North boys, South girls defeat crosstown rivals
By Thomas Franz
Posted May 7, 2014
GROSSE POINTES — Grosse Pointe North boys’ track and field team earned a 98-39 victory against Grosse Pointe South on April 29.
North’s Makai Polk won the shot put (46-feet-9-inches) and discus (134 feet). Tod Long won the 100-meter dash in 10.9 seconds and 200 in 23 seconds. Long also ran legs on the winning 400- and 800-meter relays.
Bryce Johnson won both hurdle events for North, while Connor Sickmiller won the 1,600 and 3,200 for the Norsemen.
For South, Brett Kotis won the 800 in 2 minutes, 5 seconds, while Jordan Spratt won in high jump with a clearance of 6-2. Elondo Moore won long jump with a leap of 20-3.
North’s boys improved to 2-1 in the MAC Red, and after hosting Macomb Dakota on May 6, the Norsemen travel to Romeo on May 13 to close out their league schedule.
On the girls side, South cruised to a 92-45 victory. The Blue Devils started strong by sweeping the jumping events as Hannah Adams (8 feet) won the pole vault, Leigh Farquhar (15 feet, 5 inches) won long jump and Tamira McCoy (4 feet, 9 inches) won high jump.
Junior Ersula Farrow won the 1,600 5:23 and 800 run in 2:23. Jasmine Brathwaite was also a double winner for the Blue Devils by taking the 100 in 12.5 seconds and 200 in 25.3 seconds.
The Graczyk sisters split victories in the hurdle events for South, as Spencer won the 100 high hurdles, while Kendall won the 300.
Anna Piccione won the 3,200 for South in 11:59.
South’s girls improved to 2-0 in MAC Red meets, and after a dual meet with Utica Eisenhower on May 6, the Blue Devils will host Macomb Dakota on May 13 in a dual meet that will likely decide the division champion.
About the author
Staff Writer Thomas Franz covers Macomb Township, Chippewa Valley Schools and the Macomb County Board of Commissioners for the Macomb Township Chronicle. He also covers sports primarily for the Shelby-Utica News. He has worked for C & G Newspapers since 2013 and attended Michigan State University.
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