TRACK: April 30, 2014, edition

Britton Deerfield and Blissfield had a busy week in track, while Whiteford was on spring break.

BD/Morenci/Clinton Men

The Britton Deerfield Patriot men’s track team split a double-dual meet April 22 at home on a windy chilly afternoon. The Patriots defeated Morenci but fell to Clinton.

BD/Clinton/Morenci Women

The temperatures may have been chilly, but the Britton Deerfield women’s track team heated up the track April 22 sweeping a double-dual meet with Clinton and Morenci. The Patriots were the overall winner in both the sprint relays. Sophomore Jaymz Gibson was a double-winner in the 400 and 200 meter dash events. Cambria Handy won the shot put and Janessa Handy the long jump. Mariah Gotz won the 100 meter dash. “We are doing really well,” BD coach Bob Beckey said, “with a little better weather we should see some peak performances in the next couple of weeks.” BD Women 75 Morenci 58

BD track at the tri-meet with Clinton and Morenci. Copyright 2014, River Raisin Publications, Inc.

The Lady Blissfield Royals were third and the Lady Britton Deerfield Patriots placed seventh at the 36th annual Addison Relays Friday. The Royal men were sixth and the Patriot men placed ninth overall. The rainy overcast day cleared off by race time giving runners calm conditions with moderate temperatures for racing. Both the men’s and women’s Royal sprint medley relay teams took first. The Lady Patriots won the long jump relay.

For the complete stories and individual results, please see the April 30, 2014, edition of The ADVANCE.