TRACK AND FIELD: DC girls take first at EMU Relays

By Chris Zadorozny

For the fourth straight year, the Divine Child girls’ track squad took home first place in the Eastern Michigan University Relays (EMU Relays) to start off their 2013 season.

Going up against schools from around the state, they defeated all of them in a blowout fashion. They finished with 113.5 points while Algonac, who came in second, racked up just 42 points.

The Falcons gathered 27 medals with eight first-place finishers, two second-place finishers, two fourth-place finishers, and three seventh-place finishers.

Among the first-place finishers, senior Paige Patterson in the 60-meter dash, junior Lindsey Brewis in the 1600-meter run (one mile), sophomore Kayla Gandy in the 60-meter hurdles, senior Ashley O’Neil in the shot put, the 4×200 relay, 4×400 relay, 4×800 relay, and the Distance Medley.

Senior Mallory Myler finished second in the 60-meter hurdles, and Rachel O’Neill finished second to her sister, Ashley, in the shot put. The two fourth-place finishers were sophomore Jessica Semaan in the pole vault, and Myler in the long jump.

Myler led the way for the Falcons also contributing in the 4×200 relay team, and the 4×400 relay team.

The Dearborn Heights Robichaud Bulldogs girl’s squad also competed in the EMU relays, finishing in 15th with just six points.

Junior Raven Kelly finished third in the 60-meter hurdles, the only top-10 finisher from the Bulldogs. The 4×400 relay squad finished 13th, while senior Destiny Johnson finished 15th in the long jump.

The Bulldogs’ boys’ team finished ninth with 22.5 points and was led by a second-place finish in the 4×400 relay.

Senior Marshall Burns finished in third-place in the high jump, while senior Josh Schumack finished fifth in the long jump, and seventh in the 60-meter dash.

Also finishing in the top 10 for the Bulldogs was senior Chris Davis with an eighth-place finish in the high jump.

To read the original post that appeared online on the MI Prep Zone website, on March 29, 2013, go to


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