One of the team goals for Ionia was to qualify more athletes to the State Meet than they had in 2018. They met this goal by qualifying 6 boys to the Finals. The qualifiers included returner, Riley Frisbie and 5 others. First Time Qualifiers were Raven Groce, Jimmy Peabody, Bobby Luginbuhl, Jimmy Peabody, Heath Lapointe, and Xavier Begerow.
Riley qualified in 4 events at the State Meet, but opted out of the 200M Dash so he could focus on the 400 and relays. Riley finished 9th in the 400 just shy of All State, winning his heat in 50.56. Last year he was 11th with a time of 50.68. Even though he did not Receive All State Honors, it is important to note he will be continuing his Running Career next year at Lansing Community College.
The 4 x 200 Relay made up of 3 Seniors; Raven Groce, Bobby Luginbuhl (running for Olivet College next year), and Riley Frisbie and 1 Freshmen, Jimmy Peabody. The 4 x 200 team finished 16th coming off a 2 1/2 hour delay due to Thunderstorm activity in the area. The 4 x 400 Relay team also returned from a Thunderstorm delay to finish 10th in a time of 3:27.75. This was their second best performance of the season. The 4 x 400 team consisted of Freshmen, Heath LaPointe, Jimmy Peabody and 2 seniors Raven Groce and Riley Frisbie.
Xavier Begerow was a first time State Qualifier after 2 years on the team. He finished 19th with a throw of 119′-9″. Even though he wasn’t happy with his finish, it is important to note that his PR was 141′-1″
The Boys team ended the season having met several goals including winning the CAAC White Division Championship.
Full Results may be found at atheltic.net
MHSAA Final Results for Ionia are as follows:
400 Meters D2 – Finals x
9. 12 Riley Frisbie 50.56aSR Ionia
4×200 Relay D2 – Finals x
Riley Frisbie 1:34.03a Ionia
4×400 Relay D2 – Finals x
Riley Frisbie 3:27.75a Ionia
Discus – 1.6kg D2 – Finals x
19. 12 Xavier Begerow 129-09 Ionia
Long Jump D2 – Finals x
18. 12 Raven Groce 19-05.75 (2.6) Ionia