Girls Track & Field

 

Lakes Begin 'to Bring the Legacy Back'

Lakes Begin 'to Bring the Legacy Back'
Sunday, June 4, 2017
The Lake Linden-Hubbell girls ended a lengthy title drought Saturday, earning top honors at the Upper Peninsula Division 3 Track & Field Finals. Lake Linden scored 110 points to secure its first title since 1983, when it was competing in Class D.
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St Ignace Returns to D2 Title Height

St Ignace Returns to D2 Title Height
Sunday, June 4, 2017
The St. Ignace girls returned to familiar territory Saturday, earning their first Upper Peninsula Division 2 track title in three years with 110 points. Munising took runner-up honors at 102, and two-time defending champion Ishpeming took third this time with 91.
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Adrian Madison Follows Rosales to Top

Adrian Madison Follows Rosales to Top
Sunday, June 4, 2017
Doing one better was the theme for Adrian Madison’s girls track & field team Saturday at the Lower Peninsula Division 3 Finals at Comstock Park.  A year after finishing runner-up, the Trojans nabbed a team championship with 56½ points. Lansing Cat...
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Redettes Uphold Championship Tradition

Redettes Uphold Championship Tradition
Sunday, June 4, 2017
The Marquette girls upheld a proud tradition Saturday, earning their seventh consecutive Upper Peninsula Division 1 track & field championship with 118 points. Runner-up Negaunee scored 91 and Kingsford placed third at 70.
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Southfield Christian '6' Claim 1st Track Title

Southfield Christian '6' Claim 1st Track Title
Sunday, June 4, 2017
Southfield Christian may not have a track, but it has a trophy case. And after Saturday’s Lower Peninsula Division 4 Finals at Grand Rapids’ Houseman Field, the Eagles have a new piece of hardware to put in it.
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Record Highlights Pioneer Title Chase

Record Highlights Pioneer Title Chase
Saturday, June 3, 2017
The afternoon running finals of the Division 1 Girls Track & Field Finals needed just 13.4 seconds Saturday afternoon to become record breaking. Ann Arbor Pioneer junior Britten Bowen won the 100-meter hurdles in 13.40 seconds, setting the meet and all-Finals recor...
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Inspiration Fuels Windemuller's Pursuit

Inspiration Fuels Windemuller's Pursuit
Saturday, June 3, 2017
It hasn’t been easy at Holland Christian this school year. Certainly not as easy as Kayla Windemuller made it look on the track Saturday. Windemuller pulled off a rare triple as the junior defended her titles in the 1,600 and 3,200-meter runs and ran anchor on th...
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Performance: Lakeland's Grace Stark

Performance: Lakeland's Grace Stark
Friday, June 2, 2017
White Lake Lakeland sophomore Grace Stark has made significant strides – literally – this season, cutting more than a second off her fastest 100-meter hurdles time from 2016.  How much she’s improved in that race gained the most notice at Friday&...
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Preview: Watch for Falling Records

Preview: Watch for Falling Records
Friday, June 2, 2017
If there is one theme that can be drawn across all seven MHSAA Girls Track & Field Finals to be run Saturday, it’s probably this: There are plenty of standouts who have climbed the medal stand before – and could knock down a number of records on their w...
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Northern Hopefuls Chase Dream Finishes

Northern Hopefuls Chase Dream Finishes
Friday, June 2, 2017
Can Gaylord’s Casey Korte, despite missing three weeks in May with shin splints, defend her MHSAA Lower Peninsula Division 2 title in the long jump? Hers is one of four storylines expected to be among the most compelling from northern Michigan on Saturday at the ...
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1970s Pioneers Took 1st Track Strides

1970s Pioneers Took 1st Track Strides
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Sue Latter-Addison was a 16-year old junior at Clarkston High School in January 1973 when the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a 1972 ruling that allowed girls to compete in varsity, non-contact sports with boys in Michigan. Since her high school didn&rsquo...
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Performance: Farwell's Lillian Albaugh

Performance: Farwell's Lillian Albaugh
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Sports run deep in Lillian Albaugh’s family, and the Farwell junior added another achievement to the legacy April 26 with a record-breaking performance. Albaugh broke her school's shot put record that had stood since 1993 with a throw of 38 feet, 10½ inche...
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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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