Several area athletes competed at the MHSAA Track and Field State Finals Saturday These competitions that toss together the very best of each event in each division and those who qualified moved into the finals.
Here are their results.
In Division 2 Packer Ben Schmidt put the cap on a sterling high school career with a 10th place finish in the 3200 ( 9:33.6) followed by teammate Nathan Walker (9:37.98) who placed 12th.
Fredmont’s Hannah Hamilton grabbed an 11th place spot with a run of 11:32.75 then joined teammates Kendra Fowler, Riley Sweet and Katie Nicolas to finish 14th in the 4x800 relay (10:01.18).
Tri County’s Summer Longstreet notched 22nd in the 800 meters with a run of 2:27.18.
In D3 Newaygo Lion Tyler Bergers tied for 6th in the pole vault by clearing the 12-06 mark and teammate David Gonzales leapt to 18th in the long jump flying in at 19-06.25.
Chaise Konicki of Grant heaved the shot to a 16th place finish with a toss of 44-02.0 and a quartet of his Tiger teammates David Jaimes, Colten Covington, Eli Bradley, and Spencer Cole raced to 18th in the 4x800 posting a 8:23.75 time in the process.
White Cloud was well represented in D4 with Darrion Holland capturing 5th in the 400m with a 50.95 run and Maya Reeve who fired the plate 109-10 to finish 6th.
Ella Bowman fired off a 5:43.92 time in the 1600m to land in the #16 slot and the Cloud relay team of Kayla Pasch, Breanna Sutherlund, Emily Feldpausch and Breanna Edwards nabbed the 18th spot coming in at 1:55.14.
Steven Holt, Jordan Richmond,Aramis LaClair, and Darrion Holland took 25th in the 4x400 at 3:47.34 and Holt grabbed some air with a 19-11.75 leap in the long jump.
Tanner Grell of Hesperia chucked the shot 43-10.25 to nab 11th place and a personal record while Panther Delaney Yates took the 12 spot in the 300 hurdles by posting her own personal record time at 50.60.
Jessika Wolfsen leapt to 15th in the high jump clearing 4-07, Nicole Kinney grabbed 16th in pole vault flying to 7-09 and Trynton Gleason finished 19th in the 300 hurdles at a 43.21 pace.