Edwardsburg slips past BobcatsPublished 11:56pm Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Brandywine hosted a dual track meet on Monday, which included the Edwardsburg Eddies and the Bridgman Bees.
What turned out to be a great track meet saw the Eddies edge out the Bobcats 75.50–61.50, in a contest that came down to the last couple of races.
Edwardsburg also defeated Bridgman 103-34, while the Bobcats beat the Bees 106.50-30.50. The Eddies won the girls meet too as they beat Brandywine 92-20, and Bridgman 67-52. Bridgman beat Brandywine 76-19.
With the contest not yet decided, Brandywine’s Elliott Richards and Michael Robbins picked up a first and second against the Eddies in the 3,200-meter run, that still gave the Bobcats a slight hope that they could pull out the victory, but a third place finish in the 3,200 by Edwardsburg’s Ben Getz gave the Eddies the one point they needed to put the contest just out of reach for the Bobcats.
In the end it didn’t matter as the Eddies 4×400 relay team sealed the victory by winning the last event of the night.
“It was exciting, and that’s what we wanted,” said Brandywine coach Terry Borr. “We sat in the classroom before the meet and said we were going to give them (Edwardsburg) everything we’ve got. Our kids stepped up and gave a great meet.”
Claiming victories for the Bobcats on the day were: David Dykema in the 200-meter dash with a time of 23.45, A.J. Srmek took the 300-meter hurdles in 42.19 and the 4×200 relay team in 1:36.04. For the girls, Kelci Lockwood won the 200-meters in 28.35.
In the field events the Bobcats took first and second in the shot put with Jacob Frazier throwing 53-00 followed by Stone Hadley with a toss of 48-11. The Bobcats also swept the discus with Hadley taking the honors with a throw of 133-06, followed by Frazier at 132-11, and Alex Phillips at 114-03. Lockwood placed second in the long jump as she jumped 13-09.5.
Victorious for the Eddies were: Roy Skye in the 100-meter dash in a time of 11.69, Gregg Hall in the 110-meter hurdles in 16.76, Tanner Woods in the 400-meters with a time of 52.40, and the relay teams in the 4×100 (46.28) and 4×400 (3:33.01). For the girls, Rachel Vite won the 400-meters in 1:07.40, Miranda Bronicki claimed the 1600 in 6:37.08, Emily Getz the 800-meters in 2:45.19 and Olivia Hack in the 300-meter hurdles in 53.42. Edwardsburg also took the 4×200-meter relay in 1:55.57.
In the field events the Eddies took both the boys and girls high jump as Josh Clark cleared 5-09 while Vite jumped 4-09. The Eddies also claimed both the boys and girls pole vault as Nick Thomas cleared 12-00, while Casey Garcia vaulted 8-00. Jesse Mays won the long jump with a jump of 20-02, Emily Kozinski won the discus with a throw of 89-05, and Elizabeth Ruff won the shot put with a toss of 29-06.50, with Kozinski taking second at 24-09.
“It was definitely a close one,” said Edwardsburg coach John Prior. “Brandywine ran a very good meet today, but I think it was just two good track teams going at it.”