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Walker second in 1,600; Maxwell second in high jump
Published: Sunday, May 31, 2009 3:02 AM EDT
EAST KENTWOOD — Dow High’s Stephen Walker and Midland High’s Andrew Maxwell finished their high school athletic careers with a flourish on Saturday at the Division 1 state track and field finals at East Kentwood High School.

Walker — who already won the Division 1 cross country state championship last fall — took second in the 1600-meter run for the second straight year.

Meanwhile, Maxwell — the quarterback on the Chemics’ 2007 Division 2 runner-up football team — broke his previous personal high jump record by 3 inches to finish second in the state at 6 feet, 7 inches.

Both Maxwell and Walker have earned athletic scholarships at Michigan State University — Maxwell in football and Walker in cross country and track.

The only thing that kept Walker from winning the 1600 was a state-record performance by his rival.

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