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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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Newberry Claims Close Race in UPD3

Newberry Claims Close Race in UPD3
Sunday, May 31, 2015
Prior to Saturday, the Newberry girls track program had gone 24 years without an Upper Peninsula championship. The Indians, competing in Class C at that time, ended that drought by edging Brimley 64-58 for their first Division 3 title.
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Hematites Climb Back to 1st in UPD2

Hematites Climb Back to 1st in UPD2
Sunday, May 31, 2015
It was bit of a challenge at times, but the Ishpeming girls captured their first MHSAA Upper Peninsula Division 2 track and field title in eight years Saturday by scoring 151 points. Iron River West Iron County was runner-up for the second straight second with 126, fol...
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Records Fall as Marquette Rises Again

Records Fall as Marquette Rises Again
Sunday, May 31, 2015
Marquette junior Lindsey Rudden had a hand in three record-setting performances Saturday, helping the Redettes earn their fifth consecutive Upper Peninsula Division 1 track title with 154 points. Rudden set a U.P. and school record in the 800-meter run at two minutes, ...
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Seaholm Stars, Oak Park Grab Spotlight

Seaholm Stars, Oak Park Grab Spotlight
Saturday, May 30, 2015
Rachel DaDamio has had to race in the shadow of Birmingham Seaholm teammate Audrey Belf throughout her high school career. That’s OK. They’re friends. And don’t worry about DaDamio. She found her time to shine through the raindrops at the Lower Penins...
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Harbor Springs Finishes 1st Title Run

Harbor Springs Finishes 1st Title Run
Saturday, May 30, 2015
Harbor Springs’ Emily Kloss has been coaching track and field for more than two decades. Throughout her career, however, one accomplishment had eluded her.   That was until Saturday afternoon at Hudsonville’s Baldwin Middle School.
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Pewamo-Westphalia Returns to Podium

Pewamo-Westphalia Returns to Podium
Saturday, May 30, 2015
Pewamo-Westphalia girls track coach Scott Werner has a saying he believes applies to his track program: “Tradition doesn’t graduate.” On Saturday, a team mixed with youth and experience won the Lower Peninsula Division 3 track and field championship f...
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Surprise! St. Johns Celebrates 1st Title

Surprise! St. Johns Celebrates 1st Title
Saturday, May 30, 2015
Nobody expected St. Johns to come away with the MHSAA Lower Peninsula Division 2 girls track and field championship Saturday at Zeeland Stadium. And "nobody" included St. Johns athletes and coaches.
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Preview: Line-ups Loaded for Girls Finals

Preview: Line-ups Loaded for Girls Finals
Friday, May 29, 2015
Few things are guaranteed during this, the busiest weekend of the high school sports calendar in Michigan. But here’s something to count on – attend an MHSAA Girls Track & Field Final, and you’re sure to see at least one record-setting talent if n...
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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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