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2022 Best Throws Crew: Week Two

In past years, I’ve ranked programs by the number of sub-5/sub-6 milers, but that just concentrates on the distance folks. There are ten other individual events and three more relays. Michigan schools have traditions in jumps, throws, hurdles, sprints, and the vault. We have outstanding individuals who attain national glory both at this level and later in life. It’s my mission here to recognize and rank the teams that excel in the specialized events that make track and field, TRACK AND FIELD.

Over the winter, I ranked college distance programs, and I did an okay job, though I wasn’t impressed with the way I presented the rankings. USTFCCCA does their #eventsquad rankings for each individual event for collegiate teams. I thought I’d blend what they do and what I intend to do, to produce these “best crews”. Prep coaches typically wear many hats, but often you’ll have a throws coach, a hurdles coach, etc. If you have a girl that throws Shot, she’ll typically throw Discus. Instead of dissecting each individual event, I’ll attempt to rank the best hurdle crew (100/110h, 300h), the best throws crew (Disc, Shot), distance (800, 1600, 3200), sprint (100, 200, 400), jumps (HJ, LJ), and finally, Pole Vault getting their own, special category.

The method for the rankings is such:

  • Times and marks from the 2022 Outdoor Season only
  • A team must have 3 athletes in an event to get ranked
  • Top 3 athletes from each team with their best times/jumps/tosses averaged out
  • The highest rank is given to the team with the highest average in that event
  • Combining events to form a crew, teams will be ranked by their average rank between events (with ties going to teams with the teams with the higher rank of their worst category)

These are NOT intended to be predictive or an overall rank of one’s T&F team. If you’re wondering why a team isn’t ranked, they likely haven’t competed yet or perhaps they don’t have the numbers to qualify. While my cross rankings attempt to project future performance, these are just a show what has already occurred. And maybe for myself, learn a little more of the names and individuals in those “other” events.

For this initial ranking, I did NOT combine the throws to form a crew, there just isn’t a volume of athletes to create a proper ranking. In future weeks, I’ll have the sprints combined and rankings for each division. Message me if you need further explanation. I’m not burning the candle at both ends like the end of October, so I might be nice to you!

Shot Put

Boys

RankTeamAvg. Throw
1Monroe Jefferson45′ 1.3″
2East Kentwood45′ 0.6″
3Monroe44′ 11.7″
4Battle Creek Lakeview44′ 9.9″
5Swartz Creek43′ 8.3″
6Dearborn Divine Child43′ 6.7″
7St. Joseph42′ 7.5″
8Grand Rapids West Catholic42′ 6.7″
9Zeeland West42′ 6.2″
10Bath42′ 0.4″
11Hopkins41′ 10.7″
12Jonesville41′ 4.7″
13Flint Kearsley41′ 1.3″
14Mt. Pleasant40′ 11.3″
15Otsego40′ 9.2″
16Alma40′ 4.8″
17Chelsea40′ 4.2″
18Delton-Kellogg39′ 3.3″
19Coopersville39′ 3.2″
20Whitehall39′ 1.3″
21Brother Rice38′ 11″
22Clare38′ 10″
23Brighton38′ 9.7″
24Grand Haven38′ 5″
25Edwardsburg38′ 3.5″

