PERRY — Elizabeth Gramza of Perry and Weston Kvalevog of Ovid-Elsie set a high bar at Wednesday’s Champions of Champions meet.

Gramza captured the Outstanding Female Athlete for the second straight year and Kvalevog won the same honor on the boys side.

Gramza capped a 4-for-4 performance by winning the pole vault at 10 feet even with a picturesque sunset descending at Bump Lardie Field in Perry — one year after a strong thunderstorm shortened the annual meet.

“Last year I got it but we got rained out (with two events remaining) and so I won it kind of like by default,” Gramza said. “To actually win it from a vote of all the coaches, it really means a lot.”

She also won the 100-meter hurdles (16.26 seconds), the 300 hurdles (49.78) and ran a leg of the Ramblers’ 400 relay victory with teammates Kallei Brown, Izzy Miller and Hailey Lewis.

Kvalevog won the high jump with a personal-best mark of 6-5. He also won the 800 run in 2 minutes, 4.66 seconds, and took part in the Marauders 1,600 relay win with Hayden Hebeler, William Schmidtfranz and Jacob Darling (3:34.06).

But the high jump was clearly the high point of Kvalevog’s day. He was challenged by Corunna’s Nick Steinacker, who was second at 6-2.

“It all started at 6 feet and I got my rhythm down and it really showed,” Kvalevog said. “I tried at 6-6, but missed. But it’s got to end somehow.”

Kvalevog will compete in all three events in the Division 3 state finals coming up Saturday.

There were plenty of other multiple winners during the night.

Byron girls thrower Sarah Marvin won both the shot put and the discus with throws of 43-3 and 130-1, respectively.

“No PRs today, but in the shot put, I threw 43-3 three times,” Marvin said. “So that was good. I had some nice far consistency heading into the state meet on Saturday.”

Haley Hooley of Byron won the 200 dash (27.56) and 400 dash (1:05.69).

Lewis won the 100 dash in 13.07, holding off Hooley’s second-place charge. Lewis also helped Perry win the 1,600 relay (4:23.26) with Kallei Brown, Kate Grooms and Emma Cochrane.

Other girls individual winners were Emme Koutz of Ovid-Elsie (800 run, 2:24.68); Byron’s Allissa Ash (1,600 run, 5:44.10), Olivia Krejci (3,200 run, 12:23.11) and Allison Glass (high jump, 5-0); and Owosso’s Lexi Martenis (long jump, 16-7).

Ash, Allison Hooley, Krejci and Julia Lane won the 3,200 relay in 12:10.77.

Among the multiple winners on the boys side was Corunna’s Fisher Morris, who topped the long jump in 20-11/4 and the 100 dash in 11.52 seconds

William Schmidtfranz of Ovid-Elsie swept the hurdles, winning the 110 in 16.14 seconds, edging second-place Sam Shively of Morrice. Schmidtfranz won the 300 intermediates in 42.20 seconds.

Laingsburg finished first in the 400 relay (AJ Eggleston, Hawes, Jarrod King and Pablo Alas) in 46.03 seconds. In the 800 relay it was Jacob Schaub, Hebeler, Shayne Loynes and Darling (1:35.53) winning for Ovid-Elsie.

Morrice won the 3,200 relay with Campbell, Zu Scribner, Chandler Iler and Caleb Rivers winning in 8:40.92.

Other individual winners were Wyatt Crego of Corunna (200 dash, 23.31); Zach Hawes of Laingsburg (400 dash, 53.62); Aiden Campbell of Morrice (1,600 run, 4:58.51); Ryan O’Neill of Perry (3,200 run, 10:27.18); T.J. Marvin of Byron (shot put, 46-11/2); Zach Koonter of Laingsburg (discus, 125-1); and Denver Orlando of Byron, winning the pole vault with a personal-best 13-9 effort.

Both Orlando and teammate Logan Zakoor have positioned themselves as state title contenders in the pole vault. Zakoor, the state runner-up last year, was a strong second Wednesday, clearing 13-6. Springport’s Keegan Nutt has the top jump in Division 3 so far this year at 14-3.

Orlando said he re-watched his jump of 13-6 between tries and felt he could go even higher.

“My PR coming into today was 13-3,” Orlando said. “I had a good jump on 13-6 and I went back and I watched my tape and I saw I had it by a few inches. I just tried to replicate the same exact jump to see what it would do for me at 13-9 and it panned out really well.”

TRACK AND FIELD

2019 Argus-Press

Champion of Champions Meet

at Perry High School

BOYS RESULTS

Outstanding Male Athlete — Weston Kvalevog, Ovid-Elsie

100 dash: 1. Fisher Morris  (CO) 11.52; 2. Jarett Wood (MO) 11.60; 3. Wyatt Crego (CO) 11.65.

200 dash: 1. Crego (CO) 23.31; 2. Hunter Blaha (OW) 23.72; 3. Joaquin Campos (CO) 24.01.

400 dash: 1. Zach Hawes (LAI) 53.62; 2. Tyler Cochrane (PE) 53.94; 3. Pablo Alas (LAI) 55.21.

800 run: 1. Weston Kvalevog (OE) 2:04.66; 2. Caleb Rivers (MO) 2:05.52; 3. Elisha Huggins (BY) 2:06.11.

