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MMCRU Track Teams Sweep Home Meet to Open Outdoor Season

The MMCRU girls and boys track teams started their outdoor seasons with meet wins on their home course at the MMCRU Co-Ed Relays on Tuesday night.

The MMCRU girls scored 171 points which finished 41 points better than Akron-Westfield in second place. Head coach Lonnie Boekhout says the girls were eager to get outdoors and compete against some different people even if it was in some less-than-ideal conditions.

The strength in the Royals comes in their consistency in every event. They may not always have a dominant winner in an event, but they will always be competing for one of the high scoring positions. Coach Boekhout says scoring in every event is impactful for a team that only has one senior on the roster.

A prime example of that came in the long jump. MMCRU’s two top long jumpers are out with an injury, but someone still had to compete. In pops Olivia Spenner and Audrey Etter who have seen very little if any action in the long jump. Coach Boekhout says having athletes that are willing to do things like that makes this a really strong team.

MMCRU will next be in action in a week when they head to Holstein for a meet hosted by Ridge View.

The MMCRU boys scored 182 points and won their home meet by 42 points to start the outdoor season. In a meet that had everything from wind to rain to sunshine and even some sleet, it is hard to get a good gauge on things. Head coach Collin Youde knew this would be the case and made sure the guys knew that placement would be more impactful than looking at times.

If there was a long-distance running event, chances are that MMCRU won it on their way to the title. Kaden Galles won the mile and two mile, Wyatt Alesch won the 800m, and the relays took home the 4×400 and the 4×800. Coach Youde says that group has stepped up as leaders this season in getting the team ready to compete.

They were not the only ones having a big day in competition. Xander Tentinger set a new personal record by half a foot in winning the long jump title at his home meet. Coach Youde says everyone that shows up to compete is ready to go, and that is why he enjoys being with this team.

MMCRU’s boys will take their meet win with them to Holstein next week when they participate in a meet hosted by Ridge View.

Click here for individual results from the MMCRU Co-Ed Relays.