What’s better than hosting an invitational? Why winning one, of course.
And that’s exactly what the Wyandotte boys did at the third annual Metro Classic run at Roosevelt on May 11.
The Bears scored 78 points to edge Carlson, which was second with 75.
Travis Pritt led the way for the Bears, setting school records in both the 100 and 300 hurdles. He was first in the 100s and second in the 300s, He also ran on the second-place mile relay team along with Brett Malinowski, Damian Haugabook and Cecil Chatman.
Malinowski and Chatan were also fourth-place on the 4×100 meter relay team, along with Daylen Boddie and Cameron Garrison.
Gabe Mullins was third in the 800 and fifth in the mile and the Bears piled up a bunch of points in the field events were Andrew Nestman and Thomas Kirby were fourth and fifth in the discus, Zachary Grant was fifth in the high jump, Jesus Plasencia and Kirby were fourth and fifth in the shot, Emilio Plasencia and Paublo Bustos were third and eighth in the pole vault and Garrison was seventh in the long jump.
Also scoring for the Bears were Sam Raskine and Jalen Jackson.
Wyandotte’s girls finished eighth in the event with 31 ½ points. Woodhaven won with 114 ½.
Shantynae Atwater-Boyd was all over the scoresheet for the Bears. She was fourth in the long jump, fifth in the 200, seventh in the high jump and ran a leg on the eighth-place 4×200 relay team along with Sydney Lazerek, Alyssa DeLong and Hailey Sheldrake.
Sara Creech grabbed a fifth place in the pole vault, Katelyn Bezzo was seventh in the long jump, Victoria Fiondella was seventh in the mile and the 4×800 relay team of Fiondella, Paige Chinavre, Jordyn Burks and Katelyn Olin was sixth.
The Metro Classic is the unofficial start of the “championship season” for area track teams. Regionals were May 17 for Roosevelt and the Downriver League meet is May 21. The state finals for qualifiers is June 1 at East Kentwood High School.