Friday, June 19, 2009

Friday: state record for Goethals!

The highlight of Friday's action in Greensboro, so far, was the second-place finish and state record in the two mile by Rochester junior Megan Goethals: 10:20.25. For 3200m, that converts to a 10:16.66. It betters the old record set by Jenny Morgan of Clarkston on the same track four years ago, 10:24.23. On the way, Goethals narrowly missed another state record. In 4th place at 3000m, she timed 9:43.82, No. 3 in state history. The record is 9:41.6 by Sharon Van Tuyl in 1997. Goethals' FAT splits: 1:18.92, 1:19.86 [2:38.77], 1:17.21 [3:55.98], 1:18.40 [5:14.38], 1:20.19 [6:34.57], 1:19.24 [7:53.80], 1:17.90 [9:11.70], 1:08.56. (5:14.38/5:06.87). [Note-these are correct FAT splits for 440y--amazing job by Tom Jennings and his timing crew!]

Running in the first (slower) section of the 2M, Alex Leptich clocked 10:55.26 (2nd), and Michelle Morriset (11:04.61). Official 2M results
First section video (Leptich/Morriset):

Bridgette Owens-Mitchell surprised many non-Michiganders with her runner-up finish as well. The Southfield junior clocked a PR 13.87 in the 100 hurdles into a 1.1 headwind. Official 100H results

The East Kentwood relays had mixed fortunes. Their 4x8 ran 7:59.88 to place 3rd in the "emerging elite" section. Then they blasted 1:27.80 in the 4x2 to capture 5th and All-America honors. However, in the heats of the 4x1, a troubled hand-off left them at 42.75 and they failed to qualify for the finals.

Motor City/Mumford ran 42.26 to miss the finals by only 0.15. However, in the 1600 sprint medley, Mumford clocked a list-leading 3:29.78 to place 8th. It's the sixth-fastest time in state history, and the first five were all run by Mumford!

Eighth-grader Kendall Baisden of Bloomfield St Regis clocked 11.93 into a 1.6 headwind to win the emerging elite 100m, after a 11.89 heat. That 11.89 leads the state high school lists for the year (yes, we include middle schoolers, if they're fast enough).
VIDEO: Baisden's 100 win.

A foursome from Waterford Mott (Runnin' Gear) clocked 9:10.03 in the girls' 4x8 to improve on their own-list-leading time. They finished 9th in the fast heat. Brighton, running in the slow heat, clocked 9:29.84, also in 9th. In the boys 4x8, Motor City placed 9th in 7:55.07, and Final Boss (Monroe) placed 9th in the slow heat at 7:59.54.

In the discus, Andrew Evans of Portage Northern placed 6th (All-American) with his 181-2. Zack Hill threw 165-2 for 10th, after his favorite disc was not allowed by officials.

Rockford's Rachel Herald cleared a season-best 5-4.5 in high jump qualifying. Teammate Sarah Birkmeier tied for 10th in the vault at 11-5.25.

1 comment:

Ron Gatheright said...

Congratulations Zack !!!!! As far as I am concerned you are the best shot putter Michigan has ever produced.