Vikings’ relay team conference champsPublished 11:29pm Tuesday, May 22, 2012
BATTLE CREEK — The Niles 800-meter relay team captured a Big 16 Conference championship Tuesday.
The team of Taylor Brandstatter, Paige Chaffin, Lashonda Green and Ashley Love were clocked at 1:48.08. It was the lone first place effort for the Vikings, who finished eighth.
Battle Creek Lakeview won the girls meet with 122 points. Portage Northern was second with 84 points and Gull Lake third with 59.
Kara Smith took second in the shot put with a toss of 34-5 and Miranda Baker was third in the high jump with a height of 5-1.
The Niles boys track team finished 14th with 12 points. Lakeview was the team champion with 119 points. Portage Northern was second with 90 and Battle Creek Central third with 78.
Niles did not have anyone finish in the top three.
Big 16 Track & Field Championships
Battle Creek Lakeview 122, Portage Northern 84, Gull Lake 59, St. Joseph 53, Lakeshore 45, Portage Central 43, Mattawan 39, Niles 34, Kalamazoo Central 33, Coldwater 30, Battle Creek Central 26, Battle Creek Harper Creek 25, Benton Harbor 21, Kalamazoo Loy Norrix 17, Marshall 17, Sturgis 15
Shot put: 2. Kara Smith 34-5; High jump: 3. Miranda Baker 5-1; 800 relay: 1. Niles (Taylor Brandstatter, Paige Chaffin, Lashonda Green, Ashley Love) 1:48.08
Battle Creek Lakeview 119, Portage Northern 90, Battle Creek Central 78, Benton Harbor 54, Battle Creek Harper Creek 49, St. Joseph 49, Sturgis 41, Kalamazoo Central 33, Mattawan 33, Portage Central 30, Gull Lake 27, Kalamazoo Loy Norrix 24, Lakeshore 14, Niles 12, Marshall 10, Coldwater 0