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Grass Lake girls win close Dome Classic at East Jackson

Dec 09, 2023

Girls 4x100 relay teams enter the third exchange zone at the East Jackson Dome Classic on Friday. Grass Lake won the race, breaking a 45-year old school record in the process.

EAST JACKSON – On a night where five points separated six teams, the Grass Lake girls track team eked out a win at the East Jackson Dome Classic on Friday.

The Warriors put up 58.5 points to take first, with Lumen Christi (56) second, Columbia Central and Addison (55) tied for third, and Whitmore Lake and Adrian Madison (53.5) tied for fifth.

In the 4x100 relay, the Warriors quartet of Layne Terry, Kate Starkey, Makenna Horodeczny and Grace Bullock won in a school-record 51.32, breaking the previous record set in 1978, and beating the relay team from Adrian Madison by 0.80 seconds.

"We’ve been working for this for all of high school, so it means a lot," Terry said.

Terry, Bullock, Mya Viegelahn and Ava Viegelahn led Grass Lake to a 4x200 relay win in 1:49.45.

Addison's Molly Brown (in red) wins the 100 at the East Jackson Dome Classic on Friday, beating Columbia Central's Rylie Aylesworth and Grass Lake's Grace Bullock.

Addison's Molly Brown continued her strong season with four wins. She took first in the 100 in 12.66 seconds, beating Columbia Central's Rylie Aylesworth by 0.19 seconds. In the 100 hurdles, she won in 15.54, beating Morenci's Leah Rorick by more than a second. She won the 300 hurdles in 47.72, winning that race by more than a second over Stockbridge's Gracee Robidou.

In the long jump, Brown went 16′7 to claim first, with Hanover-Horton's Kaytie Warren jumping 15′10 to take second.

Columbia Central's Rylie Aylesworth (right) picked up wins in the 200 and 400 at the East Jackson Dome Classic on Friday.

Aylesworth came out with a win in the 200, running a 26.37 to beat Clinton's Brynn Frederick by 0.63 seconds. Aylesworth went on to win the 400 in 1:02.07.

"There's a lot of competition this year," Aylesworth said. "A lot of people I wasn't expecting, a lot of schools that had runners putting into these running events. It's pushing me to be better, trying to get a better spot and go to regionals, go to state."

Though she has run the 100 well all season, Aylesworth is focusing on the 200 and 400 in the weeks ahead as the postseason looms.

"I definitely think at regionals I’m going to go for the 200 and 400," she said. "I feel like I have a better chance of going to state in the 200 and 400. I’d love to go for the 100 and try, but I think I’ll go for the 200 and 400."

Lumen Christi's Madison Osterberg won the 800 in 2:11.91. The Titans’ 4x400 relay of Reese Kelley, Sydney Fazekas, Layla Lopez and Macy Fazekas won in 4:14.93. Fazekas, Fazekas, Lopez and Osterberg won the 4x800 in 9:53.84.

In the 3200, Hanover-Horton's Olivia Perrine won in 12:06.64.

The host Trojans got a win in the pole vault from Addisyn Rudd, who cleared 8 feet, as did Sand Creek's Chelsi Zyla and the Adrian Madison duo of Halle Horwath and Madelyn Bailey.

Whitmore Lake's Carina Burchi won the 1600 in 5:17.02.

Springport's Hope Overweg throws discus at the East Jackson Dome Classic on Friday.

Sand Creek's Emily Carbajal won the shot put with a throw of 35′2.5 and the discus with a throw of 107′3.

Clinton's Morgan Hill cleared 5′0 to win the high jump.

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