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Depth distances Eagles from Arrows

The long and short of it is Grand Rapids Christian boys track team had too much depth in the sprints and distance events for a building Lowell club.

“Grand Rapids Christian is a very strong team. It’s going to take a few years to beat a team like the Eagles. With hard work a little luck we will get there,” said Lowell boys’ track team coach Sarah Ellis.

The Eagles upended the Red Arrows 101-36.

Lowell garnered four firsts with three of those coming in the field events. The Arrows earned top honors in  the high jump, pole vault and shot put.

Bryce Hrusovsky edged Christian’s Jordan Daley in the 110 hurdles. Hrusovsky stopped the clock in 17.59 while Daley came home in 17.82.

Hrusovsky took a third in the 300 hurdles with a time of 46.76. Daley won the event with a time of 44.56.

Lowell’s Matt Kyllonen and Tobias Marks were one-two in the jump. Kyllonen won the event with a height of 6-1 while Marks cleared 5-10.

“Matt surprised us a little bit in the high jump, but he also had a good day in the 200- and 400-meter runs,” Ellis said.

Red Arrow Robby Coffey took top honors in the pole vault by clearing 11-0.

“He will keep improving in the pole vault, he jumped a solid 11′ for first  place against the Eagles,” Ellis said.

Leighton Watson and Robert Becker put forth a strong showing in the shot put.  Watson’s mark of 43-11.5 took first with Becker claiming third with a distance of 40-2.5.

Becker also placed second in the discus with a distance of 101-0.

Kyllonen and Becker provided Lowell with points in the 400 run. Kyllonen was second with a time of 53:10 while Becker finished third in 56.36.

Red Arrow Jacob Meter sprinted home in 12.17 to take second in the 100-meter dash. Christian’s Nate Thompson was first at 11.64.