Harris Breaks Pole Vault Record, Saline Wins 3 of 4 Relays at Golden Triangle

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 05/07/2018 - 09:56
Eric Harris broke his own record in the pole vault. (file photo)

The Golden Triangle race was held Friday and Saturday at Saline High School, attracting teams from all over Michigan and the region.

Friday, the team of Eric Harris, Myles Griffin, Winford Walker and Christopher Chuparkoff won the 100-100-200-400 relay in 1:32.04. The team of Jamari Harris-Prucle, Nicholas Patteri, Jacob Stuck and Jack Fenelon was fifth in 1:36.64.

Christopher Chuparkoff was second in the 400 meters in a career-best 49.1 seconds. Jack Fenelon was 10th in 51.73.

Winford Walker was fifth in the 200 in 22.71. Joshua Cook (7th, 1:58.98) and Will Downey (9th, 2:00.12) had top 10 finishes in the 800. Willi Minette was sixth in the 3200 in 9:40.98.

Noah Pelletier was second in the freshman 1600 meters. He ran in 4:51.66.

In the field, Trevor Garbo was fourth in the shot put, throwing 44-05. Matt Lau was seventh, threowing 43-04.

Saturday, the big story on the boys side was Eric Harris and Saline’s relays.

Harris cleared 15-09 to break his own school record in pole vault. Luke Atzinger was second in 14-06 and Matthew Hardt was fifth in 13-00.

Harris was also the winner of the long jump, leaping 22-02.5. Ryan Koch went 19-04.5.

Harris also helped Saline’s 4-by-100 relay finish first. He joined Walker, Chuparkoff and Griffin on the team that ran the relay in 43.06.

Griffin, Fenelon, Chuparkoff and Walker won the 4-by-200 relay in 1:29.34.

Saline also won the 4-by-400 relay. Jacob Stuck, Fenelon, Chuparkoff and Walker ran the race in 3:24.34. The team of Christopher Van Dyke, Jacob Brunty, Cam Bacarella and Will Downey ran the 4-by-800 in 8:13.02.

Anthony Dekraker finished seventh in the 1600 meters and in the Golden Mile.

On the girls side Friday, Lauryn Hunt finished second in the 400 meters in a personal best 58.19.

Jenna Allman (6th, 11:47.86) and Nicole Dillmann (7th, 11:48.29) finished in the top 10 in the 3200 meters.

Katherine Clark finished first in the novice 3200, finishing in 12:17.

Emily Cook was 10th in the 100 meter hurdles (16.68).

Cook, Amera Boyd, Suzanne Chuparkoff and Hunt helped Saline take second in the 100-100-200-400 relay.

Charlotte Peterson was ninth the pole vault, clearing 9-06.

On Saturday, Saline’s top individual performance came from Sloane Pepper, who cleared 5-01, a personal best. Pepper placed third. Emily Cook was fifth in the 300 hurdles in a personal best 48.1.

Kayla Fortino, Emma Cummings, Hunt and Suzanne Chuparkhoff finished third in the 4-by-400 relay. Cummings, Fortino, Jessi Larson and Rebecca Cantrell were fourth in the 4-by-800. Boyd, Hunt, Cook and Chuparkhoff were fifth in the 4-by-200 relay.




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