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Oak Park girls second at D1 state track meet WITH PHOTO GALLERY

  • Oak Park's Cameron Cooper (5) takes off after accepting the baton from Javonne Kirksey on the final exchange of the 1,600 relay, won by the Knights. Oak Park's girls placed second and Oak Park's boys were third at the Division 1 state track and field championships at East Kentwood High School, where a number of outstanding performances were recorded. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Oak Park's girls placed second and Oak Park's boys were third at the Division 1 state track and field championships at East Kentwood High School, where a number of outstanding performances were recorded. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Oak Park's girls placed second and Oak Park's boys were third at the Division 1 state track and field championships at East Kentwood High School, where a number of outstanding performances were recorded. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Oak Park's girls placed second and Oak Park's boys were third at the Division 1 state track and field championships at East Kentwood High School, where a number of outstanding performances were recorded. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Oak Park's girls placed second and Oak Park's boys were third at the Division 1 state track and field championships at East Kentwood High School, where a number of outstanding performances were recorded. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Oak Park's girls placed second and Oak Park's boys were third at the Division 1 state track and field championships at East Kentwood High School, where a number of outstanding performances were recorded. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Oak Park's girls placed second and Oak Park's boys were third at the Division 1 state track and field championships at East Kentwood High School, where a number of outstanding performances were recorded. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Oak Park's girls placed second and Oak Park's boys were third at the Division 1 state track and field championships at East Kentwood High School, where a number of outstanding performances were recorded. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Oak Park's girls placed second and Oak Park's boys were third at the Division 1 state track and field championships at East Kentwood High School, where a number of outstanding performances were recorded. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Oak Park's girls placed second and Oak Park's boys were third at the Division 1 state track and field championships at East Kentwood High School, where a number of outstanding performances were recorded. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Oak Park's girls placed second and Oak Park's boys were third at the Division 1 state track and field championships at East Kentwood High School, where a number of outstanding performances were recorded. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Oak Park's girls placed second and Oak Park's boys were third at the Division 1 state track and field championships at East Kentwood High School, where a number of outstanding performances were recorded. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Oak Park's girls placed second and Oak Park's boys were third at the Division 1 state track and field championships at East Kentwood High School, where a number of outstanding performances were recorded. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Oak Park's girls placed second and Oak Park's boys were third at the Division 1 state track and field championships at East Kentwood High School, where a number of outstanding performances were recorded. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Oak Park's girls placed second and Oak Park's boys were third at the Division 1 state track and field championships at East Kentwood High School, where a number of outstanding performances were recorded. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Oak Park's girls placed second and Oak Park's boys were third at the Division 1 state track and field championships at East Kentwood High School, where a number of outstanding performances were recorded. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Oak Park's girls placed second and Oak Park's boys were third at the Division 1 state track and field championships at East Kentwood High School, where a number of outstanding performances were recorded. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Oak Park's girls placed second and Oak Park's boys were third at the Division 1 state track and field championships at East Kentwood High School, where a number of outstanding performances were recorded. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Oak Park's girls placed second and Oak Park's boys were third at the Division 1 state track and field championships at East Kentwood High School, where a number of outstanding performances were recorded. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Oak Park's girls placed second and Oak Park's boys were third at the Division 1 state track and field championships at East Kentwood High School, where a number of outstanding performances were recorded. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Oak Park's girls placed second and Oak Park's boys were third at the Division 1 state track and field championships at East Kentwood High School, where a number of outstanding performances were recorded. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Oak Park's girls placed second and Oak Park's boys were third at the Division 1 state track and field championships at East Kentwood High School, where a number of outstanding performances were recorded. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Oak Park's girls placed second and Oak Park's boys were third at the Division 1 state track and field championships at East Kentwood High School, where a number of outstanding performances were recorded. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Oak Park's girls placed second and Oak Park's boys were third at the Division 1 state track and field championships at East Kentwood High School, where a number of outstanding performances were recorded. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Oak Park's girls placed second and Oak Park's boys were third at the Division 1 state track and field championships at East Kentwood High School, where a number of outstanding performances were recorded. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Oak Park's girls placed second and Oak Park's boys were third at the Division 1 state track and field championships at East Kentwood High School, where a number of outstanding performances were recorded. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Oak Park's girls placed second and Oak Park's boys were third at the Division 1 state track and field championships at East Kentwood High School, where a number of outstanding performances were recorded. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Oak Park's girls placed second and Oak Park's boys were third at the Division 1 state track and field championships at East Kentwood High School, where a number of outstanding performances were recorded. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Oak Park's girls placed second and Oak Park's boys were third at the Division 1 state track and field championships at East Kentwood High School, where a number of outstanding performances were recorded. