Boys, girls track teams off to a solid start

The Riverview track teams finally got onto the track and into some competition at the Trenton Trojan Invitational at the end of April and both the boys and girls turned in solid showings. Each team captured third place.

The boys finished behind champ Huron and Erie Mason and they were just five points out of second place. The girls finished behind Huron and Ida and they were only 16 points behind the champion Chiefs.

Junior Jacob Puma had a big day for the Pirates, winning two individual events and finishing second in a relay. He won the 200 and 400 meters and ran second in the 4×400 relay with Cody Reimer, Ethan Rucarean and Liam Grahl.

Freshman standout Logan Ruffner won the mile and the 4×800 relay team of Gavin Shelton, Eric Pickell, Ruffner and Rucarean also ran first.

Shelton and Rucarean were third and fourth, respectively in the open 800 and Justin Shupe was third in the two-mile.

Among the girls, Keira Wood was second in the 1,600 meters and third in the 3.200 meters, Madison Hipshire was second in the 300 hurdles, second in the high jump and fourth in the 100 hurdles and Megan Reckling was third in the long jump.

The Bucs cleaned up in the relays, winning the 4×800 and finishing second in the other three relays.

Grace Godlewski, Alyssa Brooks, Melisa Dama, Keira Wood ran the winning 4X800 and the second-place 4×400; Reckling, Hipshire, Abigail Miller and Janelle Roberts ran the 4×200; and Reckling, Destiny Flores, Abigail Miller and Roberts ran the 4×100.

In this strange COVID-interrupted season, schedules are fluid, but the Pirates will be at the Metro Classic meet at Wyandotte May 15, at the MHSAA reguional in Milan May 21 and at the Huron League meet at Milan May 15.