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Tales of the Tape: Track & Field Finals

Tales of the Tape: Track & Field Finals
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Broadcasts of all seven MHSAA Track and Field Finals from Saturday are now available free of charge on MHSAA.TV. Click to watch some of the most notable highlights of performances from all over the state. 
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Marquette 4-Peat Full of Milestones

Marquette 4-Peat Full of Milestones
Sunday, June 1, 2014
Marquette sophomore Lindsey Rudden on Saturday became the first female athlete to break the five-minute barrier in the Upper Peninsula Track and Field Finals, earning her second straight Division 1 title in 4 minutes, 55.28 seconds.  “At the beginning of th...
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Brimley Girls Add to UP D3 Dynasty

Brimley Girls Add to UP D3 Dynasty
Sunday, June 1, 2014
The Brimley girls have earned their share of Upper Peninsula Division 3 track and field championships in recent years. They added another title to their collection Saturday by scoring 84 points.
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Saints Win Close to Finish Drive for 5

Saints Win Close to Finish Drive for 5
Sunday, June 1, 2014
Returning to Division 2 didn’t hinder the St. Ignace girls Saturday as they were crowned Upper Peninsula track and field champions for the fifth straight year. The Saints, who won in D-3 a year ago, edged defending champion West Iron County 116-107 for the D-2 t...
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Reading Returns to Take Final Step

Reading Returns to Take Final Step
Sunday, June 1, 2014
When Reading senior Michelle Davis looked over the girls track and field team prior to this year, she was a little surprised at what she discovered. “I looked at the freshmen coming up and saw that we weren’t losing as much as I thought,” she said. &l...
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Chip Hills Caps Perfect Season Perfectly

Chip Hills Caps Perfect Season Perfectly
Saturday, May 31, 2014
Remus Chippewa Hills coach Sally Schafer wasn’t optimistic about her team’s chances halfway through the MHSAA Lower Peninsula Division 2 Finals on Saturday at Houseman Field. “Things weren’t going the way I thought they had to go the first half ...
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Classic Sprint, Oak Park Run Highlight D1

Classic Sprint, Oak Park Run Highlight D1
Saturday, May 31, 2014
It was arguably the greatest high school girls 200-meter race ever in Michigan. Sophomores Sekayi Bracey of East Kentwood and Anna Jefferson of Oak Park posted two of the seven fastest times in Michigan history at the MHSAA Lower Peninsula Division 1 Track and Field Fi...
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Frankenmuth Takes Back D3 Supremacy

Frankenmuth Takes Back D3 Supremacy
Saturday, May 31, 2014
After coming up short in its bid to repeat as MHSAA champions at last year’s Lower Peninsula Division 3 Girls Track and Field Finals, Frankenmuth was determined to not be denied this time. With a squad that featured six top seeds and balance on the track and in t...
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Preview: New Crew of Girls Set to Dominate

Preview: New Crew of Girls Set to Dominate
Friday, May 30, 2014
The MHSAA Girls Track and Field Finals bid farewell in 2013 to one of the most impressive and accomplished senior classes in recent memory. But those departures have opened up plenty of opportunities for the standouts still competing and a new group of talented athlete...
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#TBT: Pioneer Bests Impressive Field

#TBT: Pioneer Bests Impressive Field
Thursday, May 22, 2014
Ann Arbor Pioneer owns an MHSAA-best 16 team championships in girls track and field, including a string of seven straight won in Class A from 1985-91. The Pioneers answered arguably their toughest challenge of that run in 1989, against a Detroit Cass Tech team featurin...
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Saints Make It 4 Straight Championships

Saints Make It 4 Straight Championships
Sunday, June 2, 2013
The St. Ignace girls didn't let anything stand in their way in winning the Upper Peninsula Division 3 track championship Saturday with 121 points. Two-time defending champion Brimley settled for runner-up honors this time with 57, and third-place Crystal Falls Forest ...
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West Iron County Claims 1st MHSAA Crown

West Iron County Claims 1st MHSAA Crown
Sunday, June 2, 2013
It was a historical day for the West Iron County girls at Saturday's Upper Peninsula Track Finals as they were crowned champions for the first time. The Wykons topped the Division 2 standings with 144 points. Manistique brought home its first runner-up trophy with 99 ...
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Marquette Girls Prove Peninsula Power

Marquette Girls Prove Peninsula Power
Sunday, June 2, 2013
Any questions? The Marquette Redettes proved they're the Upper Peninsula's best girls track and field team beyond any shadow of a doubt Saturday, claiming their third straight Division 1 title with 145 points.
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Seniors Cap Record-Setting Careers

Seniors Cap Record-Setting Careers
Sunday, June 2, 2013
There was no mistaking the marquee event at Saturday’s Lower Peninsula Division 1 Girls Track and Field Final. With three of the top girls distance runners in the entire country competing, the 1,600-meter final had the undivided attention of a huge throng at win...
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Balanced Divine Child Celebrates Again

Balanced Divine Child Celebrates Again
Saturday, June 1, 2013
Quality depth is a big key to success in high school track and field. And over the past four years, no Lower Peninsula Division 2 girls track team has boasted the depth of Dearborn Divine Child.
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Heartbreak Pushes St. Francis to Finish Strong

Heartbreak Pushes St. Francis to Finish Strong
Saturday, June 1, 2013
After finishing as runner-up last year, the Traverse City St. Francis girls track and field team did not need any emotional motivation Saturday at the MHSAA Division 4 Final at Baldwin Street Middle School in Hudsonville. St. Francis got it, anyway. But it came in a pa...
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Michell Makes History Again in Last Final

Michell Makes History Again in Last Final
Saturday, June 1, 2013
Finishing her prep career as the most decorated athlete in MHSAA Girls Track and Field Finals history, the only thing missing for Reed City senior Sami Michell was a trophy. She managed to knock that off the list late at Saturday’s Lower Peninsula Division 3 mee...
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Finals Preview: Last Chance to Catch These Stars

Finals Preview: Last Chance to Catch These Stars
Friday, May 31, 2013
More good stories emerge from MHSAA Track and Field Finals day than perhaps any other during our school year. And arguably the most significant this entire spring will be final good-byes to some of the top female athletes ever to compete in this sport.
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MHSA(Q&)A: Norway track champion Dani Gagne

MHSA(Q&)A: Norway track champion Dani Gagne
Friday, June 8, 2012
Norway senior Dani Gagne might not be a familiar name among the Lower Peninsula track and field community. But in the Upper Peninsula, she's built a legacy that will be talked about for years to come.
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Reed City's Sami has Spring in her Step

Reed City's Sami has Spring in her Step
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Sami Michell knows her starts could be better. And she's sure she can improve her arm positions when she’s going over hurdles. The Reed City junior is a self-admitted perfectionist. And she’s already thinking about next season. The rest of Michigan should ...
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