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Oak Park's girls placed second and Oak Park's boys were third at the Division 1 state track and field championships at East Kentwood High School, where a number of outstanding performances were recorded. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Oak Park's girls placed second and Oak Park's boys were third at the Division 1 state track and field championships at East Kentwood High School, where a number of outstanding performances were recorded. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Oak Park's girls placed second and Oak Park's boys were third at the Division 1 state track and field championships at East Kentwood High School, where a number of outstanding performances were recorded. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Oak Park's girls placed second and Oak Park's boys were third at the Division 1 state track and field championships at East Kentwood High School, where a number of outstanding performances were recorded. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Oak Park's girls placed second and Oak Park's boys were third at the Division 1 state track and field championships at East Kentwood High School, where a number of outstanding performances were recorded. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Oak Park's girls placed second and Oak Park's boys were third at the Division 1 state track and field championships at East Kentwood High School, where a number of outstanding performances were recorded. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Oak Park's girls placed second and Oak Park's boys were third at the Division 1 state track and field championships at East Kentwood High School, where a number of outstanding performances were recorded. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Oak Park's girls placed second and Oak Park's boys were third at the Division 1 state track and field championships at East Kentwood High School, where a number of outstanding performances were recorded. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Oak Park's girls placed second and Oak Park's boys were third at the Division 1 state track and field championships at East Kentwood High School, where a number of outstanding performances were recorded. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Oak Park's girls placed second and Oak Park's boys were third at the Division 1 state track and field championships at East Kentwood High School, where a number of outstanding performances were recorded. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Oak Park's girls placed second and Oak Park's boys were third at the Division 1 state track and field championships at East Kentwood High School, where a number of outstanding performances were recorded. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Oak Park's girls placed second and Oak Park's boys were third at the Division 1 state track and field championships at East Kentwood High School, where a number of outstanding performances were recorded. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Oak Park's girls placed second and Oak Park's boys were third at the Division 1 state track and field championships at East Kentwood High School, where a number of outstanding performances were recorded. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Oak Park's girls placed second and Oak Park's boys were third at the Division 1 state track and field championships at East Kentwood High School, where a number of outstanding performances were recorded. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Oak Park's girls placed second and Oak Park's boys were third at the Division 1 state track and field championships at East Kentwood High School, where a number of outstanding performances were recorded. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Oak Park's girls placed second and Oak Park's boys were third at the Division 1 state track and field championships at East Kentwood High School, where a number of outstanding performances were recorded. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Oak Park's girls placed second and Oak Park's boys were third at the Division 1 state track and field championships at East Kentwood High School, where a number of outstanding performances were recorded. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Oak Park's girls placed second and Oak Park's boys were third at the Division 1 state track and field championships at East Kentwood High School, where a number of outstanding performances were recorded. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Oak Park's girls placed second and Oak Park's boys were third at the Division 1 state track and field championships at East Kentwood High School, where a number of outstanding performances were recorded. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Oak Park's girls placed second and Oak Park's boys were third at the Division 1 state track and field championships at East Kentwood High School, where a number of outstanding performances were recorded. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Oak Park's girls placed second and Oak Park's boys were third at the Division 1 state track and field championships at East Kentwood High School, where a number of outstanding performances were recorded. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Oak Park's girls placed second and Oak Park's boys were third at the Division 1 state track and field championships at East Kentwood High School, where a number of outstanding performances were recorded. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Oak Park's girls placed second and Oak Park's boys were third at the Division 1 state track and field championships at East Kentwood High School, where a number of outstanding performances were recorded. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Oak Park's girls placed second and Oak Park's boys were third at the Division 1 state track and field championships at East Kentwood High School, where a number of outstanding performances were recorded. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Oak Park's girls placed second and Oak Park's boys were third at the Division 1 state track and field championships at East Kentwood High School, where a number of outstanding performances were recorded. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Oak Park's girls placed second and Oak Park's boys were third at the Division 1 state track and field championships at East Kentwood High School, where a number of outstanding performances were recorded. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Oak Park's girls placed second and Oak Park's boys were third at the Division 1 state track and field championships at East Kentwood High School, where a number of outstanding performances were recorded. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Oak Park's girls placed second and Oak Park's boys were third at the Division 1 state track and field championships at East Kentwood High School, where a number of outstanding performances were recorded. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Oak Park's girls placed second and Oak Park's boys were third at the Division 1 state track and field championships at East Kentwood High School, where a number of outstanding performances were recorded. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Oak Park's girls placed second and Oak Park's boys were third at the Division 1 state track and field championships at East Kentwood High School, where a number of outstanding performances were recorded. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Oak Park's girls placed second and Oak Park's boys were third at the Division 1 state track and field championships at East Kentwood High School, where a number of outstanding performances were recorded. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Oak Park's girls placed second and Oak Park's boys were third at the Division 1 state track and field championships at East Kentwood High School, where a number of outstanding performances were recorded. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Oak Park's girls placed second and Oak Park's boys were third at the Division 1 state track and field championships at East Kentwood High School, where a number of outstanding performances were recorded. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Oak Park's girls placed second and Oak Park's boys were third at the Division 1 state track and field championships at East Kentwood High School, where a number of outstanding performances were recorded. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Oak Park's girls placed second and Oak Park's boys were third at the Division 1 state track and field championships at East Kentwood High School, where a number of outstanding performances were recorded. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Oak Park's girls placed second and Oak Park's boys were third at the Division 1 state track and field championships at East Kentwood High School, where a number of outstanding performances were recorded. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Oak Park's girls placed second and Oak Park's boys were third at the Division 1 state track and field championships at East Kentwood High School, where a number of outstanding performances were recorded. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Oak Park's girls placed second and Oak Park's boys were third at the Division 1 state track and field championships at East Kentwood High School, where a number of outstanding performances were recorded. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Oak Park's girls placed second and Oak Park's boys were third at the Division 1 state track and field championships at East Kentwood High School, where a number of outstanding performances were recorded. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Oak Park's girls placed second and Oak Park's boys were third at the Division 1 state track and field championships at East Kentwood High School, where a number of outstanding performances were recorded. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Oak Park's girls placed second and Oak Park's boys were third at the Division 1 state track and field championships at East Kentwood High School, where a number of outstanding performances were recorded. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Oak Park's girls placed second and Oak Park's boys were third at the Division 1 state track and field championships at East Kentwood High School, where a number of outstanding performances were recorded. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Oak Park's girls placed second and Oak Park's boys were third at the Division 1 state track and field championships at East Kentwood High School, where a number of outstanding performances were recorded. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Oak Park's girls placed second and Oak Park's boys were third at the Division 1 state track and field championships at East Kentwood High School, where a number of outstanding performances were recorded. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Oak Park's girls placed second and Oak Park's boys were third at the Division 1 state track and field championships at East Kentwood High School, where a number of outstanding performances were recorded. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Oak Park's girls placed second and Oak Park's boys were third at the Division 1 state track and field championships at East Kentwood High School, where a number of outstanding performances were recorded. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Oak Park's girls placed second and Oak Park's boys were third at the Division 1 state track and field championships at East Kentwood High School, where a number of outstanding performances were recorded. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Oak Park's girls placed second and Oak Park's boys were third at the Division 1 state track and field championships at East Kentwood High School, where a number of outstanding performances were recorded. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Oak Park's girls placed second and Oak Park's boys were third at the Division 1 state track and field championships at East Kentwood High School, where a number of outstanding performances were recorded. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Oak Park's girls placed second and Oak Park's boys were third at the Division 1 state track and field championships at East Kentwood High School, where a number of outstanding performances were recorded. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Oak Park's girls placed second and Oak Park's boys were third at the Division 1 state track and field championships at East Kentwood High School, where a number of outstanding performances were recorded. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Oak Park's girls placed second and Oak Park's boys were third at the Division 1 state track and field championships at East Kentwood High School, where a number of outstanding performances were recorded. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Oak Park's girls placed second and Oak Park's boys were third at the Division 1 state track and field championships at East Kentwood High School, where a number of outstanding performances were recorded. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Oak Park's girls placed second and Oak Park's boys were third at the Division 1 state track and field championships at East Kentwood High School, where a number of outstanding performances were recorded. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Oak Park's girls placed second and Oak Park's boys were third at the Division 1 state track and field championships at East Kentwood High School, where a number of outstanding performances were recorded. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Oak Park's girls placed second and Oak Park's boys were third at the Division 1 state track and field championships at East Kentwood High School, where a number of outstanding performances were recorded. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Oak Park's girls placed second and Oak Park's boys were third at the Division 1 state track and field championships at East Kentwood High School, where a number of outstanding performances were recorded. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Oak Park's girls placed second and Oak Park's boys were third at the Division 1 state track and field championships at East Kentwood High School, where a number of outstanding performances were recorded. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Oak Park's girls placed second and Oak Park's boys were third at the Division 1 state track and field championships at East Kentwood High School, where a number of outstanding performances were recorded. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Oak Park's girls placed second and Oak Park's boys were third at the Division 1 state track and field championships at East Kentwood High School, where a number of outstanding performances were recorded. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Oak Park's girls placed second and Oak Park's boys were third at the Division 1 state track and field championships at East Kentwood High School, where a number of outstanding performances were recorded. