Boys Track & Field Overpowers Competition To Capture Third Straight MHSAA U.P. Division 1 Championship

Boys Track & Field Overpowers Competition To Capture Third Straight MHSAA U.P. Division 1 Championship

On Saturday (6/3/23), the MSHS Boys Track & Field Team traveled to Kingsford to compete in the 2023 MHSAA U.P. Division 1 Track & Field Finals.  Down the stretch, MSHS pulled away from the field for a 20-point victory and the program’s third consecutive MHSAA U.P. Division 1 championship.

Click here for a full meet recap (courtesy of MHSAA.com).

Team Scores:

  1. Marquette – 134
  2. Kingsford – 114
  3. Sault Ste. Marie – 90
  4. Gladstone – 51
  5. Houghton – 40
  6. Iron Mountain – 34
  7. Negaunee – 29
  8. Menominee – 13
  9. Calumet – 11
  10. Escanaba – 11

Event Winners:

  • 3200 Meter Relay – Caleb Klier, Logan Haskins, Cody Aldridge, Gabe Litzner (Sault Ste. Marie; 8:25.28)
  • 110 Meter Hurdles – Will Fairchild (Iron Mountain; 15.60)
  • Adaptive 100 Meter DashJim Bennett (Marquette; 23.22)
  • 100 Meter Dash – Michael Floriano (Kingsford; 11.08)
  • 800 Meter Relay – Cole Myllyla, Jack Olson, Conor Quick, Michael Floriano (Kingsford; 1:33.78)
  • 1600 Meter RunColin VanderSchaaf (Marquette; 4:34.62)
  • 400 Meter RelayNate Benninger, Adam DuVall, Wyatt Lakenen, Kyler Sager (Marquette; 44.41)
  • 100 Meter Dash – Michael Floriano (Kingsford; 11.08)
  • Adaptive 400 Meter DashJim Bennett (Marquette; 1:28.00)
  • 400 Meter Dash – Carter Oshelski (Sault Ste. Marie; 51.43)
  • 300 Meter Hurdles – Will Fairchild (Iron Mountain; 41.871)
  • 800 Meter RunColin VanderSchaaf (Marquette; 2:03.02)
  • Adaptive 200 Meter DashJim Bennett (Marquette; 44.12)
  • 200 Meter Dash – Carter Oshelski (Sault Ste. Marie; 22.89)
  • 3200 Meter RunCarson VanderSchaaf (Marquette; 9:55.25)
  • 1600 Meter RelayKai Chouinard, Ben Rayhorn, Cullen Papin, Colin VanderSchaaf (Marquette; 3:39.57)
  • Pole Vault – Rayce Rizzo (Sault Ste. Marie; 13’03”)
  • Long Jump – Cardel Morton (Kingsford; 19’09”)
  • High Jump – Darrent Butler (Menominee; 5’11”)
  • Discus Throw – Noah Johnson (Kingsford; 160’05”)
  • Adaptive Shot Put – Johnny Osborn (Sault Ste. Marie; 15’03.5″)
  • Shot Put – Garrett Veale (Kingsford; 48’08.5″)

Full results from the meet can be found at this link.

Anna Grzelak and Colin VanderSchaaf Selected As First Bank Outstanding Scholar-Athletes for 2022-23

Anna Grzelak and Colin VanderSchaaf Selected As First Bank Outstanding Scholar-Athletes for 2022-23

MSHS seniors Anna Grzelak (cross country, alpine skiing) and Colin VanderSchaaf (cross country, swim & dive, track & field) have been named as the recipients of the First Bank Outstanding Scholar-Athletes for the 2022-23 academic year.

Thank you to First Bank for their continued support of MSHS and its student-athletes through this award.

Selection criteria for the First Bank Outstanding Scholar-Athlete Award are:

  1. Academic excellence based on cumulative GPA, academic honors received and class standing.
  2. Athletic performance and accolades with students having earned a minimum of four varsity letters. In addition, honorees must have earned varsity letters in at least two sports.
  3. Extracurricular involvement in MSHS clubs/organizations as well as a demonstrated commitment to community service.

Anna Grzelak has participated in the MSHS Girls Cross Country and Girls Alpine Skiing programs.  She holds a 4.31 cumulative GPA.

