J-L Track & Field




J-L Area Schools Boys Track & Field Records

J-L Area Schools Girls Track & Field Records

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4 locals place at track States
Gaylord Herald Times

WEST MICHIGAN — A quartet of Otsego County athletes earned All-State consideration at the Track State Finals.

Gaylord seniors Nate Fischer and Trae Hill and Johannesburg-Lewiston juniors Ashley Courterier and Shannon Kievit all earned podium spots.

At the Division 4 Finals, held in Hudsonville, Kievit broke a 14-year-old school record in the 400-meter dash with a time of 1:01.88. Beating Jessica (McCarthy) Crane’s mark in 1999 was good enough to secure fifth place.

Courterier cleared 5-1 in the high jump and was awarded an All-State seventh place.

At the Division 2 Finals at Grand Rapids Forest Hills Eastern, Hill’s time of 49.9 in the 400 earned him fifth. He also took 12th in the 200 with a time of 22.3 Fischer broke his own school record in the 800, placing sixth with a time of 1:56.3. The 1,600 relay team also broke a school record with a time of 3:28, placing 11th. That group Fischer, Jacob Henley, Ian Rudel and Hill missed All-State honors by 0.7 seconds. Allison Fischer finished 23rd and will end her career as Gaylord’s fifth-best discus thrower ever. The 400 relay team of Alanna Johnston, Katelynn Dreyer, Grace Sanders, Lylan Dao finished with a season-best time of 52.2, moving them up to the fifth-fastest relay team in school history. 1,600 relay team of Johnston, Dreyer, Mai Dao and Erin Borgeson clocked in at 4:12.3, finished 17th in the state and moved up to the second-fastest group in school history.

Alanna Johnston cleared 5-0 in the high jump and finished 13th in the state. Johnson graduates as one of the highest point scorers in school history. She is the third-best long jumper in school history and a 1,600 relay holder.

Congratulations to Shannon Kievit...5th Place 400M MHSAA State Track Finals

J-L Girls Place 5th & 7th at MHSAA State Track Meet

Congratulations J-L Middle School Boys 2013 Ski Valley Champs!

J-L HIGH SCHOOL TRACK at MHSAA STATE TRACK FINALS PHOTOS

J-L Girls Track Members competed at the MHSAA State Track Meet
on Saturday, June 1st at Hudsonville, MI

Shannon Kievit placed 5th in the State in the 400M Dash
and
Ashley Courterier placed 7th in the High Jump

Congratulations to Shannon Kievit...5th Place 400M MHSAA State Track Finals

MHSAA State Track Meet 2013

J-L girl tracksters Regional champs 2013

J-L Area Schools Boys Track & Field Records

J-L Area Schools Girls Track & Field Records

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J-L girls' track looks to add 6th Ski Valley title in a row

J-L boys' track continues rebuilding

Coed Varsity Track Season Schedule 2013

Day
Date
Time
Opponent
Thu
Apr 11
4:00 PM
@ Central Lake High School CANCELLED
Mon
Apr 15
4:00 PM
Home ~ J-L Track Meet CANCELLED
*Rescheduled for Thursday, April 18th ~ CANCELLED
Tues
Apr 23
3:00 PM
@ Bellaire MS/HS
Fri
Apr 26
4:00 PM
Tue
Apr 30
2:00 PM
Thu
May 2
3:00 PM

@ Inland Lakes High School

Mon
May 6
3:00 PM
Mon
May 13
3:00 PM

@ Central Lake High School (Central Lake Class D Invite)

Fri
May 17
9:00 AM
Mon
May 20
2:00 PM
@ Fairview (9th & 10th Invitational)
Wed
May 22
2:00 PM
Tues May 28
5:30 PM
HT Meet of Champions set for Tuesday - 11 teams entering the competition

Congratulations to Ethan May who finished 4th in the 100 and 200 meter dashes at
Gaylord’s Meet of Champions.  Congratulations on a great season!

