Prep track: Harbor Springs places third in Division IV regional meet
She’s made a habit of it.
“I thought she could win the 100, 200 and 400,” Harbor coach Emily Kloss said. “I think she’s starting to realize the kind of potential she has as an athlete. Pretty much in the 100 and 200, she’s solid.”
Sampson finished with a 12.90 in the 100, 27.70 in the 200 and 1:02.20 in the 400 meter run.
The Harbor Springs girls’ and boys’ team’s both finished third in the regional meet. Fairview took first for the boys with a 124.75 total, followed by Mancelona, 109.75, in second. Harbor was third with an 88.50 total, while Inland Lakes took fourth , 86.50.
For the girls, Joburg-Lewiston took first with 113 points, Bellaire finished second with 103, Harbor third with 100 and Inland Lakes fourth, 73.50.
The top two finishers in each event, as well as additional qualifiers meeting standards all advance to the Division IV state meet in Hudsonville on June 1.
The Harbor boys’ team had four state qualifiers at the meet. Spencer Kloss won the shot put with a throw of 45 feet, 10.5 inches. Sam Hansen won the long jump in 19 feet, 1.25 inches. Charlie Dryer took second in the 300 meter hurdles with a time of 42.90 seconds and Marcus Garrow qualified with a 10:20.00 in the 3200, good for an additional qualifying place.
Aside from Sampson for the girls, Paulina Adams’ time of 51.40 took in a second place finish in the 300 hurdles. The 3200 relay team of Kyra LaRue, Claire Fleming, Abby Detmar and Kaitlyn Alessi took first with a 10:23.00 and the 1600 relay team of Fleming, Sampson, Detmar and LaRue took second with a 4:23.50.
LaRue took second in the 800 meter run, 2:31.90, to qualify, while Fleming also won the pole vault with a height of 8 feet even.
“We did really well, I thought we had a shot to win it,” Kloss added. “I don’t think we could have done anything better than we ran. I was pretty happy.”
For Inland Lakes, Sandy Bischoff took third in the 1600, 5:40.10, but brought in a time good enough to send her to states.
The 3200 relay team for the Bulldogs of Bischoff, Taylor Fletcher, Hannah Passino and Sophie Passino took second with a 10:26.80. The 400 meter relay team of Elizabeth Morley, Sophie Passino, Morgan Prokop and Sarah Bruniquel took first with a time of 54.67.
“We were pleased with our list of qualifiers and think a couple relays have chances to either medal at the state meet, break school records, or both,” said Inland Lakes coach Sarah Furman.
For the Inland Lakes boys’ team, Ryan Howery finished second in the discus with a throw of 118 feet, 4.10 inches. The Bulldogs also had three relay teams make the state meet in the 3200, 400 and 800 relay runs.
In the 3200, Cody Bonilla, Jacob, Drogowski, Jacob Major and Duane Vizina took second in 8:35.54; 800 team of Daniel Flowers, Bonilla, Nick Howery and Jordyn Smeltzer, took first with 1:36.27; and the 400 team of Flowers, Howery, Smeltzer and Pablo Delos Santos took first in 46.25 seconds.
“Bischoff and Vizina both had monster days for us, Furman added. “We weren’t thrilled with fourth place finishes as teams, but we still have two more weeks and a lot of potential for some special things to happen.”
For the Ellsworth boys’ team, Winter Romeyn brought in two qualifying times in the 1600 meter run, finishing first in 4:36.50 and a second place finish in the 3200 in a time of 10:15.10.
Ainsley McClean finished first in the 300 meter hurdles to finish as the lone state qualifier for Pellston.