Grzelak’s Athletics Involvement and Achievements:

  • Girls Alpine Skiing:
    • 2023 MHSAA Division 1 State Champion – Giant Slalom (GS)
    • 2023 MHSAA Division 1 State Finals – 3rd Place Slalom
    • 2023 MHSAA Division 1 Regional Champion – Slalom
    • 2023 MHSAA Division 1 Regional Runner-Up – Giant Slalom
    • 2023 U.P. Girls Alpine Skier of the Year
    • 2023 All-State and All-U.P. Team Honoree
    • 2-Time Academic All-State Award Recipient from the Michigan High School Ski Coaches Association (MHSSCA)
    • Team member on the 2020 MHSAA State Championship Team and 2021 MHSAA State Runner-Up Team.
  • Post-Graduation Plans:  Attend the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor to pursue a nursing degree with the hopes of becoming a nurse anesthetist.

Colin VanderSchaaf has participated in the MSHS Cross Country, Swimming & Diving and Track & Field programs.  He owns a cumulative GPA of 4.28.

VanderSchaaf’s Athletics Involvement and Achievements:

  • Boys Cross Country:
    • Individual Champion – 2022 Great Northern Conference Meet
    • 3-Time All-State and Academic All-State (2022, 2021, 2020)
    • 2-Time All-U.P. “Dream Team” (2022, 2021)
    • 3-Time All-U.P. (2022, 2021, 2020)
    • Team member for four consecutive MHSAA U.P. Finals Championships (2019, 2020, 2021, 2022)
  • Boys Swim & Dive:
    • 8-Time MHSAA U.P. Swimming & Diving Champion
    • 2021-2022 U.P. Swimmer of the Year
    • Member of school, pool and U.P. record holding 200 Free Relay Team (2022; 1:29.93)
  • Boys Track & Field:
    • 2-Time All-State and Academic All-State (2022, 2021)
    • 3-Time MHSAA U.P. Champion (2 Individual, 1 Relay)
    • 6-Time MHSAA Regional Champion (3 Individual, 3 Relay)
    • 3-Time Great Northern Conference Champion
    • Team member for MHSAA U.P. Finals Championships in 2021 and 2022
  • Post-Graduation Plans:   Colin recently signed a National Letter of Intent (NLI) to attend and compete as part of the men’s cross country and men’s track & field programs at Grand Valley State University. He plans to major in Biology.
2023 Spring Athletics Signing Ceremony Has Eight MSHS Student-Athletes Declare College Commitments

2023 Spring Athletics Signing Ceremony Has Eight MSHS Student-Athletes Declare College Commitments

On Thursday evening (6/1/23) eight senior student-athletes from the MSHS Class of 2023 made their decisions on the institutions they will attend and compete for beginning with the Fall 2023 semester.

Family members, friends, coaches and staff were on-hand as student-athletes were introduced before declaring their decided upon colleges/universities.

Click on the links below for more information on each MSHS student-athlete.

Cora Anderson (women’s basketball – St. Norbert College)

  • Why Cora Chose St. Norbert College“When I first visited St. Norbert I knew that I wanted to be there for my next four years, they have a great Nursing Program and amazing facilities for both academics and sports. I loved Coach Perry and her style of coaching, as well as the other coaches and players.”

 

 

 

 

Easton Clements (men’s basketball – Bay College)

  • Why Easton Chose Bay College“It’s been my dream to play basketball in college for as long as I can remember. And it has been a journey full of ups and downs, I had to keep faith in my dreams and push through feelings of doubt and times when it seemed nothing was going my way. I chose Bay College because Coach Johnson expressed a lot of interest in me and told me about the opportunities that Bay College can offer, that a lot of other places cannot. When I visited campus, I instantly could see myself being here. I’ll be the first to say it, I had a disappointing varsity basketball career, I never felt like I could be who I am as a player and person and display the countless hours of work that I’ve put in to possess the skills I have today. And just from talking with Coach Johnson for only a couple of hours, I received the most trust and belief from a basketball coach than I’ve ever had in years of high school. This is a major reason why I chose Bay College. I’m very grateful for a fresh start to my basketball career, and I’m excited to get to work and see what the future holds.”