Sat
June 1
All Day

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Photo Courtesy of Gaylord Herald Times Matt Wenzel

HT Meet of Champions set for Tuesday - 11 teams entering the competition
Gaylord Herald Times

GAYLORD — Gaylord Herald Times meet of Champions on Tuesday brings 11 solid teams from across Northern Michigan to Gaylord High School Tuesday to compete for fast times and strong competition.

In addition to the three Otsego County teams (Gaylord, Johannesburg-Lewiston and St. Mary), several neighboring counties will be represented.

Several teams use the meet as a final tune up before Saturday’s State Finals meet or else a final chance for a senior or two to earn some prestigious hardware.

Spectators will see top notch competition, beginning with the field events.

A new meet record may be set in the discus, when Petoskey’s Tommy Roush takes the circle. His max distance this season of 172-1 would have earned him second place in the entire state last season. The most impressive thing is that Roush is a freshman.

A county-wide battle is shaping up in the girls’ high jump, with Alanna Johnston of Gaylord, Samantha Harvey of St. Mary and Abby Schlicher and Ashley Courterier all clearing 4-11 or better in the Regional meet.

Boyne City superstar Kylie Hicks may become the first-ever athlete to repeat as the Female Athlete of the Meet. Hicks, a junior, has top seeds in the hurdles and sprints but will see challenges from Sydney Borowiak of Gaylord in the high hurdles and Shannon Kievit of J-L in the 100-meter dash.

In the boys’ 400, Trae Hill of Gaylord looks to lead the pack and set another record. His main challenger is likely Charlevoix’s Nicholas Plude.

The boys’ 100 expects to be a close one as well with six runners, including Gaylord’s Jacob Borowiak, St. Mary’s Dylan Masko and J-L’s Ethan May, at or eclipsing the 12-second mark.

Entries from St. Ignace, Grayling, Inland Lakes, Tawas, Houghton Lake and Ogemaw Heights all will join in the mix for the meet, which begins at 5:30 p.m. at Gaylord High School.

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Photo Courtesy of Susie Mathewson

Bright spots abound for area track teams at conference meets
Gaylord Herald Times

OTSEGO COUNTY — Area teams fought through a cold soggy May 22 to post some fast times in their conference track finals.

Gaylord competed at the Big North Conference meet at Traverse City Central, with the girls placing fourth and the boys sixth.

Allison Fischer capped her conference career for the Lady Blue Devils with a second-place finish in the discus,
launching a 100-3 throw. The sprint relays have been a strong point all season long and was again the case. The 400-meter relay took second as the 800 relay and 1,600 relay each took third. Katelynn Dreyer, Alanna Johnston, Mai Dao, Lylan Dao, Grace Sanders and Erin Borgeson have all been mainstays of the relays and earned medals in Traverse City. Mai Dao had a season-best time of 63.6 in the 400, finishing all-conference in sixth place. Sydney Borowiak remained tough in the hurdles, finishing fourth with a 17.4 time.

Trae Hill highlighted the boys’ race with a victory in the 400, defeating Central’s T.J. Schwannecke, who beat Hill earlier in the season. Nate Fischer earned a third place in the 800 and the 1,600m relay team of Fischer, Hill, Jacob Henley and Ian Rudel also hit for first.

The St. Mary and Johannesburg-Lewiston teams competed at the Ski Valley Conference Championships at Mancelona.
The J-L girls took second and the boys fifth, while the St. Mary girls took seventh and the boys eighth.

For the J-L girls, Abby Schlicher cleared 5-0 in the high jump and came away with a first, following the performance with a third place height in the pole vault. Shannon Kievit also scored gold for the Lady Cardinals, with a first in the long jump and the 400, second in the 200 and third in the 100. In the 400, Hailey Weaver finished third with Chloe Johnston in fourth. Kate Heidman continues to impress with a sixth in the 100.

