2017-05-25 / Sports

Lakers, Norse nab six wins at conference meet


NICK RICE turns on the jets while competing in the 100-meter dash at Friday’s regional in Manton. 
Photo: Ron Kramer NICK RICE turns on the jets while competing in the 100-meter dash at Friday’s regional in Manton. Photo: Ron Kramer County boys collected six individual track titles at Benzie Central on Tuesday while competing in the 2017 Northwest Conference championships.

The Glen Lake boys turned in the top performance among all county teams, tallying 91 points to place third. Kingsley (146 points), Benzie (113), Onekama (75) and Frankfort (66) took first, second, fourth and fifth, respectively. Suttons Bay finished sixth in the eight-team field (33).

The top five teams on the girls side, meanwhile, were Benzie (212), Kingsley (155), Onekama (67.5), Glen Lake (31) and Suttons Bay (26). Frankfort finished sixth (24.5).

Tony Duperon and Nick Rice led the Glen Lake boys as both contributed to a pair of first-place finishes. Rice won the 100-meter dash (11.59 seconds), Duperon delivered a victory in discus (150 feet, 10 inches) and both ran a leg on the first-place 4x100 relay team with Peter Macke and Jon Wright (45.76). Duke Angers got a win, as well, in shot put (47 feet, 1.5 inches).

Christian Holmes, meanwhile, captured the only individual championships for the Suttons Bay boys. Holmes finished first in the 110-meter hurdles (16.34) and 300-meter hurdles (41.61).

The Lakers added four third-place showings from the following athletes: Peter Macke in the 100-meter dash (11.61 seconds); Drake Parker in the 400-meter dash (54.79); Max Lerchen in the high jump (5 feet, 8 inches); and JJ Bradford, Noah Henderson, JD Willey and Max Guilbeau in the 4x400- meter relay (3:55.59).

County girls came close to capturing wins but—with Benzie and Kingsley firing on all cylinders—were unable to crack the top three in all but six events.

That said, Suttons Bay thrower Alauna Oskaboose managed a secondplace showing in shot put (108 feet, 5 inches) and first-year teammate Hanna Grant took third in the 3200-meter dash (12:18.82).

Savannah Peplinski, meanwhile, secured third place for Glen Lake in the 400-meter dash (1:04.07) and ran a leg on two third-place relay teams. Peplinski, Sunny Charpentier and Ina VanderWerff joined Madison Leader in the 4x400 relay (4:28.63) and Jennifer LaCross in the 4x800 (11:11.02). Leader, Lily Ewing, Sam Garvin and Kali Schettek took second in the 4x200 relay (1:58.33).

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