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FHS Boys Track
EAST CHAMPS! The Frankenmuth varsity boys’ track and field team won its fourth straight TVC East Division crown and 13th in the past 14 seasons. (Photo by Kriss Olgren)
Eagle tracksters enjoy fourth season without a league defeat
The Frankenmuth varsity boys’ track and field team completed a four-year run of perfection in the Tri-Valley Conference East Division.
The Eagles piled up 140 points in 17 events to easily win the league crown. Essexville Garber was second with 118 points, followed by North Branch (94.5 points), Birch Run (87.5 points), Caro (54 points), Millington (28 points) and Bridgeport (5 points).
The weight events again paced the ‘Muth thinclads with 48 points. Alex Helpap won the shot put (49-feet, 5-inches) and the discus (140-11). Jesse Micho was second in the discus (137-1) and fourth in the shot put (44-3). Alex Mawer’s 44-10.50 effort in the shot put gave him third place and Michael Frahm took fifth place in the discus at 118-1.
Brian Stearns was the first-place leader with top times in two events. Stearns won the long jump (19-6.50), the 110m high hurdles (:15.92) and the 300m low hurdles (:42.73).
Jake Hall posted a first-place time of 4:30.75 in the 1600m run and the 1600m relay team of Stearns, Ian Fischer, Jack Veitengruber and Hall also were first with a time of 3:33.81.
Other individual point getters were Colin Worden in second place in the pole vault (9-6.25), Fischer in third place in the 200m dash (:23.84), Christian Lambeth in third place in the 110m hurdles (:16.92) and fifth place in the 300m hurdles (:44.74), Josh Pendleton in third place in the 1600m run (4:51.7) and fourth place in the 3200m run (10.49.11); Kyle Schmitzer in fifth place in the 800m run (2:10.80), DJ Bonkowski in fifth place in the pole vault (9-6), Elia Brunner in the long jump (17-7.25), Veitengruber in sixth place in the 400m dash (:55.29) and Michael Benson in sixth place in the 110m hurdles (:17.62).
Relay teams adding team points included the third place 400m relay foursome of Bonkowski, Jake Reinbold, Stephen Messing and Fischer (:46.42), the 3200m relay team of Josh Fitch, Schmitzer, Alex Leach and Pendleton in fourth place (9:12.67) and the 800m quartet in fifth place of Bonkowski, Reinbold, Hall and Fischer (1:38.51).
The Eagle varsity will travel to Comstock Park on Saturday, June 1, for the MHSAA Division 3 State Finals.