For St. Mary, Christina Smith chopped a few more seconds off her school record in the 1,600, winning the event with a time of 5:36. Smith also finished second in the 3,200 with another school record at 12:12.

Alysse Masko, Katie Rutkowski, Elizabeth Harbin and Bekah Masko sped to third in the 1,600 relay, with Rutkowski, Meredith Mason, Morgan Juneac and Bailey Juneac finishing fifth in the 800 relay.

Stephen Hare finished fifth in the discus to help lead the St. Mary boys’ squad with Dylan Masko taking fifth in the 200 and sixth in 100. Adam Makarewicz, Nick Masko, Levi Milan and Dylan Masko placed fourth in the 1,600 relay.

For the J-L boys, Cameron Nickert scored 11.5 points to lead the team, with a sixth in the high jump, third in the long jump and a third in the 800 relay with Mitch Hardy, Tyler Ehrler and Ethan May.

May also scored in four events — fourth in the 100, seventh in the 200 and fifth in the 400 relay team with Hardy, Wesley Olds and Ehrler. Andrew Morehouse finished off his strong career in the distance events with a fourth place in the 3,200 and a sixth in the 1,600.

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J-L girl tracksters Regional champs
Gaylord Herald Times

MANCELONA — The Johannesburg-Lewiston girls’ track team outlasted a charge from Bellaire to take the Division 4 Regional crown on Friday in Mancelona.

The Cardinals scored 113 points to Bellaire’s 103 points. Harbor Springs finished with 100 points in third place.

“Hard work and determination did it,” said J-L coach Kevin Kennedy. “We knew it would be close and we had to have some personal bests in some key events. They all stepped it up a notch and pulled it out.”

Field events were major point gatherers for the Cardinals, with Shannon Kievit starting things off with a first in the long jump (15-6). Ashley Courterier added third in the same event with a jump of 15-0.

Courterier added a third in the high jump, and her clearance of 4-11 was good enough to move her to States as an additional qualifier. Abby Schlicher placed second in both the high jump (5-1) and pole vault (7-6) to punch her State Finals ticket for the fourth-straight year. Abbie May placed second in the discus with a 78-7 throw, while taking fourth place in the shot put with a throw of 26-5.

In the running events, Kievit completed an all-star day with a state-qualifying second place in the 400-meter dash (1:02), second in the 200 dash (28.45) and fourth in the 100. The 800 relay team of Jena Teceno, McKenzie Mathewson, Courterier and Kate Heidman pulled out a second place and qualified for the State meet with a diving charge in the end by Heidman.

Other medallists included the 3,200 relay team of Chloe Johnston, Nadine Peterson, Kelsey Hardy and Hailey Weaver with a fourth place. Teceno teamed up with Heidman, Savanna Walter and Samantha Morehouse to take fourth in the 400 relay.

Weaver and Johnston finished fourth and fifth in the 800.

On the boys’ side, J-L turned in some season-best performances on route to a seventh-place finish, led by Cameron Nickert, who placed third in the high jump, seventh in the long jump, and as part of the 800 relay with Mitch Hardy, Tyler Ehrler and Ethan May. May had a strong day with a fourth in the 100. Dakota Finnerty came closer to any other team member to qualify for state finals, placing third in the discus event that had to be decided by a final tiebreaker throw.

The Division 4 Finals are Saturday, June 1 at Hudsonville.

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Congratulations Lady Cardinals!

Johannesburg-Lewiston Central Lake Class D Invitational Champs!

Champs

J-L girls win home invitational
Gaylord Herald Times

Chalk up another victory for the Johannesburg-Lewiston girls’ track team.

The Cardinals remain undefeated on the season, knocking off 10 other schools at a home meet Monday. J-L (111.5) was challenged by Grand Traverse Academy (102) and Inland Lakes (87), among others.