Braden Ketzenberger (men’s cross country/track & field – Michigan Tech University)

  • Why Braden Chose Michigan Tech University“After completing my senior year of Cross Country, I came to the realization that I’m not ready to be done competing.  Michigan Tech afforded me the opportunity to keep running while also providing a good engineering program.

 

 

 

 

Siena Lingle (women’s basketball – Bay College)

  • Why Siena Chose Bay College“When I went to visit Bay College the coach that recruited me gave off good energy and made me feel right at home. Not too long after I found out that he resigned and I got a new coach. I got to meet him and instantly knew he wanted to help me get better. With not being far from home and also being able to do what I love most, I knew Bay College was where I wanted to take my next step in life.

 

 

 

Meghan MacPhee (women’s basketball – Lakeland University)

  • Why Meghan Chose Lakeland University“After visiting Lakeland, I fell in love with the campus and the people there. Everyone was super supportive and friendly, and it was obvious that the coaches, current players, and professors are exactly the type of people who will help push me to become the best version of myself. That combined with excellent academics and the opportunity to conduct research related to my major early on in my college career made it easy to choose Lakeland as the place to further my education and athletic career.

 

 

Baux Truckey (women’s track & field – Northern Michigan University)

  • Why Baux Chose Northern Michigan University“On my recruitment visit to NMU, I was very impressed by how welcoming the coaching staff and the current team members were. I was also very excited about the fact that the team is very young and how competitive they will be in the conference in the
    next few years, and I decided I wanted to be part of that.”

 

 

 

Carson VanderSchaaf (men’s cross country/track & field – Eastern Michigan University)

  • Why Carson Chose Eastern Michigan University“Coach Rinker at Eastern was the first college coach I talked to and from the beginning, I felt that we clicked on a personal and professional level. Coach Rinker and Coach Marr have similar training philosophies, so the adjustment wouldn’t be very big, which I liked. On top of that, when I went on my official visit I really liked all of the guys on the team and it felt like a good fit for me. After going on another visit, I knew that Eastern was the place for me.”

 

 

 

Colin VanderSchaaf (men’s cross country/track & field – Grand Valley State University)

  • Why Colin Chose Grand Valley State University“After going on a visit and meeting the coaching staff and team, I knew that It was the right fit and that I would have the potential to excel not only as an athlete but also academically and socially. I was also very impressed with the facilities and the support services available to the athletes at Grand Valley.”
Sydney Osborne and Nate Benninger Selected As May Student-Athletes Of The Month

Sydney Osborne and Nate Benninger Selected As May Student-Athletes Of The Month

Marquette Senior High School, along with Superiorland Kiwanis, are proud to announce that Sydney Osborne (girls soccer, girls track & field) and Nate Benninger (boys track & field) have been named as the Student-Athletes of the Month for May 2023.

Sydney Osborne is a member of the Class of 2023 and is a dual sport student-athlete in the spring as a member of both the MSHS Varsity Girls Soccer Team and the MSHS Girls Track & Field Team.

Sydney is a four-year member of the Varsity Girls Soccer Team and served as the anchor of a veteran defensive unit for this year’s group. As a team captain this season, she helped guide the squad to another U.P. Championship when they defeated Kingsford in the title game of the U.P. Girls Soccer Tournament on Saturday, 5/20/23. Throughout her career, Sydney has been a consistent driving force for the team coming up with key contributions when they were needed. With her as one of the leaders within the program over the past four years, it is easy to see why her teams have achieved success.

On the track this season, Sydney’s speed has been on display within the sprint events and relays. During the 2023 MHSAA Division 1 Regional Meet that was held in Marquette on Friday, 5/19/23, Sydney turned in a first place finish as part of the 400M Relay Team as well as a second place finish in the 800M Relay. Those finishes were both qualifying performances for the MHSAA U.P. Finals Meet that will be held in Kingsford on 6/3/23.

In the classroom, Sydney owns a 4.01 cumulative GPA which has her included on the MSHS Honor Roll and holding membership in the National Honor Society.

In the Fall of 2022, Sydney signed a National Letter of Intent to attend and participate in the women’s soccer program at Northern Michigan University beginning with the 2023-2024 academic year. While at NMU, she intends on majoring in Biology with a focus in Physiology.

