ZEELAND – Coldwater’s Logan Targgart is good at throwing things.
The Cardinals’ senior earned his second individual state championship in as many years after claiming the title in the shot put with a toss of 57-0.75-inches at the Division 2 Finals on Saturday. Targgart entered the meet as the defending state champ in the discus, and he finished second in the event with a throw of 169-6 for All-State honors.
Targgart’s efforts led the Coldwater boys’ track and field team to a sixth-place finish as the Cardinals scored 25 points. Orchard Lake St. Mary’s won the title with 52 points, while Marshall was tied for 38th with five points and Harper Creek finished tied for 50th with three points.
Also earning All-State honors for Coldwater was Connor Covert, who placed fourth in the discus with a toss of 164-10.
Marshall was led on the day by an All-State effort from the 800 relay team of Jaylin Alexander, Chris Thomas, Forrest Jackson and Bryce Blanchard, who finished seventh in 1:31.14.
For Harper Creek, Tyler Shaw earned All-State honors with a sixth-place finish in the pole vault, clearing 13-4.
Division 1 at Rockford
Lakeview tied for 50th with 2.50 points, while Saline ran away with the state title with 71 points.
Providing those points for the Spartans was Michael Martin, who earned All-State honors by placing sixth in the pole vault with a leap of 13-10.
Division 3 at Comstock Park
Olivet tied for 22nd with 11 points, Bronson tied for 44th with four points, Galesburg-Augusta finished tied for 48th with three points, Homer tied for 51st with two points. Jackson Lumen Christi won the state title with 44 points.
Olivet was led by Dave Hewer’s runner-up finish in the pole vault (13-6). Also earning All-State honors for the Eagles were Ben Turner in the pole vault (seventh, 13-0) and Chase Martin in the 100 dash (11.91).
Bronson was paced by Eric Toledo’s All-State effort in the discus, placing fifth with a throw of 153-5.
Galesburg-Augusta’s Ryan Ranes placed sixth in the discus with a throw of 138-7 for All-State honors.
Homer’s Hunter Weeks earned All-State honors in the high jump with a leap of 6-1.
Division 4 at Hudsonville
Union City placed fourth as a team with 35 points, St. Philip finished 13th with 16 points
Union City 4th as a team with 35 points while St. Philip 13th as a team with 16 points. Saugatuck won the team state title with 40 points.
The Chargers were led by Aaron Watson’s state championship performance in the 100 dash, with a blazing time of 10.96. He also won the individual title in the 200 with a time of 22.33, and helped the 400-meter relay team of Jalen Boes, Spencer Connell and Thomas Anderson to a state title with a time of 44.30. Union City’s 1,600-meter relay team of Watson, Boes, Tristan Banks and Anderson also earned All-State honors with a fourth-place time of 3:37.59.
St. Philip’s David Downey earned All-State honors in three events, finishing runner-up in the long jump (22-0.25), fourth in the 300 hurdles (41.28) and sixth in the 110 hurdles (165.73). The Tigers’ Kevin Greenman earned All-State status in the high jump, coming in a tie for fifth with a leap of 5-11.
For complete results from the MHSAA Track and Field State Finals, visit mhsaa.com.