Williamston won the girls and boys CAAC White track meets on Wednesday at Lakewood, securing outright league titles for both teams.
“We were pretty confident coming in tonight about the boys’ chances of winning, but we had less confidence about the girls,” Williamston boys and girls coach Mitch Lutzke said.
“The girls were really on today,” Lutzke added. “Our girls 4×100 and 4×200 relays both ran really well, and we had some girls score where we didn’t expect.”
Lansing Catholic took second in the boys meet, while Corunna took third in the girls meet.
“I’m very happy with how our boys did today,” Lansing Catholic coach Tim Simpson said. “We came to compete today, finished with a strong effort and won a lot of events today. It’s always nice when everyone shows up to compete at the end of the season.”
Tyler Lamar won two events for the Hornets, the 200-meter dash in 23 seconds and the long jump with a distance of 21 feet, 9.5 inches. The Hornets also won the 400-meter relay in 44.93 seconds.
“We took second, third and fourth in the mile as well, and we didn’t expect that. Everyone stepped up today,” Lutzke added of his top perfomers.
Lansing Catholic’s 3,200-meter relay team of Nick Kelsey, Ben Rentz, Jeffrey Lorencen and Teddy Terzian won in 8:38.06. Lorencen also won the 800-meter run in 1:57.96.
The Cougars’ Bronson Russell, Ben Rashid, Nick Peters and BJ Myrick won the 800-meter relay in 1:33.94. Russell also won the 400-meter run in 51.79 seconds and took second in the 200-meter dash in 23.60 seconds.
In the girls meet, Williamston’s Sarah Schultz contributed to two winning relay teams, the 800-meter relay that finished in 1:48.34 and the 1,600-meter relay in 4:08.83.
Individually, Schultz won the 400-meter dash in 1:00.89 and took second in the high jump, clearing 5 feet.
Runner-up Corunna won the 3,200-meter relay in 10:30.33, with Avery Lovejoy, Kelsey Quinn, Maddie Turner and Emily Mesh. Junior Brooke Judd won the 800-meter run in 2:29.76, and freshman Meredith Norris won the high jump at 5 feet.
The Lansing Catholic girls took third place overall. Junior Josephine Brown won the 1,600-meter run in 5:47.31 and the 3,200-meter run in 12:36.43.
“It was great that she won the mile and 2-mile tonight,” Simpson said.
“We have a strong cross country program, and we’ve challenged the girls to go out and prove that we’re the best distance team in the conference and I think she did that tonight.”
The Lakewood girls finished two points behind the Cougars and were led by Mycah Rider, who won the 100-meter dash in 12.74 seconds and the 200-meter dash in 26.66 seconds.