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Oak Park's girls placed second and Oak Park's boys were third at the Division 1 state track and field championships at East Kentwood High School, where a number of outstanding performances were recorded. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Oak Park's girls placed second and Oak Park's boys were third at the Division 1 state track and field championships at East Kentwood High School, where a number of outstanding performances were recorded. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Oak Park's girls placed second and Oak Park's boys were third at the Division 1 state track and field championships at East Kentwood High School, where a number of outstanding performances were recorded. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Oak Park's girls placed second and Oak Park's boys were third at the Division 1 state track and field championships at East Kentwood High School, where a number of outstanding performances were recorded. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Oak Park's girls placed second and Oak Park's boys were third at the Division 1 state track and field championships at East Kentwood High School, where a number of outstanding performances were recorded. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Oak Park's girls placed second and Oak Park's boys were third at the Division 1 state track and field championships at East Kentwood High School, where a number of outstanding performances were recorded. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Oak Park's girls placed second and Oak Park's boys were third at the Division 1 state track and field championships at East Kentwood High School, where a number of outstanding performances were recorded. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Oak Park's girls placed second and Oak Park's boys were third at the Division 1 state track and field championships at East Kentwood High School, where a number of outstanding performances were recorded. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Oak Park's girls placed second and Oak Park's boys were third at the Division 1 state track and field championships at East Kentwood High School, where a number of outstanding performances were recorded. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Oak Park's girls placed second and Oak Park's boys were third at the Division 1 state track and field championships at East Kentwood High School, where a number of outstanding performances were recorded. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • A meet of noteworthy efforts highlighted Saturday's Division 1 state track and field championships at East Kentwood High School, where Oak Park's girls placed second and Oak Park's boys were third. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • A meet of noteworthy efforts highlighted Saturday's Division 1 state track and field championships at East Kentwood High School, where Oak Park's girls placed second and Oak Park's boys were third. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • A meet of noteworthy efforts highlighted Saturday's Division 1 state track and field championships at East Kentwood High School, where Oak Park's girls placed second and Oak Park's boys were third. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • A meet of noteworthy efforts highlighted Saturday's Division 1 state track and field championships at East Kentwood High School, where Oak Park's girls placed second and Oak Park's boys were third. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • A meet of noteworthy efforts highlighted Saturday's Division 1 state track and field championships at East Kentwood High School, where Oak Park's girls placed second and Oak Park's boys were third. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • A meet of noteworthy efforts highlighted Saturday's Division 1 state track and field championships at East Kentwood High School, where Oak Park's girls placed second and Oak Park's boys were third. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • A meet of noteworthy efforts highlighted Saturday's Division 1 state track and field championships at East Kentwood High School, where Oak Park's girls placed second and Oak Park's boys were third. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • A meet of noteworthy efforts highlighted Saturday's Division 1 state track and field championships at East Kentwood High School, where Oak Park's girls placed second and Oak Park's boys were third. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • A meet of noteworthy efforts highlighted Saturday's Division 1 state track and field championships at East Kentwood High School, where Oak Park's girls placed second and Oak Park's boys were third. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • A meet of noteworthy efforts highlighted Saturday's Division 1 state track and field championships at East Kentwood High School, where Oak Park's girls placed second and Oak Park's boys were third. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • A meet of noteworthy efforts highlighted Saturday's Division 1 state track and field championships at East Kentwood High School, where Oak Park's girls placed second and Oak Park's boys were third. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • A meet of noteworthy efforts highlighted Saturday's Division 1 state track and field championships at East Kentwood High School, where Oak Park's girls placed second and Oak Park's boys were third. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • A meet of noteworthy efforts highlighted Saturday's Division 1 state track and field championships at East Kentwood High School, where Oak Park's girls placed second and Oak Park's boys were third. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • A meet of noteworthy efforts highlighted Saturday's Division 1 state track and field championships at East Kentwood High School, where Oak Park's girls placed second and Oak Park's boys were third. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • A meet of noteworthy efforts highlighted Saturday's Division 1 state track and field championships at East Kentwood High School, where Oak Park's girls placed second and Oak Park's boys were third. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • A meet of noteworthy efforts highlighted Saturday's Division 1 state track and field championships at East Kentwood High School, where Oak Park's girls placed second and Oak Park's boys were third. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • A meet of noteworthy efforts highlighted Saturday's Division 1 state track and field championships at East Kentwood High School, where Oak Park's girls placed second and Oak Park's boys were third. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • A meet of noteworthy efforts highlighted Saturday's Division 1 state track and field championships at East Kentwood High School, where Oak Park's girls placed second and Oak Park's boys were third. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • A meet of noteworthy efforts highlighted Saturday's Division 1 state track and field championships at East Kentwood High School, where Oak Park's girls placed second and Oak Park's boys were third. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • A meet of noteworthy efforts highlighted Saturday's Division 1 state track and field championships at East Kentwood High School, where Oak Park's girls placed second and Oak Park's boys were third. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).