Nate Benninger will be graduating as a member of the Class of 2023 and has been busy this spring finishing out a successful athletics career as a member of the MSHS Boys Track & Field Team.

With a tireless work ethic and the will to constantly improve himself, it is easy to see why Nate is experiencing the success that he is during his senior year. As a senior leader on this year’s track & field team, Nate has helped set the tone for a group that has most recently captured Regional, Great Northern Conference (GNC) and Marquette County championships. At the MHSAA Regional Meet held on 5/19/23, Nate turned in a first place finish in the 400M Relay to go along with runner-up finishes in the 100M, 200M and 800M Relay. He was also Marquette County champion in three events (100M, 400M Relay, 800M Relay).

A two-sport student-athlete at MSHS, Nate served as team captain for the MSHS Varsity Football Team starting at both running back and safety. At season’s end, his on-field performance earned him All-U.P. Honorable Mention and 2021 All-Great Northern Conference First Team honors.
In the classroom, Nate owns a 4.02 cumulative GPA which has him included on the MSHS Honor Roll and National Honor Society. Additionally, his academic reputation saw him recognized with this year’s MSHS Physical Education Departmental Award from the L.G. Kaufman Endowment.

In the February 2023, Nate committed to attend Michigan Technological University beginning with the Fall 2023 semester where he will also participate as a member of the Huskies’ football program. While at MTU, Nate will be pursuing a degree in Exercise Science.

Boys Track & Field Holds Off Kingsford To Take First Place At GNC Championships

Boys Track & Field Holds Off Kingsford To Take First Place At GNC Championships

On Thursday (5/25/23), the MSHS Boys Track & Field Team traveled to Escanaba to compete in the 2023 Great Northern Conference Championships.

Team Scores:

  1. Marquette – 114
  2. Kingsford – 110
  3. Gladstone – 94
  4. Escanaba – 18
  5. Menominee – 17

Event Winners:

  • 3200 Meter RelayJames Kreag, Cullen Papin, Carson VanderSchaaf, Colin VanderSchaaf (Marquette; 8:23.00)
  • 110 Meter Hurdles – Luke Bracket (Gladstone; 16.26)
  • Adaptive 100 Meter DashJim Bennett (Marquette; 23.68)
  • 100 Meter Dash – Michael Floriano (Kingsford; 11.08)
  • 800 Meter Relay – Cole Myllyla, Jack Olson, Conor Quick, Michael Floriano (Kingsford; 1:35.48)
  • 1600 Meter Run – Drew Hughes (Gladstone; 4:28.58)
  • 400 Meter Relay – Cole Myllyla, Noah Johnson, Conor Quick, Michael Floriano (Kingsford; 46.03)
  • Adaptive 400 Meter DashJim Bennett (Marquette; 1:37.80)
  • 400 Meter DashJacob MacPhee (Marquette; 54.24)
  • 300 Meter Hurdles – Luke Bracket (Gladstone; 42.97)
  • 800 Meter Run – Drew Hughes (Gladstone; 2:01.31)
  • Adaptive 200 Meter DashJim Bennett (Marquette; 46.54)
  • 200 Meter Dash – Michael Floriano (Kingsford; 23.32)
  • 3200 Meter RunJames Kreag (Marquette; 10:12.84)
  • 1600 Meter RelayKai Chouinard, Ford Richardson, Ben Rayhorn, Cullen Papin (Marquette; 3:42.04)
  • Pole VaultDrew Bradley (Marquette; 12’00”)
  • Long Jump – Cardel Morton (Kingsford; 20’02”)
  • High Jump – Cardel Morton (Kingsford; 6’00”)
  • Discus Throw – Noah Johnson (Kingsford; 156’04”)
  • Shot Put – Noah Johnson (Kingsford; 47’01”)

Full results from the meet can be found at this link.

The team will next be in action on Saturday, June 3, when they compete at the 2023 MHSAA U.P. Division 1 Track & Field Finals hosted by Kingsford High School.  Both field and running events will begin at 10:00 a.m. EST.  Full meet information can be found at this link.

Boys Track & Field Wins MHSAA Division 1 Regional Team Title

Boys Track & Field Wins MHSAA Division 1 Regional Team Title

On Friday (5/19/23), the MSHS Boys Track & Field Team hosted the MHSAA Division 1 Regional Track & Field Meet.  The top four individuals/relay teams in each event at the meet qualified for the MHSAA Division 1 U.P. Finals that will be held at Kingsford on Saturday, June 3.

