Brandywine’s Nathan Anders captured the 110-meter high hurdles Monday as the Bobcats defeated Cassopolis in a Lakeland Conference meet. (Daily Star Photo/KELLY SWEENEY)

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Bobcat thinclads top Rangers

Published 10:44pm Monday, May 7, 2012

The Brandywine boys track team got a boost Monday from newcomer Tyler Danner. Behind Danner’s three first place finishes the Bobcats beat Cassopolis, 79-58, in the boys meet. The Rangers won the girls meet, 68-44.

Danner, who’s a sophomore, claimed first place in the 3,200-meter relay (12:06.24), 1,600-meter run (5:11.54) and the 3,200-meter run (11:53.71).

Brandywine coach Terry Borr had nothing to do with the recruitment of Danner for the track team. Another track athlete was responsible.

“Evan Zacharski recruited him,” said Borr. “(Evan) told me that he had a friend that wanted to come out. I told Evan to bring him along. Any time you can get quality runners, especially in duals, it can help you score points. I assumed he would get those three events tonight. He’s a young kid that’s really stepping it up and his times are coming down. Hopefully, he has a really bright future for us.”

Danner was asked why he was successful on Monday.

“I credit my teammates,” said Danner. “They really cheer me on the on the sidelines and that really helps me a lot. I felt that I had a good chance to do well, but it’s hard because you don’t know how other people are going to do.”

Another standout for the Brandywine boys team was Evan Hartman, who placed first in the discus (144-0) and shot put (42-5).

“I really don’t look at the wins,” said Hartman. “I just want to keep getting better and qualify for state in both of those events. I have a lot of work to do in the shot put before I can advance in that for the state finals.”

Collin Mattiford was a double winner for Brandywine in the 3,200-meter relay (12:06.24) and 800-meter run (2:18.57).

“We probably could have done a little bit better,” Borr said about his team. “We had a couple kids that had some situations to deal with. I was a little worried at the start and how Cassopolis was doing in the long jump and high jump and we lost in the 100. I knew our relays weren’t going to be where we wanted them to be. We were missing two of our top kids in the 4×2.”

For the Cassopolis boys team, Robert Saxton was a triple winner in the long jump (19-2.5), 800-meter relay (1:40.47) and 400-meter relay (49.70) and Jaylin Lawson was a triple winner in the 100 meters (11.90), 800-meter relay (1:40.47) and 400-meter relay (49.70). Evan Brown was a double winner in the 800-meter relay (1:40.47) and 400-meter relay (49.70) and Jeffrey Jones was a double winner in the high jump (6-0) and 400-meter relay (49.70).

The Cassopolis girls were led by Breanna Coleman, who was a quadruple winner in the 100 meters (13.61), 800-meter relay (1:59.28), 400-meter relay (55.9) and 200 meters (29.00).

“I think I did pretty good,” said Coleman. “There’s always room for improvement. I’m not unbeatable right now.”

Double winners for the Ranger girls were Jameka Eleazer (100-meter hurdles, 17.96 and 300-meter hurdles, 1:04.50), Nakiela Sinclair (800-meter relay, 1:59.28 and 400-meter relay, 55.9), Janye Butts (400-meter relay, 55.9 and 1,600-meter relay, 6:54.31), Kortenei Suggs (800-meter relay, 1:59.28 and 400-meter relay, 55.9) and Emily Cutting (1,600 meters, 7:06.13 and 1,600-meter relay, 6:54.31).

“We did pretty good today,” said Cassopolis girls coach Janice Gatson. “We’re trying to get our times down for regionals.”

