By Chris Zadorozny
After a gloomy and rainy week that cancelled many high school sports, the Divine Child boy’s track squad faced a tough test in the Birmingham Brother Rice team on April 16.
In the showdown in Dearborn, the visiting Warriors took off right from the start. They took an early 6-3 lead after the first event, the 100 and never trailed on their way to an 85-43 victory.
DC’s Daniel O’Neill finished second in the 100 in 11.47 seconds. He also finished third in the 200 with a 24.04 finish.
The Falcons didn’t place anyone in the top three in the 400, but did have six of the top 10. It was a 24-4 lead for Brother Rice at this point and the Warriors pulled away from there.
Zachary Welker finished second in the 800 run, while Griffin Miller placed second in both the 1600 and 3200 runs.
The Falcons did have a couple of first-place finishers in the form of Frederick Boyd in the 110 hurdles and 300 hurdles. He finished in 15.28 and 41.53, respectively.
George Swaya also finished first in the long jump and high jump with a 19-foot, 10-inch long lump and a 6-foot high jump.
The Falcons also had a first place team in the 4×800 relay
Tigers bite ’Dogs
In their first dual meet of the season, the Dearborn Heights Robichaud boys’ track squad fell just short at Belleville last Tuesday.
The Bulldogs competed well against Belleville, but came up short in the relay portion of the meet, which ended up costing them in the end.
Robichaud had seven first place finishes, but only one of them came in a relay event and Belleville posted a 66-58 win.
Marshall Burns Jr. finished first in both the high jump (5-1 and the long jump (19-1) for the Bulldogs, while Darrius Phillips finished first in the 100 (10.85) and 200 (22.62).
The other first place finishers for the Bulldogs include the shot put, discus, and the 4x100m relay.
Belleville swept the 1600 and finished first and third in the 3200, which helped them secure the win.
The team regrouped, hosted the Falcon Invitational and bounced back from their loss, coming in first out of nine schools with a total score of 196 points, demolishing the competition.
Miller came out on top in the 1600 (4:45.15) and 3200 (10:56.34) races and Boyd also finished first in the 110 hurdles (15.60) and 300 hurdles (41.80).
The Falcons also swept the 3200 event, and placed third and fourth in the 1600 event.
John Filiatraut (40-1/4) placed second in the shot, followed by Joseph Cellini (34-5”) with a fourth place finish.
In the discus, Filiatraut (99-2) placed third, while Nicholas Demmer was fifth (88-feet).
Sawaya was once again in the top two in his events, placing second in the long jump (18-2.5) and first in the high jump (6-2).
The Falcons were also first in the 4×100 and 4×800 relays and second in the 4×200 relay and 4×400 relay.
Thurston beats AHS
Redford Thurston and Annapolis faced off in a dual meet last Tuesday.
It was the Cougars’ first meet of the season and they fell 82-44.
Annapolis had five first-place finishers in the whole meet, but stayed in the meet with numerous top-three finishes.
The Cougars finished first in the 4×800 relay, high jump, 400, 800 and 3200.
They also placed second in the 200, 1600, 4×100 relay, 200, discus, and 4×400 relay.
Cougars were third in the 1600, the long jump, 300 hurdles and discus.
Annapolis headed to Garden City yesterday for their next dual meet of the season.
To read the original post that appeared online on the MI Prep Zone website, on April 23, 2013, go to www.miprepzone.com/pressandguide.