Prep Track and Field: Glancy lifts Bears; Mason boys snap streak

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Alexa Glancy runs for Jefferson against New Boston Huron Tuesday.
Alexa Glancy runs for Jefferson against New Boston Huron Tuesday.

Alexa Glancy didn’t win the 400 meters Tuesday.

But she felt like a winner.

The Jefferson junior broke an 18-year-old record in the event and helped her track and field team earn a key Huron League victory over New Boston Huron.

Glancy was nipped in both the 100 and 400 meters by Huron’s record-setting Elizabeth Anderson.

But Glancy was a member of the Bears’ winning 800-meter relay that was a key factor in a 92-36 Jefferson victory.

She was clocked at 1:00.4 in the 400, easily eclipsing Katie McAbier’s school record of 1:01.2.

Alyssa Masserant (long jump, two relays), Veronica Fitzgerald (three relays), Jenna Pilachowski (1,600, 3,200), Madison McKinney (throws), Mia Schroeder (hurdles), Kim Miller (800, 3,200 relay), and Kirsten Vanisacker (two relays) all won multiple events for Jefferson.

“Our girls have really been running well in this cold weather,” said Jefferson coach Phil Speare said, whose team improved to 3-0 overall and in the Huron League. “I can’t wait to see what we can do when we get some decent weather."

Jefferson’s boys won 86-42 as Alex Mansfield swept the throws and Carter McCalister took the 1,600 and 3,200. Other individual winners were Garret Thomas (high jump), Ben Merkel (long jump), Blake Schroeder (800), Isaac Merkel (400) and Myles Tackett (200).

“Don't be deceived by the score,” Jefferson coach Josh Ludwick said. “Huron has weapons hidden all over this team. We were really focused on their sprints, but they tried to catch us off guard with their distance abilities. Lucky for us, our distance and field athletes did their jobs. Our sprinters and hurdlers ran against them very well.”

Mason snaps streak

ERIE – Erie Mason’s boys halted Adrian Madison’s 49-meet winning streak in the Tri-County Conference in impressive fashion, winning 104-34 Tuesday.

The 6-0 Eagles also beat Britton Deerfield 117-20.

“It was a big day all around with everyone contributing to the scoring,” Mason coach Alex Russeau said.

Jackson Ansel won the 400 and 800 meters and Jackson Iocoangeli hit a personal best in winning the high jump for Mason. Other individual wins came from Landen Nastale (100), Cooper Kinsey (200), Jacob Ansel (1,600), Ethan Cuschieri (3,200), Alex Langenderfer (pole vault) and Chris Worden (long jump).

The Eagles also won the 400 (Kinsey, Nastale, Shane Pauwles, Aiden McMullen), 800 (Grant Shadler, Mark Sweeney, Worden, Landen Nastale) and 1,600 (Langenderfer, Jackson Ansel, Iocoangeli, Kinsey) relays and got personal bests from Aaron Koehn, Bryce Gardiner and Lauden Murbach.

Mason's girls lost to Madison 99-38 and beat Britton Deerfield 66-63. Elizabeth Lambert (800) and Kylie Bash (high hurdles) won events and Jenna Wright and Beth Sweeney had strong performances.

Monroe's Soule shines

DEXTER – Meredith Soule was unstoppable Tuesday.

Meredith Soule
Meredith Soule

The Monroe senior won both hurdle races along with the 200 and 400 meters to lead her team to a split of a tri meet. The Trojans beat Bedford 73-62 and fell 80-57 to Dexter.

Soule led a sweep of the 200 with Marley Rose and Megan Kane.

Kamryn Bice won the discus and Isabella Seger-Wagasy was first in the long jump. Kane also was second in the 100 hurdles, Ashlyn Mydloski was second in the shot-put, and Matley Rose was runner-up in the long jump.

Despite the poor weather, Monroe had 15 new personal bests and five season bests.

Bedford's girls went 0-2, also falling to Dexter 86-50.

The Mules finished 1-2 in the high jump behind Elizabeth Cochran and Jaelyn Hall. Bedford also won the 800 relay and were runner-up in the 400, 1,600, and 3,200 relays. Veronica Steinman (second 100), Kaylin Schroeder (third 100 hurdles), Veda Legeza (third shot-put), Jaime Santiago (third discus), and Mia Garcia (third long jump) also performed well.

