PORTAGE, Mich., May 11, 2010 – MichiganTrackandField.com Prep Ranking – Week Four

This is the only ranking of the boy’s and girl’s high school track and field teams for the entire state of Michigan by division. The rankings are released weekly during the high school season. It covers both the Lower and Upper Peninsula for all school divisions.

The MichiganTrackandField.com rankings are compiled for each high school division by a vote of a panel of high school coaches who review all meet results available to him/her within their respective division in an effort to provide the most accurate ranking possible. (All panelists are listed below.)

The criteria utilized for ranking by the panel is projected finish at the MHSAA Upper or Lower Peninsula Finals scheduled for June 5, 2010.

MichiganTrackandField.com Prep Ranking
(Lower Peninsula and Upper Peninsula)
Week of May 9, 2010

MichiganTrackandField.com Lower Peninsula Prep Rankings
Division 1 LP Boys:
1 East Kentwood
2 Novi-Detroit Catholic Central
3 Ann Arbor-Pioneer
4 Holly
5 Troy
6 Grand Blanc
7 Portage Northern
8 Rochester-Adams
9 Pinckney
10 Southfield
HM Lansing-Eastern
HM Flint-Carman-Ainsworth
HM Highland-Milford

Division 1 LP Girls:
1 Rockford
2 Rochester Hills-Rochester
3 Ann Arbor-Pioneer
4 Troy
5 Saline
6 Detroit-Cass Technical
7 Ypsilanti-Lincoln
8 Southfield
9 Jackson
10 Lake Orion

Division 2 LP Boys:
1 Beverly Hills-Detroit Country Day
2 Williamston
3 DeWitt
4 East Lansing
5 Muskegon-Orchard View
6 Cedar Springs
7 Grand Rapids-Catholic Central
8 West Branch-Ogemaw Heights
9 Zeeland West
10 Whitehall
HM Vicksburg

Division 2 LP Girls:
1 East Grand Rapids
2 Beverly Hills-Detroit Country Day
3 Williamston
4 Flint Southwestern Academy
5 East Lansing
6 Sparta
7 Hamilton
8 Chelsea
9 Grand Rapids-West Catholic
10 Middleville-Thornapple Kellogg

Division 3 LP Boys:
1 Albion
2T Michigan Center
2T Allendale
4 Jackson-Lumen Christi
5 Ovid-Elsie
6 Benzonia-Benzie Central
7 Flint-Beecher
8 Frankenmuth
9T Whitmore Lake
9T Ida
HM Kent City
HM Detroit-Communication Media Arts
HM Freeland
HM Grandville-Calvin Christian

Division 3 LP Girls:
1 Frankenmuth
2 Benzonia-Benzie Central
3 Schoolcraft
4 Allendale
5 Shelby
6 Hanover-Horton
7 St Charles
8 Michigan Center
9 Lansing-Catholic Central
10 Albion
HM Wyoming-Kelloggsville
HM Reed City
HM Freeland
HM Flint-Hamady

Division 4 LP Boys
1 Concord
2 Pewamo-Westphalia
3T Manton
3T Big Rapids-Crossroads Charter Academy
5 Hillsdale Academy
6 Bath
7 Muskegon Catholic Central
8 Marcellus
9 Hesperia Community
10 Centreville
HM Saranac

Division 4 LP Girls:
1 Pewamo-Westphalia
2T Manton
2T Fowler
4 Unionville Sebewaing
5 Reading
6 Mt Pleasant-Beal City
7 Centreville
8 Traverse City-St Francis
9T Saranac
9T Hillsdale Academy
HM Harbor Beach Community
HM Morrice

MichiganTrackandField.com Upper Peninsula Prep Rankings:

Division 1 UP Boys
1 Marquette
2 Gladstone
3 Houghton
4 Escanaba
5 Neguanee

Division 2 UP Boys
1 Rudyard
2 St. Ignace
3 Iron Mountain
4 Manistique
5 – Crystal Falls Forest Park – West Iron County

