Track Athlete of the Year
Tony Gallegos, TC West, So.
100, 200, 4x100 relay, 4x200 relay
The sophomore standout picked up where 2018 Track Athlete of the Year Erik LaBonte left off and kept TC West's sprinters at the top of the northern Michigan running scene. Gallegos won seven of nine regular season races in the 100 and the 200, winning all seven in the 100. The sophomores' 100 meter (11.11) and 200 meter (22.53) were the fastest in the Record-Eagle coverage area. Also helped West to multiple first place finishes in the 4x100 and 4x200 relays.
Field Athlete of the Year
Demetrius Miller, Gaylord, Sr.
Shot put, Discus
The senior thrower dominated the discus in Division 1 — racking up 11 victories in 12 meets during the regular season. His personal record discus toss of 180 feet, 6 inches came at regionals, earning a regional title in the process. Miller placed second at the D1 state finals in discus with a toss of 173 feet, 11 inches. Miller also placed in the top four in shot put in every meet he participated in and had the farthest toss in our coverage area by 29.5 feet in the discus.
Jared Landrie, Gaylord, Sr.
Landrie had the fourth fastest time in the 100 (11.32) and 200 (23.13) in the Record-Eagle coverage area. He won seven total events and was runner-up in the 200 at the BNC Championships to Gallegos.
Riley Williams, Elk Rapids, Jr.
The junior earned an All-State seventh place finish in the 100 at the Division 3 state finals. Williams had the second fastest 100 (11.25) in the R-E coverage area and won the Lake Michigan Conference championship.
Collin Graham, Kingsley, Sr.
Graham ran the fastest 400 (50.86) in northern Michigan this season at the John Lober/Record-Eagle Honor Roll Meet and only Ellsworth's Isaiah Romeyn ran a faster 400. The return Dream Team member won every 800 he ran in the regular season and placed sixth at the D3 state finals.
Isaiah Romeyn, Ellsworth, Sr.
Romeyn won regional titles in the 800 and 1600 meter races with times of 1:58.64 and 4:41.28, respectively. The senior took second place at the D4 state finals in the 800 with a time of 1:58.23, which was also a personal record.
Cole Truszkowski, TC Central, Jr.
The 2018 Record-Eagle Cross Country Runner of the Year kept his pace in the long distance runs this spring. The junior won the 1600 four times, including the John Lober/Record-Eagle Honor Roll Meet by more than 13 seconds. Truszkowski placed 14th at the D1 state finals in the 1600.
Tyler McClure, So., Mancelona
800, 1600, 3200
McClure led the Ironmen all season and took home Ski Valley championships in the 1600 and 3200. McClure placed in the top five in every event he ran in this season, with the exception of a seventh place finish in the 1600 at regionals and two seventh place finishes in the 800. Only Truszkowski ran a faster 1600 than McClure.
Finn Hogan, So., Glen Lake
400, High jump, Long jump
Hogan won every 400 meter race he ran this season with his personal best time of 51.37 coming with a regional championship. Hogan also swept all seven meets in the high jump, jumping a personal best 6-0.25. He also took third at regionals in the long jump.
Peter Willcome, Sr., Petoskey
110 hurdles, 300 hurdles
The Petoskey senior won a regional title in the 110m hurdles and placed 15th at the D2 state finals. He had the fastest 110m hurdles time in the area (15.22).
Josh Light, Sr., Ellsworth
Light won five straight 110m hurdles events, including a regional title. Light had an All-State fourth place finish in the 110 hurdles at the D4 state finals with a personal best of 15.64.
Cole McKenzie, Jr., Kalkaska
110 hurdles, 300 hurdles
McKenzie placed sixth at the D3 state finals in the 300m hurdles with an All-State worthy time of 41.19. The junior won the Lake Michigan Conference championship in the 300m hurdles and was the runner-up at regionals. He ran his personal best of 40.74 seconds at the John Lober/Record-Eagle Honor Roll Meet, which was second fastest in the area.
Jack Sherwin, Sr., TC Central
Sherwin ran through the season largely unscathed by the competition in shot put. He won six straight events before placing third at regionals which was followed by two more first place finishes. Sherwin won the BNC title in shot put and out-tossed the nearest competitor at the John Lober/Record-Eagle Honor Roll Meet by four feet (51-07).
