McBain girls claim first at W-P Invite

May 4, 2017

By Ben Murphy
Sports Writer

The McBain track and field teams had a good showing at the Whittemore-Prescott Invitational on Friday. The Lady Ramblers won the 15-team meet while the boys squad managed a solid fifth place finish.

Starting in the the 100 meter dash for the girls, Kiya Grundy was 11th, while in the 200 Shelby Whitt clocked a 28.36 to win the event. Ashley Schierbeek had a good run in the 400, as she took second in a time of 1:07.80.

Klaudia O’Malley swept first place points in the 800, 1600 and 3200 with times of 2:32.12, 5:28.47 and 11:54.12. Ashley Schierbeek was second in the 800 and Brianna Eisenga was second in both the 1600 and 3200. Shelby Whitt added wins in the 100 and 300 hurdles, timing out at 17.25 and 49.36 while Kennedy Pollington was fourth in the 100 hurdles and second in the 300.
The 4×800 team was also a winner with a time of 10:36.46, on the legs of O’Malley, Schierbeek, Megan Taylor and Eisenga. In the 4×100 Karlie Heuker, Mollie Bronkema, Grundy and Sarah Mayle were good for seventh, the 4×200 had the team of Bronkema, Grundy, Mayle and Heuker and in second was the 4×400 team of Pollington, Schierbeek, Joslin Stroud and Eisenga.

Klaudia O’Malley posted first place in the 800, 1600 and 3200 runs during Friday’s Whittemore-Prescott Invitational.

Klaudia O’Malley posted first place in the 800, 1600 and 3200 runs during Friday’s Whittemore-Prescott Invitational.

Gretchen Koster won the discus with a throw of 109’04 and she took second in the shot put, Mason Brown took fifth in the discus and seventh in the shot put and Whitt won the high jump at 5;00”. Pollington took second in the pole vault and in the long jump, Grundy placed third and Mayle came in sixth.

For the boys, Tyler Brintnell was 21st in the 100, Cole Sieland was 15th in the 200, Emmitt Bronkema was 12th in the 400, Brendan Sutten placed seventh in the 800, Gray Vandervelde was fifth in the 1600 and Keegan O’Malley won the 3200 in a time of 10:09.60. Vandervelde was also in the 3200, where he took fourth. Seager Wiltzer had good showings in the hurdle events, as he took second in both the 110 and 300 hurdles.

The team’s top finishing relay was the 4×800, which came in second. The 4×100 and 4×400 squads both claimed fifth and the 4×200 was sixth.

In the shot put, Owen Bontekoe was sixth, Garrett Verberkmoes was third in the high jump, Bontekoe was eighth in the pole vault and Wiltzer was second in the long jump.

McBain is at Traverse City Central today (Friday) and hosts Manton in a Highland Conference meet on Tuesday.

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