Onekama Frostbite Invitational
April 22, 2005
The first annual Onekama Frostbite Invitational culminated in a victory for the Portager boys’ track team, who took home the first place trophy after totalling 125 points. Facing down some tough competition in a field of eight teams, the boys emerged victorious despite pressure from Suttons Bay, Marion and Manton. Final standings found Marion in second place with 110 points, followed by Suttons Bay, 104.5 points; Manton, 86 points; Buckley, 50 points; Brethren, 26.5 points, and Mesick, 25 points. Walkerville also participated.

The Portagers streaked ahead in the standings after junior Ryan Brown and freshman Taylor Fraly placed first and second in the 300 meter intermediate hurdles. With the support of some strong performances by the 800 and 3200 meter runners, and a second place finish by the 1600 meter relay team, the boys remained rooted (as we rooted them to remain) in the top spot. Particularly exciting was the fact that all four relay teams improved their best times, reflecting the potential of these fleet-feeted fellas.

Boys Individual Results:
The meet was highlighted by several personal bests on the boys’ squad. Names/events in boldface indicate new personal records:

  • Pole Vault: 3rd – Ryan Brown, 11’0", 4th – Nick Swisher, 10’6",
  • Discus: 3rd — Chris Smith, 119’8"
  • 3200 Relay: 2nd – Andy Desmarais, Josh Groenwald, Luke Allen, Eric Maddux 9:05
  • 110 High Hurdles: 1st – Brown, 17.30, 3rd: — Jordan Maxey, 17.54
  • 100 m Run: 4th — Anthony Reedy, 11.81
  • 800 m. Relay: 3rd: – Nate Milarch, Taylor Fraly, Maddux, Reedy 1:39.51
  • 1600m Run: 1st- Luke Allen, 4:35
  • 400m Run: 5th – Milarch, 55.94
  • 400 m Relay: 2nd: — Reedy, Jordan Maxey, Milarch, Maddux 47.28
  • 300 Hurdles: 1st-Brown, 42.15, 2nd — Fraly, 45.80
Girls Individual Results
  • High Jump: 4th Alyssa C. 4' 8"; 6th Shannon E.
  • Discus: 4th MaryLynn B. 89'3.5"
  • Pole Vault: 2nd Marlee H. 8 foot; 4th Kelsey A. 6' 6"
  • Long Jump: 3rd Stephanie K. 14' 2"; Shanon 11' .5"
  • Shot Put Girls : Jessica 16' 7.5": Kristy 18' 3.25 "
  • 100 M. Dash: 4th Marlee H. 14.0; Kelsey 14.5
  • 200 M Dash: Jade 33.1; Sarah E. 32.9
  • 300 M. Hurdles: 2nd Ronnie M 53.2 (Sophomore class record)
  • 100 M. High Hurdles: 4th Kelsey A. 19:56; 6th Sarah E.
  • 3200 M. Relay Girls: 2nd Place Ronnie M , Sam M. , MaryLynn B., Ashley Z. 10:47
  • 1600 M. Run: 2nd Ashley Z. 6:42; Carmen H 7:05
  • 1600 M. Relay: 4th Mary Lynn B. , Samantha M. , Ashley Z., Ronnie M. 4:40
  • 400 M Relay: 5th Marlee H., Alyssa C., Shannon E., Kelsey A. 57.5
  • 800 M Relay: 5th Stephanie K., Jade W., Carmen H, Ronnie M.
  • 800 M. Run: 3rd MaryLynn B. 2:42; Jade 3:15
  • 400 M Dash: 4th Samantha M. 1:07; Carmen 1:18

Boys Individual Results, Continued

  • 800 m Run: 2nd -Allen, 2:09
  • 200m run: 5th — Maddux, 24.94
  • 3200m Run: 1st- Groenwald, 10:42, 5th —Swisher, 11:06
  • 1600 m Relay: 2nd - Brown, Allen, Milarch, Maddux, 3:41.8

Although the scoring sheets indicate first through sixth place only, several trackletes who did not place in the top six continue to persevere and score personal bests as the season progresses. Those whose efforts at the Icebreaker Invitational earned them PRs in their events included senior Mike Coryell in the shot, who threw a PR of 35’9", and freshman Andy Allen in the 400 meter run, who ran a 59.3.

Freshman Carmen Hayes finishes out her rotation on her throw as the competitors watch her discus fly.

Sr. Chris Smith earned a medal in todays Discus event placing third.

Sr. Mary Lynn Bradford exhibited her excellent form in the Discus event and earned herself a medal.

Sr. Dominic Morrill checks the girls teams in for the Discus event. Dominic helped officiate until Coach Hunter arrived, making accurate calls on faults and measurements.

Marlee puts on a burst of speed near the finish.

<--Discus Photos and captions by
Gwen Smith.-->

Sr. Mike Coryell concentrates on his throw in discus.

Josh Groenwald

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Ryan Brown with Dan, the fan, in the background.

Kelsey is having a great time!

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Here Thomas Koon, Tom Koon, Lynn O'Connor and Kevin O'Connor show the FrostBite shirts. And yes, there are still some shirts left. If you missed your shirt, you can pick up your official Frostbite Invitational shirt at the next track meet and help the Boosters too. Lynn says, "We are out of smalls, but still have a decent selection of the other sizes. They are $10 a piece. "

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