Bobcats second, Knights third at Downey Invite


TONTOGANY — The Bowling Green and Otsego track teams both placed among the top three at Otsego’s Tim Downey Invitational Friday.

The BG girls placed second and the boys placed third, while Otsego traded places with the boys placing second and the girls placing third. Lake’s teams were fifth in both meets.

Napoleon won the girls meet, scoring 144½ points, followed by BG (130½), Otsego (120), Van Buren (100), Lake (99), Toledo Rogers (53), Toledo Scott (43) and Cardinal Stritch (1).

In the girls meet, Otsego’s Kaylee Eberly won the 400-meter dash, finishing in 1:04.4 to defeat second place Rhianna Davis (1:05.59) of Scott.

Otsego’s Kaitlin Gardner won the 100 hurdles, finishing in 16.96 to defeat second place Molly Rosebrook (17:24) of Napoleon.

Otsego’s Faith Keifer won the 300 hurdles in 48.78 to beat Napoleon’s Lily Kruse, who came in second at 49.38.

The Otsego 4×100 relay team of Keifer, Kaylee Eberly, Gardner, and Abigail Eberly won in 52.17 to beat a second-place team from Napoleon (53.12).

Otsego also won the 4×103 ironwoman yard relay, finishing in 1:01.75. Team members were Kiesten Lewark, Brooke Simon, Carley Etchie, and Emma Di Feterici.

The Lake team of Debbie Truman, Rylee Anderson, Addison Schultz, and Adeana Cowell placed second, finishing one-tenth of a second behind in 1:01.85.

BG’s team of Julia Barnett, Bella Roach, Samantha Trimpey and Maddy Adams won the 4×200 relay, finishing in 1:53.66 to beat the Lake team of Kennedy Eckman, Lauren Parsons, Elise Staczek, and Brianna Braatz (1:54.01) by less than one-half of a second.

In field events, Otsego’s Kayle McCabe won the high jump, clearing four feet, 10 inches while Lake’s Eckman finished second at 4-8.

BG’s Mimi Utz won the pole vault, clearing 8-6, while Otsego’s Addysen Limes also cleared 8-6, but finished second on the number of jumps tiebreaker.

Lake’s Lauren Parsons won the long jump, reaching 16-1 while BG’s Utz was second at 15-6.

Otsego’s 4×400 relay team (Abigail Eberly, Josie Grizzard, Keifer, and Kaylee Eberly) placed second, finishing in 4:25.24, just shy of Napoleon’s time of 4;20.65.

Napoleon girls also won the 4×800 relay, defeating second place BG (Ava Peper, Addie Naus, Averie Crawford, and Allison Wiles), 10:52.82 to 11:08.73.

Braatz was second in the 100-meter dash, finishing in 13.13 to place behind Scott’s Davis (13.07).

Otsego’s Brooke Simon threw 36-4½ in the shot put to place second behind Rogers’ Mikaylah Marshall (38-1½).

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