By: John Raffel
Breckenridge's 4 x 100 team makes history; team finishes third in D4
Breckenridge track coach Kurt Gulick was all smiles after the Division 4 state meet on June 2 at Hudsonville.
Not only did Gulick watch his team finish third in the championship with 33 points, but he also watched his 4x100 relay squad of (Lukas Ebright, Caleb Hurt, Hunter Collins, Caden Foster) make history, finishing first with a time of 44.00, which ties them at 10th in Division 4 finals history.
Kalamazoo Hackett won the D4 title with 51 points and Sand Creek placed second with 36.
“We were 3rd but Sand Creek beat us by 3 points,” Gulick said. “Them and Kalamazoo Hackett will be returning most of their athletes next year and so will we, but we also get one of the best middle school distance runners in the nation in Mason Sumner so I expect it to be a close race for us to be near the front again next year.”
Breckenridge had numerous runners who were successful at the state meet.
Those athlete that netted some key points included Logan Walz was third in the shot put (47 1/2) for some valuable points. Brennan Waslusky was fifth in discus (143-2), Caden Foster placed fourth in the 200 meter dash with a 22.80 and second in the 100 meter dash (11.22).
Hunter Collins made it in the 100 meter dash and 200 meter dash, but did not make it out of prelims. The 4x200 relay (Hunter Collins, Kyle Conn, Caleb Hurt, Caden Foster) was disqualified.
Looking ahead, 2019 season looks good for the Huskies, and Gulick noted that 2018 was a successful season overall.
“I was very pleased the way the season went for us,” Gulick said. “Can it always go better? Yes, but we had a lot to be thankful for this season and the only way to get better is learning from mistakes.”