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TRACK AND FIELD: Meet the 2013 All-News-Herald girls' track team (PHOTOS)

Carlson's Jezri Rinehart

Truman's April Micheaux

Allen Park's Sabrina Williams

Breanna Luba, Anderson: Luba’s name is well known in the Downriver track community, and for good reason. The junior star helped lead the Titans to their first ever girls’ championship at the News-Herald Track and Field Championships and was named track MVP of the event. Individually, she finished first in both hurdle events and ran on a pair of winning relays, the 800 relay and the 1,600 relay. At the Downriver League meet, Luba was first in the 200, 100 hurdles and 300 hurdles and ran on one winning relay. She also broke the school record in the 200. At the MHSAA D1 state finals, Luba became Anderson’s first female state champion with a first place finish in the 300 hurdles, posting the fastest time in the state with a finish of 43.91. She also finished third in the 100 hurdles, her 400 relay team was ninth with a school record and her 1,600 relay team was 18th.



Rebekah Kakos, Anderson: Kakos helped the Titans to a very successful season this year, running on several winning relays. The junior was part of the 4x200 relay that recorded first place finishes in five dual meets, the Monroe Jefferson Invite, the Warrior Track and Field Classic and the News-Herald Track and Field Championship and DRL meet. On the field, she was fourth in long jump at the Downriver League meet and sixth at the News-Herald Invite. At regionals she was 14th in the same event and also finished 20th in the 200.



Grace Moore, Anderson: In her final season with the Titans, Moore helped Anderson to its first girls’ News-Herald Track and Field team championship. The senior ran on two winning relays, the 800 relay and 1,600 relay and individually placed second in the 400 and sixth in the high jump. Her 800 relay was first at five dual meets, the Jefferson Invite and the Warrior Classic and DRL meet, and the 1,600 relay was first at the Jefferson Invite, Warrior Classic, Crestwood Charger Invite and DRL meet. At the regional meet, Moore ran on a 1,600 relay that finished second and a 400 relay that finished third. At the MHSAA state meet, Moore helped the 400 relay set a school record with their ninth place finish. She also ran on the 1,600 relay team that placed 18th. Individually, she was champion of the 400 at the Downriver League Meet with a finish time of 1:02.63.



Emiesha Burrell, Anderson: Relays were key to the Titans this season and Burrell was a huge part of those important points in each meet. The junior ran on an 800 relay team that was first at the Jefferson Invite, the Warrior Classic, DRL meet and five dual meets. Her 1,600 relay team was first at the Jefferson Invite, the Crestwood Charger Invite, Warrior Classic and DRL meet, and placed second at regionals. Individually, Burrell was News-Herald Track and Field Champion in the 400 with a time of 1:02.3 and finished second in the event at the Downriver League Meet. In the 200, she was second at News-Herald, third at the Jefferson Invite and fourth in the Downriver League Meet. At the MHSAA state meet, Burrell ran on the 400 relay team that set a school record as well as the 1,600 relay team.



Autumn Wilson, Anderson: Wilson was another key success to a strong relay season for the Titans. The junior ran on the 1,600 relay team that finished first at the News-Herald Track and Field Championships as well as the Jefferson Invite, Crestwood Charger Invite, Warrior Classic and DRL meet. She finished second in regionals in the event and 18th at the MHSAA D1 state meet. Individually, Wilson was fifth in the 400 at the Downriver League Meet.



Jamila Ross, Anderson: Ross helped lead the 400 relay team to a ninth-place finish at the MHSAA D1 state meet this season and the group set a school record in the process. Ross also ran on the 400 relay team that placed first at the DRL meet and third at regionals and her 800 relay team was second at the Crestwood Charger Invite. Individually, Ross ran the 100 and 200. In the 100 she finished second at the Jefferson Invite, third at the News-Herald Invite and second at the Downriver League meet. In the 200 she was third at the Downriver League meet and placed 10th at regionals.