GradeNameTeamFeetAvg. Throw
12Alex MansfieldMonroe Jefferson56′ 11″
11Nathan MasserantMonroe Jefferson40′ 9″
11Joey DuvallMonroe Jefferson37′ 8″45′ 1.3″
11Kenden HarpEast Kentwood48′ 10.3″
11Nathan CobbsEast Kentwood45′ 4″
12Levi RobinsonEast Kentwood40′ 11.5″45′ 0.6″
9Teegan SimmonsMonroe46′ 2″
12Jordan BasslerMonroe45′ 2.5″
11Brayden RichardMonroe43′ 6.5″44′ 11.7″
11Andrew BerryhillBattle Creek Lakeview52′ 8.8″
12Alex ByrdBattle Creek Lakeview41′ 1″
12Brendon AllardBattle Creek Lakeview40′ 8″44′ 9.9″
12Tristan HinkleySwartz Creek53′ 1″
11Jacob BoothSwartz Creek41′ 3″
11Caleb CrambellSwartz Creek36′ 9″43′ 8.3″
12Brady PlouchaDearborn Divine Child51′ 2″
11Isaiah PlouchaDearborn Divine Child44′ 7″
10Karol LesnickDearborn Divine Child34′ 11″43′ 6.7″
11Gerald CapaccioSt. Joseph47′ 8.5″
12Joseph Sicurello JrSt. Joseph40′ 9.8″
9Rusty KlaerSt. Joseph39′ 4.3″42′ 7.5″
12Kyle KloskaGR_West Catholic44′ 5.5″
12Thomas BeardenGR_West Catholic44′ 5″
12John KohaneGR_West Catholic38′ 9.5″42′ 6.7″
12Skye VanderKuylZeeland West45′ 5″
12Bobby ClendenonZeeland West43′ 0.5″
11Luke BosmaZeeland West39′ 1″42′ 6.2″
12Hudson MaddoxBath45′ 7.3″
12Colin KuhnBath42′ 9.5″
12Jacob McAlpineBath37′ 8.5″42′ 0.4″
11Mason TomesHopkins45′ 9″
12Tanner NeumanHopkins40′ 11″
12Nathan TewHopkins39′ 0″41′ 10.7″
12Eliga SpahrJonesville46′ 3″
11Chandler GriffithsJonesville43′ 1″
9Scott AubeJonesville34′ 10″41′ 4.7″
12Brendan SchanickFlint Kearsley49′ 2″
12Caden PalmerFlint Kearsley38′ 1″
10Zack MillerFlint Kearsley36′ 1″41′ 1.3″
12Devin AlspaughMt. Pleasant42′ 4″
10Andrew DennisMt. Pleasant40′ 6″
12Jessie HenrieMt. Pleasant40′ 0″40′ 11.3″
10Zachary SpenceOtsego43′ 11″
11Jacob RobbinsOtsego39′ 4″
11Randy HudonOtsego39′ 0.5″40′ 9.2″
11Michael HoweyAlma45′ 8.5″
11Devin DennisonAlma39′ 5″
10Nick BatistaAlma36′ 0.8″40′ 4.8″
12Ryan ScottChelsea45′ 6″
12Aiden McGuireChelsea38′ 10.5″
12Travis ShemwellChelsea36′ 8″40′ 4.2″
12Caden FerrisDelton-Kellogg40′ 9″
12Alex WhitmoreDelton-Kellogg40′ 8″
11Jason LundquistDelton-Kellogg36′ 5″39′ 3.3″
11Ty AnthonyCoopersville42′ 6″
10Juan MontejoCoopersville38′ 0.5″
11Michael GlassCoopersville37′ 3″39′ 3.2″
11Wesley RussellWhitehall46′ 4.5″
10Jamarion HillWhitehall35′ 6″
11Camden RakeWhitehall35′ 5.5″39′ 1.3″
12Andrew AgbayBrother Rice40′ 9″
11Eryx DaughertyBrother Rice38′ 4″
10Vidal-Quadras NicholasBrother Rice37′ 8″38′ 11″
11Mike FrankoClare42′ 0.5″
11Kyle PotterClare37′ 11″
11Jordan McPhallClare36′ 6.5″38′ 10″
11Cade RiddleBrighton44′ 8″
12Chris ClauerBrighton37′ 1″
11Hunter HardingBrighton34′ 8″38′ 9.7″
12Ashton LepoGrand Haven41′ 10″
11William BunkeGrand Haven37′ 1.3″
11Chase FollisGrand Haven36′ 3.8″38′ 5″
11Steven AndersEdwardsburg38′ 6″
10Larson FessendenEdwardsburg38′ 5″
12Jacob WalkerEdwardsburg37′ 11.5″38′ 3.5″

Girls

RankTeamAvg. Throw
1East Kentwood35′ 0.8″
2Otsego33′ 9.3″
3Zeeland East33′ 3.6″
4Grand Blanc32′ 5.5″
5Sand Creek31′ 10.6″
6North Branch31′ 6.3″
7St. Joseph31′ 4″
8Bloomfield Hills30′ 7.1″
9Dexter30′ 1.9″
10Zeeland West29′ 8.8″
11Constantine29′ 1.8″
12Monroe29′ 1.3″
13Saginaw Swan Valley29′ 0.6″
14Cadillac28′ 11.6″
15Ypsilanti Lincoln28′ 11.4″
16Monroe Jefferson28′ 8.8″
17Temperance Bedford28′ 5.9″
18Sparta28′ 4″
19Battle Creek Lakeview28′ 1.3″
20Montague27′ 11.2″
21Middleville Thornapple-Kellogg27′ 9.5″
22Hastings27′ 7.8″
23Richland Gull Lake27′ 5″
24Mattawan27′ 2″
25Plainwell27′ 1.4″

