Baldwin track athletes compete at regional meet


BALDWIN — Baldwin was ninth for the boys among 14 teams and 11th for the girls among 12 teams in Friday’s Division 4 regionals at Saugatuck.

No one from either Baldwin team qualified for the state finals.

For the boys:

Dashawn Moore was fifth in the 100-meter dash (12.01) and sixth in the 200 meters (24.81). Elijah Bramer was 13th (1:03.78) and Genesis Lewis 15th (1:04.99) in the 400-meter run, Reese Drilling was 17th (2:51.53) in the 800-meter run. Issac Delgado, Moore, Demetrius Kane and Brandon Beane were fifth in the 400 relay in 48.73. Kane, Brammer, Delgado and Beane were fifth in the 800 relay in 1:42.05. Brammer, Drilling, Beane and Lewis were ninth in the 1,600 relay at 4:30.73.

For the girls:

Makayla George was eighth in the 100-meter dash (14.54). the 400-meter relay team of Jheresa Lewis, Janay Scales, George and Donai Thomas was sixth in 59.97. Winesha Newman was 11th in the shot put at 23-2. Miranda Roberts was 10th at 63-10 1/4 and Newman 11th at 61-9 in the discus. George was fifth in the long jump at 13-5 1/2.

“I was impressed with the team overall,” Baldwin coach Robert Watkins said. “They really were short on numbers. Makayla never got to the point where she was jumping like last year. I was impressed. We didn’t have any seniors. Everyone is coming back.”

Poor weather conditions not only limited Baldwin’s preseason preparation time but also hindered its actual meet competition. They only had two meets under their belts going into the regionals.

“We were moved to stiffer competition in this region (at Saugatuck), Watkins said. “We still had a chance and were in the running.  Even though they didn’t come in first and second, they had the opportunity to (cut their) time.”