More records fall as city track season concludes
August 28, 2008 · Updated 12:13 PM
MARYSVILLE More records fell as Marysville hosted its fourth and final all-comers track meet of the debut season Aug. 2.
In every age group from toddler to 40-year-olds, new records were set at the M-P High School track.
Four-year-old Nick Belton established records in the 100-meter dash and 200, with times of 31.94 for the 100 and 1:13 for the 200, or half a lap around the track. Ethan Janssen took a stab at the 800 in the same age category and finished the two laps in 6:45.
In the 5- to 6-year-old category, Madeline Grandbois, 5, gained one record as she lost two more. Grandbois beat Megan Murphys former 50 hurdles record with a time of 10.37. Five-year-old Quinci Flowers dethroned her times in the girls 50 and 200 though, in 10.09 and 47.72 respectively. Kaeden Flynn, also 5, beat his old time in the 50 hurdles, his 11.57 time beating his old record by four-tenths of a second.
The sprints proved hotly contested in the 7- and 8-year-olds category. Like her sister, Gabby Grandbois, 8, both gained and lost records. A 9.22 finish in the 50 gave her that title, but she lost the citys best 400 time to Carley Wika, who finished a lap in 1:47. Grandbois also shaved almost two seconds off her record-setting 100 time.
Cooper Cummings added to his laurels, improving his 100 time by a second and taking the best 200 time in 41.84, almost seven seconds better than the previous record holder.
Nine-year-old Bri Gibson almost doubled her record holdings, adding the 50 hurdles and mile to her records in the 400, 800 and long jump.
Among 11- to 12-year-olds, Sarah Flynn took exclusive bragging rights in the girls 50 from Ashlie Perrine, with whom she had shared the record. Flynn also bested Perrines time in the 400 by a second, completing the lap in 1:31.
Hailey Zurcher established records in the 13- to 14-year-olds group, finishing the 100 hurdles in 14.22 and the 400 in 1:14. Notably, her times are better than the male record holders in the same events and age categories. Summer Cull, 13, won the 200 in 31.87.
Among high school-aged athletes, M-P hurdler Tyler Wigington beat fellow Tomahawk Alisha Odens 800 time, finishing two laps in 2:48 and city parks staffer J.C. Shafer took a stab at the previously unheld mile, finishing in 6:11.
Rocky Oliphant and Nathan Dunn felled week-old records, taking Matt Sartons records in the 400 and 110 hurdles respectively, in 1:04 and 18.44.
Among 40-somethings, Trey Cummings set a best time for the 110 hurdles.
And Mike Cull and Maureen Stevens, each competing with their kids, became the first 30-somethings to compete in the city track meet. Cull set best times in the 100, 200 and 400 in 12.53, 28.62 and 1:09 while Stevens did the 200 in 41.12 and the 800 in 4:45.