Montabella girls, Coleman boys win MSAC track meet


By Bruce Bentley • Last Updated 1:27 pm on Thursday, May 07, 2015

Carson City-Crystal’s Josh Coston, left, releases a discus attempt at the MSAC track meet on Wednesday. Coston set a school record with a throw of 159 feet, 8 inches. – Daily News/Bruce Bentley

BLANCHARD — The Mid-State Activities Conference (MSAC) is  very competitive in track and field.

On Wednesday, at Montabella High School, the host Mustangs edged Carson City-Crystal 124-112 on the girls’ side. Mount Pleasant Sacred Heart was close behind with 91 and followed by Vestaburg (20 points) and Coleman (4).

Just 16 points separated the top four boys teams with Coleman winning the event with 91 points. Montabella had 87, Carson City-Crystal 87, Sacred Heart 75 and Vestaburg 13.

For the girls, Montabella and CC-Crystal had four individual first place finishes, while Vetsaburg had one.

Firsts for Montabella were Eryn Raglin in the 100-meter dash (13.93 seconds), Brynn Lobert in the 400 (1:05.54), Kensington Garvey in the 800 (2:31.56) and Katrina Buskirk in the pole vault (7-6).

Makayla Baker had two first place finishes for the Eagles in the 100 hurdles (18.53) and 300 hurdles (51.80). Kaitlin Beyer won the 1,600 run (5:33.74) and Tia Jolls in the long jump (13-8).

Vestaburg’s Micki Drumm won the discus with a throw of 106-3 1/2.

Montabella won the 400 and 800 relays, while CC-Crystal won the 1,600 and 3,200 relays.

CC-Crystal had five individual first place finishes on the boys side, while Montabella had two.

Joshua Coston won both the discus and shot put for the Eagles. Coston threw a school record 159-8 inches in the discus and 45-9 1/2 in the shot put.

Montabella’s Kat Wells competes in the 3,200-meter relay during the MSAC track meet on Thursday.

“It felt good. It felt really good,” Coston said of the record throw. “I feel like I could have had more speed on it, but you take what you can get.”

The previous school record was 158-0. Coston’s previous personal record was 156-2.

“It feels like a weight is off my shoulders,” Coston said. “I’m really happy and have been waiting to do this all year.”

Kolton Kavanagh also won two events for the Eagles. He won the high jump (6-4) and 400 (53.10).

Kavanagh has twice set the school record in the high jump this year, the latest on Saturday with a jump of 6-5 1/4. He attempted 6-6 1/2 today, but just missed on clearing that height.

“It was a fun meet, but there are plenty of other days to get it (another record),” Kavanagh said. “I just have to keep building on my own. I felt like I had it, but apparently didn’t.”

Frank Smith won the 100 (12.52) for CC-Crystal.

Montabella’s Joel Bucao won the 200 (24.87) and Joey Durham won the long jump (19-9).

The Mustangs also won the 400 and 800 relays.

Full results can be found at www.athletic.net.

Vestaburg will compete at Central Montcalm on Saturday, while CC-Crystal will compete at Alma on the same day. Montabella is at Breckenridge on May 16.

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