Shannon Kievit earned J-L’s only first, pacing the field with a time of 1:03.97 in the 400-meter dash. Kievit also took a pair of seconds — in the 100 (13.63) and the long jump (14-9).

Breanne Kennedy placed second in the 100 hurdles (18.07), while Abbie May grabbed third in the shot put (26-10.5), and Hailey Weaver took third in the 800 (2:43.57).

Fourth-place finishes went to Sarah Hofer (discus), Katelyn Heidman (100), McKenzie Mathewson (300 hurdles) and Chloe Johnston (800).

Taking fifth was May (discus) and Ashley Courterier (long jump, 300 hurdles).

J-L earned points in the 800 relay (second) and 400 relay (third).

A young St. Mary girls’ team again proved its potential by bringing home a handful of points.

Jacquelyn Harbin showed her speed in her only event of the night, taking third in the 100 (13.64). Also taking third was freshman Samantha Harvey with a high jump of 4-8.

Mancelona cruised to victory on the boys’ side, topping second-place Inland Lakes by 23 points. J-L took eighth and St. Mary 11th.

For the Cardinals, Dakota Finnerty’s throw of 115-2 earned him third in the discus. Nick House was fifth in the 110 hurdles, as was Ethan May in the 100.

J-L’s 3,200 relay of Grant Miller, Ben Persyn, Wesley Olds and Andrew Morehouse placed fourth. The group of Mitch Hardy, Tyler Ehrler, Cameron Nickert and May were fifth in the 400 relay.

Stephen Hare’s fifth-place throw of 114-1 in the discus led the St. Mary boys in their second meet of the season. The 1,600 relay of Adam Makarewicz, Nick Masko, Levi Milan and Dylan Masko also placed fifth. In the 1,600, personal bests were achieved by Makarewicz (5:08.17) and Nick Masko (5:22.91).

Ashley Switalski contributed to this story.

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Get Ugly Girls!

J-L girls take Fairview invitational trophy
Gaylord Herald Times

FAIRVIEW — The Johannesburg-Lewiston girls’ track team had a successful second meet of the season Tuesday at the Fairview Invitational.

The Lady Cards defeated 12 Northern Michigan teams, scoring 149 points. Closest was Bellaire with 116 points and Posen with 81. Despite the limited action, the Cardinals’ field events are clicking along at mid season form. Shannon Kievit hit 15-9 in the long jump, good enough to eclipse the State Finals additional qualifier mark and 2 inches off her career best from last year’s Regional meet. Ashley Courterier followed suit with a second-place jump of 15-6, also better than the additional qualifying mark of 15-5. In her first attempts of the spring, Abby Schlicher performed well in the pits with a first place in the pole vault (7-6) and a second in the high jump (4-10).

In the throwing events, Sara Hofer and Abbie May went 1-2 in the discus, while May took sixth in the shot put.

Kievit completed a speedy day with a second in the 100-meter dash (13.0), a third in the 400 (1:06) after coming out of a slow heat and a first in the 200 (28.7). The short track was kind to the Cards behind Kievit, with Kate Heidman taking fourth in the 100 (13.4), Breanne Kennedy fourth in the 100 hurdles (20.0) and Rainey Hummel fifth (20.1) in the 100 hurdles.

Nadine Peterson took fifth in the 1,600 run with a time of 6:25 as Chloe Johnston crossed the finish line seventh with a time of 6:27. Peterson also took fifth in the 3,200 run with Johnston in sixth.

In the 300 hurdles, McKenzie Mathewson and Schlicher tied for fourth with identical times of 56.22, and Courterier took seventh with a time of 56.27.

The J-L boys’ squad managed a fifth place as a team with 66.5 points, just ahead of conference foe Onaway.
Dakota Finnerty racked up a good chunk of those points with first-place finishes in discus (118-9) and shot put (37-2). Both throws are approaching typical State qualifying marks and should give the senior a boost of confidence with the Regional meet less than two weeks away. The 3,200 relay team of Wesley Olds, Grant Miller, Ben Persyn and Andrew Morehouse added valuable points with a second place (9:39).