Team Scores:

  1. Marquette – 82
  2. Sault Ste. Marie – 46
  3. Gladstone – 38
  4. Escanaba – 12
  5. Menominee – 9

Event Winners:

  • 3200 Meter Relay – Michael Stier, Tanner Howes, Aaron Hughes, Drew Hughes (Gladstone; 9:05.89)
  • 110 Meter Hurdles – Luke Bracket (Gladstone; 16.13)
  • Adaptive 100 Meter DashJim Bennett (Marquette; 23.95)
  • 100 Meter Dash – Carter Oshelski (Sault Ste. Marie; 11.51)
  • 800 Meter Relay – Alexander Jacek, Donnivan Dykraaf, River Perez, Carter Oshelski (Marquette; 1:37.34)
  • 1600 Meter Run – Gabe Litzner (Sault Ste. Marie; 4:35.42)
  • 400 Meter RelayNate Benninger, Adam DuVall, Wyatt Lakenen, Kyler Sager (Marquette; 46.19)
  • Adaptive 400 Meter DashJim Bennett (Marquette; 1:39.08)
  • 400 Meter DashColin VanderSchaaf (Marquette; 54.11)
  • 300 Meter Hurdles – Luke Bracket (Gladstone; 43.49)
  • 800 Meter Run – Drew Hughes (Gladstone; 2:05.23)
  • Adaptive 200 Meter DashJim Bennett (Marquette; 46.54)
  • 200 Meter Dash – Carter Oshelski (Sault Ste. Marie; 23.85)
  • 3200 Meter Run – Gabe Litzner (Sault Ste. Marie; 9:58.36)
  • 1600 Meter RelayJacob MacPhee, Kai Chouinard, Cullen Papin, Colin VanderSchaaf (Marquette; 3:46.34)
  • Pole VaultDrew Bradley (Marquette; 11’00”)
  • Long JumpKyler Sager (Marquette; 20’00”)
  • High JumpJacob MacPhee (Marquette; 5’08”)
  • Discus ThrowDasan Smith (Marquette; 132’04”)
  • Adaptive Shot Put – Jim Bennett (Marquette; 15’05”)
  • Shot Put – Josh Racine (Gladstone; 41’06”)

Full results from the meet can be found at this link.

The team will next be in action on Thursday, May 25, when they travel to Escanaba to compete in the Great Northern Conference Meet.  Field events will begin at 3:30 p.m. with running events starting at 3:45 p.m.

Boys Track & Field Posts Team Victory At Marquette County Championships

Boys Track & Field Posts Team Victory At Marquette County Championships

On Monday (5/15/23), the MSHS Boys Track & Field Team traveled to compete in the Marquette County Championships that were hosted by Westwood High School.

Team Scores:

  1. Marquette – 179
  2. Negaunee – 132
  3. Gwinn – 14
  4. Republic-Michigamme – 11
  5. Westwood – 9

Event Winners:

  • 3200 Meter RelayMarquette; 9:19.53
  • 110 Meter Hurdles – Kangas (Negaunee; 16.78)
  • 100 Meter DashNate Benninger (Marquette; 11.62)
  • 800 Meter RelayMarquette; 1:40.84
  • 1600 Meter RunColin VanderSchaaf (Marquette; 4:40.53)
  • 400 Meter RelayMarquette; 45.22
  • 400 Meter Dash – McEacherin (Negaunee; 56.46)
  • 300 Meter Hurdles – Kangas (Negaunee; 44.25)
  • 800 Meter RunEvan Balko (Marquette; 2:10.07)
  • 200 Meter Dash – Lacar (Negaunee; 23.97)
  • 3200 Meter RunCarson VanderSchaaf (Marquette; 10:18.12)
  • 1600 Meter RelayMarquette; 3:46.87
  • Pole VaultDrew Bradley (Marquette; 10’06”)
  • Long Jump – Lacar (Negaunee; 18’04”)
  • High Jump – Mager (Negaunee; 5’10”)
  • Discus ThrowDasan Smith (Marquette; 116’07”)
  • Shot Put – Lukkarinen (Negaunee; 42’0.5″)

Full results from the meet can be found at this link.

