2019 MHSAA Track and Field State Finals | STATE CHAMPS! MichiganFeb 18, 2020
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championship edition of state champions high school sports hill we are powered by Lawrence University of Technology I am your host Lauren Plant and this is our final state edition of M HSA Boys and Girls Athletics
2019as one of four videographers we had filming on the west side of the state let me tell you this was not a sprint but a marathon at all for the division cites numerous thunder and lightning delays torrential rain at times even pea sized hail salute everyone who stayed Regardless, especially the MHSAA and high school teams work events now because some divisions came late into the night.
Overall it turned out to be a day of fantastic results, broken records and great performances from the team, which you are about to witness. our detailed highlights of the four divisions boys and girls in Division four and in the kids Kalamazoo hockey made the defending champions team for the first time in their history their senior start Heath Baldwin seemed to have a great finish again hoping to lead them in a sweet repeat on the girls side there's no doubt Fowler has had a dominant program for the last decade looking for a fifth team title during that span to Hudsonville come on I'm Gabe O'Neal and the stage was set for the
finalsand the weather played a big part on this day.
We start with the girls in the opening race in the afternoon. MHSA dot TV coverage of the four by eight hundred relay. If senior Scout Nelson anchored the leg of this relay to the second winner, let's move on to the men's portion of this race. Hillsdale Academy senior Ian Calvert would end up winning this event by almost five seconds as a team. Hillsdale Academy would take fifth place Kalamazoo Hackett are the defending state champions and have a commitment from Michigan Chief Baldwin making a run for four championships in their last high school meet took the high and long jump and here he is defending his title of 110 hurdles alongside the 100m dash Bridgman's Michaela Owen was runner-up in this event a year ago, mid-screen the junior would edge past Lincoln Elkanah's Lilly Bilby to claim her first 100m sprint championship against the boys and this would be a battle to the center of the screen it would be Flint Beecher's Jacoby Derek beating Sand Creek's Alex Books for the vat as Flint's feature would finish the state
finalsin sixth place we go now to the four for relay 200 and this was it Until the end, the battle between Pittsburgh anchors Alison Toner and Fowler's Elissa Vandergriff, it would be the senior toner that would cross the line first for the win, now to the boys for the four for 200, another close finish and it would be Fulton's Nate Elwood just beat South
fieldChristian's Chris Davenport to get the win for his squad.
Let's see how the ladies fared in the mile run. Ellie Kendall of Royal Oaks Ryan finished fourth in this event a year ago she ran the fastest time at Regionals and here taking the mile winning by seven seconds in the mile for the boys was close early on but it would be the sophomore Potterville High School's Zach Wright who would pull away at the end and capture the mile by nearly two seconds back to the relay in the 4 for 100 would be Pittsburgh going down to the finish as junior Michaela McDaniel edged out London Ross of Saginaw Arts and Sciences by point 10 seconds to go as the Wildcats finish off their division 4 runners up to the guys who looked a lot like Sand Creek as one of the biggest stars competing regardless of division would get the win here in the 4 percent following race 400 meter hurdle and the stretch we're advancing would be Portland Street senior Annie Gunderman Patrick taking the plunge, crosses the finish line to win in her last race in high school.
Anytime we go to the face of the 400 for the boys, it would be a Southfield half. Christian, who gets the win by almost two seconds to claim his first. winning the individual title in the final the Eagles as a team finished runners-up coming out of the 300 hurdles with the girls junior Annie Lorenz of Breckenridge would take the extra leap to earn the win Breckinridge would finish in seventh place as a team next on top of the race 800 meter sprint, saw Mount Pleasant Sacred Heart earlier on Fighting Irish's Scout Nelson program crossing for 4 second win reply to teammates in Calvert helping Hillsdale Kadim II as 4x8 hundred relay would edge Ellsworth's Isaiah Romain to get the win Mikayla Owen and Lily Bell beat once again they were battling it out for the 200m sprint crowds and it would be Owen Ferb Richmond who would cross the line first again for the title Richmond would finish fifth we had another close finish here in the 200 - for the boys and it would be the junior Vincent GUI in ou just passed Kobe Derek for the win now he does a 2 mile le Kendall from the sanctuary of Royal Oaks once again in contention to win this event and the junior would dominate , as he would go in for the Knights' 16th second victory in the two miles, as a team finished in fourth place.
