Brandywine’s Brandon Shriver won the pole vault Monday afternoon with a height of 9-6. Shriver helped the Bobcats defeat Cassopolis River Valley Lake Michigan Catholic and Grace Christian. (Leader photo/JOSEPH WEISER)
Brandywine’s Brandon Shriver won the pole vault Monday afternoon with a height of 9-6. Shriver helped the Bobcats defeat Cassopolis River Valley Lake Michigan Catholic and Grace Christian. (Leader photo/JOSEPH WEISER)

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Brandywine track team posts easy victory

Published 10:51pm Monday, April 15, 2013

The Brandywine boys track team navigated some nasty weather conditions and cruised to a dominating victory in a meet which it hosted Monday.

The Bobcats scored 200.5 points, while runner-up Cassopolis finished at a distance with 56.3 points. River Valley was third with 51.16 points, Lake Michigan Catholic score 31 points to finish fourth and Grace Christian rounded out the field in fifth with 12 points.

Michael Robbins led Brandywine with four first-place finishes as he won both the 1600- and 800-meter runs and was a member of both the winning 4×400 (with Wyatt Eager, Alex Ulrickson, and Andrew Duckett) and 4×800-meter relay teams (with Collin Mattiford, Tyler Danner, and Zach Schmidt).

Courtlan Gordon and Duckett each were triple winners for the Bobcats. Gordon combined with Matt Kline, Michael Shelton, and Cody Brackett to win the 4×200-meter relay before adding the 400- and 200-meter dash titles. Along with 4×400-meter relay win, Duckett added first place finishes in the 110-meter hurdle and the 4×100-meter relay (with Kline, Ulrickson, and Bracket).

Evan Hartman won both the shot put and the discus for the Bobcats, while Nathan Anders also scored two first-place finishes for Brandywine in the 300-meter hurdles and long jump competitions.

Cassopolis picked up championships in the 100-meters with Evan Brown and the long jump with Robert Saxton.

Lake Michigan Catholic ran away with the girls’ competition scoring 123 points. Cassopolis was second with 75 points

River Valley finished third with 61 points, Grace Christian fourth with 36 points and Brandywine rounded it out with 26.

The Bobcats’ Emily Pedzinski won the high jump with a height of four-feet.

The Rangers won both the 4×100 and 4×200-meter relays. Breanna Coleman, Nakiela Sinclair, Kaylyn Forrest and Sheridan Curry made up the 4×200-meter team, while Janye Butts,Kortnei Suggs,  Coleman, and Forrest made up the 4×100-meter team.

Forrest and Coleman also added a third top finish to their day by winning the 200- and 100-meter dashes respectively.


Boys results

Team scores

Brandywine 200.5, Cassopolis 56.333, River Valley 51.1666, Lake Michigan Catholic 31, Grace Christian 12


Individual winners

3,200 relay: Brandywine (Collin Mattiford, Zach Schmidt, Tyler Danner, Michael Robbins) 9:29.26; 100 hurdles: Andrew Duckett (BW) 16.81; 100: Evan Brown (Cass); 800 relay: Cassopolis (Nakiela Sinclair, Sheridan Curry, Breanna Colemen, Kaylyn Forrest) 1:56.62; 1,600: Jaclyn Barta (LMC) 6:25.46; 400 relay: Cassopolis (Janye Butts, Breanna Coleman, Kortenei Suggs, Kaylyn Forrest) 55.37; 400: Mary Vojtko (LMC) 1:13.31; 300 hurdles: Hannah Kessler (LMC) 1:01.25; 800: Jaclyn Barta (LMC) 2:55.48; 200: Kaylyn Forrest (Cass) 28.91; 3,200: Christine Nuter (LMC) 13:49.12; 1,600 relay: Lake Michigan Catholic 4:50.21; high jump: Emily Pedzinski (Brandywine) 4-0; long jump: Eleni Chevalier (Grace) 13-7; discus: Paige Janowski (River Valley) 81-11.5; shot put: Mary Vojtko (LMC) 29-8


Girls results

Lake Michigan Catholic 123, Cassopolis 75, River Valley 61, Grace Christian 36, Brandywine 26


Individual winners

3,200 relay: Lake Michigan Catholic 12:11.81; 100 hurdles: Francine Barchett (Grace) 21.04; 100: Breanna Colemann (Cass) 13.66; 800 relay: Brandywine (Cody Brackett, Matt Kline, Michael Shelton, Courtlan Gordon) 1:36.68; 1,600: Michael Robbins (Brandywine) 4:55.59; Brandywine (Cody Brackett, Matt Kline, Alex Ulrickson, Andrew Duckett) 47.78; 400: Courtlan Gordon (Brandywine) 52.92; 300 hurdles: Nathan Anders (Brandywine) 44.26; 800: Michael Robbins (Brandywine) 2:16.15; Courtlan Gordon (Brandywine) 23.46; 3,200: Hunter Thompson (Grace) 11:29.91; 1,600 relay: Brandywine (Michael Robbins, Wyatt Eager, Alex Ulrickson, Andrew Duckett) 3:42.39; high jump: Robert Saxton (Cass) 6-0; pole vault: Brandon Shriver (Brandywine) 9-6; long jump: Nathan Anders (Brandywine) 18-6; discus: Evan Hartman (Brandywine) 134-0; shot put: Evan Hartman (Brandywine) 44-0.5


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