Boys track advances four to state final

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Four athletes from the boys track and field team qualified for the Division 2 state final due to their strong performances at its MHSAA regional track meet Friday, May. 18.

Senior Tre’Ron Griffin and sophomore Raydoffa Braziel will compete at the state final in the 400-meter dash and 800 run, respectively, along with senior teammates Carlos Macedo and Ta’veon Harris in the 800 relay.

The final will take place at Zeeland on Saturday, June 2.

The Hornets took fourth place, scoring 56 points, at the meet hosted by Clio.

Yale won the title with 77 points, and St. Clair was the runner-up with 73.

Frankenmuth finished ahead of Kearsley in third place, scoring 67.5 points.

Griffin finished third in a strong 400-meter field and advanced to the final with his 50.65 qualifying time, which is also his personal best. The top two finishers automatically qualify.

Braziel set a personal record in the 800, finishing his event in 2:00.59. He placed third but will also advanced to the final because of his time.

The 800 relay team captured first, beating the competition in 1:32.63.

That same team took fifth in the 1600 relay, running the event in 3:34.53.

Several other Hornets scored for Kearsley, all earning regional medals.

In the 100 dash, Harris placed sixth with a time of 11.62 seconds.

In the 200 dash, Griffin sprinted to a sixth-place, 23.90 finish. Harris placed seventh in the event in 24.12.

Griffin also took third in the 400 dash with a personal record of 50.65.

Along with Braziel in the 800, junior Josh Bischoff set his personal best in the event. Bischoff finished eighth with a time of 2:08.97.

Freshman Braylon Silvas put an exclamation point on his outstanding season with a 16.21, fourth-place finish in the 110 high hurdles. The time set his personal record.

Silvas also took fifth in the long jump with a 19-foot, 8.5-inch leap.

The 400 relay team of sophomore Ashtyn Cohoon, sophomore Matt McGinnis, Macedo, and senior Philip Stites sprinted to sixth with a time of 45.89.

In the shot put, junior Eddie Harris tossed a 46-01, his best of the season, which put him in third place.

Harris also set a season record in the discus, throwing for 128-06. The throw was good enough for sixth place.

The Hornets will compete in the Metro League Championship at Clio on Wednesday, May 23.