MHSAA Michigan State Champs (L.P.)
DIVISION I HIGHLIGHTS
** - Girls Teams: Headed up by its Meier twins-led distance crew, Grosse Pointe South cleaned up with 77.5 points, ahead of Ann Arbor Huron's 64.
** - Boys Teams: Lake Orion won the 4x400 finale and took its first title in a tough 4-way battle over Grand Blanc (44), Saline (42) and Highland-Milford (41).
** - G-4x800: State record and US#1 8:48.29 for Grosse Pointe South, a national federation record and #4 all-time. Splits: Kelsie Schwartz 2:13.0, Ersula Farrow 2:13.4, Haley Meier 2:13.3, Hannah Meier 2:08.2. Three of the four also ran on GPS's winning 4x400 (3:53.90). Birmingham Seaholm 2nd in 4x8 with US#14 9:06.62.
** - G-1600/800: US#4 4:43.05 / 2:08.57 double by Hannah Meier, in-between her relay legs mentioned above. Teammate/sister Haley was 2nd and 3rd in the two races, and teammate Ersula Farrow 3rd and 4th.
** - G-100/100H/300H: 11.97, 13.78 (both nwi), and 45.02 for Ann Arbor Huron's Cindy Ofili, who also anchored Huron's winning 1:41.12 4x200.
** - G-3,200: US#5 10:17.86 by West Bloomfield's Erin Finn.
** - B-4x800: US#7 7:43.42 by Highland-Milford, whose anchor Brandon Wallace also won the open 800 in 1:54.12.
** - G-200: 23.83 (nwi) for Detroit Cass Tech's Kyra Jefferson.
** - B-100/200: 10.92 and 21.80 double for Ypsilanti's Austin Sanders.
** - B-4x100/4x200: 42.13 and 1:28.21 for Grand Blanc.
** - B-3200: 9:04.35 for White Lake Lakeland's Garret Zuk.
** - G-HJ: D1 meet record-tying 5-9 by Southfield Lathrup's Keianna Ingram.
** - G-LJ: D1 meet record 19-0 by Jackson's Cierra Pryor.
** - G-PV: 12-6 by East Kentwood's Katie Rancourt.
** - G-400: 54.80 by Ann Arbor Huron's Maya Long (also 2nd in 200).
** - B-DT: 178-6 by Bay City Western's Matt Costello, who was also second in the shot. Costello was the state's Mr. Basketball and is part of Coach Tom Izzo's 8th-ranked 2012 recruiting class for Michigan State.
DIVISION II HIGHLIGHTS
** - Boys Teams: Auburn Hills Avondale won by seven points over Lansing Sexton, powered by the victories and relay legs (won 4x1) of Kyle Redwine (10.53 100, nwi) and Nathan Chapman (48.71 400).
** - Girls Teams: Detroit Country Day and Dearborn Divine Child tied with 60 points. DCD was powered by Brittany Mann, Kendall Baisden and Sydney Curelton, while DDC won the 4x4, scored high in other relays, and got a 200 win from Paige Patterson.
** - G-1600/800: D2 meet record 4:51.67 and 2:13.83 double for Notre Dame's Sara Barron.
** - B-1600/800: 4:13.97 / 1:56.41 double for Cedar Springs' Connor Mora.
** - G-DT/SP: 156-8 / 41-11 double for Detroit Country Day's Brittany Mann.
** - G-3200: D2 meet record 10:40.22 for Allendale's Ali Wiersma over Grand Rapids Christian's Julia Bos 10:40.95. Wiersma also second in 1600 with 4:53.01.
** - G-400: D2 meet record 54.58 for Detroit Country Day's Kendall Baisden. She also anchored winning 4x1 and 4x2 relays.
** - B-PV: D2 meet record 16-1 for Marine City's Jamie Salisbury.
** - B-200: D2 meet record 21.36 for Livonia Clarenceville's Kassius Kelly.
** - B-SP: 61-2.5 for Cadillac's Riley Norman.
** - B-DT: 189-8 for Zeeland East's T.J. Beelen (also 2nd in SP).
** - B-4x200: D2 meet record 1:27.99 for Lansing Sexton (also won 4x400 in 3:23.94).
** - G-100: D2 meet record 11.90 for Detroit Country Day's Sydney Cureton.
** - G-100H/300H: 14.52 / 45.25 double for DeWitt's Tori Desira.
DIVISION III HIGHLIGHTS
** - Boys Teams: Lansing Catholic won the boys meet decisively with 4x800 (8:01), 4x200 (1:29.73) and 4x400 (3:24.63) victories, plus an 800 win from Zach Zingsheim (who was on all three relays).
** - Girls Teams: Frankenmuth won the 4x4 and 4x2, while Ashley Frahm, Emily Wee, and Angela Ritter each scored in two individual events.
** - G-LJ/100H/300H/200: Reed City's Sami Mitchell put up D3 meet record marks of 18-6.5, 13.84 and 42.23, plus a 25.28, to become only the second to ever win four state individual titles in Michigan. Her US#19 42.23 300H was an all-class state meet mark.
** - B-100/200: 10.87 / 21.85 (both nwi) for Union City's Chris Maye. He also anchored the winning 4x100.
** - B-110H/300H: 14.71 / 38.88 for Clare's Jake McFadden.
** - G-800: D3 meet record 2:13.03 for Manistee's Annie Fuller (also second in 1600).
DIVISION IV HIGHLIGHTS
** - Boys Teams: Albion won all four relays, with Nolen Mitchell contributing to all but the 4x800 and tying for the win in the 400 at 50.91.
** - Girls Teams: Fowler scored 34 in the relays, with 4x8 and 4x2, and got several other top eight finishes.
** - B-DT: D4 meet record 190-0 for Litchfield's Jacob Patrick.
** - B-LJ: D4 meet record 22-3.75 (nwi) for Detroit Cristo Rey's Adam Abbott.
** - G-1600/3200: Holland Black River's Nicole Zeinstra (4:59.91) and Breckenridge's Kirsten Olling (11:00.67) traded 1-2 finishes.
** - B-100/200: 11.14 / 22.79 (nwi) double for Climax-Scotts' Alex Lodes.
** - B-1600/800: 4:25.92 / 1:59.91 double for Big Rapids Crossroads' David Dantuma.
** - G-400/200: 59.93 / 26.49 double for Traverse City St. Francis's Lauren Buckle, who also anchored winning 4x4.