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Boys Track Team Lands Second in OK Red

By Jeannie Gregory, 05/14/18, 11:15AM EDT

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Rams Land 2nd in OK Red

The Rockford boys track & field team claimed second in the OK Red Conference Meet. The Rams came in behind East Kentwood, who tallied 195 points to claim the conference crown. The meet took place at Holland’s Harbor Light’s Middle School, Monday, May 14. Grand Haven placed third with 93 points, Hudsonville fourth with 83, Caledonia fifth with 61, Grandville sixth with 63, and West Ottawa tallied 32 points to finish seventh.

Noah Stallworth earned two crowns individually – in both the 100m and 200m dashes, and Cole Johnson also earned two - in the 800m run and 3200m run. Dayton Brown earned an individual title in the 1600m run, and Gavin McIntyre claimed first in the discus.

In the 100m dash, Stallworth claimed first at 11 flat, and Chase Novak claimed seventh at 11.57. Satllworth’s time in the 200m dash was 22.51, earning him first, and Novak landed sixth with a 23.39. Ram Cole Johnson earned first in the 800m run with a time of 1:58.35, and placed second in the 400 meters with a time of 50.34. Nate Carlson placed sixth in the 400m. Brown claimed first in the 1600m run with a time of 4:28.77, with Jack Grimm setting a PR with a time of 4:30.99, good enough to earn fourth place. Johnson placed first in the 3200m run, clocking in at 9:42.06, with Brown placing third and Grimm finishing fourth. Jacob Rademacher placed fifth in the 110m hurdles with a time of 15.56, and landed second in the 300m hurdles with a time of 40.39. Teammates Micah Sage and Gage Martin placed fourth and fifth, respectively.

In the shot put, Peyton Gardner placed seventh with a throw of 41’8” and Matt DeHaan threw a PR of 40’10.5”, for eighth place. McIntyre earned the title in the discus with a throw of 166’7”, Kevin Isley placed fifth in the high jump, clearing the bar at 6’, and Novak finished second in the long jump with a leap of 22’.

The Rockford 4X800 relay team of Brown, Evan Dubey, Grimm and Johnson placed first with a time of 8:05.73. The Rams placed second in the 4X100, third in the 4X200, fourth in the 4X400.