Posted by Max Harden on May 10th, 2019
BIG RAPIDS — Crossroads girls were sixth and the boys were seventh in the West Michigan D League meet on Wednesday at Mitchell Creek Sports Complex.
“Our girls fought hard in each and every event,” CCA coach Travis McCuaig said. “We had multiple athletes step up and run some events that they have never done before a true team effort. Emily Vanluinen stepped up and ran in the 4×200 meter dash.”
The 4×400 meter relay team of Jaylen Schroeder, Logan Atchison, Jada Meeuwes and Tahlyana Hinton had a time of 4:57.18 as conference champions.
For top three finishers, Schroeder was third in the 800 meters (2:47.75) and third in the 1,600 meters (6:12.17).
Tahlyana Hinton was second in the 100 hurdles for a season record. The 4x100m relay team of (19.51) Kiara Atchison, Atchison, Meeuwes and Tahlyana Hinton had a time of 1:00.09 for third place.
Emily Vanluinen in the shot put with a throw of 29-3 3/4 took third place
Tahlyana Hinton with a jump of 4-2 took third place.
Getting personal bests were Emily Cornelius in the 300-meter hurdles (1:17.90), Vanluinen in the shot put with a throw of 29-3 ¾ and Bailey Dever in the discus with a throw of 74-8.
“Our boys fought hard in each and every event,” McCuaig said. “We had multiple athletes step up and run some events that they have never done before. It was a true team effort. David Barger stepped up and ran in the 4×200 meter dash as well as Jedidiah Peck. Daniel Hillis was big for us in the 4×800.
“Ethan Davis was third in the 800 meters with a time of 2:09.90.”
Davis, Shannon Ewing-Brown, David Peck, Joe Wendlowsky had a time of 49.19 for second place in the 4×100.
Personal bests were Caleb Buys in the 400 meters (1:04.82) and 1,600 meters (5:51.77), Daniel Hillis (1:04.13) and Javyd Sawyer in the 300 hurdles (1:02.46), Nick Brummeler in the shot put with a throw of 36-5, Jed Peck in the discus (79-8), David Barger in the discus (71-11) and Sawyer in the long jump (11-4.3/4).
“It’s a great team effort by everybody,” McCuaig said. “We had multiple people step up and run some tough events that they have never even tried before.”