1,600 run: 1. Aiden Campbell (MO) 4:58.51; 2. Ryan Harris (PE) 5:00.32; 3. Drew Nickels (CO) 5:04.09.

3,200 run: 1. Ryan O’Neill (PE) 10:27.18; 2. Jonah Ochodnicky (CO) 11:16.93; 3. Hubert Ash (BY) 11:23.10.

110 hurdles: 1. William Schmidtfranz (OE) 16.14; 2. Sam Shively (MO) 16.26; 3. Brady Hawks (LAI) 16.28.

300 hurdles: 1. Schmidtfranz (OE) 42.20; 2. Tanner Orweller (PE) 42.42; 3. Caleb Mills (BY) 43.81.

400 relay: 1. Laingsburg (AJ Eggleston, Hawes, Jarrod King, Pablo Alas), 46.03; 2. Corunna, 46.13; 3. Morrice, 46.14.

800 relay: 1. Ovid-Elsie  (Jacob Schaub, Hayden Hebeler, Shayne Loynes, Jacob Darling), 1:35.53; 2. Morrice, 1:36.64; 3. Byron, 1:36.66.

1,600 relay:  1. Ovid-Elsie (Kvalevog, Hebeler, Schmidtfranz, Darling), 3:34.06; 2. Morrice, 3:39.44; 3. Byron, 3:40.65.

3,200 relay: 1. Morrice (Aiden Campbell, Zu Scribner, Chandler Iler, Caleb Rivers), 8:40.92; 2. Byron, 9:00.84; 3. Ovid-Elsie, 9:17.82.

Shot Put: 1. TJ Marvin (BY) 46-11/2; 2. Zach Koonter (LAI) 42-11; 3. Ethan Ford (CO) 42.5.

Discus: 1. Koonter (LAI) 125-1; 2. Sam Koresky (MO) 125-0; 3. Andrew Latunski (MO) 121-4.

High jump: 1. Kvalevog (OE) 6-5; 2. Nick Steinacker (CO) 6-2; 3. Chris Freels (LAI) 5-8.

Pole vault: 1. Denver Orlando (BY) 13-9; 2. Logan Zakoor (BY) 13-6; 3. Jeffrey Vanvelzor (PE) 12-6.

Long jump: 1. Fisher Morris (CO) 20-11/4; 2. Kaleb Anderson (OW) 19-1; 3. Colin Lavery (CO) 18-81/2.

GIRLS RESULTS

Outstanding Female Athlete — Elizabeth Gramza, Perry

100 dash: 1. Hailey Lewis (PE) 13.07; 2. Haley Hooley (BY) 13.23; 3. Lexi Martenis (OW) 13.32.

200 dash: 1. Hooley (BY) 27.56; 2. Lauren Davis (OE) 28.57; 3. Kiera Biland (BY) 29.12.

400 dash: 1. Hooley (BY) 1:05.69; 2. Skylar Lewis (BY) 1:09.38; 3. Jadyn Johnson (PE) 1:09.48.

800 run: 1. Emme Koutz (OE) 2:24.68; 2. Emma Cochrane (PE) 2:32.09; 3. Allissa Ash (BY) 2:32.88.

1,600 run: 1. Allissa Ash (BY) 5:44.10; 2. Olivia Krejci (BY) 5:53.97; 3. Grace O’Neill (PE) 5:57.93.

3,200 run: 1. Krejci (BY) 12:23.11; 2. Allissa Ash (BY) 12:24.73; 3. Mirranda Libbey (OW) 12:25.54.

100 hurdles: 1. Elizabeth Gramza (PE) 16.26; 2. Josie Howard (MO) no time available ; 3. Jenna Belmas (BY) NTA.

300 hurdles: 1. Gramza (PE) 49.78; 2. Madeline Davis (BY) 53.03; 3. Howard (MO) 53.24.

400 relay: 1. Perry (Kallei Brown, Gramza, Izzy Miller, Lewis), 53.03.

800 relay: 1. Byron (Allison Glass, Allison Hooley, Skylar Lewis, Ashley Fontaine) 1:55.96; 2. Corunna, 1:58.80.

1,600 relay:  1. Perry (Brown, Katie Grooms, Emma Cochrane, Lewis), 4:23.26; 2. Ovid-Elsie, 4:38.93; 3. Byron, 4:41.12.

3,200 relay: 1. Byron (Allissa Ash, Allison Hooley, Krejci, Julia Lane), 12:10.77; 2. Laingsburg, 13:14.77.

Shot Put: 1. Sarah Marvin (BY) 43-3; 2. Becky Marvin (BY) 38-3; 3. Mariah Dunkin (CO) 37-9.

Discus: 1. Sarah Marvin (BY) 130-1; 2. Dunkin (CO) 122-4; 3. Becky Marvin (BY) 106-7.

High jump: 1. Allison Glass (BY) 5-0; 2. Emma Valentine (MO) 5-0; 3. Liz Poirier (PE) 4-8.

Pole vault: 1. Gramza (PE) 10-0; 2. Shaily Baynes (LAI), 9-6.

Long jump: 1. Lexi Martenis (OW) 16-7; 2. Lewis (PE) 15-81/4; 3. Haley Hooley (BY) 15-5.

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