Carson City Crystal's Coleman Clark would jump out to a huge lead in the two miles he would cross. in the 11th second and claim their first 2 mile title in the final race of the state finals, the 4 for 400 relay, and it would be the Mount Pleasant Sacred Heart team to do it again as scout Nelson anchors the Irish to victory. as they finished in third place and after a two hour rain delay entered the boys' 4 for 400 relay it would be an exciting finish between presenters Juliano of Concord and Southfield Christian's Dubin and this time it would be sticky in O she just beat Dubin by 9 seconds to get the win Fowler was the team on this date for the girls in the 100 hurdles Alyssa Vandergriff was the defending state champion in this center-screen event, she would edge out Addison's Aly McLouth to claim his second straight hurdles title as Fowler continues his recent dominance by winning his third state title in the last four years despite having nine athletes competing the Kalamazoo Hackett boys team would be the ones to headline this day senior Heath Baldwin finished with Team 36 64 points here getting the win in the 300 hurdles as Kalamazoo Hackett continues to claim their second straight division state title we want to recognize all the winners who won in the field events at the division state finals four congratulations welcome from new inside state
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trackand field state finals 3 for the boys the team the title is always on the line Clare won a year ago but didn't seem to be in the mix in
2019instead no one knew for the girls we had co-champions in 2018 st.
Charles and Hart this season boasted as many as five teams that could take home the team trophy. Starting with the four for eight hundred relay in the Amber Gulf girls from Shepherd High School would anchor the Blue Jays last leg to sixth second win. you'll hear more from Gaul later in the highlights answer the guys in this event dominating the Harbor Springs effort as veteran Jeremy Claws would cruise for the 11 second win let's go to the hundred hurdles it was a battle through the middle of his display would be the bronze ax of elizabeth senior just bested kingston's britni bowman to the 110 hurdles for another close brad dunham saugatuck and nathan first carroll going neck and neck the dunwood senior gets the win for a second saugatuck would be his state runners-up Division 3 boys let's move on now to the hundred, and a freshman making some finals noise Alexis Vargas er of Grass Lake High School would be out Manchester's Jaden Humphrey to get his first state final win Hayden Harrison of New Low Cook will play soccer in Missouri in the fall running here in the hundred meter dash and would get to the line first over Kent City's Giovanni weeks back in the relay in the four for 200 let's go to the final moments of the race host Celine Warren of St.
Charles would be out Amelia thelen of poama Westphalia Warren Michigan college senior Reginald Nobles here in the final leg of the relay getting the 1 second win as the Cougars would finish 9th overall the mile we hear from Hamburg all over again from Shepard her He was running in third place going into the final lap of the race and would battle with athlete at heart Adeline and the senior Frenchman leads the athlete by 0.2 seconds and also sets a new record for final division three meetings in the mile over time of 449 40 that we had. an exciting finish on the boys side in the mile class jeremy from Harbor Springs and Branson Allen from Ithaca going head to head and by just a point four seconds Glaus gets the line first for the win the Rams as a team finished in fourth place now for the four-for-100 relay street.