At Brandywine

Boys results

Cassopolis…58

Brandywine…79

3,200 relay: 1. Brandywine (Collin Mattiford, Charles Kuemin, Zach Schmidt, Tyler Danner) 12:06.24; 110 hurdles: 1. Nathan Anders (B) 16.95, 2. Ian Montgomery (C) 17.73, 3. Brenton Schau (B) 17.78; 100: 1. Jaylin Lawson (C) 11.90, 2. Courtland Gordon (B) 12.17, 3. Trevon Brown (C) 12.99; 800 relay: 1. Cassopolis (Evan Brown, Robert Saxton, Jaylin Lawson, Ian Montgomery) 1;40.47, 2. Brandywine (Cody Brackett, Mike Shelton, Matt Kline, A.J. Srmek) 1:43.39; 1,600: 1. Tyler Danner (B) 5:11.54, 2. Collin Mattiford (B) 5:11.60, 3. Deandre Ballard (C) 5:29.91; 400 relay: 1. Cassopolis (Jaylin Lawson, Jeffrey Jones, Evan Brown, Robert Saxton) 49.70, Brandywine (Mike Lewark, Matt Kline, Blake Lerner, Cody Brackett) 51.22; 400: 1. 400: 1. Zach Newton (C) 58.74, 2. Matt Kline (B) 59.03, 3. Trevon Brown (C) 1:01.33; 300 hurdles: 1. A.J. Srmek (B) 41.48, 2. Nathan Anders (B) 43.29, 3. Ian Montgomery (C) 43.99; 800: 1. Collin Mattiford (B) 2:18.57, 2. Josh Brady (C) 2:20.74, 3. Charles Kuemin (B) 2:30.45; 200: 1. Courtlan Gordon (B) 23.98, 2. Jaylin Lawson (C) 24.02, 3. Blake Lerner (B) 26.17; 3,200: 1. Tyler Danner (B) 11:53.71, 2. David Kelly (C) 14:33.44, 3. Austin Withers (C) 15:48.37; 400 relay: 1. Brandywine (Brenton Schau, Matt Kline, Blake Lerner, Christian Thompson) 4:00.35, 2. Cassopolis (Brandon Glover, Zach Newton, Noah Woods, Josh Brady) 4:09.88; High jump: 1. Jeffrey Jones (C) 6-0, 2. A.J. Srmek (B) 5-10, 3. Robert Saxton (C) 5-8; Pole vault: 1. Marty Ward (B) 9-6, 2. Mike Lewark (B) 8-6, 3. Brandon Shriver (B) 7-6; Long jump: 1. Robert Saxton (C) 19-2.5, 2. Nathan Anders (B) 19-0.25, 3. Ian Montgomery (C) 18-9.5; Discus: 1. Evan Hartman (B) 144-0, 2. Alex Phillips (B) 106-5, Dustin Miller (C) 103-1; Shot put: 1. Evan Hartman (B) 42-5, 2. Dustin Miller (C) 36-0, 3. Alex Phillips (B) 32-4

Girls results

Cassopolis…68

Brandywine…44

100 hurdles: 1. Jameka Eleazer (C) 17.96, 2. Emilie Bush (B) 21.21, 3. Emily Pedzinski (B) 23.49; 100: 1. Breanna Coleman (C) 13.61, 2. Kortenei Suggs (C) 14.90, 3. Janye Butts (C) 15.04; 800 relay: 1. Cassopolis (Sheridan Curry, Kortenei Suggs, Breanna Coleman, Nakiela Sinclair) 1:59.28, 2. Brandywine (Emilie Bush, Emily Pedzinski, Taylor Shepard, Gabby Cauwenberghs) 2:21.28; 1,600: 1. Emily Cutting (C) 7:06.13, 2. Allison Zacharski (B) 7:49.71, 3. Ali Salisbury (B) 8:42.09; 400 relay: 1. Cassopolis (Breanna Coleman, Nakiela Sinclair, Janye Butts, Kortenei Suggs) 55.9, 2. Brandywine (Gabby Cauwenberghs, Emily Pedzinski, Emilie Bush, Taylor Shepard) 1:04.50; 400: 1. Emily Cutting (C) 1:55.90; 300 hurdles: 1. Jameka Eleazer (C) 1:04.50; 800: 1. Ali Salisbury (B) 4:12.5; 200: Breanna Coleman (C) 29.00, 2. Tyeisha Fuller (C) 31.90, 3. August Beshires (B) 33.11; 3,200: 1. Allison Zacharski (B) 17:25.28; 1,600 relay: 1. Cassopolis (Emily Cutting, Sheridan Curry, Rachel Gleason, Janye Butts) 6:54.31; High jump: 1. Emily Pedzinski (B) 4-6, 2. Sheridan Curry (C) 4-3, 3. Jameka Eleazer (C) 4-3; Pole vault: 1. Gabby Cauwenberghs (B) 6-0; Long jump: 1. Tyeisha Fuller (C) 14-1, 2. Janye Butts (C) 13-8.75, 3. Allison Zacharski (B) 8-9.75; Discus: 1. Karli Covyeou (B) 75-0, 2. Brittany Coder (B) 70-10, 3. Nakiela Sinclair (C) 60-4; Shot put: 1. Taylor Shepard (B) 27-3, 2. Nakiela Sinclair (C) 26-7, 3. Brittany Coder (B) 25-6

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