During the two day camp, the youth worked to learn many different track and field events, including hurdles, softball throw (mimicking the shot put), standing long jump, relays, starting blocks and more.
After they completed their training, the participants put their new skills to task and participated in the annual local Hershey meet. Hershey Chocolate puts on track and field meets around the country with various levels that allow youth to progress to the state and national levels. The event is held so that participants can explore the sport of track and field. First place winners in the local meet on June 13 were advanced to a state meet in Holt on Friday, June 29. Athletes compete in various events that are based on their age and gender.
Thank you to all of the participants at this year’s camp, the high school athletes and coaches that helped instruct them and train them, and the support of their families. We are proud of the qualifiers for the state meet in Holt and the results they achieved.
First place finishers from the local meet are as follows:
Boys, ages 9-10: 50 Meter Dash, Spencer Bray; 100 Meter Dash, Dillan Sargent (He was 5th in the state meet); 200 Meter Dash, Tyler Vanderlaan; 400 Meter Dash, Dillan Sargent (He was 3rd in the state meet); Standing Long Jump, Dillan Sargent; Softball Throw, Ethan Plummer; 400 Meter Relay, Spencer Bray, Ethan Plummer, Alex Nylaan and Tyler Vanderlaan (this team was 5th in the state).
Girls, ages 9-10: 50 Meter Dash, Abagail Buttermore (She was 6th in the state meet); 100 Meter Dash, Alli Carlson; 200 Meter Dash, Morgan Reyers; 400 Meter Dash, Baylee Mosher; Standing Long Jump, Isabella Korody; Softball Throw, Kaleigh Hull (She was 4th in the state meet); 400 Meter Relay, Tonya Tepin, Rylee Kinzinger, Morgan Reyers and Abagail Butttermore (This team was 2nd in the state).
Boys 11-12: 100 Meter Dash, Brison Ricker; 200 Meter Dash, Kaden Liggett; 400 Meter Dash, Dallas Mora, 800 Meter Dash, Dallas Mora (He was 9th in the state meet); Standing Long Jump, Jacob Outwin; Softball Throw, Brison Ricker.
Girls 11-12: 100 Meter Dash, Mackenzie Rugg; 200 Meter Dash, Sydney Plummer; 400 Meter Dash, Alexis Gonzales (She was 7th in the state meet); 800 Meter Dash, Alexis Gonzales (She was 4th in the state meet); Standing Long Jump, Sydney Plummer; Softball Throw; Maddie Nichols (She was 2nd in the state meet).