Charles comes once again at the end, sophomore Lindsay Plumford comes to the line first over Quincy's Jessica Holcomb and the Bulldogs as a team where state runners-up battle another in the boys finish 4 for 100 between new low club and warren
michigancollegiate this time it would be harrison for the hornets who beats nobles for the new bolt up win as a team finished fifth in the 400m race let's go to renee cook chef from jackson lumen christi with last season's 400 champion as a freshman and had the fastest regional split three going into this year's finals and would get a repeat once again in the event for kids ending in the race In the 400 meter senior Brian Taylor would battle a late push from Hawawa Westphalia's Cameron Worth for the win alongside the 300 hurdles in studs McKenna Russell came in as the defending champion in this event in the center of your screen, the youngster what would once again claim the 300 hurdles for the second year in a row Brad Dunham Saugatuck finished fifth in the 300 hurdles a year ago and was a favorite to make it to this year's final we're going to the Amber Golf 800 meter race at Shepherds looking to capture another win for his squad running 3rd heading into the last lap and the senior would walk away from the pack winning by more than a second as the Eagles would finish 3rd overall how excited does it feel good last year i lost that against one of my great friends 5.01 so I can come back when this year is super exciting yeah and we had a battle to the finish of the boys 800m race as junior Aiden McLaughlin from Morley Stanwood would beat the Harbor Spring boss by 0.2 7 seconds to get the win I said it's one of those things you only dream about you think was going in and being a state champion and finally doing it is kind of believable after winning the 100 meter dash earlier in the lexis bar highlights the guests they are from Grass Lake and looking to get the 200 too and the freshman will go on to win the race by half a second Giovani weeks from Kent City came second in the hundred before in the final and the 200 the senior would beat Kaden Smith of Monroe St.
Mary's Catholic center-back was victorious in her final high school race. I can't believe I won. I didn't think I would. I thought Caleb Calvin would do it because they beat me at Regionals but it was a good race and it's fun to race now to mine shy freshman Abby Vander from Muskegon Western Michigan was the individual state champion at the cross country state finals of division 4 in the fall and the talented ninth grader would pull away in this one by three seconds to claim crown two-mile status after numerous delays, the final race of the state finals would finish under the lights, a good finish here for the girls 4 by 400 relay Lauren Freeland of Kent City and Andy Kimes of Mason County Central battling it out and it would be Freeland who would edge him out for the win it was the same type of finish for the boys 4 by 400 relay as well as presenters Austin Smart Harbor Springs and Sheppard's Ben Mogan Berg coming to the end by just a point 2 6 seconds Smallwood gets the win for Harbor Springs this day would be a long one for Ithaca in search of their first state title, the senior ransom Mountain would begin to distance himself from the pack in the two mile race and would go on to win the race by over 5 seconds with a time of 9 minutes 19 seconds as Ithaca wins its first boys track and field state title for girls Palma Westfalia did not win a single race or field event , but got enough team points to win thestate championship for the first time in four years we want to say a big shout out to all the winners in the field events at the Division three state finals last weekend you are watching a very special edition of the state chant state championship these are the 2019 MHSA track and field state finals with four and three now in the rear view mirror let's go Division two on the boys side we've seen a host of team champions in the last decade in fact just Orchard Lake Saint Mary's have been able to win two during that cold spell one the defending champions but Zeeland West's hometown team considered slight favorites when speaking of Zeeland, the girls from the east were crowned a year ago for the first time in the sport, several in the mix to challenge in 2019 and it took a long time to get this one in the books we kick off field events Tony Martin of Saginaw the reigning 26+ foot long jump champion during a committed regular season meet at Michigan State Martin dealing with a hamstring injury but recovered to give the crowd his best jump of the day 22 feet 11 inches, his second straight long jump title to repeat as solo jump champion.
He feels great because I didn't even think he would compete today. me to push and be able to run and do a decent jump in my prime because I haven't warmed up you know I fell because I could get away and everything but I was still able to win that's the lesson we stayed in the long jump and the sophomore Diana Mar outside Adrienne a finalist in this event a year ago she would set a new division for the state record 18 feet 10 inches breaking the record held by Olympian Tiffany old Bailey also took the high jump alongside the waters discus Dillon Taggart the defending champion who would sweep the competition the 187-foot-7 top shot won the discus for the second year in a row Tiger wasn't done, he was also the defending champion in the shot put Enel's wallet Former Detroit Lion Anthony Okema Heights held the state record at 61 feet by Tiger breaking that by 5 feet to claim the shot put title once again felt great.
