The Ionia Track and Field teams were given 3 Goals by their coaches for the Regional Meet held at Mason High School; 1. Qualify for State (easier said than done for some), 2. Place in the top 8 positions and earn a MHSAA Regional Medal, and / or 3. Earn a P.R. They had a combination of all 3 on the day.
On the Boys side; Riley Frisbie qualified for the state meet in the 400 by finishing second in a time of 51.96.
Other medals for Ionia came from Raven Groce, 5th in the Long Jump with a jump of 20′-6.5″ Just 1.5″ short of meeting the additional Qualifying Standard for the State Meet.
The 4 x 400 Relay team of Zakk Hensley, Malachi Davis, Raven Groce, and Riley Frisbie finished 3rd with a time of 3:32.31 a PR by 5 seconds. The 4 x 800 Relay Team of Zakk Hensley, Nick Brown, Colin Listerman and Tyree Dunbar finished 8th with a time of 8:51.40. The Ionia boys earned PR’s in a total of 8 events.
On the Girls side of things; they had two state qualifiers this year; Abby Frost in the Discus, finishing 3rd with throw of 111′-0″ an Additional Qualifying throw greater than the AQ standard (108′-3″) and Morgan Waterman finished 3rd in the Pole Vault with a jump of 9′-6″, 6″ greater than the Additional Qualifying height. Other Medalists included, Ally Diebel in the 3200 run with a time of 12:25.41, Abby Christensen finished 6th in the High Jump with a jump of 4′-7″, and Emily Petersen 8th in the 400 with a time of 1:06.07. The Girls earned PR’s in a total of 6 events.
Complete Resuslts can be found at athletic.net
Riley Frisbie Morgan Waterman Abby Frosy