PORTAGE, Mich., April 30, 2010 – MichiganTrackandField.com Prep Ranking – Week Three

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 26, 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 Southfield
6 Grand Blanc
7T Rochester-Adams
7T West Bloomfield
9 Troy
10 Detroit-Mumford
HM Flint-Carman-Ainsworth

Division 1 LP Girls:
1 Rockford
2 Rochester Hills-Rochester
3 Ann Arbor-Pioneer
4 Troy
5 Jackson
6T Saline
6T Walled Lake Western
8 Detroit-Cass Technical
9 East Kentwood
10 Lake Orion

Division 2 LP Boys:
1 Zeeland West
2 Cedar Springs
3 Otsego
4 DeWitt
5 Haslett
6 Beverly Hills-Detroit Country Day
7 Zeeland East
8 Williamston
9 Muskegon-Orchard View
10 Grand Rapids-Catholic Central

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

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

Division 3 LP Girls:
1 Frankenmuth
2T Schoolcraft
2T Benzonia-Benzie Central
4 Shelby
5 Allendale
6 Hanover-Horton
7 St Charles
8 Albion
9 Michigan Center
10 Flint-Hamady
HM Lansing-Catholic Central
HM Jackson-Lumen Christi

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

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

MichiganTrackandField.com Upper Peninsula Prep Rankings:

Division 1 UP Boys
1 Marquette
2 Menominee
3 Houghton
4 Escanaba
5 Soo

Division 2 UP Boys
1 Stephenson
2 Ironwood
3 Ishpeming
4 West Iron County
5 Manistique

Division 3 UP Boys
1 Lake Linden-Hubbell
2 Ontonagon
3 Rapid River
4 Powers – North Central
5 Engadine

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

Division 2 UP Girls
1 Norway
2 Munising
3 Manistique
4 West Iron County
5 L’Anse

Division 3 UP Girls
1 Ontonagon
2 Dollar Bay
3 Big Bay de Noc
4 Powers – North Central
5 Lake Linden-Hubbell

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

Categories: Track Rankings

4 Responses so far.

  1. av8r747 says:

    I can’t see why Concord would drop completely out of the LP D4 rankings? They have been ranked number 1 the past two weeks, and are now missing completely from the rankings. Also, Pewamo-Westphalia are ranked twice, first and HM? Could someone look into that please?


  2. admin says:

    I can, someone (that would be me) sorted on the column next to the vote totals instead of on the vote totals. Corrected rankings are up.

  3. av8r747 says:

    You do good work. To err is human, to fix fast is far out … stay thirsty my friend.

  4. admin says:

    Hah yeah, busy week last week … at work and at play.

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