On May 22, the Blue Water Area Meet of Champions will be run for the 50th time, and Marysville boys track and field coach Steve Rogers wants to make sure it’s a special event.
Rogers, who hosts the event and has for the past several years, has been looking into its history, and would like for all the meet record holders to be present.
Of course, that requires everyone to know whether or not they’re still a meet record holder, which is where we come in. Here’s the list of record holders, both boys and girls. If you’re on this list, or you know someone who is, contact Rogers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pole vault: Joe Wesley, Marine City (16-3, 2007)
Long jump: Brian Corbitt, New Haven (22-8 3/4, 1984)
High jump: Adam Kring, Port Huron Northern (6-9 1/2, 2001)
Discus: Shawn Eagle, Port Huron Northern (168-6, 1996)
Shot put: Tom Johnson, Marysville (57-10, 1990)
3,200 relay: J. Pickett, M. Allen, R. Pionk, C. Hall, Port Huron Northern (8:04.1, 1991)
110 hurdles: Rich LaCroix, Marine City (14.3, 2003)
100: Casey Robinson, Port Huron Northern (10.3, 2005)
800 relay: C. Russell, D. Pinnix, R. Johnson, D. Carrier, Port Huron (1:30.5, 1971)
1,600: Greg Parker, Capac (4:16.22, 1987)
400 relay: C. Block, D. Stroh, T. Malachi, K. Nelson, Port Huron Northern (43.8, 1997)
400: Ken Nelson, Port Huron Northern (49.28, 1996)
300 hurdles: Jack Mainguy, Port Huron (38.73, 1991)
800: Dirk Oussoren (1:56.8, 1981)
200: Dick Carrier, Port Huron (21.2, 1970)
3,200: Marty Newingham, Marysville (9:26, 1983)
1,600 relay: T. Pinnix, R. Lill, J. McInnes, D. Giles (3:22, 1970)
Pole vault: Mackenzie Shell, Port Huron Northern (12-9, 2014)
Long jump: Cathy Fromwiller, Marlette (18-1/2, 1989)
High jump: Ellie Hayden, Capac (5-11, 1980)
Shot put: Noriana Brown, Port Huron (42-2, 2007)
Shot put (8-pound): Sue Marceroni, Richmond (42-3/4, 1980)
Discus: Noriana Brown, Port Huron (128-4, 2007)
3,200 relay: Ka. Kubacki, J. White, C. Kubacki, Ky. Kubacki, Ubly (9:49.6, 2007)
100 hurdles: Raquel Tuma, Algonac (1989) and Courtney Kersten, Yale (2003) (15.1)
100: Nancy Erickson, St. Clair (1978) and Andrea Malachi, Port Huron (1983) (12.2)
800 relay: D. Scaris, L. Kammer, Tr. McNesky, Te. McNesky, Richmond (1:46.5, 1981)
1,600: Miriam Boyd, Port Huron (5:00.5, 1978)
400 relay: L. Mann, A. Mousseau, M. Woschleger, K. Davis, Bad Axe (51.22, 1992)
400: Colleen Wruble, Harbor Beach (58.3, 1986)
300 hurdles: Wendy Feldman, Almont (45.36, 1995)
200 hurdles: Monica Williams, Port Huron Central (24.7, 1979)
800: Dela Roosevelt, Port Huron (2:18.4, 1990)
200: Stephanie Byrne, Bad Axe (24.87, 2007)
3,200: Miriam Boyd, Port Huron (11:11.6, 1979)
1,600 relay: P. Petrick, B. Ferguson, E. McLean, M. Barber, Marysville (4:06.1, 1982)
Also, this season, starting on April 17, we will be running a weekly listing of the top times and distances in the area. This won’t exactly be a Meet of Champions list, as not all Meet of Champions teams are in the area, but it will be a Blue Water Area list.
To do this, we’ll need a lot of cooperation from area coaches. The times will run weekly in the Friday edition of the Times Herald, and I will need coaches to send updates of their top runners in each event by Thursday of each week to email@example.com.
Contact Paul Costanzo at (810) 989-6251 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter @PaulCostanzo.