GradeNameTeamDistanceAvg. Throw
10Kayla HarrisEast Kentwood37′ 4″
12Mya ProcterEast Kentwood35′ 2.5″
11Jayla ProcterEast Kentwood32′ 8″35′ 0.8″
12Madison DrouinOtsego38′ 3.3″
11Haley GuerrantOtsego35′ 2.5″
11Chloe SunnervilleOtsego27′ 10″33′ 9.3″
12Paige WestraZeeland East39′ 4″
11Jenna KleinZeeland East30′ 5″
11Mariah SackettZeeland East30′ 1.8″33′ 3.6″
12Lane HagensGrand Blanc34′ 6.5″
12Kennedy HagensGrand Blanc33′ 4″
12Rachel GaydosGrand Blanc29′ 6″32′ 5.5″
12Grace ElliottSand Creek35′ 9″
11Emily CarbajalSand Creek32′ 8.5″
10Denae CoveySand Creek27′ 2.3″31′ 10.6″
10Alana DeshetskyNorth Branch33′ 2.8″
11Natasha BickelNorth Branch31′ 0.8″
11Adryana LawNorth Branch30′ 3.5″31′ 6.3″
12Karly KlaerSt. Joseph37′ 10″
11Kiley HaydenSt. Joseph30′ 10″
11Grace WilliamsSt. Joseph25′ 4″31′ 4″
10Molly SochaBloomfield Hills32′ 1.3″
10Ruby SmithBloomfield Hills30′ 7″
11Michaya PaulateerBloomfield Hills29′ 1″30′ 7.1″
12Jamie GieseDexter37′ 7″
11Lillianne TrinkleDexter26′ 11″
12Sophie RoysDexter25′ 11.8″30′ 1.9″
10Isabel AssinkZeeland West31′ 6″
10Lee RamirezZeeland West28′ 11.5″
12Lili RamirezZeeland West28′ 9″29′ 8.8″
12Bo GeibeConstantine30′ 8.5″
12Lilly StearsConstantine29′ 6″
11Caterina ThelenConstantine27′ 3″29′ 1.8″
12Kamryn BiceMonroe37′ 3.8″
12Savannah MacPetrieMonroe25′ 1″
10Kendall GunterMonroe24′ 11″29′ 1.3″
12Hannah MurphySaginaw Swan Valley36′ 1.5″
11Madison MorganSaginaw Swan Valley25′ 9″
12Lauren BielbySaginaw Swan Valley25′ 3.3″29′ 0.6″
10Makenzie JohnsCadillac34′ 8.5″
10Ellie KovacevichCadillac29′ 4.5″
11Olivia SmithCadillac22′ 9.8″28′ 11.6″
12Jadyn JonesYpsilanti Lincoln33′ 10.8″
10Amika WallaceYpsilanti Lincoln28′ 6.5″
9Lauren HudsonYpsilanti Lincoln24′ 5″28′ 11.4″
12Madison McKinneyMonroe Jefferson33′ 7.5″
10Layla TahmouchMonroe Jefferson26′ 9″
9Carli SmithMonroe Jefferson25′ 10″28′ 8.8″
12Veda LegezaTemperance Bedford29′ 4.5″
12Jaime SantiagoTemperance Bedford29′ 3″
12August SimonTemperance Bedford26′ 10.3″28′ 5.9″
10Abby ZurekSparta29′ 10″
10Miah LamancusaSparta28′ 9″
10Jahnylah MackSparta26′ 5″28′ 4″
11Allana RogersBattle Creek Lakeview29′ 8″
11Camille EvangelistaBattle Creek Lakeview28′ 9″
12Jamaria PriceBattle Creek Lakeview25′ 11″28′ 1.3″
12Claire MeachamMontague34′ 1″
11Brooke BerryMontague25′ 7″
12Orianna BlysmaMontague24′ 1.5″27′ 11.2″
12Tristen CrossMiddleville Thornapple-Kellogg30′ 4″
12Cassidy DoleMiddleville Thornapple-Kellogg29′ 3″
10Mollie MooreMiddleville Thornapple-Kellogg23′ 9.5″27′ 9.5″
12Maddie MillerHastings29′ 7.5″
11Grace MaddenHastings29′ 0″
11Gabbie HorrmannHastings24′ 4″27′ 7.8″
12Mariah HarneyRichland Gull Lake29′ 5″
9Claire MeadowsRichland Gull Lake26′ 10.5″
10Sophia MattioliRichland Gull Lake25′ 11.5″27′ 5″
12Yasmin PirbhaiMattawan34′ 1″
11Kyleigh ColvinMattawan26′ 1″
12Quinlyn DykstraMattawan21′ 4″27′ 2″
12Amelia HowardPlainwell29′ 8.5″
12Haylee MajdanPlainwell27′ 3.8″
12Emily MacqueenPlainwell24′ 4″27′ 1.4″

