Eli Haddad hands the baton to Noah Stallworth in the 4x400 relay. ~ Photo by Kari Korytkowski
EAST KENTWOOD – The Rams boys track & field team competed in the OK Red Conference Championships, Friday, May 10, and came home with a fourth-place finish. East Kentwood claimed the title with 192 points, Hudsonville claimed runner up with 140.5 and Grand Haven just nosed out Rockford for third with 99.5 points, with the Rams tallying 95. Caledonia 71.5, Grandville 40.5, and West Ottawa 17, rounded out the finishes.
The Rams had impressive finishes in the relays – claiming firsts in the 4x100 and 4x400, a second in the 4x200 and fifth in the 4x800. Noah Stallworth earned the titles in the 100m and 200m dashes and was part of the winning 4x100 and 4x400 relay teams. Jude Parks registered a PR in the 3200m run and earned fifth place, and Caiden Krueger notched a PR in the discus and claimed seventh. In the 400m dash, Bradley Rohen-Blanton registered a PR on his way to a third-place finish.
INDIVIDUAL RAM RUNNING FINISHES: 100m – 1. Noah Stallworth 10.50, 7. Eli haddad 11.41; 200m – 1. Noah Stallworth 22.01; 400m – 3. Bradley Rohen-Blanton 51.76 (PR); 1600m – 7. Jack Grimm 4:38.58; 3200m – 5. Jude Parks 10:00.26 (PR); 110m Hurdles – 3. Gage Martin 15.40, 4. Jacob Rademacher 15.41; 300m Hurdles – 3. Jacob Rademacher 41.78, 6. Gage Martin 43.70.
INDIVIDUAL RAM FIELD FINISHES: Shot Put – 7. Jacob Vega 42-00.25; Discus – 7. Caiden Krueger 120-08 (PR); Pole Vault – 6. Jacob Peck 12-06.00, 7. Aidan McNamara 12-00.00.
RELAYS: 4x100 – 1. Rockford Jackson Mosely, John Vanden Heuvel, Eli Haddad, Noah Stallworth 42.65; 4x200 – 2. Rockford Jackson Moseley, Eli Haddad, Jacob Rademacher, John Vanden Heuvel 1:33.30; 4x400 – 1. Rockford Bradley Ronen-Blanton, Jacob Rademacher, Noah Stallworth, Eli Haddad 3:25.65; 4x800 – 5. Rockford Jacob Majoor, Evan Veldkamp, Judah Gustafson, Lucas Patin 8:41.57.
The Rams now prepare for the MHSAA Regional competition, which will take place at Grand Haven, Friday, May 17.
Jacob Rademacher hands the baton to Eli Haddad in the 4x400 relay. ~ Photo by Kari Korytkowski
Noah Stallworth finishes first for his team in the 4X400 relay. ~ Photo by Kari Korytkowski
Noah Stallworth winning the 100m, with Ram Eli Haddad in lane 3, claiming 7th. ~ Photo by Kari Kortykowski
Brad Rohen-Blanton starts the 4x400 relay for the Rams. ~ Photo by Kari Korytkowski
Eli Haddad hands off the baton to Noah Stallworth in the 4x100 relay. ~ Photo by Kari Korytkowski
Noah Stallworth claims the 200m dash. ~ Photo by Kari Korytkowski
Jacob Rademacher and Gage Martin (far right) in the 300m hurdles. Rademacher claimed third and Martin finished sixth. ~ Photo by Kari Kortykowski