He knew it was possible to get in and there was a great atmosphere here, the athletes competed very well and that encourages you and that's what we want. to give credit to the rest who won in the field events in the Division two state finals let's get to the races and start the MHSA girls a knit cover for the four for eight hundred East Grand Rapids relay put it away from this one like anchor Anna Peter cruising for a six second victory pioneering as a team finishing fourth alongside the 100 meter hurdles a three person battle to the finish between Marysville Avon Mitchell's kya schaeffler of Country Day and Hannah Schaeffler on the right of your screen en Schaeffler just edged out Mitchell for the win.
How about the exciting 100 meter run and this was another close mid screen. Bridgeport freshman Shania Madison just beat her teammate Peyton Williams. the final neck-to-neck stretch between Williamston's Jessica robach and Bridgeport's Allen area the senior robot gets to the line first to win Williamson as a team it took 10 it was more of a mental battle than a physical one and we all worked hard to get there during the offseason and our chemistry has a relay next to the 400m Shikari Elvin had a Grand Rapids Catholic central looking for a third state title this year missed last year's race due to injury here to claim a second his third title win in the 400m it was great to know that I couldn't run last year and to be able to recover from an injury feels great to reclaim the title that I had in the 800m and it was a battle title On the last lap the young Terran goes from a st.
John is holding off a late push from Holland Christian's Keifer's shell to get the W feels amazing I wasn't expecting much because I ran the 400 before this and I was glad to see down the stretch it looked like the opportunity and I just took advantage on that pull I can't now to the two mile race going into the last lap Jaden theis of Lansing Catholic leaving Madeline friends from Grand Rapids Christian and McKenna bina playing well right behind her at the end junior lightning bolt pulling away gives her first place state championship in the two miles that's what I was so full of that good solid girls can kill that two miles so I was very happy to go and be able to race against them they pushed me to get a big Holland Christians soon Kayla Windham Muller set the The new division record in the mile in 2018 is gone, so let's see if junior Jillian Vine of the Maroons can repeat as the winner in this event, she would finish in the time 4 minutes 57 seconds her first state title the Maroons and Fines no they were done in the 4 relay for 400 fine anchoring the last leg to the sixth second title Holland Christian where their state runners up because this day they belong to Corona going for their first state title for the 100 relay Hannah Hollister plays softball also runs track for Corona she just beat Haley Acting Frankenmuth by one point to win over Junior Hollister in the 300 hurdles she would catch Marysville's Kaia Scheffler takes the lead and win 10 in the Hollister 200-meter race on the trail of GRCC's Alvin returns once again and the lead down the stretch but Hannah pushes on for another win and the corona Cavaliers win their first girls state track championship let's take a look at the guys for the Khurrana 800 Ben Jacobs relay anchoring the final stretch for the nearly three second win for the day over the Cavaliers Jacobs was made a mile favorite heading into the last lap holding the lead this senior holding off a pushed lay with the pack behind him to Capturing the soft crown La Coruña finished in form.
I'm on cloud nine, that was it. I've been waiting for this and I'm really working towards this I mean since three years ago today when I showed as a freshman and it came out of nowhere and it ran really fast here I love running this track I love running the mile and I love putting a smile on my grandma's face and make the megane people proud in carano
michiganNow we go to the 110 hurdles and this would be a close finish but the junior ate them in a Fremont and Gino with babban to get the win.