The team will next be in action on Friday, May 19, when they host the MHSAA Division 1 Regional Meet.  Field events will begin at 3:30 p.m. with running events starting at 3:45 p.m.  Tickets for the meet are available at this link.

Boys Track & Field Takes First At Negaunee Lions Invite; Relays Set Two Meet Records

Boys Track & Field Takes First At Negaunee Lions Invite; Relays Set Two Meet Records

On Friday (5/12/23), the MSHS Boys Track & Field Team traveled to compete in the Negaunee Lions Invitational.  Seven schools participated in the event that produced a highly competitive field for U.P. teams.

Team Scores:

  1. Marquette – 112
  2. Kingsford – 81
  3. Gladstone – 63.5
  4. Negaunee – 41
  5. Ishpeming – 33.5
  6. Menominee – 14
  7. Escanaba – 8

Event Winners:

  • 3200 Meter RelayAdam White, Carson VanderSchaaf, Cullen Papin, Colin VanderSchaaf (Marquette; 8:14.58; NEW MEET RECORD)
  • 110 Meter Hurdles – Luke Bracket (Gladstone; 16.30)
  • 100 Meter Dash – Michael Floriano (Kingsford; 11.42)
  • Adaptive 100 Meter DashJim Bennett (Marquette; 24.18)
  • 800 Meter Relay – Cole Myllyla, Jack Olson, Conor Quick, Michael Floriano (Kingsford; 1:36.13)
  • 1600 Meter Run – Drew Hughes (Gladstone; 4:27.88)
  • 400 Meter RelayNate Benninger, Wyatt Lakenen, Adam DuVall, Kyler Sager (Marquette; 45.18)
  • 400 Meter DashJacob MacPhee (Marquette; 53.67)
  • Adaptive 400 Meter DashJim Bennett (Marquette; 1:34.11)
  • 300 Meter Hurdles – Tramon Gauthier (Ishpeming; 43.32)
  • 800 Meter RunColin VanderSchaaf (Marquette; 2:02.36)
  • 200 Meter Dash – Michael Floriano (Kingsford; 23.53)
  • Adaptive 200 Meter DashJim Bennett (Marquette; 47.85)
  • 3200 Meter RunJames Kreag (Marquette; 10:14.00)
  • 1600 Meter RelayNate Benninger, Jacob MacPhee, Cullen Papin, Colin VanderSchaaf (Marquette; 3:37.43; NEW MEET RECORD)
  • Pole VaultDrew Bradley (Marquette; 11’06”)
  • Long Jump – Cardel Morton (Kingsford; 20’04.5″)
  • High Jump – Darrent Butler (Menominee; 6’00”)
  • Discus Throw – Noah Johnson (Kingsford; 136’04”)
  • Shot Put – Garrett Veale (Kingsford; 45’03”)

Full results from the meet can be found at this link.

The team will next be in action on Monday, May 15, when they compete in the Marquette County Championships hosted by Westwood High School.  Field events will begin at 3:30 p.m. with running events starting at 3:45 p.m.

Boys Track & Field Has 10 Seniors Recognized As Part Of Triangular Meet With Ironwood And North Central

Boys Track & Field Has 10 Seniors Recognized As Part Of Triangular Meet With Ironwood And North Central

On Wednesday (5/10/23), the MSHS Girls Track & Field Team hosted a make-up meet after the 5/2/23 meet was postponed.  Ironwood and Powers North Central made the trip over on short notice to help make the meet a triangular meet geared towards maximizing opportunities for competing student-athletes.

