TAWAS CITY – The Tawas Area track and field teams competed at the Falcon Invitational on Friday, hosted by Ogemaw Heights. Competing the large school division, the girls team was able to come in second while the boys finished up third. 

“We were coming in as coaches hoping to get a better glimpse of our athletes and what they are capable of,” boys head coach Scott Jorasz said. “I honestly am very proud of the effort that our athletes put into the meet. We have a bright future with the results from our underclassmen, and look forward to what is to come for them as they improve throughout the remainder of the season.”

The Lady Braves had Tayler Thompson place fifth in the 100-meter dash, Olivia Morand was third in the 200 and Aaliyah Cota was second in both the 800- and 1,600-meter runs. Sophia Morand also competed in the 800, taking fifth. In the 3,200, Alexandra Perrot was able to come in third. Cota was able to come in second in the 300 hurdles and Juliette Johnson was fifth in the same event. 

Tawas also had a second place 4x400 relay team of Olivia Morand, Addison Cota, Aaliyah Cota and Ava Busch.

In the shot put, Kendra McClaine, Hannah Hinkley and Dulaney Noeker were third, fourth and fifth and in the discus, Marleigh Moeller was able to take second. In the high jump, Olivia Hemker was second and Riley Garrett was second in the long jump. 

For the boys, Matthew Binder was fourth in the 100, Nick Maynard won the 200-meter dash in a time of 24.34 and he also won the 400, by clocking a 56.5. Bryson Smith was also fifth in the 300 hurdles. 

In the 4x100, Lukas Herrick, Jackson Pestrue, Kyle Indreica and Ethan Romzek placed second, while the team of Binder, Herrick, Jake Look and Maynard was second in the 4x200 relay. 

In the shot put, Boden Cabble and John Rogers were second and third, while Zach Bocker and Caleb Stone were second and third in the discus. Pestrue was also fourth in the long jump. 

Tawas heads to Standish-Sterling on Friday and is in AuGres on Monday. 

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