Niles track finishes fifth at Team State

Published 3:22 am Tuesday, May 31, 2005

By Staff
NILES - Niles boys' track team competed Saturday at the MITCA Team State Championships in Corunna, MI and finished fifth overall.
The Vikings knew they were in for a tough day stilll missing their No. 1 relay runner Quinten King, due to a hampstring injury. King is normally the lead off leg in three out of the four relay teams.
Once again Niles rose to the occasion and was led by sophomore sprinter Isaiah Glaze who won the 100 meter and placed fifth in the 200 meter.
Also coming up big was Otis West who placed second in the 100 and 200 meter and third in the long jump.
Leading the way for the Vikings in the ditance events was Logan Todd with four top 10 finishes 4×800 relay, 4×400 relay, 1,600 meter run and 800 meter run.
Other notables were Kurt Poehlman who took second in the high jump and Aubery Hopkins who placed third in the shot put.
Niles' last meet of the year will be the MHSAA State Championships this Saturday where the Vikes hope to have King back. With or without him, Niles will be ready.
Running events
100 Meters
First place -Isaiah Glaze -11.30
Second place – Otis West -11.60
200 Meters
Second place – West -22.90
Fifth place – Glaze -23.47
400 Meters
Ninth place – Craig Rumpf – 54.30
800 Meters
Seventh place – Logan Todd -2:03.00
1600 Meter run
10th Place – Todd -4:45.00
3200 Meter run
Ninth place -Austin Neilson -10:39.00
4X100 Relay
Eighth place – TIME-47.65
Rumpf, Brandon Spicer, Rob Cinninger, Glaze
4X200 Relay
Third place -TIME-1:33.00
West, Rumpf, Cinninger, Glaze
4X400 Relay
Fourth place -TIME-3:41.00
Rumpf, Nick Schuck, Dan Geiger, Todd
4X800 Relay
Fourth place -TIME-8:27.00
Todd, Neilson, Andrew Wuthnow, Schuck
Field events
High Jump
Second place – Poehlman -6'3
Seventh place – Ricky Phillips-5'7
Long Jump
Third place – West T-19'9
Shot put
Fourth place – Hopkins -47'2