PORTAGE, Mich., April 20, 2010 – MichiganTrackandField.com Prep Ranking – Week Two

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 Finals scheduled for June 5, 2010.

MichiganTrackandField.com Prep Ranking
(Lower Peninsula and Upper Peninsula)
Week of April 19, 2010

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

Division 1 LP Girls:
1 Rockford
2 Ann Arbor-Pioneer
3 Rochester Hills-Rochester
4 Troy
5 Saline
6 Romulus
7 Jackson
8 Waterford Mott
9 Ypsilanti-Lincoln
10 Southfield
HM East Kentwood
HM Detroit-Cass Technical
HM Walled Lake Western
HM Detroit-Mumford

Division 2 LP Boys:
1 Zeeland West
2 Cedar Springs
3 Zeeland East
4 Beverly Hills-Detroit Country Day
5T Williamston
5T DeWitt
7 Haslett
8 Otsego
9 Alma
10 Muskegon-Orchard View
HM Grand Rapids-Forest Hills Northern
HM Hamilton
HM East Lansing

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

Division 3 LP Boys:
1 Albion
2 Kent City
3 Michigan Center
4 Flint-Beecher
5 Detroit-Communication Media Arts
6 Jackson-Lumen Christi
7 Allendale
8 Benzonia-Benzie Central
9 Vermontville-Maple Valley
10 Whitmore Lake
HM Clare
HM Bangor

Division 3 LP Girls:
1 Frankenmuth
2 Schoolcraft
3 Shelby
4 Albion
5 Allendale
6 Benzonia-Benzie Central
7T Flint-Hamady
7T Hanover-Horton
9 Michigan Center
10 St Charles
HM Ann Arbor-Gabriel Richard

Division 4 LP Boys
1 Concord
2 Pewamo-Westphalia
3 Big Rapids-Crossroads Charter Academy
4 Centreville
5 Hillsdale Academy
6 Manton
7 Marcellus
8 Muskegon Catholic Central
9 Traverse City-St Francis
10 Eau Claire
HM Mayville

Division 4 LP Girls:
1 Pewamo-Westphalia
2 Fowler
3 Manton
4 Saranac
5 Centreville
6 Potterville
7 Traverse City-St Francis
8 Unionville Sebewaing
9 Kinde-North Huron
10T Hillsdale Academy
10T Homer
HM Hesperia Community

MichiganTrackandField.com Upper Peninsula Prep Rankings:
UP rankings will start next week.

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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