SHELBY — Mason County Central’s girls track and field team defeated Shelby, 72-42 in a West Michigan Conference dual meet in the Spartans first competition of the season at Shelby on Tuesday.
The Spartan boys made it a clean sweep, running past the Tigers, 100-35 with Jeremiah Patterson winning three individual events, and anchoring the 400-meter relay.
High point scorers for the Spartan girls were Jayden Baker, Mallory Miller, Reagan Brooks and Nyveah Wendt.
Baker captured first places in both the 100 meters (14.18 seconds) and the 200 (20.59). Miller was also a double winner, taking first in the 800 meters (3:22.13) and the shot put (23 feet 5 inches).
Other winners for the Spartans included Ava Brooks in the 400 meters (30.59), Wendt in the 100-meter hurdles (24.31), Peyton Welch in the discus (4 feet 2 inches), Reaghan Brooks in the pole vault (6 feet).
Recording first places for the Tigers were Catalina Strong in the 1600 meters (7:03.31), Morgan Weirich in the 300-meter hurdles (1:02.28) and the discus (63 feet 10 inches) and Jasmin Erickson in the long jump (10 feet 10 inches).
Second places for the Spartans were recorded by Vyktoria Dunblazier in the 400 meters (1:15.52), Wendt in the 300 hurdles (1:07.90) and Brooks in the shot put (62 feet 5.5 inches).
Taking second places for the Tigers were Erickson in the 100 meters (15.34), Claire Kelley in the 200 (33.88), Estephany Guerrero in the 800 (3:34.66), Esmeralda Guerrero in the 1600 (8:22.09) and Halley Jones in the long jump (10 feet 3 inches).
Central won three out of the four relays.
On the boys’ side, Patterson collected victories in the 110-meter hurdles (17.40), the long jump (18 feet 9 inches) and the high jump (5 feet 7 inches, tied for first).
Andrew Quinn also was a double winner for the Spartans, taking the discus (149 feet 7 inches) and the shot put (48 feet 8 inches). Hunter Sanford won the 1600 meters (5:29.06) and the pole vault (10 feet), while Max Nichols won the 300-meter hurdles (46.88).
Second places were earned by Kaiden Cole in the 100 meters (12.64) and the long jump (16 feet 8 inches), Landon Smith in the 200 (25.52), Russell Schade in the 400 (57.53), Sanford in the 800 (2:31.22), Gavin Shirey in the 1600 (5:33.75), Nichols in the 110 hurdles (17.72), Keenen Kelley in the 300 hurdles (47.53), Ethan Wood in the pole vault (9 feet).
The Spartans won four out of the five relay events.
Garnering first places for the Tigers were Trey Gauthier in the 100 (12 seconds), Nicholas Baffi in the 200 (25.54), Hayden Bowen in the 400 (57.12) and Isaac Scouten in the 800 (2:20.22).
Shelby second places were recorded by Joey Foster in the shot put (32 feet 9.5 inches) and the discus (96 feet 8 inches).