The Pioneer girls’ track and field team put on a show in Saline on Friday during the Division 1 Regional as the Pioneers ran away with the championship scoring 174 points.
Skyline took second with 89.5 points with Saline third (57), Dexter fourth (52) and Huron fifth (47) in the 15-team field.
The state finals are June 3 at East Kentwood HS.
Pioneer’s 4×800 relay team of Anne Forsyth, Jacalyn Overdier, Sydney Dawes and Alice Hill took a comfortable first place with a time of 9 minutes, 02.69 seconds. Saline finished a distant second in 9:39.54.
Skyline’s foursome of Emma Cummings, Kayla Fortino, Rebecaa Cantrell and Taylor Vaughan took third in 9:43.80.
In the 100 meters, Pioneer’s Britten Bowen sprinted to a first place in 12.40 seconds. Huron’s Brooke Bogan was second (12.51) and Pioneer’s Janea Pryor was fifth (13.20) and teammate Shelby Hall was sixth (13.33).
In the 100 hurdles, Bowen took another first place with a time of 13.96. Skyline’s Lauren Foyteck was fourth in 16.14.
Bowen wasn’t done collecting gold. The Pioneer senior took first place in 25.36 in the 200 meters. Skyline’s Chloe Foster was second (25.74), Bowen was third in 25.80 and Pioneer’s Tiffany Cerna-Garcia was fifth (26.68).
Pioneer’s fab four of Griffin, Hall, Cerna-Garcia and Hailey Mayes took first in the 4×200 relay with a time of 1:43.40. Huron’s foursome of Jacqueline Lucas, Chinyerem Nwaneri, Arion Harris and Brooke Bogan was third in 1:46.70.
The Pioneer 4×100 relay team of Griffin, Cerna-Garcia, Hall and Bowen took first place in 48.79. Skyline (Jada Weatherspoon, Chloe Foster, Taylor Weatherford and Emily Judkins) was second in 49.81.
In the 4×200 relay, Pioneer’s four pack of Griffin, Hall, Mayes and Cerna-Garcia ran first in 1:43.40. Huron’s team of Lucas, Harris, Bogan and Nwaneri was third in 1:46.7.
The Pioneers went one-two punch in the 1600 meters with Forsyth in first (4:47.74) and Overdier in second (5:04.68). Skyline’s Chrysanthe Patselas was fourth in 5:25.39.
Mayes was back in familiar territory – first place – in the 400 meters with her time of 57.28. Skyline’s Zsofia Hull was fourth (1:00.84).
In the 300 hurdles, Foster brought home gold for Skyline with her time of 45.72. Pioneer’s Corinne Griffin was second in 46.92.
Pioneer went one-two again, this time in the 800 meters with Hill in first place in 2:17.91 and Dawes in second in 2:19.03. Pioneer’s Cameron Dalton was fourth in 2:24.11.
Pioneer again took the top two spots as Forsyth ran first in the 3200 meters in 10:21.92 and Overdier placed second in 10:54.65.
In the 4×400 relay, the team of Hill, Mayes, Stella Weinberg and Triniah Johnson ran first for Pioneer in 4:02.44. Skyline’s foursome of Zsofia Hull, Madeline Nicholas, Lillian Peck and Chloe Foster was second in 4:06.38 and Huron’s team of Lee Stewart, Berengere Gherardi, Bogan and Taryn Larkin was fourth in 4:17.66.
In the shot put, Skyline’s Kahshiada Kidd was second (35-3), Huron’s Fatim Diakite was fourth (34-8) and Pioneer’s Aderinola Adunbi was fifth (34-3).
Skyline’s Marina Salazar won the discus (107). Pioneer’s Adunbi was sixth (93-3).
Huron’s Lucas was second in the long jump (17-6).