There was a change in format – going to a more traditional Regional set-up – and poor weather but that didn’t stop the athletes from showing up to run, jump and throw in the always competitive April Showers meet at Dexter.
Pioneer was among the 30 plus teams to join Dexter for the event. No team scores were kept. Here are some of the top results from the area performers who deserve full marks for competing in not-so-ideal conditions.
Pioneer and Dexter both had strong showings in the sprint events.
In the 100 meters, Pioneer’s Jacquelyn Brines was seventh (13.63) and MaKayla Kelsey was ninth (13.66). Dexter’s Eva Gaetino was 11th (13.76) and Lauren Bazick was 14th (13.85).
Dexter freshman Grace Burns was second in the JV 100 meters in 13.64.
Pioneer freshman Skylar Fletcher was third in the 200 meters in 29.74.
In the 400 meters, Pioneer freshman Mya Georgiadis was first in 1:01.09. Dexter sophomores Gwen Tatara (1:05.62) and Faith Jones (1:06.06) went two-three for the Dreadnaughts.
Pioneer freshman Sarah Forsyth was third in the 800 meters in 2:22.54 while teammate Lydia Valtadoros was 10th in 2:36.17. Dexter’s Megyn Scafasci was 12th in 2:39.50.
Pioneer junior Zofia Dudek won the 1600 meters in 4:56.81. Teammate Charlotte Batra was 11th in 5:46.86. Dexter’s Morgan Cobb was 19th in 6:08.66 and teammate Sophia Grant was 20th in 6:17.42.
Vogel was sixth for Pioneer in the 3200 meters (11:56.65) with teammate Carina Sanborn in seventh (13:05.82).
In the 100 hurdles, Pioneer freshman Gabriella Newman was second in 15.90. Dexter sophomore Brooke Steere was fifth in 16.54. Pioneer’s Jayla Johnson was sixth (16.66) and Dexter’s Abbie VanNoord was 20th in 20.29.
In the 300 hurdles, Dexter senior Nicole Bow was the winner in 49.38. Johnson was second for Pioneer in 51.61.
Pioneer’s 4×100 relay team took third in 54.86. Pioneer also took third (1:53.93) in the 4×200 relay. Dexter was seventh in 2:00.11.
The Pioneer relay team of Valtadoros, Forsyth, Batra and Dudek took first in 9:49.60. Pioneer also finished 10th. Dexter placed 11th (11:20.60) and 15th (12:30.20).
Pioneer senior Aderinola Adunbi was second in the shot put (37-02). Teammate Lis Cordeiro was 23rd. Dexter’s Maya Calloway was 26th (23-06.5), Sophie Roys was 28th (22-06) and Sydney Butler was 29th (22-02.5). Pioneer’s Sadie Freisthler was 32nd (20-04).
Freisthler was 13th in the discus (75-08), Cordeiro was 15th (69-01) and Adunbi was 19th (64-05) for Pioneer. Calloway was 24th (55-07) and Katie Krueger was 27th (51) for Dexter.
Newman won the high jump (5-0) for Pioneer. Dexter’s Eva Gaetino was fifth (4-10) and Dexter’s Emma Young and Pioneer’s Johnson tied for ninth (4-08). Dexter’s Emma Hall was 13th (4-06).
Dexter senior Nicole Bow was second in the pole vault and Pioneer’s Vanessa Woolley was third – both went 10-0. Dexter’s Sophia Mettes was sixth (9-06) and Teaghan was eighth (9-0).
Bow was fourth (15-02) for Dexter in the long jump. Pioneer’s Mirjam Schaub and Dexter’s Abbie VanNoord tied for 15th (13-02).