Track and field seniors earn BCS All-Conference

NILES — Last Friday, athletes from Brandywine and Buchanan would have participated in the Division 3 regional track meet.

Unfortunately for all those athletes, there was no meet to compete in as the Michigan High School Athletic Association was forced to cancel spring sports due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Also eliminated by the state’s “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order was the BCS Athletic Conference season and its annual conference meet.

Since no one was able to compete for all-conference honors at the league meet, BCS officials decided to name all its seniors first-team all-conference.

“This spring has been a very difficult one for our seniors,” said Brandywine coach Terry Borr. “I am glad our conference has stepped up to do this. We would have had several seniors coming out for track, some would have been new, some returning to the sport after taking a year or two off, and some that have been with us for a while.

“Nothing replaces the fun times we would have had together, and hopefully the accomplishments we would have had, but this is a great gesture by our conference. Our seniors will be missed. I wish them all the best of luck.”

 

BOYS TRACK AND FIELD

All-BCS Conference

Berrien Springs

Kevin Blaylock, Nate Britenfeld, Ryan Gonzalez, Xavier Haynes, Solomon Henderson, Justin Johnson, Kurt Krause, Anthony Latin, Mitchell Robaska, Skyler Sawle, Carter Sheline, Enoch Sibande, Nick Swank, Clinto Taveras, Danny Vinson, Payton White

 

Brandywine

Jordan Abrams, Jaelen Briggs, Mathew Cox, Aaron Lauri, Ian Perkins, Thomas Roman, A.J. Stockdale,

 

Bridgman

Eric Adams, Ezra Clapsaddle, John Davis, Chipper Steffey

 

Buchanan

Kelsey Brown, Collin Cozadd, Zeke Furst, Kollin Gallegos, Rockey Harding, Carter Harrington, Kyle Kennedy, Aiden Kile, Gabriel McCollum, Kadin Mills, Bobby Ruth, Brett Valentine, Austin Wiggins

 

Countryside Academy

Terrance Allen Jr., Myles Barney, Brandon

 

Covert

Michael Darling, Jessie Hernandez

 

Lake Michigan Catholic

Benjamin Johnston, New Buffalo, Ian Cawley, Rogelio Garcia

 

River Valley

Levi Ashby, Jacob Barbour, Cooper Harrington, Brandon Henrichson, Noe Patino,

Logan Payne

Shailin Golden is one of six Buchanan girls to earn All-BCS Conference in track. (leader file photo)

GIRLS TRACK 

All-BCS Conference

Berrien Springs

Sandi Andriamparany, Klarissa Burch, Hillary Dortch, Zoe Dortch, Faith Kittleson, Avion Lall, Shay Reyes, Gianna Ruhaya, Yazmin Singleton, Zariya Suggs, Eboni Willis, Jada Willis

 

Brandywine

Verena Daniels

 

Bridgman

Mikaela Owen

 

Buchanan

Amel Allaoui, Mary Becvar, Joebe Cronin, Shailin Golden, Nora Kaltenbach, Christina Mason, Jade Smith

 

Countryside Academy

Skye Lanier, Yneisha Washington

 

Grace Christian

Grace Stockdale

 

Lake Michigan Catholic

Melanie Kibler, Bailey Siglow

 

River Valley

Maya Preece, Allison Schmidt, Chloe Stanage