Dexter Track Qualifies Ten For State Finals

Picture provided by Coach Kirk Keebler
Front row: Sophie Mettes, Josie Mettes, Noah Schultz, Nathan Larson, Nicole Bow, Cole Sheldon
Back: Oliver Bishop, Henry Sheldon, Owen Huard, Seth Read

The Dexter track and field teams had a strong showing at the Division 1 Regional at Ypsilanti Lincoln Friday, May 17 as the Dreadnaught had ten athletes qualify for the D1 state finals at East Kentwood June 1.

As usual, the strength of the Dreadnaughts teams was the pole vault as seven athletes qualified in the event.

Henry Sheldon (15’6”) and Josie Mettes (12’1”) both had PR’s and won Regional titles in the PV for the Dreadnaughts.

Oliver Bishop finished second, Cole Sheldon fifth, and Noah Schultz tenth for the boys’ squad, while Nicole Bow second and Sophie Mettes fourth for the girls

The boys’ team finished fifth with 50 points in the meet won by Saline with 86.5 points.

Owen Huard led the Dreadnaughts by qualifying in two events. He finished third in the 1600 with a time of 4:18.83 and was fifth in the 3200 with a PR of 9:33.54.

Seth Read also qualified in the 1600 with a fourth-place finish and PR of 4:21.99, while Nathan Larson was third in the 3200 with a PR of 9:23.66.

Earning medals for the Dreadnaughts with top eight finishes were Liam Buller sixth in the 800 and the 4×800 relay team of Nick McKenzie, Josh Lamb, Ransom Duncan, and Lucas Betzoldt.

The girls finished fourth with 70 points in the meet won by Ann Arbor Pioneer with 138.

Bow won the Regional title in the long jump with a leap of 17’1.5”.

Medal winners for the girl were Emma Hall and Emma Young tied for third in the high jump and Brooke Steere fourth in the 100 hurdles. Fifth place finishes went to the 4×400 relay team of Emma Chevillet, Gwen Tatara, Faith Jones, and Megyn Scafasci; the 4×800 relay team of Gracie Salisbury, Ashley Mitchell, Hannah McComas, and Scafasci; and Teaghan Holman Pole vault. Lauren Bazick was sixth in the 400, while seventh place finishes went to Anna Varitek 3200, the 4×200 relay team of Erin Baldwin, Maggie Jordan Tatara, and Jones; and Mackenzie Stock pole vault. Tatar was eighth in the 400 and Baldwin, Jordan, Steere, and Hannah Berenson finished eighth in the 4×100

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