Dowagiac track teams swept

Dowagiac’s Donald Brooks (left) and Roy Payne make the exchange in the 800-meter relay. Dowagiac ran a 1:43.3 to beat Allegan in the event. (Leader photo/SCOTT NOVAK)

Dowagiac’s Donald Brooks (left) and Roy Payne make the exchange in the 800-meter relay. Dowagiac ran a 1:43.3 to beat Allegan in the event. (Leader photo/SCOTT NOVAK)

The Dowagiac boys and girls track teams were swept by visiting Allegan in the season and Wolverine Conference opener Tuesday.

The girls team dropped a 76-53 decision to the Tigers despite Nijah Russell winning three events and Emily Dodd a pair of races.

Russell won the 100- and 200-meters and was part of Dowagiac’s winning 400-meter relay team along with Kazmere Williams, Al’dreoanna Henderson and Tania Williams.

Dodd won the 1,600- and 3,200-meter races,

The Chieftain boys team fell to Allegan 81-55.

Leroy Lewis and Kevin Whitaker were multiple winners for Dowagiac.

Lewis won the high jump and was part of the 800-meter relay team with Donald Brooks, Ronnie Payne and Kristian Horton. Whitaker won both hurdles.

 

GIRLS TRACK

At Dowagiac

Allegan 76, Dowagiac 53

Winners

High jump: Lake (A) 4-8; Pole vault: Price (A) 6-0; Shot put: Olga Dickson-French (D) 23-6; Discus: Daure (A) 85-6; Long jump: Nijah Russell (D) 14-6; 3,200 relay: Allegan 12:14; 110 high hurdles: Lake (A) 16.93; 100: Nijah Russell (D) 12.71; 800 relay: Allegan 1:57; 1,600: Emily Dodd (D) 6:44.0; 400 relay: Dowagiac (Nijah Russell, Kazmere Williams, Al’dreonna Henderson, Tania Williams) 55.41; 400: Hope Rodgers (D) 1:09.7; 300 hurdles: Lake (A) 56.81; 800: Storey (A) 3:09.0; 200: Nijah Russell (D) 28.30; 3,200: Emily Dodd (D) 13:20.0; 1,600 relay: Allegan 5:17.0.

 

BOYS TRACK

Allegan 81, Dowagiac 55

Winners

Discus: Jeffrey Holloman (D) 98-4; Long jump: Sturman (A) 17-8; High jump: Leroy Lewis (D) 6-4; Pole vault: Kliphuis (A) 9-6; Shot put: Caldrona (A) 37-2.5; 3,200 relay: Allegan 18:00.0; 110 high hurdles: Sturman (A) 16.41; 100: Kevin Whitaker (D) 11.92; 800 relay: Dowagiac (Donald Brooks, Roy Payne, Kristian Horton, Leroy Lewis) 1:43.3; 1,600: Passorelli (A) 4:53.0; 400 relay: Allegan 47.1; 400: Langschied (A) 57.6; 300 hurdles: Sturman (A) 44.80; 800: Havinga-Hamil (A) 2:21.0; 200: Kevin Whitaker 24.22; 3,200: Passorelli (A) 10:40.0; 1,600 relay: Allegan 4:03.0.

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