MUSKEGON — The Hart girls track teams put on a show last Wednesday at the 41st annual Meijer West Michigan All-Star track meet at Reeths-Puffer, picking up a slew of medals and earning personal bests in many events.
The Pirate girls claimed two victories, one by Adelyn Ackley in the 3,200-meter run, in which she posted a time of 10:49.6, and the other by the 3,200 relay team of Brenna Aerts, Savannah Ackley, Lauren Vanderlaan and Audrey Enns, who scored a time of 9:58.8.
Adelyn and Savannah Ackley each added a second-place finish at the meet. Adelyn was second in the 1,600 with a time of 4:54.4, her best of the season, and Savannah took second to Adelyn in the 3,200 with a time of 11:35.3. Enns placed third in the 800 with a personal best time of 2:22.3.
Also medaling for Hart were McKenna Holladay, who placed fifth in shot put (a personal best 32-5.5), Lynae Ackley, fifth in the 3,200 (11:47.6) and Kendall Williamson, taking sixth in high jump (5-0).
Hart’s boys were unable to compete in many of the events they qualified for due to a flu bug that hit the team, coach Mindy Whitney said. However, Andrew Whitney was able to compete and set a personal best time of 2:01.98 in the 800, taking sixth place.
Pentwater picked up four medals at the all-star meet, led by Austin Hofmann, who came in third place in the 100 with a time of 11.56 seconds. Khole Hofmann placed fourth and set a personal best time of 42.27 seconds in the 300 hurdles. Max Stoneman was fifth in the 400 (52.80) and Julia Hall took fifth in the 100 (13.56).
Shelby junior John Wade had a solid day in pole vault, coming in third place in a competitive field with a mark of 12-6.
Hesperia’s Delaney Yates earned the Panthers’ only medal, setting a personal best time of 49.58 seconds in the 300 hurdles to earn sixth place.
Walkerville’s lone competitor was Shane Achterhof, in the 1,600, where he placed eighth, just shy of a medal (4:39.5).