Division 3 UP Boys
1 Pickford
2 Lake Linden-Hubbell
3 Ontonagon
4 Cedarville
5 Bark River-Harris & Superior Central

Upper Peninsula Girls
Division 1 UP Girls
1 Neguanee
2 Marquette
3 Calumet
4 Soo
5 Menominee – Houghton

Division 2 UP Girls
1 St. Ignace
2 Iron Mountain
3 Norway
4 Crystal Falls Forest Park
5 West Iron County – L’Anse

Division 3 UP Girls
1 Brimley
2 Ontonagon
3 Pickford
4 Dollar Bay
5 Detour and Bark River-Harris

For more information about the “MichiganTrackandField.com Prep Track and Field Ranking” contact Dan Wytko at phone 269.806.7001, Don Passenger at phone 616.821.3156, or at email: forum@michigancrosscountry.com.

2009 Divisional Track and Field Ranking Panel:
Scott Banghart, Mattawan
Rick Bauer, Saugatuck
John Carlson, Belding
Amy Coughlin, Waterford Mott
Dave Emeott, East Kentwood
Jeff Harding, Manton
Mike Jurasek, Albion
Asa Kelley, Benzie Central
Grant Lofdahl, Allendale
Kyle McKown, Clare
Mike Nesbitt, Bay City
Mike Northhuis, Portage Central
John Osler, Ishpeming
Don Passenger, West Catholic
Josh Powers, Adrian Madison
Jason Robinson, Freeland
Brian Salyers Milford
Tim Simpson, Lansing Catholic
Ben Watson, Rockford
Scott Werner, Pewamo-Westphalia Track
Dan Wytko, Portage Central

Note: Rankers do not participate in every division or gender.

MichiganTrackandField.com was formed in 2007 by Dan Wytko and Don Passenger to bring recognition to the sport by accurately ranking Michigan teams and to provide a venue for discussion of track and field and cross country issues.

Dan Wytko has coached track & field and cross country at Portage Central High School since 1994. He is a founder and co-meet director of the Portage Invitational; one of the nation’s premier high school cross country invitationals (http://portageinvite.com). His women’s cross country teams have won eleven division/conference titles, four regional titles, made eleven trips to the state finals, including four top ten finishes.

During Wytko’s tenure as Portage Central track and field coach, his women’s teams have won eight division/conference titles and one regional championship. His men’s teams have won two division/conference titles and one regional championship. His 2006 men’s team finished as MHSAA Division 1 State Finals Runner-up. Dan has also been a member of the Team Michigan Midwest Meet of Champions coaching staff since 2001 and he is a member of the MHSAA Rules and Regulations Committee for cross country and track and field. Dan ran competitively in high school at Battle Creek Lakeview, and he then concentrated on road runs during his collegiate years at Western Michigan University.

Don Passenger has been involved in Michigan track and field since the mid-1970s when he competed at Caledonia High School for coach John Soderman. He ran at Saginaw Valley State (NAIA) and Grand Rapids Community College (NJCAA) earning seven All American honors in events ranging in distance from the 800 meters to the marathon. He went on to compete for the University of Kentucky where he set the school record in the 1500-meter run and completed his athletic career at the University of Michigan. During his time at UM he was a varsity member of the Cross Country team that finished sixth in the NCAA Cross Country Championship (1982) and a scoring member of the team that won the Big Ten Outdoor Track title (1983). From 1998 to 2003 Don coached at the middle school level in Grand Rapids. Don is a registered MHSAA Track and Cross Country Official. From 2003 to present Passenger has coached the Grand Rapids West Catholic girls cross country team and the girls distance program in track and field. His track team has placed in the top three the past three years in the Michigan Interscholastic Track Coaches Association (MITCA) Team State Track Championships (2nd 2006, 3rd 2007, 1st 2008).

On the web: http://michigantrackandfield.com

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