Dylan Fauble, Sr., Cadillac
Shot put, Discus
Fauble earned two All-State honors with a sixth place finish in the shot put and an eighth place finish in the discus at the D2 state finals. The senior thrower won six-of-eight regular season shot put events, winning regional titles in the discus and shot put.
Jayden Alfred, So., Mancelona
100, High jump, Long jump
The versatile sophomore impressed in his second year, dominating the high jump and long jump for most of the season. Alfred placed in the top-3 in every regular season meet in the high jump and long jump — earning a Ski Valley title in the high jump with a 6-foot, 2-inch personal best jump. He also never finished lower than fourth in the 100.
Zachary Elmore, Sr., Cadillac
A return Dream Team member, Elmore continued his improvement throughout his career with a personal best vault of 14 feet, 4 inches at regionals, earning him first place. He finished All-State sixth place at the D2 state finals with a jump of 13 feet, 10 inches.
Trey Searles, Jr., TC Central
Searles is in a league of his own in the long jump in northern Michigan. The junior's personal best came at the BNC Championships (22-6.5), which was 1 foot, 7.5 inches longer than any other area competitor. Searles also ran the 400 and 800 relays for the Trojans.
Gaylord — Garrett Duncan, Cade Foster, Ryan Stefanski, Jared Landrie
4x100 relay, 4x200 relay
Gaylord ran the fastest 4x100 and 4x200 relays in northern Michigan this season. The foursome ran a 43.44 second 4x100 relay in the D1 state finals (placed 15th) and paced the area at 1:30.33 in the 4x200 at regionals.
Charlevoix — Thomas Rudolph, Alan Ritter, Ben Lentz, Eric Smith
The Rayders paced all area teams with a 3:29.85 in the 4x400 relay. They posted that time at the D4 state finals and took fifth place.
Benzie Central — Noah Barnes, Connor Mclaren, Tyler Kintigh, Pedro Roman
The Huskies foursome posted three of the top four times in the 3200 relay in the R-E coverage area this season. They ran a season best 8:11.58 at the D2 team state meet. They also posted a 8:14.76 at the state finals and an 8:18.29 earlier in the season.
Kingsley — Collin Graham,
Coach of the Year
Ron Hessem, Kingsley
Hessem took his Stags to new heights this season with a regional championship for the first time in his six year tenure. The Stags also won the Northwest Conference for the third year in a row and have won five under Hessem. Kingsley sent 10 individual athletes to state finals.
Joseph Farley, Petoskey, Jr., 3200, 9:48.61
Ayden Mullin, Kingsley, Jr., 100, 11.34; 200, 23.46; long jump, 20-5.5
Chase Tyson, TC West, So., 200, 23.00; 110 hurdles, 17.93, 300 hurdles, 43.23
Andy Schollett, TC West, Sr., discus, 149-1
Aiden Griggs, TC West, Jr., Pole vault, 14-1
Mateo Barnett, Mansitee Catholic, So., 100, 11.25, 400, 51.90
Ryan Stefanski, Gaylord, Sr., 200, 23.08
Drew Block, Petoskey, Sr., 400, 51.63; 200, 23.51
Anselmo Sarabia, Manistee, Sr., 800, 1:58.68; High jump, 6-2
Marcus O'Rourke, Gaylord, Jr., 300m hurdles, 40.69
Riley Brock, Kingsley, Fr., Shot put, 48-5.25
Tipp Baker, Cadillac, Jr., Discus, 148-7
Ethan Huey, Gaylord, Sr., Pole vault, 14-3
Eric Smith, Charlevoix, Sr., 20-11.25
Oliver Farmer, Frankfort, Jr., Long jump, 20-8
Ethan Nachazel, East Jordan, Jr., 3200, 10:10.75
Jordon Christopher, Sr., TC Central; Seth Stoltz, So., Benzie Central; Joe Delgado, Jr., TC Central; Nathan Blasko, Jr., Kalkaska; Zachary Gerber, Jr., TC Central; Pedro Roman, Sr., Benzie Central; Garrett Goggin, Sr., Kingsley; Preston Dion, So., TC West; Joshua Jaymes, Jr., TC Central; Gavin Allen, So., Buckley; Ryan Rebh, So., Mancelona; Braden Rubinas, Sr., TC West; Jake Renfer, Sr., Manton; Caleb Smith, Sr., Suttons Bay; Henrique Andrade, Sr., Buckley; Mel Frechette, So., TC West; Peter Kurburski, Sr., Petoskey; Jacob Patanella, So., TC West; Patrick O'Connor, So., TC West.