BY CHRIS GRABER, BOYNE CITY GAZETTE CONTRIBUTOR
See the latest scores and stats of dozens of Charlevoix County graduates now playing sports at the college level in this unique feature.
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• Kayla Keane (East Jordan 2015) competed as part of the University of Michigan women’s outdoor track and field program as the Wolverines clinched the Big Ten Conference Championships title by sweeping the field of 13 teams from May 13-15 in Lincoln, Nebraska.
In the competition, the freshman ended 20th in the 10,000-meter run with a season-best time of 36 minutes, 17.44 seconds.
• Caroline Boss (Charlevoix 2014) led the Calvin College women’s outdoor track and field program
to clinch a title among the field of seven teams at the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Championships from May 5-6 in Olivet.
In the competition, the sophomore captured runner-up in the 800-meter run (2 minutes, 18.16 seconds) and fifth in the 1,500-meter run (4:50.45).
MEN’S TRACK AND FIELD
• Tristan Rudolph (Charlevoix 2014) collected fourth with the 4×800-meter relay (7 minutes, 52.07 seconds) and fifth in the 1,500-meter run (4:06.21) at the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference Championships for Aquinas College in a third-place finish among the field of six teams from May 5-6 in Adrian.
In the sophomore’s most recent effort, he clinched fifth in the 1,500-meter run at the Grand Valley State University Second to Last Chance with a time of 4:06.21 on May 13 in Allendale.
The meet was not scored.
• Andrew Plude (Charlevoix 2012) finishes the year at distance for Saginaw Valley State University with season-best times in the 1,500-meter run and 800-meter run of 4:03.75 and 1:59.19, respectively.
In the senior’s most recent performance, he collected 19th in the 1,500-meter run at the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Championships with a time of 4:17.04 for the Cardinals in an eighth-place finish among the field of 14 teams in Hillsdale.
• Tevin Larmond (Boyne City 2013) is a junior at sprints for Spring Arbor University, which collected a sixth-place finish among the field of 29 teams at the Hillsdale College Last Chance Meet from May 11-12 in Hillsdale.
In his most recent effort, he placed ninth in the 200-meter dash (22.97 seconds) and 22nd in the 60-meter dash (7.24 seconds) at the Hillsdale College Wide Track Classic from Feb. 5-6 in Hillsdale.
• Paige Hornbeck (Boyne City 2015) contributed one RBI at outfield for Lansing Community College (39-19) in a 15-5 triumph at home against Cleary University (13-29) on May 5 in Lansing.
For the year, the freshman’s tallied six RBIs, three runs scored, one triple and a .095 batting average.
• Valorie Peters (East Jordan 2015) secured an appearance at outfield for Lansing Community College (39-19) in a 12-9 victory against Kellogg Community College (34-13) on May 13 in Columbus, Ohio.
For the season, the freshman’s compiled six runs scored, thee RBIs, one stolen base and a .125 batting average.
WOMEN’S TRACK AND FIELD
• Molly Jeakle (Charlevoix 2012) clinched 11th in the 5,000-meter run at the Big Ten Conference Championships with a season-best time of 16 minutes, 56.03 seconds for Michigan State University in a sixth-place finish among the field of 13 teams from May 13-15 in Lincoln, Nebraska.
• Amber Way (Charlevoix 2015) is a freshman at distance for Michigan State University.
In her most recent performance, she collected the No. 7 performance at the NCAA Division I National Championships by placing 202nd on the 6,000-meter course with a time of 21:39.8 for the MSU women’s cross country program in a 13th-place finish among the field of 31 teams on Nov. 11, 2015.
• Kylie Hicks (Boyne City 2014) nabbed eighth in the 100-meter hurdles at home in the Grand Valley State University Second to Last Chance Invitational with a time of 1:06.66 for the NCAA Division II No. 3 Lakers on May 13 in Allendale.
The meet was not scored.
• Kaleigh Beard (East Jordan 2012) is a senior at throws for Spring Arbor Univeristy, which ended 22nd among the field of 29 teams at the Hillsdale College Last Chance Meet from May 11-12 in Hillsdale.
In the senior’s most recent performance, she collected 17th in the shot put (23 feet, 6.5 inches) and 19th in the discus (81-7.25) at the Crossroads League Championships for the Cougars in a seventh-place finish among the field of nine teams from April 24-25 in Goshen, Indiana.
In the competition, the senior followed by ending 22nd in the hammer throw with a launch of 98-1.5.