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Through the Years: Girls Track & Field 1973-2015

Through the Years: Girls Track & Field 1973-2015
Monday, July 4, 2016
Athletes from all over Michigan converge on either the Grand Rapids area or Kingsford each spring to celebrate the end of girls track & field season at one of seven MHSAA Finals in the sport.  Ann Arbor Pioneer and Marquette are among the first to come to mind...
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Coach Predicts Title, Ithaca Girls Answer

Coach Predicts Title, Ithaca Girls Answer
Monday, June 13, 2016
There’s a clear difference between prediction and expectation. But the Ithaca girls track & field team had to decide which way coach Gene Lebron was leaning when he told his athletes they’d win an MHSAA championship this spring.   Erica Sheahan k...
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Performance: East Kentwood's Sekayi Bracey

Performance: East Kentwood's Sekayi Bracey
Thursday, June 9, 2016
East Kentwood's Sekayi Bracey capped off one of the most celebrated careers in MHSAA track & field history Saturday with two more individual championships at the Lower Peninsula Division 1 Finals at Hudsonville.  Bracey won the long jump (18 feet, 10 inches) a...
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Leighton Latest of Family Hurdling Stars

Leighton Latest of Family Hurdling Stars
Tuesday, June 7, 2016
Mendon’s Mary Leighton has been gliding over hurdles for the Hornets for three years now, dominating most Berrien-Cass-St. Joseph Conference races, as well as an assortment of invitationals. That’s nothing new for the Leighton clan, which boasts a lineage o...
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Ontonagon Girls Win 1st Title Since 1974

Ontonagon Girls Win 1st Title Since 1974
Sunday, June 5, 2016
Ontonagon High School senior Paige Blake had just enough leg strength to finish the 400-meter dash at Saturday’s Upper Peninsula Division 3 Girls Track & Field Finals. That was also just enough for Blake to retain her title as she fell across the finish l...
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Ishpeming Finds Right Combination in D2

Ishpeming Finds Right Combination in D2
Sunday, June 5, 2016
The Ishpeming girls carried a heavy workload this season and were rewarded with their second straight Division 2 title at Saturday’s Upper Peninsula Finals. Ishpeming scored 127 points, followed by Hancock with 104 and St. Ignace 81.
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Marquette Standouts Finish Stellar Run

Marquette Standouts Finish Stellar Run
Saturday, June 4, 2016
The Marquette High School girls have dominated their competition throughout this track and field season. That held true again Saturday as the Redettes captured their sixth consecutive Upper Peninsula Division 1 title.
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Fowler Cashes in on Another Champiopnship

Fowler Cashes in on Another Champiopnship
Saturday, June 4, 2016
Fowler girls track coach Jill Feldpausch might have felt like she won the lottery Saturday afternoon, even though she said she “didn’t have a winning ticket.” The lack of a “winning ticket” that Feldpausch referred to was her team failing ...
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Waverly Paces 1st-Time Winners in D2

Waverly Paces 1st-Time Winners in D2
Saturday, June 4, 2016
Quite possibly the most diminutive athlete at the Lower Peninsula Division 2 Track & Field Finals on Saturday, sophomore Kayla Windemuller of Holland Christian twice fell to the track at Zeeland Stadium and twice got back on her feet, kept her composure and finished...
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Northville's Abbott Takes Place with Stars

Northville's Abbott Takes Place with Stars
Saturday, June 4, 2016
It was supposed to be the Sekayi Bracey and Anna Jefferson show. And, to a great extent, it was.
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Stockford Reigns, Ithaca Earns 1st Title

Stockford Reigns, Ithaca Earns 1st Title
Saturday, June 4, 2016
Last year Hailey Stockford came out of nowhere to win a pair of sprinting championships at the MHSAA Lower Peninsula Division 3 Track & Field Finals at Comstock Park High School. This year, all eyes were on her.
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Preview: Watch These Stars Shine Again

Preview: Watch These Stars Shine Again
Friday, June 3, 2016
With so many athletes competing at each of the five sites of Saturday's MHSAA Track & Field Finals, it's easy to lose track of who is competing where until they reach the starting blocks.  But fans will want to be sure to focus on a number of familiar standout...
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Performance: Oak Park's Anna Jefferson

Performance: Oak Park's Anna Jefferson
Thursday, June 2, 2016
Oak Park's Anna Jefferson this weekend will finish one of the finest careers in recent Michigan high school track & field history. She shined again in her final local meet Friday, winning both the 400 meters and 100 hurdles at the Oakland County Championships to ea...
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Wirth Shows Worth Again for D3 Power

Wirth Shows Worth Again for D3 Power
Thursday, June 2, 2016
This past March, fewer than 2 minutes remained in Pewamo-Westphalia's Class C Regional Semifinal basketball loss to Ypsilanti Arbor Prep when junior Brenna Wirth heard a pop in her right ankle. She fell to the floor in pain, unaware if her upcoming track and field seas...
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Meridian Speedsters Find Home on Track

Meridian Speedsters Find Home on Track
Friday, May 20, 2016
Nobody had to talk Christian Petre into playing baseball or persuade Hailey Stockford that playing softball might be fun. Both fell in love with those respective sports early on.  But track and field? THAT took some lobbying from others to get the two sprint sta...
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Health Challenges Can't Ground Dobies

Health Challenges Can't Ground Dobies
Thursday, May 19, 2016
Look at Kayla Dobies and one can see a vibrant young woman with an engaging personality that locks on to those around her. Look at Dobies’ accomplishments, athletically and academically, and one will marvel at her ingenuity and perseverance. Hidden are ailments t...
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Reeths-Puffers' Depies Rewrites Records

Reeths-Puffers' Depies Rewrites Records
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
The Greater Muskegon Athletic Association City Track Meet began in 1954, within days of Roger Bannister busting through the 4-minute mile barrier. So breaking a meet record is a big deal. That perspective is necessary to truly appreciate what Muskegon Reeths-Puffer jun...
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Lehman's Concord Run Nears Final Turn

Lehman's Concord Run Nears Final Turn
Friday, April 29, 2016
Lindsey Lehman was just 4 years old when the family dog went on a full-speed run – with her trying to hold on – and she did a good job of keeping up with it. “Those little legs kept up with that dog, and I thought then about how fast she ran across th...
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Sargent Takes Charge as Elite Thrower

Sargent Takes Charge as Elite Thrower
Friday, April 22, 2016
If Nikole Sargent decided early on to specialize in her favorite sport, she never would've discovered her best sport. Track and field, actually, ranked no higher than third on her list when she began competing in high school.
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#TBT: Pioneer Mourns Champion Coach

#TBT: Pioneer Mourns Champion Coach
Thursday, July 9, 2015
Ann Arbor Pioneer this week mourned longtime girls track & field and cross country coach Bryan Westfield, who died Sunday at the age of 72 and led Pioneers teams to a combined 19 MHSAA team championships over a career spanning more than three decades. He began coac...
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