Port Huron Northern’s boys and Port Huron’s girls each finished fifth at the Division 1 regional at Warren Mott, while Northern’s girls were sixth and Port Huron’s boys were eighth.
The performance of the night belonged to Mackenzie Shell, who cleared 13-9 in the pole vault, breaking her own state record and winning an event that Northern took the top four places in. Shell’s vault was well over the additional state qualifying mark in Division 1 … for the boys. She’ll be joined by teammates Sophie Jackson (second, 10-9) and Avery Shell (third, 10-9) at the state meet.
Port Huron’s girls had a big night, as several athletes will make their way to state in multiple events. Tamika Haskins qualified in three events, winning the 200 (26.08) and joining Mya Adame, Gabrielle Stokes and Kelsie Chapman on the winning 800 relay (1:47.19). She also placed second in the 100 (12.68).
Rachel Bonner won the 1,600 (5:01.23) and 3,200 (11:03.8), while Chapman was second in the 400 (1:00.1).
Northern’s Heaven Powell qualified in the high jump, taking second with a height of 5-5.
The Huskies boys were led by Matt Thomas, who claimed the 1,600 (4:25.2) and 3,200 (9:41.77). Ryan Hunt won the pole vault at 14-4.
Port Huron’s boys were led by their sprint relay teams, both of which consisted of Jermaine Drake, Nick Pierce, Davhon Washington and Quade Krosch, and qualified for the state meet. The quartet set the school record in the 400 relay (43.33) taking first. They were second in the 800 relay (1:30.99).
Drake was second in the 100 (11.34) and Tremaine Lee was second in the high jump (5-11).