Trojans finished in third place. It feels good. the 100 meter dash in the senior performance at Chandler Park Academy in Mario Brian just came in first beating Forest Hills lute Brenner Eastern O'Brian's win had a special reunion feels good man Mico's side died early in this year in january so i had one for my man and we had a finish for this one check out hunter art on siegel and big rapids logan williams neck to neck let's slow down zartan dives at the finish to win for just a fraction at 200 Meter dash Luke Brennan earlier barely lost in the 100 - middle of his screen here he gets Redemption beat Brock buffa mida to get the win east place 10th overall so good i got the Second place and I knew it and the prelims like they came out. really strong, there are 200 enemies who got excited on the other side of the finish line, a kiss to be a blessing, although or is it difficult for this, which team is pushing? two mile race junior Anthony Hancock pulling away to grab the win by a couple of seconds Falcons with a fourth place jump back into the afternoon races 400 meter dash another close battle to the finish center screen Yale's Justin coderre just gets win over Tecumseh's Jacob Denison feels amazing going into the meet knew it was going to be really tough feels good after months of hard work pays off and Coderre helps his Yale squad in the four for four hundred relay anchoring the final stretch to victory Gayle would end up in the state runner-up because a team on this day, the home team is uncomfortable four for 200 real, a sophomore Ben Brooks and the lane for the extra kick to get the victory for the ducks and the sophomore was not quite done anchoring the final leg of the four for 100 relay, just taking Brendan Millan out, another win for Zealand East and finally 300 hurdles.
Ben's brother Ethan springing into action simply beats Ethan Flores for the win. state title track the last three years let's end this show in Division one where the delays were the shortest compared to the west of the East Kent divisions with the view as it has been many times before and as we have seen many times earlier on the boys side East Kentwood had a great shot at another state championship after all they have won seven of the last ten coming in Oak Park they have won the girls state championship four of the last five years and believe me so many greats teams looking for their title shot East Kentwood hosting division one boys and girls athletics state archive sure there were delays but it was still a collection of the best of the best let's start with the hurdles girls 100 us Starts White Lake Lakeland's Grace starts in the middle right of the screen.
The defending state champions she set the record last year and, like last year, fighting Oak Parks. Aja Lorenson fighting a torn hamstring. he's off to the University of Florida again next to the Lansing Waverly boys because Shawn Harris was on a mission this year after finishing second in this event a year ago in the center left of his screen in all black with lettering yellow and white Harris takes the ribbon more from him later let's move on to the 100 girls and this was a talented field a number of sprinters who could win in lane 4 and you have to love the red headband check out the 3rd from east kent woods kenisha young wins the 100 solo a youth show look to defend next season in the boys side of the 100 one of the best overall performances in the state finals this year Rockford's Noah hardcore dead center in 5th place black and orange in this event in 18 came in fastest time at Regionals the swell at the end gave this senior the right wind it worked out for Rowan today especially as I have always been able to catch between two runners but I stay relaxed and the boys have a bird's eye view for the finish of both four by eight hundred relay races on the girls side congratulations to Bay City Western this was their only win of the afternoon for fellow non the only win of the day for the Ann Arbor pioneer just the first of the afternoon senior superstar Nick Foster had a great day and it would be a good day for the Pioneers overall until the finish of the women's four by two hundred naland relay down the stretch it was a battle between renaissance freshman Leah Burr and Oak Park junior Nastasia beats up the ninth grader.
Burke strives to win lady phoenix in team title quest all day center screen boys side blank is east kentwood junior junior high team ek set division one state record two years ago no they will get it this year but this was a pivotal victory for the Falcons. What does this mean for East Kentwood's chances for the rest of the day? Let's go ahead and group the girls' 1600 and 3200 races together because we have the champion win lock. Erica van der Linde from Rockford came in looking for backup. back-to-back titles in the mile and did it again set a personal best in the 1600 then came back later in the afternoon to dominate the two mile no one in her zip code another personal best for her she took second just a little bit earlier in the 800, but this was his last race in high school, the next stop, Michigan.
