The Dexter Dreadnaughts hosted the 16th annual April Showers Relays on Saturday and there were a track full of outstanding performances from the home team. No team scores are kept at the event, which attracted 22 teams from Michigan and Ohio.
While not terribly sunny, the weather was finally good enough for some solid performances. While the competition was quite stiff, and Dexter didn’t always find itself in the top 8, there were great performances by many of the Dreads going up against some of the top track and field athletes in the area.
Dexter boys had 17 athletes, and eight girls set personal best marks at the meet.
The girls placed the most athletes, led by the pole vault crew, who placed five, with Sarah Read and Abbie VanNoord setting personal best marks, followed by the High Jump with two, and long jump. Nicole Bow was the only multi-placer, taking 2nd in the Pole Vault, and 4th in the Long Jump. Two of the girls’ relays placed in the top 8 with the SMR going 6th, and the DMR at 8th.
The boys top individuals were in the Long Jump, with Cameron O’Day’s mark being a personal best, and Pole Vault.
Top Dexter girls:
Sprint Medley Relay (400-200-200-800). 6th place: 4:42.59 (Amy Larkin, Emma Chevillet, Gabi Fracassi, Allison Berkholz)
Distance Medley Relay (1200-400-800-1600). 8th place: 13:41.18 (Dani Waidley, Lauren Bazick, Megyn Scafasci, Anna Varitek)
Emma Young, High Jump: 3rd. Place 4’9”
Emma Hall, High Jump: 5th. Place 4’9”
Maddy Wright, Pole Vault: 1st. Place 11’0
Nicole Bow, Pole Vault: 2nd. Place 11’0”, Long Jump: 4th. Place 15’7.75”
Teghan Holman, Pole Vault: 5th. Place 10’0”
Sarah Read, Pole Vault: 6th. Place 9’6”
Abbie Van Noord, Pole Vault: 8th. Place 9’0”
Top Dexter boys:
Henry Sheldon, Pole Vault: 3rd. Place 13’6
Cameron O’Day, Long Jump: 6th Place 18’9.5”