Niles thinclads split with Bears, TigersPublished 11:24pm Tuesday, April 30, 2013
The Niles boys and girls track teams split with St. Joseph and Benton Harbor Tuesday afternoon.
The host Vikings won against Benton Harbor, but were defeated by St. Joseph.
Winning events for the Niles boys team were Nick Knoll in the 400-meters (54.21) and Derek Scott in the shot put (40-10.5) as well as the 1,600-meter relay team of Graham Hoppstock, Gabrial Trujillo, Knoll and Sean Craig, which ran a time of 3:44.18.
The Niles girls won the 800-meter relay with the unit of Maya Brookins, Ashley Love, Paige Chaffin and Elyse Zimmerman. They ran a time of 1:52.36. Love also won the long jump with a leap of 15-6.
Kara Smith grabbed the other first place finish for the Vikings as she won the shot put with a toss of 32.6.75.
SMAC West Division Meet
Benton Harbor 50.50
3200 relay: St. Joseph 8:49.51; 110 hurdles: Timothy Davis (BH) 16.95; 100: Dreshon Taylor (BH) 11.97; 800 relay: St. Joseph 1:37.25; 1600: Ryan Leahy (SJ) 4:39.32; 400 relay: Benton Harbor 57.27; 400: Nick Knoll (N) 54.21; 300 hurdles: Timothy Davis (BH) 43.41; 800: Charlie Felton (SJ) 2:07.13; 200: Benny Anderson (BH) 24.20; 3200: Skyler Arthur (SJ) 10:21.12; 1600 relay: Niles (Graham Hoppstock, Gabrial Trujillo, Nick Knoll, Sean Craig) 3:44.18; high jump: Chris Hendrix (SJ) 6-0; pole vault: Cody Kelly (SJ) 11-0; long jump: Chris Hendrix (SJ) 19-7.5; discus: Alex Rutherford (SJ) 129-4; shot put: Derek Scott (N) 40-10.5
3200 relay: St. Joseph 11:17.70; 100 hurdles: Dajah Bogan (SJ) 16.52; 100: Jonshequa Mickie (BH) 13.35; 800 relay: Niles (Maya Brookins, Ashley Love, Paige Chaffin, Elyse Zimmerman) 1:52.36; 1600: Rachel Bendewald (SJ) 5:31.75; 400 relay: Benton Harbor 51.60; 400: Summer Lenartz (SJ) 1:02.55; Taylor Glenn (N) 55.93; 800: Rachel Bendewald (SJ) 2:29.91; 200: Jonshequa Mickie (BH) 27.71; 3200: Natalie Hepburn (SJ) 12:57.48; 1600 relay: St. Joseph 4:18.90; high jump: Rose Jordan (SJ) 5-0; pole vault: Jordan Rose (SJ) 9-0; long jump: Ashley Love (N) 15-6; discus: Bailey Tippy (SJ) 86-8.5; shot put: Kara Smith (N) 32-6.75