Michigan Athletes Represented In Final MileSplit 50 Rankings

Nick Foster / Ann Arbor Pioneer 

MileSplit 50 - No. 17 

           Nick Foster (#9) won the Championship 2 Mile race at New Balance Nationals Outdoor.

Nick Foster was named Michigan's Track & Field Gatorade Player of the Year and he earned big wins at the MHSAA State Championships LP-1 (3200m / 9:07.93) and New Balance Nationals (2 Mile / 8:59.46).  

Foster's Rankings: 

800 - Michigan No. 3 (1:53.38) 

1600 - Michigan No. 1 / US No. 8 (4:08.16) 

1 Mile - Michigan No. 1 / US No. 4 (4:05.50) 

3200 - Michigan No. 1 / US No. 12 (8:54.80) 

2 Mile - Michigan No. 1 / US No. 9 (8:59.46)  

Grace Stark / White Lake Lakeland

MileSplit 50 - No. 12 

           Grace Stark won the 100m hurdles event at New Balance Nationals Outdoor.

Grace Stark won Michigan's Track & Field Player of the Year and the rising senior from White Lake Lakeland captured impressive victories in the 100m and 100m hurdles races at the MHSAA State Championships LP-1 with her times of 11.74 and 13.16.  Stark capped off her season by winning the 100mH event at NBNO due to her 13.24 effort. 

Stark's Rankings: 

100m hurdles: Michigan No. 1 / US No. 2 (13.16)

100m: Michigan No. 1 / US tie for No. 6 (11.47) 

Ericka Vanderlende / Rockford

MileSplit 50 - No. 45 

           Ericka Vanderlende placed fifth in the 2 Mile race at the Brooks PR Invitational.

Ericka Vanderlende took the 1600m race win at the MHSAA State Championships LP-1 with her US No. 9 time of 4:45.17 and she earned a runner-up finish in the 3200m event at the same meet due to her 10:12.26 clocking.  

Vanderlende's Rankings: 

1600 - Michigan No. 1 / US No. 9 (4:45.17) 

3200 - Michigan No. 2 / US No. 4 (10:05.01) 

2 Mile - Michigan No. 1 / US No. 4 (9:59.92) 

Olivia Theis / Lansing Catholic

MileSplit 50 - No. 47 

           Olivia Theis' impressive resume includes a cross country state title from last November. 

Olivia Theis claimed first place in the 3200m race and second place in the 1600m event at the MHSAA State Championships LP-2 due to her times of 10:37.08 and 4:54.33, respectively.  The University of Michigan signee competed at New Balance Nationals last weekend, where she finished sixth in the 2 Mile race due to her 10:21.76 result.

Theis' Rankings: 

1600 - Michigan No. 10 (4:54.33) 

3200 - Michigan No. 1 / US No. 3 (10:03.95) 

2 Mile - Michigan No. 2 / US No. 13 (10:21.76) 

Anne Forsyth / Ann Arbor Pioneer 

MileSplit 50 - Honorable Mention 

           Anne Forsyth (#3) represented Michigan at the Midwest Meet of Champions. 

Anne Forsyth won the 3200m event at the MHSAA State Championships LP-1 with her time of 10:08.07 and she recently traveled to compete in Canada, where she posted a time of 4:27.14 in an elite 1500m race

Fosryth's Rankings: 

800 - No. 6 (2:11.83) 

1500 - Michigan No. 1 / US No. 4 (4:27.14) 

1600 - Michigan No. 3 / US No. 28 (4:48.28) 

3200 - Michigan No. 3 / US No. 8 (10:08.07) 

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