Cooper sparks Oak Park boys to third; Milford's Mallory Barrett wins 800

KENTWOOD >> Oak Park’s Tamea McKelvy broke down in tears Saturday after her 200-meter dash victory at the Division 1 state track and field championships at East Kentwood High. “I’m so happy, my first individual state championship,” cried the University of Texas-bound senior, whose effort wasn’t only for herself. “I wanted to get that fourth state title for my team.”

Her effort helped, but Ann Arbor Pioneer couldn’t be stopped as the Pioneers scored 69 points to halt the Knights’ consecutive state title string at three. Oak Park was second with 65, Lakeland tied for ninth with 16, Milford tied for 12th with 15 and Troy was 16th with 13 in a meet of high-powered performances and personal bests.

Among those were Pioneer’s Britten Bowen, who clocked a sizzing all-time Michigan best of 13.41 in the 100 hurdles, beating runnerup Grace Stark of Lakeland (13.61), who beat the previous all-time Michigan best last week at the Oakland County championships with a 13.50 clocking. Stark was also second in the 100 dash, Milford’s Mallory Barrett beat Troy’s Megan Worrel to the finish line to claim the 800 run title in 2:11.06 — Worrell clocked 2:11.59 — and Waterford Kettering’s Jessica Mercier leaped a career-best 13-feet to place second in the pole vault among other top efforts.

Meanwhile, Oak Park’s Cameron Cooper continued his trek as one of the top high school middle distance runners in the nation with another ironman performance to help the defending champion Knights place third with 44 points. East Kentwood won with 78.5 points and Rockford was second with 62.

Cooper anchored the winning 4 x 800 relay, with Javonne Kirksey, Dewan Hawthorne and Ahmarri Kidd contributing, won the 800-meter run in 1:51.22, locked horns with Rockford’s Cole Johnson in a scintillating 1,600 meter run, coming in second in 4:08.97 to Johnson’s 4:08.61, and anchored the winning 4 x 400 relay (3:17.58), which also included Hawthorne, Kirksey and Michael Campbell.

“I think Cameron had something to do with all of our points,” said Oak Park coach Robert Lynch, who said Cooper clocked 1:48-plus on his leg of the 4 x 800 relay.

Both Cooper and Johnson were way ahead of the field in the 1,600 with Cooper trailing by a step or two until he made his move with less than 200 to go. Johnson, though, fought him off in the final strides.

