Moolenaar wins 3 events as Pioneer girls beat Triton, Knox
Toloza, Dodt win 2 events each as Pioneer boys triumph over Triton, Knox
BY VAL TSOUTSOURIS
Sports Editor, RTC
Pioneer 78, Triton 57, Knox 30 (girls, April 25)
Pioneer 84, Triton 55, Knox 24 (boys, April 25)
Aspen Moolenaar won the 100 hurdles, 300 hurdles and pole vault for the visiting Pioneer girls track team in winning a three-way meet from host Triton and Knox on April 25.
Paula Collado Fernandez won the 200 and 400 meters. Kylie Jamerson won the 3,200, Rachel Harding won the 100, Keirsten Nies won the high jump, and Michelle Harding won the long jump.
Pioneer also won the 4 x 100 and 4 x 400 relays. The 4 x 100 relay consisted of Michelle Harding, Rachel Harding, Moolenaar and Nies. The 4 x 400 relay consisted of Chloe Chan, Makenna Strycker, Collado Fernandez and Nies.
Michelle Harding’s long jump of 15-3 and Moolenaar’s 100 hurdles time of 17.7 were both personal bests.
In the boys meet, Pioneer multiple-event winners included Rylahn Toloza in the 100 and 200 and Leighton Dodt in the 1,600 and 3,200. In addition, Ian Kitchell won the 400, Jackson Baker won the 800, Austin Brooke won the high jump, Isaac Nicoll won the pole vault and Cayden Hill won the long jump.
Pioneer also won the 4 x 400 and 4 x 800 relays. The 4 x 400 relay consisted of Baker, Kitchell, Hill and Kevin Gluth. Dodt, Carson Meyer, Jackson Cooper and Kitchell comprised the 4 x 800 relay team.
The Pioneer boys were coming off a win at the Eastern (Greentown) Relays on April 22 in which they scored 118 points.
Pioneer also took second in the Eastern girls meet with 97 points.