Midwest Meet of Champions 2008

Jackson, MI


Weekend Highlights: Babcock (CA) 4:16.42 1500m, Finnerty (MN) 4:01.09 Mile, Demps (FL) 10.03w 100m Jun 16, 2008

**Christine Babcock (Woodbridge, CA) Runs 4:16.42 to Break Prep 1500m Record!!! Full Results **Rob Finnerty (Burnsville, MN) Runs Mile in 4:01.09 at Midwest Distance Gala, U.S. #7 A-T!!! Full Results **Jeff Demps (South Lake, FL) Blazes 10.03w for 100m!!! The New York State T&F Championships lead the way in this weekend's highlight section. The last state meet of the year kicked off Friday with some excellent results. In the girls 400m hurdles, Dalilah Muhammad (Benjamin Cardoza, NY) bested Elizabeth Mott (New Rochelle, NY) over the final hurdle to beat Mott with a new U.S. #1 time of 57.81. Mott's time of 58.01 earned her the U.S. #2 spot. More results and highlights inside and coming throughout the weekend. Top Boys Weekend Highlights - Rob Finnerty (MN) 4:01.09 mile at the MDG Results / Video / Splits - Jeff Demps (FL) runs a 10.03 (2.2 wind) against elite competition - Ryan Fleck (OH) clears 7-02 HJ at Midwest Meet of Champs., U.S.#2 - John Guagenti (OH) blazes 46.95 for 400m at Midwest MOC - Walter Luttrell (OH) breaks nine for 3200m in 8:59.81 effort at MMOC - David Slovenski (ME) soars 16-09 in boys pole vault at NE Champs. - Brett Johnson (NJ) runs 4:08.51 mile, breaking NJ jr. class record - Albert Johnson (NY) NY State victories of 48-07.50 TJ, 23-02.75 LJ Top Girls Weekend Highlights - Christine Babcock (CA) 4:16.42 1500m, U.S.#1 all-time Results - Becky O'Brien (ME) U.S.#1 shot put in 51-06.50 at NE Champs. - Meshawn Graham (OH) runs 53.56 for 400m at Midwest MOC - Candyce McGrone (IN) 11.78 100m, 23.65 200m at MMOC - Dalilah Muhammad (NY) blazes 57.81 in 400mH at NY State, U.S.#1 - Elizabeth Mott (NY) second in 400mH with 58.01 effort, U.S.#2 - Emily Lipari (NY) wins 3k at NY State in 9:37.53, 1500m in 4:30.58 Top Meets of the Weekend: Midwest Distance Gala / Midwest Meet of Champions / New England T&F Championships / NY State T&F Championships / Caribbean Scholastic Invitational

Midwest Meet of Champions Recap Jun 15, 2008

Speed was the name of the game at the Midwest Meet of Champions Saturday in Michigan. Seniors from Indiana, Ohio and Michigan gathered in the attempts to earn regional bragging rights. While many events put up great results, none showed more talent than the 400m dash, where Ohio shined the brightest. On the girls side, Ohio took home 1st and 4th place finishes with speedster Meshawn Graham going sub 54 seconds once again, while the boys swept the top three places with John Gaugenti going sub 47 seconds to lead the way. Midwest Meet of Champions: Meet Page / Results: Boys - Girls Pictures

Midwest Meet of Champions Jun 14, 2008

OHRunners and MileSplit would like to thank Mike Fernandez, hurdles coach for Team Ohio at the Midwest Meet of Champions and Head Coach for the Wayne Warriors, for his fantastic pictures from this prestigious meet. If you would like to be emailed the original file for the picture, you can contact Jim Findlay, OHRunners webmaster at jimfindlay1@gmail.com prior to July 1st. After July 1st, email Mike Fernandez at hhhsmfernand@mdeca.org for the pictures.

Midwest Meet of Champions Preview Jun 13, 2008

Seniors from Indiana, Ohio and Michigan converge on Jackson H.S. (MI) Saturday to take part in the Midwest Meet of Champions. Many of the top senior athletes in each state will test their skills against their cross-state rivals in a match-up for regional bragging rights. The prime event of the entire weekend is the boys shot put. With six athletes over 62 feet, this event is deep and extremely talented. Midwest Meet of Champs: Official Website / Meet Page Start Lists: IN Boys - IN Girls / OH Boys - OH Girls / MI Boys - MI Girls

Weekend Preview: Midwest, Northeast Showcase Last Meets Before Nationals Jun 12, 2008

One week to go before USATF Junior Nationals and Nike Outdoor Nationals. With such high stakes on the line in one week, many athletes are traveling around the country testing their limits one last time. The New York State T&F Championships is the last state meet of the season, while regional championships in the Midwest Distance Gala, Midwest Meet of Champions and New England Champs. showcase many of the nation's best. See what's taking place at each meet this weekend in our weekly weekend preview. MileSplit Meet Pages: Midwest Distance Gala / Midwest Meet of Champions / New England T&F Championships / NY State T&F Championships / Caribbean Scholastic Invitational

Midwest Meet of Champions Jun 11, 2008

The Midwest Meet of Champions brings together the best senior athletes from Ohio, Michigan and Indiana for a one day, top notch track meet. This year the meet will again be held at Jackson High School in Jackson. Michigan on Saturday, June 14th. Events will start with the women's pole vault at noon. Rosters are current as of Wednesday morning. Although the staff makes every effort to have firm event assignments, it must be recognized that this can become fluid due to late roster additions or scratches. All athletes listed, however, have a confirmed roster slot and will travel to Michigan and compete with Team Ohio. Selections were based on performance from a pool of athletes who 'declared' by filling out an information card at the Midwest Meet of Champions tent during the state meet. Athletes were contacted by their event coaches Sunday and Monday after the state meet. OHRunners would like to wish all of the Ohio athletes good luck. Go Team Ohio! Boys Roster / Girls Roster / Coaches Roster

Midwest Meet of Champions - Seniors Needed to Compete May 31, 2008

Seniors, are you nterested in competing for Team Ohio in the Midwest Meet of Champions? The final opportunity to sign up for consideration will be at the OHSAA state finals on June 6 and 7. Make sure you stop by the Midwest team tent at the state meet to provide your information, pick up a packet and meet the coaches if you have not already had the opportunity to do so. If you would like to send contact information to our coaching staff prior to the finals, you can complete this information form