Local Sports Journal

NEWAYGO — Hesperia, White Cloud and Newaygo all had entrants win championships Tuesday in the Central States Athletic Association league track meets.

White Cloud finished second in the girls’ meet while Hesperia came in third in the boys’ meet.

Hesperia’s Panthers had athletes win events in both the boys’ and girls’ meets. In the boys’ meet, Hesperia’s Damien Halverson won the 1,600-meter run in 4:33.04 and the 3,200-meter race with a 10:06.43 title. The Panthers won another title when Nate McKeown won the high jump by clearing 6-feet-4-inches.

White Cloud’s David Dykstra won both hurdles races in the boys’ meet. Dykstra had a 15.14-seconds time in winning the 110-meter high hurdles and a 40.43-seconds clocking in the 300-meter hurdles.

Hesperia’s 3,200-meter relay time also won its event with an 8:38.70 clocking.

In the girls’ meet, Newaygo’s Hannah Rainey won the 1,600-meter race in 5:14.99 while Hesperia’s Lauren Zeerip captured the 300-meter title with a time of 48.50 seconds.

Chippewa Hills won both the boys’ and girls’ meets. In the boys meet, Chippewa Hills had 112 points followed by Reed City with 109.5. Hesperia took third with 76 points while Morley-Stanwood had 72, Lakeview 50.5, White Cloud 48, Big Rapids 45, Central Montcalm 34 and Newaygo 30.

In the girls’ meet, Chippewa Hills dominated with 246 points. White Cloud took second with 85.5 points while Morley-Stanwood had 56, Newaygo 45, Hesperia 43, Big Rapids 41, Lakeview and Reed City 26 each, Central Montcalm 5.5 and Holton three points.