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Boys Track team wins double dual meet

The Boys Track team was back in action this week hosting a double dual meet vs. OK Gold conference members South Christian and Kenowa Hills at Red Hawk Stadium. Facing stiff competition from their opponents as well as less than desirable weather conditions, the Red Hawks came out victorious raising their OK Gold record to 2-2. 

The Red Hawks were led by Junior distance runner Espen Wood, who placed first in the 800, 1600 and 3200 meter runs. Senior Gabe White won the Pole Vault then teamed with Keith VanderHaag, Ryan West and Trevor Page to win the 4 x 200 meter relay. VanderHaag then joined West, Mitch Metiva and Dylan Lafontsee to win the 4 x 100 meter relay in 46.17 seconds. Metiva also won the long jump with a mark of 20’-2.5”.  

The team then traveled to Grand Rapids Catholic Central on Saturday, April 23 to compete in one of West Michigan’s largest invitationals. The Red Hawks turned in numerous personal records (PR’s) and solid performances across the board. Senior Gabe White continued his dominance in the Pole Vault, bringing home 1st place honors and besting nearly 30 competitors with a vault of 13’6”. Senior Cayden Steinebach finished just out of the points in 9th place with a PR vault of 11’0. Josh Kriekaard finished 9th in the Shot Put with a PR throw of 42’4”. Junior distance standout Espen Wood turned in a solid day’s work with a 5th place finish in the Mile (4:40.88) and a 12th place finish in the 3200 meter run in a loaded field running 9:57.13. Senior Carter Moleski posted fast early season times in the 3200 (10:24) and 800 (2:10) meter runs. Freshmen Caleb VanSickle ran a new PR in the 1600 meter run at 5:21.46. Gabe Minnich (11:16.31) and Jack Sherburn (11:16.76 – PR) turned in strong 3200 meter races. Junior Eli Malon finished 10th in the 400 meter dash with a new PR of 55.55 seconds. Senior Ivan Winters also PR’d in the same event running 59.32. The Red Hawk 4 x 100 meter Relay team of Trevor Page, Kevin VanderHaag, Mitch Metiva and Ryan West finished 5th in 45.30 seconds. Metiva also ran a PR in the 100 meter dash to finish 12th in 11.78 seconds.  

The Red Hawks will be back on the track this week at Houseman Field versus Ottawa Hills and Middleville.  

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