April Micheaux, Truman: Only a junior, Micheaux already has an outstanding resume. This year she repeated last year’s feat of four individual championships and MVP honors at the News-Herald Track and Field Championship. On the field she was champion of the shot put (34-11) and long jump (16-7.75) and back on the track she dominated with first place runs in the 100 (12.8) and 200 (26.4). Micheaux has never lost a race or event at the News-Herald meet and finished this year with 40 individual points to give the Cougars a seventh place team finish. In the Downriver League Meet, the junior was champion of the 100 (13.09), shot put (38-08) and long jump (17-01) and finished second in the 200. In regional competition, she was first in the 100, second in the shot put and long jump and seventh in the 200. She traveled to the state meet for the second year in a row and was 10th in the 100 and shot put, 11th in the long jump and 15th in the 100.



Sabrina Williams, Allen Park: Williams’ list of accomplishments seems never ending and the junior still has one more year to go. The Allen Park star distance runner continued to bulk her resume this season with stellar individual and relay performances. In the 800, Williams swept every dual meet she competed in and was champion at the News-Herald Championship (2:22.1) as well as the Downriver League Meet (2:23.84). Her individual feats continued into the 1,600 where she was champion in five dual meets as well as the Warrior Classic (5:15.53), Downriver League Meet (5:30.94) and News-Herald Championship (5:15.70). At the regional meet, the junior finished second to send her to the MHSAA D1 state meet where she was 15th. In the 3,200, Williams was again champion in five dual meets as well as Downriver League champion (12:11.32) and News-Herald Champion (11:38). At regionals, she finished second and was 38th at the state meet in the event. The Jags were the only local girls’ team invited to the MITCA D1 Team State Meet this season and there Williams finished fourth in the 3,200. Williams anchored the 1,600 relay team that finished first at the Anchor Bay Rotary Relays and was ninth at the regional meet. She was also part of the 3,200 relay team that was first in three dual meets and third at the Warrior Classic, News-Herald Invite and Downriver League Meet.



Katelyn Yaczik, Allen Park: Yaczik helped the Allen Park Jaguars to a fourth-place finish at the annual News-Herald Championship when she was crowned champion of the high jump with a leap of 5-feet, 1-inch. At the regional meet she was third in the event and tied for fourth at the MITCA meet in Wyandotte. Earlier in the season at the Anchor Bay Relays, Yaczik was second in the high jump and helped the shuttle hurdle relay to a second place finish.



Morgan Swick, Grosse Ile: Swick helped the Grosse Ile team to a second-place finish at the News-Herald Championship when she ran on the winning 3,200 relay team that finished in 10:06.6. She also placed sixth in the 800 run at the meet and was fifth in the same event at the Huron League Meet where the team also finished second. In the 400, Swick was second at the Marauder Invitational, seventh at the Jefferson Invite and 12th at the league meet.

Her 1,600 and 3,200 relay teams were also champion at the Marauder Invitational. At the regional meet, she finished second as part of the 3,200 relay team and the team finished 24th in the event at the MHSAA state meet.



Catherine Polgar, Grosse Ile: Polgar was one of the most versatile runners for the Red Devils this season and served as a team captain. The senior helped her team to a second-place finish at the News-Herald Championships with a-third place finish in the 400. She was also 16th in the 800. She was then part of the 3,200 relay team that was crowned champion with their time of 10:06.6. At the Huron League Meet, the senior was a member of the 1,600 and 3,200 winning relay teams and placed fifth in the 400 and 10th in the 800. In the regional meet, Polgar ran on a second place 3,200 team in the regional meet and the team finished 24th at the MHSAA state meet.



Christina Hoelzle, Grosse Ile: Hoelzle only came out for track this season but left quite a mark with the Red Devils. The senior battled an injury through the Huron League Meet but still finished fourth in both the 1,600 and the 3,200 and ran on the 3,200 winning relay team. At the News-Herald Championships, she was part of the winning 3,200 relay team that helped the Red Devils to a second place finish and also finished third in the 3,200. At regionals, she was on the 3,200 relay team that finished second and went on to finish 24th at the MHSAA state meet. Individually, she finished fifth and eighth respectively in the 1,600 and 3,200 at the regional meet. Also in the 3,200 she was champion at the Jefferson Invite as well as the Marauder Invitational.



Sydney Kreger, Grosse Ile: Kreger anchored the 3,200 relay at the News-Herald meet that helped boost her Red Devils to a second place finish with a time of 10:06.6. She was also fourth in the 1,600, eighth in the 800 and sixth in the 3,200 at the meet. At regionals she placed fourth in the 800 and ninth in the 3,200 individually. Kreger then ran as part of the 3,200 relay team that finished second and qualified for the MHSAA state meet where they finished 24th.



