At the Athletics Division 2 Regional Championships in Frankenmuth on Friday, the Frankenmuth and Coruna boys were less than two seconds apart in the 1,600m relay, the final event. However, Frankenmuth won with 149.75 points against A Coruña’s 148.75 points in the team standings due to those two seconds. The women’s event was won by Frankenmuth with 143 points, with Linden following behind in second place with 105 points. Dalton Deveaux, Andrew Braman, Logan Lipka, Sam Berger, and Aidan Hoad won various individual events.
Mary Richmond dominated the women’s competition by winning three regional titles for Frankenmuth. The 800m, 1600m, and 3200m titles were won by Richmond. Other Frankenmuth victories were achieved through Cassidy Hart in the 100 hurdles and the 300 hurdles won by the 3,200 relay team. Liberty Brant won titles in the long jump and high jump for Mount Pleasant, with Sidney Kuhn also winning in the 200m.
In the Midland Dow versus Heritage Midland division 1 event, Traverse City West won the women’s event with 131 points, while Heritage Men finished second with 106.5 points. For the men’s competition, Gladwin won with 105.75 points, while Shepard-Freeland finished second with 79 points. The women’s event saw Aviona Bailey from Mount Pleasant winning both hurdle titles with Sophia Haufe from Hemlock and Clara Bonnell from Mount Pleasant winning the first and second singles titles, respectively.
In the Division 4 Regional Championship at Essexville Gerber, Saginaw Nouvel won with 17 points, Hemlock and Frankenmuth tied for second with 5 points. Victoria Haufe, Carly Cyler, and Ashley MacDonald won various singles events for Hemlock and Nouvel, respectively, while Foley and Robertson won various individual events for Heritage in the men’s competition.
In softball, Swan Valley won the opening game 6-4 but lost the second game 9-6 in a non-conference doubleheader against Brock Creek. Midland High School beat Nouvel 18-3 to secure a 3-1 non-conference win with Ainsley Newcomb scoring twice.
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In conclusion, the regionals saw some intense competitions with several schools winning various titles.