Lady Leopards bring home the gold in Class 1A
The Alpena Lady Leopards donít have a home track to practice on, but that hasnít slowed them down one bit.
On Tuesday, the Lady Leopards won the Class 1A state track and field championships at Mineral Springs. Alpena finished with 103.5 points in the team standings, easily topping second-place Rural Specialís 66.
The Lady Leopards took an early lead in the field events and added to their total throughout the meet.
Sophomore Alex Hill took high-point honors for the Lady Leopards, winning the long jump, 100-meter dash, 110-meter hurdles and 400-meter dash and finishing third in the 200-meter dash.
Senior Alexus Anthony won the girls high jump and was fifth in the 300-meter hurdles, and junior Cheyenne Wilcox was second in the discus throw, two spots ahead of sophomore teammate Addy Fultz.
Sophomore Whitney Coffelt took third place in the triple jump and fourth in the pole vault, and the Lady Leopards finished second in the 4X100-meter relay (Anthony, sophomore Desiree Deitrich, Coffelt and junior Kayleigh Armer) and third in the 4X400 relay (Anthony, Kayleigh Armer, freshman Anniston Armer and senior Maddy Milburn). Hill and Anthony have been invited to compete in the state Meet of Champions†
On the boys side, junior Brock Bolding finished second in the 800-meter run, three spots ahead of junior teammate Peyton Johnson.†Alpena finished seventh in the boys 4X400-meter relay. The Leopards were 16th in the boys team standings.
The Leopards are coached by Phillip Roberts, assisted by Nancy Coffelt.