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Alpena track earns all-state in four events at DI finals

June 3, 2012
The Alpena News

EAST KENTWOOD-The Alpena girls track team had a number of record-setting performances at the Division 1 Track and Field State Finals in East Kentwood on Saturday as seven of the Wildcats' eight qualifiers earned all-state honors.

Individually, Emily McAnsh set a school record in the 400 dash and finished sixth overall at 57.63 while Emily Ferguson took seventh in the discus with a throw of 113-3.

Alpena also turned in two school record times in two different relay events. The 3200 relay team of McAnsh, Amanda Dort, Kelsey Lewis and Taylor Stepanski finished eighth at 9:22.24.

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The Alpena girls track team turned in four all-state performances at the Division 1 Track and Field State Finals on Saturday. Seven of the Wildcats’ eight qualifiers earned all-state honors. Pictured, from left, are: Taylor Stepanski, Christina Kollien, Emily McAnsh, Emily Duncan, Amanda Dort, Paige Stepanski, Kelsey Lewis and Emily Ferguson.

The Wildcats closed out the day with a school record time in the 1600 relay as McAnsh, Taylor Stepanski, Paige Stepanski and Emily Duncan took fourth with a time of 3:59.44.

"It was awesome, one of the best days ever," Alpena girls track coach Collin Riffert said. "Having seven all-state kids at the same meet, it's never been done before and it will be tough to match."

Area athletes take all-state in five events in D4 finals

JENISON-Area track and field athletes placed in five events at the Division 4 Track and Field State Finals on Saturday in Jension.

Posen's Korynn Hincka was the highest area female finisher, taking fourth in the high jump at 5-2. Alcona's Megan Quick was seventh in the 800 run (2:24.29) and Alcona's girls 3200 relay team was eighth (10:19.5).

Hincka also ran in the 400 dash and had a time of 1:04.81. Her teammate Valerie Mangei competed in both the 110 hurdles (17.42) and long jump (15-6 1/4).

For the boys, Mio's Grant Price took fifth in the discus at 144-1 and Onaway's Adam Bess finished seventh in the 200 dash at 23.49.



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