Rockford's Ericka Vanderlende ran a Michigan No. 1 / US No. 6 time of 10:15.75 on route to her emphatic win in the 3200m race. Vanderlende finished thirty-four seconds ahead of the race's runner-up. With this effort, the junior established a new pr as well as a new Rockford school record. Her latest showing complements the Michigan No. 2 / US No. 15 time of 4:50.58 that she achieved in the 1600m event at last week's Rockford At Grand Haven dual-meet.
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* More insight into Ericka's excellent performances:
Cole Johnson claimed the 800m race win with his state leading time of 1:53.87. This result represents a season's best and a US No. 39 for the Rockford senior. Johnson also took the 1600m victory with his Michigan No. 5 time of 4:20.51.
Cole Johnson owns impressive pr's of 1:50.72 (800m) and 4:08.60 (1600m).
A pair of state number one results were achieved in the long jump competitions, as Erin McCallum and Kavion Autrey secured the event wins with jumps of 17-11 and 23-3.5, respectively. McCallum, who represents Northville, and Grand Ledge's Autrey both established new pr's with their first place jumps. Additionally, Autrey's jump is a US No. 10 for junior athletes during the 2018 outdoor season.
In team relay action, Northville won the 4 x 100m due to their Michigan No. 1 time of 50.21.