“I should’ve made my move at the end, I didn’t have any more (left),” said Cooper, who surprised his adversary.

“I wasn’t expecting him not to be as fresh for the mile,” said Johnson.

Cooper's stamina for so many events borders on the amazing. "I was trying to go for that 1:48 a little bit," said Cooper, who backed off after a fast 54-second first lap in his third race of the day, sapped his strength.

Walled Lake Western’s John Petruno placed third in the 800 (1:53.18) behind Johnson’s 1:52.99, and Oxford’s Riley Feeney was fourth in 1:53.76.

"I got boxed in (think) I could've taken second," said Petruno, "(but) overall, I'm satisfied."

Feeney has come on strong the last few weeks. "I just knew it was my last race, I had to give it all I got," said the senior.

Farmington Hills Harrison’s Joe Stevens was fifth in the 100, Adam Hilton of Stoney Creek was sixth

in the 200 (22.14), Jimmie Walker of Southfield A&T and Novi’s Anthony D’Annibale were fifth and sixth in the 400 and Walled Lake Western’s Jack Dodge was fourth in the 110 high hurdles.

Novi and Lakeland were fifth and sixth, respectively, in the 4 x 800 relay, and Birmingham Seaholm’s Ben Barton placed second in the high jump and eighth in the 300 hurdles, and teammate Luke Wallace was sixth in the 1,600 (4:14.48), just ahead of seventh-place finisher Jared Hill of Walled Lake Central (4:15.23). Stoney Creek's Harrison Steen run a career-best 4:17.76, and was out of the medal round with ninth place as 14 runners were under 4:20.

For the girls, Pioneer started strong with a victory in the 4 x 800 relay and the 100 hurdles, and kept the lead throughout the meet, although the Knights were nipping at their hills all the way.

“The day started rough for us and we battled back,” said Oak Park girls coach Brandon Jiles. “I thought the girls gave a tremendous effort.”

Indeed, the Knights won the 4 x 100, 4 x 200 and 4 x 400 relays with Aasia Laurencin, Janae Barksdale, Miyah Brooks, Kirin Tate, Makayla Gates and Carlita Taylor among contributors. But Pioneer was also scoring.

“The Pioneer team was tough, hungry and they fought like hell to beat us,” Jiles said. “I’m so proud of our team. (And) Tamea’s effort was (super).”

Among other area medalists, Waterford Mott’s Katie Osika (fourth) and Carola Jansohn (sixth) of Rochester Adams placed in the 800, Waterford Kettering’s Olivia O’Brien (sixth) and Walled Lake Central’s Taky Ezell (fourth) in the discus throw and Ortonville Brandon’s Tricia Pierce (fifth) placed in the pole vault, along with Novi’s Hannah Hood-Blaxill, fifth in the high jump.

Seaholm's Audrey Ladd was fourth in the 3,200, where 16 runners were under 11 minutes, including teammate Rachel McCardell, who placed sixth after finishing sixth in the 1,600 in a personal best of 4:54.16.

"Whenever I run the mile, it's a blur," she said. "I felt pretty strong (but) being able to run with a pack running that fast, really something special to be able to run (like that)."

Barrett was somewhat surprised to be almost leading the race early in the 800, but held steady. "This is really what I've been working for," she said.

Worrel nearly caught her, though. "That was my strategy, I like to stay behind ... build my confidence and sprint at the end," she said.

Mercier was delighted with her season. "It's really humbling, I'm so blessed that I had the opportunity to get here," said Mercier, whose best last season in the pole vault was 11-3.

Walled Lake Northern’s Paul Forhan (fourth) medaled in the shot put, Waterford Kettering’s Kyle Piotrovsky was sixth in the shot put, Walled Lake Central’s Mike Woolridge was fourth in the long jump, Ortonville Brandon’s Nolan Tews was seventh, Oxford’s Ben Krause was seventh in the discus throw and Farmington’s Nick Trevisan (9:11.35) and Novi’s Gabe Mudel (9:14.48) were sixth and seventh in the 3,200 run.

Milford's quartet of Gunnar Gustafson, Isaac Phillips, Carson Jensen and Josh Deradoorian clocked a personal best of 3:21.8 to finish fourth in the 4 x 400 relay.

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