To say the Olivet High School spring teams have enjoyed some success over the last 24 hours would be an understatement.
It started Friday night when the Eagles’ boys’ track squad placed first at the 11-team Union City Invitational, scoring 81 points compared to 80.5 for Marshall and 79 for Quincy. The Olivet girls had a solid night as well, finishing fourth with 70.5 points.
Leading the way for the local boys was Isaac Waffle, who placed first in both the 800-meter run and 1600 run. He also anchored the winning 3200 relay, which included Joel Fudge, Colin McDowell and Zach Griffith. Olivet’s other first-place finish came from the sprint medley relay of Zach Petty, Ryan Andrews, Connor Maurer and Ashton Washburn.
Earning first-place medals for the Eagle girls were Bailey Hoffman in the shot put and discus and the sprint medley relay of Mckayla Toney, Brooklyn Williams, Mackenzie Murray and Mary Hedrick.
The track teams’ success apparently rubbed off on other Olivet teams, who collected some hardware of their own on Saturday.
The varsity girls’ soccer team captured “The O-C Cup” traveling trophy following a 6-0 victory over Capac at Durand High School. Betsie Williams scored three goals for the Eagles, while Emily LaSalle, Marlee Masters and Amber Foster netted one apiece.
Also winning a trophy on Saturday was the junior varsity softball team, which happens to be 10-0 so far this season. The Eagles defeated Quincy, 7-2, and Coldwater, 8-6, to win the Coldwater Invitational.
Olivet’s varsity baseball and softball teams were in action, too, and both enjoyed productive days. The baseball squad defeated host Comstock, 8-2, in a single game, while the softballers went 2-1 at the Gull Lake Invitational – losing to undefeated South Haven, 7-2, before knocking off Hastings, 20-8, and Niles, 1-0.
As for the Eagles’ junior varsity baseball team, they got in on the fun as well with 10-1 and 7-2 victories over Holt at home.