By Ben Murphy
The Clare varsity track teams hosted its own invitational on Friday, with the girls coming in eighth place and the boys coming in out of 16 teams.
For the girls, the 3200 relay team took third with a time of 10:01, Jasmine Harper was second in the 3200 with a school record time of 11:10, Victoria Harper was second in the 3200 and Kyrsten Kruskamp was sixth in the long jump at 14’9″.
“Our invitational contains some of the top teams in the area and in the state,” Clare girls’ head coach Kyle McKown said. “It is a very competitive meet and provides excellent competition for our atheltes to compete against. This brings out our best and prepares us well for bigger meets in the season, where we will face off against many of the top teams in the state. We are very excited about our performances and look to continue to build on them.”
For the boys, Colton Petree took seventh in the 400, Kevin Spicer-Torres won the 800 with a 2:05.59, Hunter Nivison took third in the 1600 and Devin Ayers took fifth and sixth in the 110 and 300 hurdles.
Clare’s 4×400 relay team placed fifth and the 4×800 team took fourth. Tyler Gillespie took fifth in the shot put and Chase Field was third in the pole vault.
Clare hosted a Jack Pine Conference double-dual on Wednesday, is at the Shepherd Invitational tonight (Friday) and returns to JPC action on Wednesday, hosting Meridian.