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Highsmith helps boys track team to victory

Published 11:39pm Tuesday, May 1, 2012

PAW PAW — Dontel Highsmith won three individual events and was part of a winning relay team as visiting Dowagiac defeated Paw Paw 87-49 in Wolverine Conference boys track Tuesday.

The Chieftain girls team was not as fortunate, falling to the Redskins 97-38.

Highsmith won the long jump (21-1), 100-meters (11.22) and the 200-meters (23.89). He joined forces with Dontrell Tucker, Kyle Solloway and Brendon Murray to win the 400-meter relay with a time of 45.68.

Chris Gantt won the 1,600- and 3,200-meters with times of 4:31.1 and 10:19.42 respectively. Sam Courtney won the shot put (45-0.5) and was part of the winning 1,600-meter relay team with Lucas Petro, Solloway and Craig Zebell.

Zebell also won the 800-meters (2:13.59) and was part of the winning 800-meter relay team (1:41.08) along with Petro, Solloway and Derek Stark.

Stark won the 400-meters with a time of 1:00.6.

Crieona Rodgers was a double winner for the girls team as she captured the long jump (14-10.5) and the 100-meters (13.40). Sister Correisha Rodgers won the high jump (5-0). They combined with Jacoya Brookins and Rosario Murray to win the 400-meter relay (53.19).

“We were very pleased with the effort and commitment from both teams tonight,” Dowagiac coach Ken Jordan said. “It was a fun meet to participate and coach in.”

Wolverine Conference track

At Paw Paw

Boys results


Paw Paw…49

Individual winners

Shot put: Sam Courtney (D) 45-0.5; Discus: Cruz (PP) 128-10.5; Long jump: Dontel Highsmith (D) 21-1; High jump: Leak (PP) 5-10; Pole vault: Hensen (PP) 9-6; 3200 relay: Paw Paw 9:18.39; 110 hurdles: Tyler Clark (D) N/A; 100: Dontel Highsmith (D) 11.22; 800 relay: Dowagiac (Lucas Petro, Kyle Solloway, Derek Stark, Craig Zebell) 1:41.08; 1600: Gantt (D) 4:31.1; 400 relay: Dowagiac (Dontrell Tucker, Lucas Petro, Brendon Murray, Dontel Highsmith) 45.68; 400: Derek Stark (D) 1:00.6; 300 hurdles: Schley (PP) 45.63; 800: Craig Zebell (D) 2:13.58; 200: Dontel Highsmith (D) 23.89; 3200: Chris Gantt (D) 10:19.42; 1600 relay: Dowagiac (Lucas Petro, Kyle Solloway, Sam Courtney, Craig Zebell) 4:16.05

Girls results


Paw Paw…97

Individual winners

Shot put: Kmet (PP) 30-7.5; Discus: Kmet (PP) 90-0; Long jump: Crieona Rodgers (D) 14-10.5; High jump: Correshia Rodgers (D) 5-0; Pole vault: DePierre (PP) 9-0; 3200 relay: Paw Paw 11:29.39; 100 hurdles: Schwartz (PP) N/A; 100: Crieona Rodgers (D) 13.40; 800 relay: Paw Paw 1:55.63; 1600: DePierre (PP) 5:35.49; 400 relay: Dowagiac (Jacoya Brookins, Crieona Rodgers, Rosario Murray, Correshia Rodgers) 53.19; 400: Johnson (PP) 1:05.97; 300 hurdles: Schwartz (PP) 49.89; 800: DePierre (PP) 2:35.44; 200: Johnson (PP) 22.07; 3200: DePierre (PP) 12:27.25; 1600 relay: Paw Paw 4:45.53

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