Bedford's boys split, defeating Monroe 74-62 and dropping a 74-58 score to Dexter. Monroe lost to Dexter 83-54.

Micah Scheffer was champion in the 100, 200, and long jump to lead Bedford. Alex Ortiz won the 1,600 and was second in the 800, Collin Balla was second in the 3,200 and third in the long jump, and Caleb Agius (110 hurdles) and Preston Ulery (300 hurdles) were second.

Andrew McCarthy was second in three events (100, 200, high jump) to pace Monroe. Teegan Simmons (second shot-put), Brayden Richard (second discus), Nick Parran (third 800 and 1,600), Jordan Bassler (third shot-put), and Tayshaun Nichols (third high jump) also were strong for the Trojans.

Foor leads Jets

CARLETON – Matt Foor won the shot-put and discus to lead Airport to an 84-40 victory over St. Mary Catholic Central Tuesday.

Also winning for the Jets were Nik Hammond (long jump), Thomas (high jump), Brandon Wehrs (300 hurdles), Alex Topjian (400), Joben Sayles (110 hurdles), Nolan Feldpausch (800) and Seth Haliburda (3,200).

Cole Jondro won the 100 and 200 for SMCC and Gabe Iott ruled the 1,600.

Airport won the girls meet 76-50. Winners for the Jets were Bella Awishes (shot-put, discus), Mara Szuper (800, 1,600), Tara Szuper (400), Sydney Mason (300 hurdles), and Courtney Bouvair (3,200).

Airport also won the 800 relay (Jameira Eby, Alivia Awishes, Gianna LaFata, Madison Rice), the 1,600 relay (Tara Szuper, Rice, Bouvair, Mara Szuper), and the 3,200 relay (Anery Arsalunat, Bouvair, Tara Szuper, Mara Szuper).

Ashley Ruhlig won the long jump and 200 for SMCC’s girls. The Kestrels also got wins from Lauren Conant (high jump), Mary Alice Lynch (100 hurdles) and Maddie Ruhlig (100).

Milan defeats Devils

MILAN – Marissa Beck and Cami Heath were double winners Tuesday to lead Milan's girls to a 67-61 victory over Grosse Ile on Tuesday.

Beck was first in the shot-put with a throw of 30-2.5 and won the discus with a toss of 104-4. Olivia Henry was second in the shot-put.

Heath won the 100 in :13.31 and the 300 hurdles in :59.7.

Other winners for the Big Reds were Anastasia Hill (:19.16), Malea Wourmen (400), Lauren Fairbanks (200), the 800 relay team (Jenna Griffin, Fairbanks, Julia Lorch, Heath), and the 1,600 relay team (Hannah Segrist, Fairbanks, Bri Smallwood, Wourmen).

Carlson’s Miller shines

WYANDOTTE – Elyse Miller won the 100, 200 and 400-meter dashes and ran a leg on the winning 1,600-meter relay as Gibraltar Carlson’s girls beat Southgate Anderson, but lost to Wyandotte Roosevelt Tuesday.

Other standouts for the 3-1 Marauders were Brooke Cifaldi, Riley Ivy and Kylie Iwasko.

Carlson’s boys won both of their meets led by wins from Aiden Ferguson (400), Cody Britt (low hurdles), Ben Przytula (discus, shot-put).

Britt, Przytula, Ferguson, Aidan Bowdler, Jon Anderson. Carson Blake, Aidan Nagy, Scott Miller, Niko Cumberland, Christian Fort and Caleb Greear all hit personal bests.

Flat Rock girls win

RIVERVIEW – Megan Woelkers won the three longest races of the day to lead Flat Rock to a 71-57 victory over Riverview Tuesday.

The Rams also had two double winners – Sophia Chan (long jump, 200) and Alyssa Bonanno (throws) – and ruled the the 800 and 3,200-meter relays.

Flat Rock's boys fell 121-7 and did not have any winners.

This article originally appeared on The Monroe News: Prep Track and Field: Glancy lifts Bears; Mason boys snap streak