Cameron Nickert also took second with 19-0 long jump. Freshman Ethan May contributed with a fourth in the 100 dash along with a silver medal as the anchor leg of the 400 relay with Mitch Hardy, Nickert and Tyler Ehrler.
May completed his day with a fifth place in the 200 dash.

Go Cardinals Go!

May leads J-L boys' charge at Mancelona track invite
Gaylord Herald Times

MANCELONA — The Johannesburg-Lewiston boys’ track team took fourth among 10 teams during Friday’s Mancelona Invite.

The host Ironmen won the meet, eclipsing second-place Grand Traverse Academy by more than 100 points. From there, results were bunched with Grand Traverse, Forest Area, J-L and Onaway all within 17 points of one another. St. Mary tied for seventh place. Freshman Ethan May was a strong scorer for the Cardinals, taking second in the 100-meter dash, third in the 200 and third in the long jump. He also teamed with Mitch Hardy, Kalin Leonard and Tyler Ehrler on the second-place 400 relay team.

Andrew Morehouse took second in the mile, fourth in the two-mile and was on J-L’s fourth-place 3,200 relay along with Grant Miller, Wesley Olds and Ben Persyn.

Dakota Finnerty placed fourth in the discus and sixth in the shot put, while Hardy was fifth in the 200.

Nick House was fifth in the 110 hurdles, Dimitri Capers eighth in the mile and Ehrler eighth in the 200.

Dylan Masko of St. Mary won the 800 with a time of 2:19.58. The Snowbirds’ mile relay of Adam Makarewicz, Nick Masko, Levi Milan and Dylan Masko took second.

Michael Masko placed fourth in the long jump, while Makarewicz was fifth in the mile.

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J-L girls' track looks to add 6th Ski Valley title in a row
Gaylord Herald Times

A group of new, smiling faces help to usher in the Johannesburg-Lewiston girls’ track season, but the goal remains the same for this group of Cardinals. J-L has secured the Ski Valley Conference trophy for the past five years and this season’s crew is looking to retain it. Competition this season, however, will be closer than what it has been in recent years.

The Cardinals cruised to easy victories in both the conference and the regional meets last season, but a glaring difference exists between this season and last — the graduation of Meredith DeLuca. The distance runner was the Herald Times Female Athlete of the Year and accounted for a large chunk of points every meet.

Despite the challenges in recovering those points, a large portion of the team is still intact from last year’s 80-point margin of victory in Regionals. “I expect we will be right there come conference time again,” said J-L coach Kevin Kennedy. “I’m looking forward to the season. The girls have a great attitude, and they know that if we work hard toward personal bests then we will have success.” After a breakout meet at last year’s Regional, Shannon Kievit is back for her junior year and hopes to return to State Finals form in the 200-meter dash and long jump.

The sprints and middle distances will be looked on to score a good chunk of the points, and Kievit might add the 100 dash to the list of State-qualifying performances. Fellow junior Ashley Courterier will join Kievit in the relays and the hurdle events and the pair could possibly go 1-2 in the long jump during the conference meet.

Senior Nadine Peterson, coming off a solid cross-country season, will control the distance events. Jena Teceno, also a senior, will look to contribute in the middle distance events with Chloe Johnston.

Abby Schlicher will dual-sport again this season and most likely earn another All-State honor in the high jump.

The question marks come in with the rest of the relatively young and inexperienced squad, but the experienced Kennedy is fairly relaxed when it comes to the next couple of months. “All of the girls have been working hard to get ready for the season,” he said. “It’s true we are young in spots, but it seems like someone always steps up.”

Congratulations J-L Track Team!

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J-L boys' track continues rebuilding
Gaylord Herald Times

The snow may be sticking around, but area teams manage to get their work in when and wherever they can.

