Regina Kennedy won both the shot put and the discus for the Chieftains as they defeated South Haven Tuesday. (Daily News Sports/AMELIO RODRIGUEZ)

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Chieftain girls get victory

Published 12:18am Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Crieona and Correisha Rodgers put on quite a show for the Dowagiac girls track team against South Haven Tuesday.

The sisters combined for six first place finishes as the Chieftains defeated the host Rams 72-39.

Crieona Rodgers won the 100-meters (13.27), the high jump (5-0), long jump (15-9) and was part of Dowagiac’s winning 400-meter relay team along with Correisha Rogers, Jacoya Brookins and Rosadio Murray. That group ran a time of 53.46.

Correisha Rodgers helped Dowagiac win the 800-meter relay with a time of 2:12.36 and won the 200-meters with a clocking of 28.81. She was joined on the 800-meter relay team by Angel Parker, Cierra Smith and Brookins, who also won the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 17.80.

Murray was an individual winner as well as she captured the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 50.67.

Dowagiac’s other multiple winner was Regina Kennedy, who won the shot put with a throw of 33-5.5 and the discus with a toss of 88-11.

The Dowagiac boys team was not as fortunate as the counterparts and were defeated by South Haven 82-52.

Triple winners for the Chieftains were Chris Gantt and Sam Courtney.

Gantt won the 1,600- and 800-meters with times of 4:47 and 2:07 respectively.

Courtney won the discus with a toss of 111-5 and the shot put with a throw of 46-1.

Gantt and Courtney combined with Craig Zebell and Lucas Petro to win the 1,600-meter relay with a time of 3:46.28.

Wolverine Conference Track

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Boys results

South Haven…82


3200 relay: 1. South Haven 11:05; 110 hurdles: 1. Allen Jackson (SH) 16.89; 100: 1. Caprice Thomas (SH) 10.62; 800 relay: 1. South Haven 1:51; 1600: 1. Chris Gantt (D) 4:47; Pole vault: Allen Jackson (SH) 11-0; Shot put: 1. Sam Courtney (D) 46-1; Long jump: 1. Dontel Highsmith (D) 21-3.75; Discus: 1. Sam Courtney (D) 111-5; High jump: 1. Kameron Ferguson (SH) 6-1; 400 relay: 1. South Haven 45.09; 400: Nick Giles (SH) 57.21; 300 hurdles: 1. Allen Jackson (SH) 56.90; 800: 1. Chris Gantt (D) 2:07; 200: 1. Caprice Thomas (SH) 22.42; 3200: 1. Nathan Vanderroesst (SH) 10:35.92; 1600 relay: 1. Dowagiac (Craig Zebell, Lucas Petro, Sam Courtney, Chris Gantt) 3:46.28

Girls results

South Haven…39


3200 relay: No teams; 100 hurdles: 1. Jacoya Brookins (D) 13.27; 100: 1. Crieona Rodgers (D) 13.27; 800 relay: 1. Dowagiac (Angel Parker, Cierra Smith, Correisha Rodgers, Jacoya Brookins) 2:12.36; 1600: 1. Grace Carver (SH) 5:21; Pole vault: 1. Megan Lewis (SH) N/A; Shot put: 1. Regina Kennedy (D) 33-5.5; Long jump: 1. Crieona Rodgers (D) 15-9; Discus: 1. Regina Kennedy (D) 88-11; High jump: 1. Crieona Rodgers (D) 5-0; 400 relay: 1. Dowagiac (Jacoya Brookins, Rosadio Murray, Crieona Rodgers, Correisha Rodgers) 53.46; 400: 1. Olivia Nichols (SH) 1:24.17; 300 hurdles: 1: Rosadio Murray (D) 50.67; 800: 1. Grace Carver (SH) 2:27; 200: 1. Correisha Rodgers (D) 28.81; 3200: No teams; 1600 relay: No teams

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