Rockford loses heart-breaker to Falcons, tops field at Cedar

By RANDY GREGORY

 

When the girl’s track teams from Rockford and East Kentwood get together for a meet it is usually a down to the wire finish with single digits separating the two bitter rivals. They have epitomized West Michigan track for decades and this time around was no different. When the dust had settled on Tuesday, April 30th it was the Falcons turn to celebrate this year with a 70.5- 66.5 triumph over Rockford. But the Rams will get a chance for redemption in the OK Red conference meet later this month.

As has been their wont over time, the Rams wasted no time feeling sorry for themselves as they journeyed to Cedar Springs for the Cedar Springs Team Invitational on Saturday, May 4th. Rockford finished first with 972 points to easily outdistance Jenison, which finished with 903.5 points. Of the 17 events contested, Rockford claimed the top spot in eight of them including all four relays.

The 4×100 team of Makayla Clum, Sammy Cuneo, Allison Kelley and Elise Schierbeek won with a time of 50.32 seconds. The 4×200 team of Maria Anel, Clum, Cuneo and Kelley also triumphed with a 1:46.21 effort. The 4×400 quartet of Anel, Kelley, Morgan Harney and Clum took the top spot at 4:14.31. And finally, the 4×800 crew won going away with a time of 9:52.39. That team consisted of Kerianne Schoff, Maja Hill, Lauren Brasure and Harney.

Rachel Raab continued her dominating season with wins in both the shot put and the discus. Here winning throw in the shot put was 39’4.25” and in the discus it was 120’4”. Madeline Page took the high jump with a height of 4’11” and Brasure won the 800 meter run by posting a time of 2:25.01.

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