Sabhin Butto, Grosse Ile: The Red Devils are losing a big part of the backbone of their squad this year when Butto graduates. The senior was the team’s leading scorer all season and went to the state meet in three individual events. At the MHSAA state meet she was second in the 300 hurdles, 11th in the 100 hurdles and 13th in the long jump. To advance to the state meet, Butto was second in the both hurdle events at regionals as well as third in the long jump. Earlier in the year, she helped her team to a second-place finish at the News-Herald Championship where she finished third in the long jump and second in both hurdle events. At the Huron League meet, the star senior was champion of both the 100 hurdles and 300 hurdles, second in the long jump and fourth in the 100.



Melissa Nelson, Cabrini: Nelson was the Monarchs’ only champion at the News-Herald Championships with her first-place finish in discus after her throw of 111-feet, 11-inches. At the CHSL Championships, she was champion in discus (107-06) and finished third in shot put. She continued her strong year in discus with a second place finish at the Spartan Invitational and a fifth place finish at the regional meet.



Jezri Rinehart, Carlson: Rinehart led the Marauders in field events this season with several first place finishes in discus. She was champion of the event at the Downriver League Meet (111-1) as well as the Marauder Invitational (101-8) and finished second at the News-Herald Championship. In the regional meet, Rinehart finished third and qualified for the MHSAA state meet with a throw of 114-feet and placed 22nd in the state.



Alonna Haynes, Melvindale: Haynes was one of two Cardinals to travel to the state meet this season and Haynes did so in the high jump. The sophomore was champion of the event at two dual meets as well as the Warrior Classic (4-10) and finished fourth at the News-Herald Championship and fifth at the Downriver League Championship. At the regional meet she jumped 5-feet to qualify for the MHSAA state meet where she finished 15th. She also helped the 400 relay team to a fifth-place finish at the regional meet.



Marissa Wolnowski, Melvindale: Wolnowski was one of two Cardinals to compete in the MHSAA state meet this season. In her specialty, the pole vault, Wolnowski was champion in two dual meets, fourth at the Warrior Classic and fourth at the Downriver League Meet. At the regional meet she jumped 7-8 to qualify for the MHSAA state meet where she finished 26th.



Lauren Thackeray, Trenton: Thackeray is no stranger to the high jump world and went back to the state meet in the event where she returned with a 25th place finish. To get there, she vaulted 16-feet, 9-inches at the regional meet. She was champion of the event at the Chelsea Relays and was second at both the News-Herald Championship as well as the Downriver League Meet. In her senior season, Thackeray was also part of the 400 relay team that finished second at the Marauder Invitational and the 800 relay team that finished third at the same meet.



Kali Sclater, Trenton: Sclater helped the Trojans to a fifth-place finish at the News-Herald Championship with her second-place finish in the 100. In the same event she was champion at the Warrior Classic and finished third at the Downriver League Meet. At the regional meet, she qualified for states with her third-place finish and was 22nd in the state at the MHSAA meet. The senior was also third in the 200 at the Marauder Invitational and ran on the 400 relay team (second) and 800 relay team (third) at the same event.



Lillian Hill, Riverview: Just a junior, Hill was the lone Riverview female to travel to the MHSAA state meet. She finished second in both the 1,600 and 3,200 at the regional meet to qualify for the event and finished 15th in the 1,600 and 21st in the 3,200 at the state meet. Earlier in the season she had two second-place finishes at the News-Herald Championships in the 1,600 and 3,200. At the Huron League meet, Hill was first in both distance events, finishing 5:31 and 12:07.8 respectively. She was also second in the 800 at the Huron League Meet.



Casey Lyons, Gabriel Richard: Lyons was the lone Pioneer to travel to the MHSAA state meet this season and came back with an 18th place finish in the 400 with a time of 62.22. To qualify for the meet, she placed second at regionals. Lyons was also second place in the 400 at the CHSL Championships and finished third in the 200 at the same meet.





















Last Updated: 7/9/2013 11:16:19 AM EST

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