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Highsmith stars at Rotary Meet

Published 1:22pm Monday, May 6, 2013

ST. JOSEPH — Dowagiac’s Dontel Highsmith was one of the stars of the 56th annual Rotary Track Meet held at Dickenson Stadium Friday night.

Highsmith won the 100-meters, the long jump and rallied the Chieftains’ 400-meter relay team to victory. He also placed fourth in the high jump.

Highsmith ran a time of 11.12 in the 100-meters and leaped 21-6 1/2 in the long jump. He cleared 5-9 in the high jump.

But his best performance of the night came in the 400-meter relay.

Highsmith had to come-from-behind in the anchor leg of the relay to edged Benton Harbor for the championship by six one-hundredths of a second — 45.36 to 45.42.

The rest of the game consisted of Lucas Petro, Caleb Zimmerman and Todd McIntyre.

The Chieftains didn’t have any winners in the girls portion of the meet, but they did have some solid performances.

Creona Rodgers finished second in the long jump (15-10 1/4) and Nijah Russell in the 100- and 200-meters where she finished second in both. In the 100, she posted a time of 12.62, while in the 200 her time was 25.9.

 

56th Rotary Meet

at St. Joseph

Boys results

High jump – 1. Jhonathon Williams (Berrien Springs) 6-1; shot put – 1. Jhonathon Williams (Berrien Springs) 48-5; discus – 1. Evan Hartman (Brandywine) 162-3; pole vault – 1. Andy Bartels (Lakeshore) 12-4; long jump – 1. Dontel Highsmith (Dowagiac) 21-6 1/2; 3200 relay – 1. Watervliet (Brenden Daly, Garrison Muth, Kirk Love, David McClendon) 8:28.45; 110 hurdles – 1. Terrance Spencer (Benton Harbor) 15.47; 100 – 1. Dontel Highsmith (Dowagiac) 11.12; 800 relay – 1. Lakeshore (Colby Clark, Kameron Villalobos, Tyler LaLonde, Keith Brushwyler) 1:32.75; 1600 – 1. David Berry (St. Joseph) 4:28.02; 400 relay – 1. Dowagiac (Dontel Highsmith, Lucus Petro, Caleb Zimmerman, Todd McIntyre) 45.36; 400 – 1. Colby Clark (Lakeshore) 49.90; 300 hurdles – 1. Timothy Davis (Benton Harbor) 40.66; 800 – 1. Charlie Felton (St. Joseph) 2:03.61; 200 – 1. Tyler LaLonde (Lakeshore) 22.75; 3200 – 1. David Berry (St. Joseph) 10:08.62; 1600 relay – 1. Lakeshore (Colby Clark, Luke Kruggel, Michael Hoodlebrink, Keith Brushwyler) 3:33.81

 

Girls results

High jump – Holly Toliver (Berrien Springs) 4-11; pole vault – 1. Elisa Herrman (Lakeshore) 10-0; discus – 1. Alex Miller (Lakeshore) 96-11 1/2; shot put – 1. Jade Madison (New Buffalo) 37-1; long jump – 1. Paige Anderson (Berrien Springs) 16-1; 3200 relay – 1. Lakeshore (Abby Austin, Sydney Shewmaker, Margret Miller, Amy Strouse) 11:01.94; 100 hurdles – 1. Paige Anderson (Berrien Springs) 15.58; 100 – 1. Brianna Dinneen (Buchanan) 12.44; 800 relay – 1. Lakeshore (Kisha Ventress, Alex Miller, Lexi Sanders, Elisa Herrman) 1:50.17; 1600 – 1. Rachel Bendewald (St. Joseph) 5:27.55; 400 relay – 1. Berrien Springs (Alexis Sorce, Desiree Scoggin, Shaniece Terrell, Paige Anderson) 52.13; 400 – 1. Brianna Dinneen (Buchanan) 1:00.61; 300 hurdles – 1. Dajah Bogan (St. Joseph) 49.08; 800 – 1. Rachel Bendewald (St. Joseph) 2:25.01; 200 – 1. Brianna Dinneen (Buchanan) 24.5; 3200 – 1. Gabby Tavolacci (Watervliet) 12:20.95; 1600 relay – 1. St. Joseph (Rachel Bendewald, Samantha Mumper, Stephanie Mumper, Summer Lennartz) 4:14.29

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