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Performance: Shepherd's Amber Gall

Performance: Shepherd's Amber Gall
Thursday, April 27, 2017
Midway through her high school career, Amber Gall already is nearly the fastest cross country runner in Shepherd history, and she’s also on the cusp of rewriting the Bluejays’ track & field record book as well.  She achieved her first all-time best...
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Superior Dome Gives Jumpstart to Spring

Superior Dome Gives Jumpstart to Spring
Thursday, April 27, 2017
Most Upper Peninsula track coaches will tell anyone the weather always is perfect in the Dome. After all, the temperature is constantly in the 70s and there’s no wind, rain or snow to contend with inside Northern Michigan University’s Superior Dome. And mos...
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Time at Track is Nesbitt Family Time Too

Time at Track is Nesbitt Family Time Too
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Conversations in the Nesbitt house always seem to come back to track and field. The fact that the father, Michael, is the cross country and boys track coach at Bay City Western, and his two children, Brendan and Sydney, are MHSAA Finals qualifiers in both sports is onl...
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Madison Loaded for Another Title Pursuit

Madison Loaded for Another Title Pursuit
Thursday, April 13, 2017
Depth is a big thing at Adrian Madison and for its successful girls track & field team. The Trojans return nearly all of its top performers from last year's runner-up finish in the Lower Peninsula Division 3 meet – when they finished just 3.5 points behind ch...
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Indoor Tracks Give UP Early Opportunities

Indoor Tracks Give UP Early Opportunities
Thursday, April 13, 2017
There was a time when hosting a track meet in early April was nearly impossible in the Upper Peninsula. Indoor tracks weren’t available, and the long winters sometimes made it difficult to hold outdoor meets even in mid to late April. That no longer holds true as...
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Talent Plus Form Equal Wheeler's Stardom

Talent Plus Form Equal Wheeler's Stardom
Monday, March 20, 2017
It was cold and rainy on April 29, 2016, and Grand Blanc’s Quiara Wheeler was scared. The line to make to even have your throw measured in the discus at the Charlie Janke Track & Field Invitational in Jackson was 80 feet, farther than her personal best.
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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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