SARAH MARVIN

BYRON’S SARAH MARVIN unleashes the shot put during Friday’s Jack and Jill Co-Ed Relays at Fowlerville High School. Byron finished first in both the shot put and discus. Byron and Perry tied for third place in the six-school competition.

FOWLERVILLE — Perry and Byron both won two events while sharing third place in the final standings of Friday’s six-school Jack and Jill Co-Ed Relays.

Fowlerville won the team title with 145 points as Goodrich was second at 105. Close behind were the Ramblers and Eagles, who each scored 101. Durand was fifth at 67 and Burton Atherton was seventh at 20.

Perry’s first-place efforts came in the shuttle hurdle relays, as Jacob Orweller, Elizabeth Gramza, Tanner Orweller and Ireland Tinsley clocked 1 minute, 9.78 seconds to hold off second place Goodrich by nearly three seconds; and the middle distance relay, as Ryan O’Neill, Katie Grooms, Edward Dunn and Emma Cochrane ran first in 7:07.53 — nearly 24 seconds ahead of second-place Fowlerville.

O’Neill ran the first 800 meters of the middle distance win.

“I went out and I ran well and coach told me to run steadier and I didn’t panic when two guys passed me around 200 (meters), one dropped away right away,” O’Neil said.

O’Neill also felt good about the distance medley relay finish.

“In the DMR, 1200 I ran a 3:28 so that’s about a 4:40 pace (for a mile) so I ran a solid 1200 I thought,” O’Neil said. “So we ran well. I didn’t know I had it in me. The other kids did a great job, getting some medals in those relays. I’m proud of them.”

Perry was also second in the pole vault relay at 20-0 being led by Jeffrey Vanvelzor.

Byron swept the throwing events as three of the four throwers were Marvins. Twin sisters Sarah and Becky Marvin joined forces with older brother T.J. Marvin and Adam Lawrence. The foursome won the discus with a combined distance of 225 feet, 7 inches and won the shot put by a combined distance of 75-11.

Sarah Marvin delivered the best girls individual throws of the day, heaving the shot put 37-7 and the discus 115-4.

“I got a PR today in the discus with a 115 and change today,” the freshman said. “That’s a good day. Shot put was a little rough. I only got one mark and I fouled on the rest of the throws.”

But brother T.J. Marvin also had a good day. He was part of a throwing sweep for the second straight year at the Jack and Jill Co-Ed Relays. Last year, he joined forces with his older sister Jessica Marvin. This year, it was with younger sisters Sarah and Becky Marvin.

“I’m a junior and I’m hoping to go three in a row (next year),” T.J. Marvin said. “I had like an OK day. I had a good day in discus actually. I threw a 110 which isn’t my PR but it’s my PR for rotating vs. doing a stand throw.”

Durand’s Mika Cooke placed first individually in the high jump at 6 feet even. The Railroaders placed second overall in that event when combined heights were added in.

“I’ve done that height before but I did pretty well,” Cooke said. “It was a little rough on my calf but other than that it went really well. This season I’m hoping to go 6-4 or 6-5.”

did really well for that height because I had scratched twice

Also Perry’s Hailey Lewis won the girls long jump individually at 14-9 1/2. She was part of a third-place overall showing with teammates in that relay event.

“It’s not my PR but I’m happy with that performance,” Lewis said.

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