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Game Summary

2 months ago by Coach George

Clinton Men Perform at the Division III State Championships for Track & Field
Clay Langer - DIII Runner-Up Men's Long Jump

Game Date
Jun 1, 2019

On June first the team of Trevor Underwood, Clay Langer, Noah Deshano, Colton Freeman, Alex Wylie, and Steven Posa all competed at the MHSAA Division III State Championship meet. The day was marked with over five hours worth of lightning delays, torrential down pours of rain and hail, and temperatures that would range anywhere from 50 to 80 degrees, but this did not stop the team from competing as hard as they could.

Placing 11th in the state for the 4x200 was the team of Underwood, Deshano, Freeman, and Wylie in what would be the final race as a team due to Underwood and Wylie graduating the next day. Everything was all prepped and ready, but before the boys could get started (Wylie was in blocks) a lightning delay would take place. After the delay the boys came out and ran an FAT timed 1:33.05 which would feature them placing 11th in the state. 

With some added down time for weather, Trevor Underwood was able to get his mind right and come out ready for the men's 400m dash. In a very competitive field, Trevor clocked-in with a 52.52, good enough to get him a 12th place in the state, on his final race as a Clinton T&F athlete. Thank you so much for the years of dedication to the program to both Trevor and Alex.

Posa and Langer not only found their way to the podium, but they were able to compete before the storms that would plague the day arrived. In the men's discus throw Posa would enter the day seeded in the second-to-last heat of the event with a toss of 137' however during his throw sequence he would pour a little more onto that. With his first throw of the day Steven checked in with a decent mark, only to be surpassed by his next one of 140' and some change. The final throw of prelims would not only send him to the finals, it would also send him to the podium as an All-State athlete. Knowing he needed to improve his position, Steven went all out on his third throw and hit 152'9" a personal record and good enough to earn him 6th in the state as a Junior, and on his first trip to the state meet. I am very optimistic of what he can do next year in his final season.

Clay not only jumped well, he jumped his way to the MHSAA Divison III State Runner-Up on the podium. Having some good marks during the preliminary rounds, which were all before the long weather break, Clay found himself in the finals with 6 of the 8 jumpers separated by less than 3" of each other. Having over 3.5 hours to think about what he needed to do, Clay went to work in the finals, took the lead, only to be bested by an athlete from Kent City on his final jump. Clay is not done with track and field just yet, next year he will be taking his talents to Central Michigan University as a member of their Division I Track & Field program - good luck and FIRE UP! 

On the behalf of the entire coaching staff, we are all very proud of the entire team and especially the state qualifiers. 


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