The GarPal Colton men's and women's track teams fared very well at the District 9 Championships in Clarkston, May 17-18.
On the Men's side, Senior Jeff Kent took 2nd place in all three of his events, and will advance to State 2B competition next week in the 100m (11.61, season PR), 200m (23.68), Pole Vault (10'6", matching his PR at state last year).
On the Women's side, Senior Emma Akin placed 3rd in the triple jump (30'1.25") and will advance to State. Junior Cassie Thompson placed 3rd in the long jump ( 14'7.5") and will also advance.
Other results: Akin also placed 7th in the 100m (14.54) and Thompson placed 5th in 200m (29.68). Senior Grace Druffel finished 4th in the 400m ( PR 69.07) and 5th in the 300m hurdles (matched her PR of 54.81). Senior Jessie Hathaway placed 8th in the District in the Discus (74'8"); Junior Holly Leendertsen was 6th in the long jump (matched her PR of 14'3"). The 4x100m women's relay team of Leendertsen, Akin, Druffel, and Thompson placed 4th (over 1 second PR 55.02).
Senior Derrick Bosch placed 7th in the discus (111'7"0). Junior Nick Robertson finished 4th in the 400m (55.71), 7th in the 100m (12.65) and 8th in the 200m (26.06).