Discus

Boys

RankTeamAvg. Throw
1Dearborn Divine Child123′ 3.3″
2Jonesville115′ 0.3″
3Edwardsburg113′ 11.3″
4Otsego107′ 9.7″
5Brother Rice101′ 11″
6Warren DeLaSalle99′ 10″
7Plainwell97′ 5.3″
8Ida96′ 10″
9Portage Central96′ 6.7″
10Macomb Lutheran North96′ 1.5″
11Clinton93′ 2″
12Ottawa Lake-Whiteford92′ 6.7″
13Adrian90′ 10″
14Richland Gull Lake88′ 11″
15Ann Arbor Gabriel Richard79′ 11.5″
16Morenci78′ 11.3″
17Hillsdale77′ 11.3″
18Onsted65′ 6.7″
19Ann Arbor Greenhills64′ 8.8″
20Sand Creek61′ 10″
21Sparta60′ 9.3″

GradeNameTeamDistanceAvg. Throw
12Brady PlouchaDearborn Divine Child143′ 4″
11Isaiah PlouchaDearborn Divine Child123′ 4″
10Karol LesnickDearborn Divine Child103′ 2″123′ 3.3″
12Eliga SpahrJonesville132′ 0″
11Chandler GriffithsJonesville114′ 7″
10Isaac ShivelyJonesville98′ 6″115′ 0.3″
10Larson FessendenEdwardsburg123′ 6″
12Nate SamsonEdwardsburg112′ 2″
11Donovan MeyersEdwardsburg106′ 2″113′ 11.3″
10Zachary SpenceOtsego116′ 0″
12Ben BickelOtsego111′ 8″
11Randy HudonOtsego95′ 9″107′ 9.7″
11Charles MackleyBrother Rice116′ 10″
11Andrew LabarreBrother Rice98′ 10″
11Eryx DaughertyBrother Rice90′ 1″101′ 11″
12Carter KruseWarren DeLaSalle116′ 0″
12Stavro KiryakozaWarren DeLaSalle98′ 1″
9Dewayne WilliamsWarren DeLaSalle85′ 5″99′ 10″
11Michael GriffeyPlainwell132′ 6″
11David StoutPlainwell94′ 7.5″
11Chase StrojnyPlainwell65′ 2.5″97′ 5.3″
12Ty HathawayIda105′ 10″
12Cameron CarnerIda98′ 1″
12Aidan FletcherIda86′ 7″96′ 10″
12Jasper TaylorPortage Central103′ 1″
12Josh SturgeonPortage Central101′ 9″
12Colin LaurainePortage Central84′ 10″96′ 6.7″
12Brennen DitchmanMacomb Lutheran North113′ 2.5″
12Nick PetersdorfMacomb Lutheran North111′ 2″
11Ben HardyMacomb Lutheran North64′ 0″96′ 1.5″
9Mason BrodieClinton106′ 6″
11Trevor LakatosClinton102′ 8″
10Brandon JohnsonClinton70′ 4″93′ 2″
10Jackson IottOttawa Lake-Whiteford98′ 3″
11Brayden LuseOttawa Lake-Whiteford96′ 4″
10Trent OlrichOttawa Lake-Whiteford83′ 1″92′ 6.7″
12Noah GradelessAdrian114′ 3″
10Avery LewisAdrian84′ 9″
11Brandon SparksAdrian73′ 6″90′ 10″
12Haidyn GarrisonRichland Gull Lake99′ 0″
12Colton HicksRichland Gull Lake87′ 4″
11James RomyakRichland Gull Lake80′ 5″88′ 11″
11Brendan LaFaveAnn Arbor Gabriel Richard96′ 7″
12Aidan WrightAnn Arbor Gabriel Richard81′ 6.5″
10Luke BaronAnn Arbor Gabriel Richard61′ 9″79′ 11.5″
12Trey NiemanMorenci134′ 0″
10Jaydon CollinsMorenci51′ 6″
10Brett HudsonMorenci51′ 4″78′ 11.3″
12Logan HornHillsdale88′ 4″
10Ethan AmburgeyHillsdale72′ 10″
11Shaun McGuireHillsdale72′ 8″77′ 11.3″
10Kris BarbourOnsted80′ 11″
11Matt RatliffOnsted67′ 2″
11Hunter OuelletteOnsted48′ 7″65′ 6.7″
10Mike LucasAnn Arbor Greenhills73′ 3″
11Raj TillerAnn Arbor Greenhills65′ 5.5″
10Nikola SarcevichAnn Arbor Greenhills55′ 6″64′ 8.8″
10Jonathon KlumppSand Creek71′ 10″
10Noah CarsonSand Creek58′ 1″
12Ethan VerlindeSand Creek55′ 7″61′ 10″
9Lucas SidlauskasSparta68′ 1″
9Dustin WarnerSparta64′ 9″
9Jaden VerduinSparta49′ 6″60′ 9.3″