Event Winners:

  • 3200 Meter Relay – Tyler Smith, Zach Smith, Joey Lauzon, Alex Korpela (Ironwood; 10:25.22)
  • 110 Meter HurdlesJacob Norman (Marquette; 17.64)
  • 100 Meter DashKyler Sager (Marquette; 11.68)
  • Adaptive 100 Meter DashJim Bennett (Marquette; 23.40)
  • 800 Meter Relay – Brody Mercier, Jordan Messenger, Adrian Mercier, Jordan Walters (Powers North Central; 1:46.12)
  • 1600 Meter RunCarson VanderSchaaf (Marquette; 4:41.38)
  • 400 Meter RelayNate Benninger, Wyatt Lakenen, Adam DuVall, Kyler Sager (Marquette; 45.12)
  • 400 Meter DashColin VanderSchaaf (Marquette; 52.54)
  • Adaptive 400 Meter DashJim Bennett (Marquette; 1:33.98)
  • 300 Meter Hurdles – Ben Rayhorn (Marquette; 47.25)
  • 800 Meter RunCarson VanderSchaaf (Marquette; 2:09.36)
  • 200 Meter DashNate Benninger (Marquette; 23.96)
  • Adaptive 200 Meter DashJim Bennett (Marquette; 46.33)
  • 3200 Meter RunPeter Argeropolous (Marquette; 10:57.48)
  • 1600 Meter RelayNate Benninger, Jacob MacPhee, Cullen Papin, Colin Vanderschaaf (Marquette; 3:37.22)
  • Pole VaultDrew Bradley (Marquette; 10’06”)
  • Long JumpWyatt Lakenen (Marquette; 19’00”)
  • High JumpJacob MacPhee (Marquette; 5’08”)
  • Discus ThrowDasan Smith (Marquette; 120’01”)
  • Shot Put – Andrew Webber (Powers North Central; 37’02.5″)
  • Adaptive Shot PutJim Bennett (Marquette; 15’3″)

Full results from the meet can be found at this link.

Senior Shoutout:

Prior to Wednesday’s meet, 10 graduating seniors within the MSHS Girls Track & Field program were recognized along with their parents/guardians.  Congratulations to these track & field seniors and the success that they have achieved while competing for MSHS!

  • Brian Belkowski
  • Nate Benninger
  • Kai Chouinard
  • Jeffery Ingram
  • Braden Ketzenberger
  • Jace Moore
  • Carson VanderSchaaf
  • Colin VanderSchaaf
  • Adam White
  • Drew White

Next Up:

The team will next be in action on Friday, May 11, when they travel to Negaunee to participate at the 2023 Negaunee Lions Invitational Track Meet.  Field events will begin at 3:00 p.m. with running events starting at 3:30 p.m.

Boys Track & Field Turns In Strong Performances At Traverse City Central Ken Bell Invitational

Boys Track & Field Turns In Strong Performances At Traverse City Central Ken Bell Invitational

On Friday (5/5/23), the MSHS Boys Track & Field Team took part in the 2023 Ken Bell Invitational that was hosted by Traverse City Central High School.  15 total teams participated in the event.

Top Performances From MSHS:

  • 3200 Meter RelayEvan Balko, James Barch, Brian Belkowski, Beepsee Teeple (8:44.82)
  • 110 Meter Hurdles – Jacob Norman (18.70)
  • 100 Meter Dash – Nate Benninger (12.08)
  • Adaptive 100 Meter Dash – Jim Bennett (28.14)
  • 800 Meter RelayNate Benninger, Jacob MacPhee, Kyler Sager, Colin VanderSchaaf (1:36.15)
  • 1600 Meter Run James Kreag (4:49.84)
  • 400 Meter RelayNate Benninger, Adam DuVall, Wyatt Lakenen, Kyler Sager (45.99)
  • 400 Meter Dash – Jacob MacPhee (54.88)
  • Adaptive 400 Meter Dash – Jim Bennett (1:43.89)
  • 300 Meter Hurdles – Ben Rayhorn (45.03)
  • 800 Meter Run – Evan Balko (2:10.35)
  • 200 Meter Dash – Nate Benninger (24.36)
  • Adaptive 200 Meter Dash – Jim Bennett (48.39)
  • 3200 Meter Run – Chase Thomsen (10:11.45)
  • 1600 Meter RelayKai Chouinard, Ford Richardson, Ben Rayhorn, Jacob MacPhee (3:46.20)
  • Shot PutDasan Smith (35’11.5″)
  • DiscusDasan Smith (115’10”)
  • High JumpJacob MacPhee (5’6″)
  • Long JumpWyatt Lakenen (17’3.75″)

Full results from the meet can be found at this link.

The team will next be in action on Wednesday, May 10, when they host Ironwood and North Central in a triangular meet.  Field events will begin at 3:30 p.m. with running events starting at 3:45 p.m.