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Cerro Gordo Bement High School Girls Finish Tied for 3rd at 36th Annual Tuscola Open/Boys in 8th

CGB sophomore Caroline Hill in lane 3 sprints to the finish line as the anchor runner in the girls’ 4 X 1 relay at the Tuscola Open on April 22. The other runners on the relay were Bella Zigler, Haley Garrett, and Haylei Simpson whose time of 53.48 was good for second place in the relay.

The Cerro Gordo Bement Broncos high school track and field teams competed at the 36th Annual Tuscola Open on Friday, April 22.

The Open is always highly competitive with some of the top athletes from around the area.

For a change the weather, although a little breezy was some of the warmest seen this season. As a result of the nicer weather several personal records (PR) were recorded.

The Lady Broncos tied with Marshall for third place with 66 points, just narrowly missing second. Hosts Tuscola won the girls competition with 103 points with Salt Fork taking second with 68. A total of 13 girls’ teams scored in the meet.

Scoring for the CGB girls’ team were Jazzi Hicks who brought home two first place finishes in the shot put/10.97m (PR) and the discus/31.93m. Earning the other first place for the ladies was the 4 X 4 relay team of Haylei Simpson, Reese Brunner, Caroline Hill and Haley Garrett who ran a 4:27.12 in their winning effort. Second place finishes were earned by Bella Zigler, long jump/5.04m (PR) and the 4 X 1/53.48 relay team of Zigler, Garrett, Simpson and Hill. Trinity Stroisch took fourth in the high jump/1.42m as did Gabby Block in the 300 meter hurdles/55.13 (PR) and the 4 X 8 relay of Mariah Corpus, Brunner, Ali Walker and Stroisch. Rounding out the scoring for the girls were three fifth place efforts in the 4 X 2 relay/2:02.69 which was run by Zigler, Walker, Bailey Walter and Hill, Gabby Block in the 3200m/15:56.91, and Haley Garrett in the triple jump/9.52m.

Other competitors for the Lady Broncos and their results were: Bailey Walker, 200m/31.46 (PR) and long jump/3.70m; Marley Olson, 800m/3:14.99 (PR) and 1600m/7:24.08 (PR); Mariah Corpus, 1600m/6:33.98 (PR); Gabby Block, 100m hurdles/19.65 (PR); Jacey Young, shot put/7.50m and discus/17.24m; Katherine Quick, high jump/1.37m and Reese Brunner, triple jump/9.05m (PR).

The CGB boys finished in 8th place out of 16 scoring teams with 19 points. Dylan Howell led the way for the boys’ team with a second place finish in the 3200 meters/10:15.01 and a third place in the 1600 meters/4:42.98 (PR). Chance Young high jumped 1.77m for a third place in that event. Mason Conour completed the scoring for the Broncos with a sixth place in the 300 meter hurdles/48.03 (PR).

Other participants for the boys and their results were: Cameron Brown, 100m/13.33; Jariah Adamson, 400m/56.35 (PR), shot put/11.36m and discus/36.90m; Gavin Conour, 400m/1:01.69 (PR) and long jump/5.09m; Evan Fogerson, 800m/2:27.98 (PR); John Freese, 800m/2:40.79 and 1600m/5:58.23; Mason Conour, long jump/5.21m; Tyce Alumbaugh, 300 meter hurdles/52.55 (PR) and triple jump/10.28m; Thomas Pierceall, shot put/11.68m; and Xander Hutchcraft, discus/23.48m.

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