Coloma takes second at SAC – Lakeshore Division track meet
The Comets of Coloma finished second overall Monday, May 14 in the SAC – Lakeshore divisional track meet hosted by Watervliet. The top three finishers from Coloma and Watervliet are listed.
Saugatuck won the meet with 170 points. Coloma took second place with 132 points. Watervliet earned 82 points and finished fourth.
Lamarrius Smith of Watervliet won the high jump after he cleared 6’. Coloma’s Michael Dancer took third; he topped 5’ 8”.
Smith also took first in the long jump with a leap of 20’ 5”.
MAKING THE GAME… Watervliet’s Zack Pickens (left) and Bryant Kieft (right) were selected to the 2018 Addix All-Star Football game on June 8 at Hope College. The top football players from West Michigan were invited to join the roster for the third annual game. Also joining the all-star roster is Danny Resendez from Hartford.
Coloma’s Jonah Jones hit the top spot in the discus. His throw of 138’ 2” was good for number one. Teammate Cole Alsup’s 126’ throw earned him a third place finish.
The foursome of Tayte Coleman, Adiel Granados, Aarol Puma, and Blane Sutherland joined forces to finish second in the 4×800 meter relay with a time of 9:11.33.
In the 110 meter hurdles, Watervliet’s Isaac Bultema finished third with a time of 17.44 seconds.
Coloma’s Derek Plitt ran away with first place in the 100 meters and a time of 11.6 seconds.
The 4×200 meter relay team of Trent Boone, Bultema, Austin Roberts, and Smith of Watervliet finished in second place (1:38.25).
Coloma’s Dancer, Nick Fogarty, Caleb Ellis, and Plitt teamed up in the 4×100 meter relay to capture gold. Their time was 45.39 seconds. Watervliet’s team of Bultema, Boone, Smith, and Roberts crossed the finish line almost two seconds later for second place (47.28).
It was Coloma’s Josh Young securing first place in the 400 meters with a time of 50.80 seconds. Teammate Sincere Taylor’s time of 53.05 seconds was good for second place.
Watervliet’s Jermaine Granados finished off the 300 meter hurdles in a time of 45.33 seconds, good for second place.
Taylor of Coloma took first in the 200 meters (23.7 seconds), with teammate Young hot on his heels (23.74) in second place.
Gus Hinch ran the 3200 meters and cruised to third place with a time of 10:57.10.
Ellis, Plitt, Taylor, and Young raced to a third place finish (4:00.99) in the 4×400 meter relay.
Watervliet’s Klayton Marshall vaulted into third place in the pole vault after he cleared 11’.
Coloma girls in 4th, Watervliet finishes 6th at SAC meet
On a day that started with pouring rain and ended with the sun shining and warm temperatures, the Southwestern Athletic Conference Lakeshore Division track meet ended with Saugatuck taking home the championship with 182 points.