Boys Track & Field

 

'Fleet Feet' Tells Story of State HS Track

'Fleet Feet' Tells Story of State HS Track
Friday, August 30, 2019
As a Hall of Fame radio broadcaster, Jim Moyes has told stories of high school sports for more than 50 years – and helped others do the same with his contributions as an authority on Michigan high school track & field history. In the latter role, Moyes decade...
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Full Team Effort Helps Gladstone Go Distance

Full Team Effort Helps Gladstone Go Distance
Wednesday, June 19, 2019
With Gladstone’s boys track & field team set to begin competition two months ago, longtime coach Gary Whitmer described his team in a local newspaper preview as a mystery. There were signs it could be a special spring.
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Brimley Jumper's Leap Soars On as Finals Best

Brimley Jumper's Leap Soars On as Finals Best
Thursday, June 6, 2019
Thirty years ago this spring, John Payment became an unlikely part of Michigan high school track & field history. In some respects, it almost seems like yesterday the Brimley High School senior soared 7-feet, 1 inch, to set an MHSAA Finals high jump record that sti...
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Alwine's Risk Rewarded with Top Vault

Alwine's Risk Rewarded with Top Vault
Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Wyatt Alwine was one more failed attempt away from having a very bad day at last Saturday’s MHSAA Lower Peninsula Division 3 Track & Field Finals. With some of his adrenaline reserve drained from a long rain delay, the Constantine junior — seeded No. 1 ...
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Ishpeming Boys Go Distance Again

Ishpeming Boys Go Distance Again
Sunday, June 2, 2019
The Ishpeming boys continued their winning ways at Saturday's Upper Peninsula Track & Field Finals, retaining their Division 2 crown with 129 points. This marked the fifth title in six years for the Hematites, who were followed by Newberry at 84 and Norway with 75 ...
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Dunn Ends with Memorable Finishes

Dunn Ends with Memorable Finishes
Sunday, June 2, 2019
The Dunns are done. Brad Dunn is the last of nine children, four of them boys, to go through Saugatuck High School – and he more than held his own on the last day of competition.
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Hackett Few, But Hardly Short-Handed

Hackett Few, But Hardly Short-Handed
Sunday, June 2, 2019
The Kalamazoo Hackett boys track & field team overcame small numbers Saturday to repeat as champion at the Lower Peninsula Division 4 Finals at Baldwin Middle School. Despite having just nine athletes competing, Hackett finished with 64 points to 46 for runner-up S...
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Record-Setter Leads Bessemer Repeat

Record-Setter Leads Bessemer Repeat
Sunday, June 2, 2019
Bessemer earned its name. How could the aptly named Speedboys, whose logo is a winged shoe, not win a track & field meet?
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Gladstone Takes Back Top Spot in UPD1

Gladstone Takes Back Top Spot in UPD1
Saturday, June 1, 2019
The Gladstone boys had quite a championship reign at the Upper Peninsula Track & Field Finals during the previous decade, taking the Division 1 titles from 2004-09, then winning again in 2013. They returned to the winner's circle here Saturday, bringing home the ch...
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Storms Can't Squash Inspired Performances

Storms Can't Squash Inspired Performances
Saturday, June 1, 2019
From great-grandparents and former coaches to a mother and a son, athletes at the MHSAA Boys Track & Field Finals became champions in honor of their loved ones on Saturday. Take senior Emari O’Brien of Harper Woods Chandler Park, who became the 100-meter Divi...
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East Kentwood Adds Perfection to Streak

East Kentwood Adds Perfection to Streak
Saturday, June 1, 2019
A hard pounding rain began to fall shortly after the East Kentwood boys track & field team reached the podium. It was only fitting, as the Falcons reigned once again.
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Preview: Don't Miss This Grand Finale

Preview: Don't Miss This Grand Finale
Friday, May 31, 2019
Pick a division – any of seven Saturday – and you’re bound to find a senior standout finishing his career at the MHSAA Boys Track & Field Finals. Michigan high schools regularly graduate star-loaded classes in this sport – but with reigning ...
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McBain Twins Geared Up for Last Finals

McBain Twins Geared Up for Last Finals
Friday, May 24, 2019
It’s been said that records are made to be broken. McBain twins Keegan and Klaudia O’Malley seem to have taken that notion to heart.
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Performance: Waverly's Keshaun Harris

Performance: Waverly's Keshaun Harris
Friday, May 24, 2019
Lansing Waverly senior Keshaun Harris, the reigning Lower Peninsula Division 1 champion in the 300-meter hurdles, put himself in position to challenge for multiple titles at next weekend’s MHSAA Finals with wins in both the 300 and 110 at last week’s Regiona...
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Blind Vaulter Builds on Promising Launch

Blind Vaulter Builds on Promising Launch
Friday, May 24, 2019
When Bradly Rainwater’s family members learned he was born blind, they decided to not put any limits on him. As it turned out, Bradly had the same mindset.
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Sprint Star Pacing Kent City's Run at #1

Sprint Star Pacing Kent City's Run at #1
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Giovanni Weeks has always been fast, racking up plenty of blue ribbons during his elementary school days in Kent City. But now his coach looks at him and sees something else.
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Self-Taught Overholt Firing Record Tosses

Self-Taught Overholt Firing Record Tosses
Friday, May 10, 2019
We’re all students at YouTube University now, with information — some useful — accessible from experts around the globe. Centreville senior Tyler Overholt stumbled upon Poland’s two-time Olympic silver medalist in the discus, Piotr Malachowski. ...
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Revived Mancelona Boys Charging Ahead

Revived Mancelona Boys Charging Ahead
Thursday, May 9, 2019
Ability alone won’t get it done on the track. That’s why the transformation of the Mancelona boys track & field team didn’t happen until the Ironmen added confidence to their talent.
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Saginaw's Martin Leaps Into All-Time Elite

Saginaw's Martin Leaps Into All-Time Elite
Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Sometimes greatness can come from random circumstance.  One spring day after having their basketball taken away during lunch, then-Saginaw High sophomore Tony Martin and his friends improvised by playing the game without a ball. With one of his track coaches ...
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Hayes Jones: Olympic Hero Built in Pontiac

Hayes Jones: Olympic Hero Built in Pontiac
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
At the age of 80, Hayes Jones is happy to share the details of his life. Especially when the conversation offers the occasion to remember the people and places that most impacted his being.  The conversation, as it always has, includes stories about mentors. These...
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