Freeland’s stars stole the show, but Frankenmuth’s depth paid off in the Division 2 boys championship at the Michigan Interscholastic Track Coaches Association state meet in Berrien Springs.
Frankenmuth won with 1,509 points, with Whitehall second at 1,443.5 points. Freeland finished fifth.
But Freeland claimed five first places, with TJ Hansen winning the 1,600-meter run in 4 minutes, 16.69 seconds and the 3,200 in 9:56.53. Braydon Honsinger added a win in the 800 (2:00.61).
Honsinger also ran a leg on Freeland’s winning 1,600 relay (3:28.90) with Brayden Kelly, Evan Vasicek and Nate Niederquell, with Honsinger and Hansen running on the winning 3,200 relay (8:07.06) with Niederquell and Jacob Alexander.
Frankenmuth got first places from Dalton DeBeau in the discus with a throw of 164 feet,10 inches. Andrew Braman added a first in the long jump (20-7). Michael Howey gave Alma a first place in the shot put (54-8).
Shepherd won the girls title with 1,348 to beat out Frankenmuth with 1,198. Freeland was 10th with 981.5.
Mary Richmond earned a first for the Eagles in the 1,600 run (5.12.20), with Madison Paten winning the pole vault (10-9) for Frankenmuth. Freeland’s Haven Vasold brought home the 100 hurdles (:16.12).
Division 3 at Clare
Clare won the Division 3 boys MITCA title at Clare, with Chesaning third and Ithaca fifth. Olivet claimed the girls championship, with Ithaca finishing sixth.
Chesaning won a pair of first places, with Eric Barancik winning the high jump in 6-1.25. The Indians also won the 800 relay (1:31.82) behind Reese Greenfelder, Jaylen Anderson, Zach Harlan and Caleb Walker(.
Ithaca’s Ethan Hull won the long jump (21-6.5).
In the girls meet, Ithaca won the 3,200 relay (10:07.93) with the team of Liliana Lehnst, Emma Dawe, Izabelle LaLone and Myleigh Hephner.
- Frankenmuth won its own Frankenmuth Memorial Invitational, beating Ogemaw Heights (9-1), Mount Pleasant (8-0) and St. Clair (7-5). Against Ogemaw Heights, Chloe Compau threw a two-hitter with 11 strikeouts in five innings. Kendall Thompson and Kennedy Crandall led the offense with two hits each. Brooklyn Compau earned the two-hit shutout against Mount Pleasant, striking out seven. Brooklyn Compau, Payton Schafsnitz and Thompson led the offense with two hits each. Brooklyn Compau struck out 11 and allowed six hits in Frankenmuth’s 7-5 win over St. Clair, which is honorable mention in Division 2. Emily Worden paced the offense with two hits and three RBIs.
- Midland High split a doubleheader with Grand Ledge, earning a 9-1 win before falling, 7-2. Brett Faccio earned the win in the opener, allowing one run and three hits with six strikeout sin 5 2/3 innings. Lane Kloha, Faccio and Owen Wendt had two hits each for Midland. Aidan O’Malley had two hits, including a homer for Midland. Wendt and O’Malley had two hits each for the 25-10 Chemics.
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