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Multiple members of the boys track and field team took All-League honors at the Metro League Championship on Wednesday, May 23.

Fenton and Flushing took first and second in the meet hosted by Clio, scoring 158 and 132 points, respectively.

The Hornets finished fifth with 67 points.

Setting a personal record in the 800-meter run was sophomore Raydoffa Braziel. He won the race in 2:00.19 and took first team All-League honors.

In the 400 dash, senior Tre’Ron Griffin sprinted to second in the Metro League with 51.34 seconds. The finish put him on the second team All-League team.

Setting personal records in the long jump were freshman Braylon Silvas, 20 feet, 6 inches, and senior Gavin Etson, 18-11.5. Silvas earned second team All-League honors with his performance.

Silvas also took third in the 110 high hurdles and 300 hurdles with times of 16.23 and 43.26, respectively. His time in the 300 hurdles was his best of the season.

The 800 relay team of Griffin, Braziel, and seniors Carlos Macedo and Taveon Harris finished third with a time of 1:33.08.

That same team took third in the 1600 relay with a 3:30.27 finish. These relays gave Macedo and Harris honors for making third team All-League.

Junior Eddie Harris sent the shot put flying with a put of 45 feet, 11.5 inches, which was good enough for fifth.

In the discus, junior Dylan Buschur and Harris took fifth and sixth with throws of 128-9.5 and 127-1.5, respectively.

The Hornets will compete in the Norb Badar Invitational on Tuesday, May 29.

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