Source: Hometown Life
Author: Dan O'Meara
It was a bittersweet experience for the Farmington Hills Mercy track team Tuesday in its Catholic League dual-meet opener.
The host Marlins had to settle for a tie with perennial power Warren Regina, 64-64.
Originally, Mercy was thought to have won the meet, 65-63. A minor scoring error was later discovered, taking a point from the Marlins and giving it to the Saddlelites.
“They’re very strong in the distances,” Mercy coach Gary Servais said. “We got them in the sprints, hurdles and field events, and we split the relays.”
Mercy swept first place in the field events with Arianna Allman winning the high jump (5-0) on fewer misses, Mia Flynn the long jump (15 feet), April Seilo the discus (83-4) and Benny Booker the shot put (25-111/2).
Flynn also won the 100 hurdles (18.23) and Allman the 300 hurdles (56.72). Hannah Blakey was a double winner in the 100- and 200-meter dashes with times of 14.11 and 28.61.
Mercy’s Nina Small, L’oren Carter, Brenae Smith and Madison Leake won the 800 relay (2:07.74). Flynn, Jill Yassay, Seilo and Kristen Mifsud placed first in the 400 (57.59).
Blakey also was second in the 400 run (1:08.30) and Hallie Buckner the 100 dash (15.02). Alma Owhor was the runner-up in the discus (80-9).
“We still have a lot of work to do,” Servais said. “We can’t rest on our laurels. This is just one step in a long season.”
The Marlins, who lost a non-league meet to Grosse Pointe South, are 1-1 in dual meets.