Saline’s track and field season officially kicked off Saturday at Eastern Michigan University, where they boys’ and girls’ teams competed in the EMU Huron Relays. Saline, with many of its top athletes away on spring break, competed against some of the top schools in Michigan and Northwest Ohio.
On the boys’ side, junior Kyle Greenwood led the Hornets. He won the long jump by leaping 20-01. Finishing third was senior Silas Schaerer, who leaped 19-10.75. In the pole vault, Luke Atzinger cleared 12-06 to finish in a tie for second. Jordan Harris was 10th, clearing 11 feet. Ian Hanby was 23rd in shot put with a throw of 36-01.
In the 1600 meters, Joseph Fedoronko was 23rd in 4:55.28. Hunter Bozzi was 28th in 4:59.
Saline’s fastest relay team was the 4-by-800, which was ninth in 8:47.82. The distance medley relay team was ninth.
On the girls side, the top individual finisher was junior Ella Woehlke, who placed eighth in the 1600 in a time of 5:39.41. Junior Jennifer Cantrell was 16th in 5:57. Freshman Charlotte Rittenhouse was 15th in the 60-yard dash, running the race in 8.49 seconds.
The Hornets’ best finish in the relays came in the 4-by-800, where Saline was sixth in 10:40. The distance medley relay team was seventh.
Sophomore Morgan Boze placed 19th in shot put, heaving it 29-02. Junior Hailey Garner was 30th, throwing it 22-02. Junior Jessica Sizemore placed 14th in pole vault, clearing seven feet. Madeline Demlow was 16th in long jump, leaping 14-09. Sophomore Jade Hartman was 23rd, going 13-05.25.