By Travis Smola
The Vicksburg varsity track teams have only gotten a couple of meets in due to Michigan’s cold spring weather.
But in their latest home quad, both the boys and girls defeated Allegan and Three Rivers. In the 100-meter finals, it was senior Jackson Holladay winning and setting a new personal record with a run of 11.65 seconds.
Junior Casey Hall picked up the wins for the Bulldogs in both the 200 and 400-meter finals. His time of 23.48 was a new personal record in the 200. Senior Jacob Klimp brought home second in the 800 meters. Senior Jacob Wisser set not one, but two personal records (PRs) in the 110 and 300-meter hurdles while finishing second in both. The team also saw contributions from younger athletes, with freshman Levi Thomas getting third in the 300 meters and setting a new PR in the process.
The team also saw some success in the relays. The team of Brian Roberts, Ben Green, Kevin Veld and Holladay took second in the 4×100 relay final. In the 4×200, it was Shane Earl, CJ Laske, Green and Holladay bringing home the win. Vicksburg also won the 4×400 with the team of Klimp, Wisser, Laske and Hall.
Field events saw junior Trae Sehy bring home the win for the Bulldogs with a discus throw of 109.07 feet. Senior Ryan Salazar picked up third in the same event.
The cold conditions of the meet made for some fast times. On the girls’ side, junior Grace Wile set a new PR in the 100 meters while taking third. Sophomore Riley-Ann Bierema set a season record while taking fourth in the 200 meters. Bierema also set a season record while winning the final of the 400 meter dash with a time of 1:04.56.
Freshman Hannah Fenwick was one of the younger Lady Bulldogs to step up, setting a new PR of 2:41.65 in the 800 meters while taking second. She also set a PR in the 3200-meter while taking second.
In hurdles action, sophomore Gracie Cornett ran an 18.80, a new PR while placing second in the 100 meters. Junior Mia Mulhearn took second in the 300-meter hurdles, setting a new season record in the process. She was closely followed by sophomore Kinsay Riddle, who set a new PR in the event.
The Lady Bulldogs also did very well in the relay events. The team of Micayla Bozeman, Riddle, Mulhearn and Wile took first in the 4×100. Amelia Ruger, Allyson Naster, Mulhearn and Wile won the 4×200.
Ruger, Hannah Flickinger, Mulhearn and Bierema took second in the 4×400. The 4×800 saw Avalee Goodman, Angie Loriso, Sawyer Barton and Fenwick picking up the win.
The field events saw Alyssa Thompson setting a new personal best for long jump while picking up a second place finish. Riddle ended up in fifth place after also setting a new personal best.