Girls

RankTeamAvg. Throw
1Sand Creek94′ 6.7″
2Otsego93′ 8.8″
3Morenci76′ 4″
4Clinton74′ 1.3″
5Ottawa Lake-Whiteford71′ 7″
6Lake Odessa Lakewood71′ 4″
7Plainwell69′ 3″
8Richland Gull Lake66′ 4″
9Jonesville64′ 0″
10Edwardsburg63′ 9.7″
11Portage Central63′ 0″
12Ida61′ 0″
13Dowagiac Union57′ 5.3″
14Macomb Lutheran North56′ 8.8″
15Hillsdale54′ 5.7″
16Sparta50′ 0.3″
17Ann Arbor Greenhills47′ 4.5″
18Grand Rapids Union39′ 10″

GradeNameTeamDistanceAvg. Throw
11Emily CarbajalSand Creek113′ 3″
12Grace ElliottSand Creek99′ 9″
10Denae CoveySand Creek70′ 8″94′ 6.7″
12Madison DrouinOtsego106′ 6.3″
11Haley GuerrantOtsego100′ 6″
11Chloe SunnervilleOtsego74′ 2″93′ 8.8″
11Clarissa BergerMorenci88′ 2″
12Sierra RowleyMorenci72′ 9″
10Amaya PetersMorenci68′ 1″76′ 4″
12Mykell BrodieClinton79′ 8″
9Eden FrederickClinton74′ 5″
11Kelly BowlesClinton68′ 3″74′ 1.3″
10Kenzie GrayOttawa Lake-Whiteford81′ 2″
9Haley LuseOttawa Lake-Whiteford70′ 3″
10Anna SchoberOttawa Lake-Whiteford63′ 4″71′ 7″
10Annabelle StankLake Odessa Lakewood90′ 0″
11Lydia MarkwartLake Odessa Lakewood70′ 0″
9Kara FedewaLake Odessa Lakewood54′ 0″71′ 4″
12Amelia HowardPlainwell78′ 2″
12Haylee MajdanPlainwell74′ 6.5″
12Emily MacqueenPlainwell55′ 0.5″69′ 3″
10Sophia MattioliRichland Gull Lake69′ 10″
12Michael HampRichland Gull Lake65′ 8″
12Mariah HarneyRichland Gull Lake63′ 6″66′ 4″
12Natalie DoyleJonesville82′ 7″
9Elaina VanBuskirkJonesville61′ 8″
9Morgan McKibbinJonesville47′ 9″64′ 0″
9Aly ObrenEdwardsburg65′ 0″
11Macy LaubachEdwardsburg64′ 4″
10Jadyn HarmanEdwardsburg62′ 1″63′ 9.7″
12Rebecca AndersonPortage Central69′ 6″
11Haleigh LosoPortage Central60′ 2″
9Olivia AucunasPortage Central59′ 4″63′ 0″
11Alyssia SatkowskiIda71′ 3″
10Madison SteinmanIda65′ 7″
10Shelby PotterIda46′ 2″61′ 0″
12Arneal LeeDowagiac Union62′ 6″
11Koya CrossDowagiac Union59′ 7″
10Hayley JonesDowagiac Union50′ 3″57′ 5.3″
10Michelle SedlarMacomb Lutheran North68′ 2.5″
9Kaitlin GarrettMacomb Lutheran North51′ 4″
11Allison GarrettMacomb Lutheran North50′ 8″56′ 8.8″
10Emma CollisonHillsdale59′ 3″
9Meghan MekelburgHillsdale54′ 6″
10Alyssa ReinicheHillsdale49′ 8″54′ 5.7″
10Lexi BrittnerSparta53′ 10″
10Jahnylah MackSparta49′ 6″
10Abby ZurekSparta46′ 9″50′ 0.3″
9Lauren SheffieldAnn Arbor Greenhills54′ 0″
11Chisom AnwunahAnn Arbor Greenhills48′ 1.5″
9Mikayla EcclestonAnn Arbor Greenhills40′ 0″47′ 4.5″
10Claudia DuimstraGrand Rapids Union53′ 1″
9Emma JacksonGrand Rapids Union35′ 9″
10Lennox GrahamGrand Rapids Union30′ 8″39′ 10″

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