April Showers Revisited: Dexter track doesn’t let weather slow them down

April Showers Invitational Revisited
April 20th, 2019
40 degrees, rain, windy
Boys Score: No team score kept : 26 teams invited

Meet Recap:
26 teams were invited for the 26th. Annual April Showers Invitational. A new meet format emphasized individual performances over team scores. Weather played a huge part in performances. The 41 degrees and rain made competing hard for many of the athletes, however there were some outstanding performances by Dexter High School.

For the Dexter Boys, Wilson Kasischke (10th. grade) was a double winner, with a 4th place in the 300m Hurdles (44.60) and a 6th in the 110m High Hurdles (17.12). Owen Huard (11th.) placed 3rd in the 1600m with a time of 4:23.18, a personal best along with teammate Nathan Larson in the 3200 taking 4th place with 9:41.58, also a personal best. Two Dreadnaughts place in the open 800m; William Butler (11th) won with a time of 2:03.62 (PR) and Noah Hayter (12th) with a time of 2:17.64. Two more placed in the pole vault; Henry Sheldon (11th) was 3rd (12’6”) and Ethan Dunn (12th) was 4th (12’0”).

The Dexter girls had top performances from Senior Nicole Bow, placing 1st in the 300m hurdles (49.38), 2nd in the Pole Vault (10’0”) and 4th in the Long Jump (15’2”). Her teammates also took 2 more spots in the pole vault; Sophie Mettes 6th at 9’6”, and Teaghan Holman 8th, at 9’0”. The 400 had two placers; Gwen Tatara, (1:05.62) and Faith Jones, (1:06.06) took 2nd and 3rd respectively, each a personal best. 5th place finishes by Eva Gaetino in the High Jump (4’10”), Brooke Steere in the 100m hurdles (16.54), and a 7th place finish by the Girls 4x200m relay (Erin Baldwin, Gwen Tatara, Faith Jones, Shea McCarty) of 2:00.11 rounded out the rain soaked, chilly day.

Top Dexter Performers:

200m: 7th. Trevor Sullivan (11th) 26.31
800m: 1st. William Butler(11th) 2:03.62 (PR)
8th. Noah Hayter(12th) 2:17.64
1600m 3rd. Owen Huard (11th) 4:23.18 (PR)
3200m 4th. Nathan Larsen(11th) 9:41.58 (PR)
110m H 6th. Wilson Kasischke (1oth) 17.12
300m H 4th. Wilson Kasischke (10th) 44.60 (PR)
8th. Cameron O’Day(12) 47.97
Pole Vault 3rd. Henry Sheldon 12’6”
4th. Ethan Dunn (12) 12’0”

Girls Score: No team score kept : 26 teams invited

Top Dexter Performers:
400m 2nd. Gwen Tatara (10th) 1:05.62(PR)
3rd. Faith Jones (10th) 1:06.06
100m H 5th. Brooke Steere (10th) 16.54
300m H 1st. Nicole Bow (12th) 49.39
4×200 R 7th. (Erin Baldwin,Gwen Tatara, Faith Jones, Shea McCarty)
High Jump 5th. Eva Gaetino (10th) 4’10”
Pole Vault 2nd. Nicole Bow (12th) 10’0”
6th. Sophia Mettes (9th) 9’6”
8th. Teaghan Holman (11th) 9’0”
Long Jump 4th. Nicole Bow (12th) 15’2”

Special thanks to Kirk Keebler


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