Whether sprinting down hallways or utilizing the parking lots on cold, sunny spring days, the Johannesburg-Lewiston boys’ track squad is working to catch a young team up to speed. “We have a lot of numbers, but we also have a lot of new faces,” said coach Gary Hoffman. Gone are the automatic throwing points of Sean Aisthorpe and sprinter Justin Rondo, but J-L has strength in returning veterans.

Andrew Morehouse qualified for the Division 4 State Finals last year in the 3,200-meter run after winning the Regional. Dakota Finnerty returns for his senior year looking to crack into the State Finals in the discus after taking fourth in the Regional.

Athletic junior Cameron Nickert aims to be a two-event qualifier in the long jump and high jump. The new faces may be untested, but a couple will jump onto the scene to contribute immediately.

Freshman Ethan May has already caught the eye of his coach. “He’s a fast kid,” Hoffman said. “I’m really looking forward to seeing what he can do.” Chad Garton is also expected to bring in points in the hurdles and pole vault.

“Last year, we won the 9-10 (grade) meet in Fairview, and a lot of those kids are a year older and more mature,” Hoffman said. “I think we are going to have at least one good kid in every event. Putting the relays together might be a challenge.”

Go Cardinals!

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J-L Area Schools Boys Track & Field Records
Athlete
Record
Year
Event
J. Cohoe, Mike Rinke
Mike Morgan, Steve Rittley
8:38.69
1984
3200m Relay
T. Wood
15.27
1997
High Hurdles
Mike May
11.06
1984
100m Dash
J. Cohoe, Mike May
Jeff Shoff, Steve Rittley
1:34.68
1984
800m Relay
John Sewell
4:39.2
2006
1600m Run
Dane Williams, Marcus Ewing
C. Artman, N. David
45.34
2000
400m Relay
D. Mosseau
50.9
1981
400m Dash
John Sewell
2:05.51
2006
800m run
Jeff Shoff
40.77
1984
300m Hurdles
N. David
23.41
2000
200m Dash
T. Boadway
10:24.59
1982
3200m run
Steve Rittley, Mike May
Jeff Shoff, Mike Morgan
3:33.11
1984
1600m Relay
D. Wilson
20' 2.5"
1976
Long Jump
J. Bush
49'
1977
Shot Put
R. Koons
137'6"
2000
Discus
L. Sides
6'3"
2005
High Jump
C. Sides
13'
1997
Pole Vault
Andrew Morehouse
17:14.3
2012
Cross Country

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J-L Area Schools Girls Track & Field Records
EVENT
ATHLETE
RECORD
YEAR
3200m Relay
Nadine Peterson, Hailey Weaver
Chloe Johnston, Meredith DeLuca
10:24.52
2012
High Hurdles
J. Green
16.10
1993
100m Dash
T. Lademann
12.57
1991
800m Relay
T. Lademann, J.Green
J. Dodge, J. Vinitski
1:48.53
1991
1600m Run
Meredith DeLuca
5:19.34
2012
400m Relay
T. Lademann, V. Barber
J.Green, K. Booker
52.00
1990
400m Dash
Shannon Kievit
1:01.88
2013
800m run
Meredith DeLuca
2:28.53
2010
300m Hurdles
J. Green
47.44
1993
200m Dash
T. Lademann
26.59
1991
3200m run
Meredith DeLuca
11:51.98
2012
1600m Relay
V. Ellison, C. Langenderfer
K. Sattlemeier, S. Gugel
4:22.63
1987
Long Jump
Stephanie Fisher
16' 2"
2010
Shot Put
M. Welsh
33' 6.5"
1999
Discus
Megan Makranyi
102' 11"
2012
High Jump
Amanda Head
5' 3"
2009
Pole Vault
Abby Schlicher
8' 3"
2010
Cross Country
Meredith DeLuca
18:47.9
2011

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Family ~$10.00

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Updated 6/8/13