TRACK AND FIELD: Girls’ track roundup

By Chris Zadorozny

Last Thursday, the Dearborn Pioneers girls’ track squad beat Edsel Ford and Fordson in a tri-meet, taking seven first place finishes.

Senior Maryrose Deberadino placed first in both the 200 and 400 races, along with leading the 4×200 and 4×400 relay races to first-place finishes.

Junior Cece O’Reilly came won the pole vault, while fellow junior Hannah Davison finished first in the 800 and helped the 4×400 relay place first.

Senior Jessica Balaka finished first in the 100 hurdles, while junior Brittnay Toler took first in the 300 hurdles.

Sophomore Clare Whittaker won the 3,200 run, while the 4×100 relay team also took home first place.

The Pioneers finish up this week with a meet against Belleville on Tuesday and the regional meet on Friday.

The Robichaud girls’ track squad traveled to Detroit Country Day along and had a tri-meet with Country Day, and Mercy High School.

Country Day came out on top with 78 points, Mercy finished with 64 and the Bulldogs had 22.

The Bulldogs only had one first-place finisher, four second-place finishers, and one third-place finisher.

Senior Jahara Grady was the only Bulldogs champ, winning the discus with a throw of 101-feet, 9-inches. She also came in third in the shot put (29-11).

Senior Crystal Robinson came in second in the 200 dash (27.59). Junior Raven Kelly placed second in the 300 hurdles (53.44) and the high jump (4-6). The Bulldogs also placed second in the 4×200 relay (1:56.41).

To read the original post that appeared in the Dearborn Press & Guide on May 14, 2013, go to


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