I heard one of my teammates yell at me like he does 300 like it's your last race so I had to kick him there because the last time I'd ever do it. I'm gonna wear this uniform so I just want it to count we're going to do the same for the guys in both the 1600 and the 3200 because again a superstar a member like I said Ann Arbor pioneering Nick Foster in a banner day after introducing all four. for 800 related victory here in the mile Able to outlast Plymouth sophomore Patrick Burns Nick took second last year Wanted it, that's for sure. to do something I didn't need to do but at the same time I didn't want to make sure that first I made sure God got the win and in the 3200 Alpena's Aidan Smith actually led for a good bit but in the end he furthered his crown defense the DAC Male Athlete of the Year nominee stepping out in style he's heading to Michigan now let's take a few minutes to mention the field champions on each day competitors fight all day to claim the top trophy we hit the award stands to recognize some champions from the East Bracy, a senior citizen of Kentwood, gave himthe Falcons ten points by winning the long jump. pole vaulting in the boys' high jump was Graham in white Ethan Barr takes top honors six six jump for junior gets win and in long jump for girls won't do westerns Kennedy Jackson runner-up a year ago but this jump of 18 1050 made it for the junior and finally in the women's discus East Kentwood Bell Okafor won gold after this splashdown she traveled 140 feet congratulations to all our field event champions 29 teams back to racing and another race of relays high angle of the 4 for 100 women's relay Detroit Renaissance wins this event just 30 tenths behind the MHSA a record we had another super close finish on the men's side of the 4 for 1 there's that man again Noah says to Rockford part of a relay team that won this one two years ago somehow finds a way to beat East Kentwood Stefan Bracy what a 400m finisher and it's Renaissance freshmen Lia Burr again down the stretch but this time fighting another freshman in Oak Park LOI vines this is a rematch of the regional final which vines one but it's burr this time coming out on top she had a lot of time to think about this date she surprised even herself to the mates and we had a battle between the wise Noah from Benton in orange and the one on the left in blue Westland John Glenn James pissed off digging deep Florida Lee wins the women's 400 300 hurdle and it was a good battle from the start but in the end Lauren Fulcher of Troy would be this year's state champion so close to breaking the d1 record after another long delay we had dealt with a great finish in the boys 300 hurdles at the last hurdle Keyshawn Harris fell over the finish line to hold off lake orion senior thomas morman whatever it takes straight to the girls 800 race gabby Hinton had a stress fracture couldn't even compete in the final last year the senior watches this year with a time of 208 70 she she's grateful to be here honestly the goal is not to win oh sister race i open my first day of the year and i have public relations i knew it was going to be something special one of the craziest finishes of the day was in the boys 800 like many races the finish here it would be close and i'm talking about photo finish close novi smiles brown and plymouth patrick burns finished tied 150 183 and greenville's tightest press key not far off which is the craziest part there are only sophomores.
You like that 200-meter dash and it's a freshman who's going to win this one for the ladies. an impressive 24:04 debut here Stallworth capped off a stellar day for rockford in the men's side of the 200 sprint race he finished eighth in this event last year hard work has made him a multiple state champion congratulations final races of the day and it was nice clear for both the girls and boys a win meant their team would claim the state championship in the 400 relay in the old park doing what they do when they need to this freshman Chloe Vines helping the Lady Knights establish a new division 1 and MHSA a meet record with a final time 3:45 13 a record the Ann Arbor trailblazer held for 15 years and that was enough point for another state championship so people like me really did a bit and i came to a party last year always here this was a team of champions so i just wanted to keep that tradition last night at our team meeting.
I talked about every single point the county made to make sure they get to the line and make sure they put their best effort on the track so the kids show up there's a lot of pressure because like I said Renaissance is outstanding Rochefort was outstanding and it was really a tribe meeting between the three of us, that's what they look like, but I'm very proud of the children, it has some very great performances by the children. who came out of nowhere very excited with the boys for the 400 relay at east kentwood wanting to shore things up for another state title and do it at home ek jr.
Michael loss tuna doing it for the Falcons which is a three time championship and eighth championship in 11 years we've been doing this y'all this is where you keep it we want three events one 4x2 one for the right one for the long jump but we've really added up and like another seven events we are sixth here and we fit there and fourth there and and and and only as a body punch body punch how you blow and no knockout punches but but I tell you what I am so proud of my kids they know they are amazing they really were amazing today so it's the 2019 boys and girls track and field state championships.
This has definitely been a labor of loving support to the entire state champions team for helping us out. this show together now for everything state champions please visit our website state champions Network comm and all your favorite social media platforms I'm Lauren Plant thanks for watching
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