Grand Ledge girls, East Lansing boys each a close second at Jenison Dick Hoekstra email@example.com
EAST LANSING - Holly High School captured both larger school team titles on Tuesday in the MSU/Playmakers True Team Track and Field Indoor Invitational at Jenison Field House.
Close victory: East Lansing senior Robbie Glew edged Mason sophomore Tanner Hinkle to win the 3,200-meter run on Tuesday in the True Team Indoor Meet at Michigan State's Jenison Field House.
But a pair of area teams managed close second-place finishes. Holly edged the East Lansing boys 1,093-1,079 and the Grand Ledge girls 1,029-1,003.
The event for smaller high schools will take place from 3:30-9 p.m. today at Michigan State.
The Grand Ledge girls were led by senior Tory Schiller, who won three events: the long jump, 60-meter hurdles and 400 dash.
Tory Schiller is just an incredible athlete, Comet girls coach Fred Hutchinson said. But we also had a lot of freshmen who came up from the middle school program last year and performed real well even though this was their first track and field experience at the high school level.
East Lansing coach Pat Murray didn't put any of his athletes in more than two events, very few in multiple events, and was missing a couple of others.
That's why I was really surprised to hear we were in the top couple (of teams), he said. I was particularly happy with Henry Pettway scoring so well in the 60 (meter dash with a second place to Eastern's Will Green) because it's a big jump for him against really fast guys.
Murray was also impressed with his relays - including the victorious mile relay of Lawrence Collins, Elijah Hamilton-Wray, Dan Tyler and Shane Glynn-Habron - and Robbie Glew's winning time of 9:33 in the 3,200 run.
I knew he was in shape, Murray said of Glew. But I didn't know he was ready to do that. That was exciting.
Collins was the other event winner for the Trojans in the 400 dash.