Frankenmuth varsity girls' track team captures three major titles and three invite crowns this past season
The Frankenmuth varsity girls’ track and field team wrapped up a successful 2017 campaign with a banquet at Zehnder’s of Frankenmuth.
The Lady Eagles won three major titles and three invitationals during the season. In fact, nearly every girl in the program made an impact on the season.
“We had 33 of 34 healthy girls set at least one personal record this year and 30 of 34 healthy girls set at least one personal record in more than one event,” FHS Coach Mike Snyder said.
‘Muth went on to win the eight-team Tri-Valley Conference East Division title, the 14-school MHSAA Division 3 Regional at Marlette and they captured the MITCA Team State Division 3 crown, being one of 10 teams invited to compete in Clare. The MHSAA Division 3 State Finals were held in Comstock Park and the Lady Eagles placed 50th out of 60 teams that scored.
From the regional, nine girls qualified for the state finals in eight events.
“We are proud of the girls this year as they pulled together as a complete team and showed their depth in the Team State Meet, bringing home the Team State title,” FHS Coach Mike Snyder said. “We will certainly miss our seniors, but we look forward to next year’s team as we move from Division 3 to Division 2.”
Frankenmuth won the 16-team Clare Invitational, the 15-team Bad Axe Invitational and the 10-school Michigan Lutheran Seminary 9-10 Meet. They took runner-up spots at the 14-team Bay City Western Invitational and the 12-team Eagle 9-10 Invitational. They settled for third place at the 12-team Marco Marcet Invitational.
Carissa Schurr was the lone Lady Eagle to earn All-State honors with her seventh-place finish in the 800-meter run. The team will also have MITCA All-State consideration for their team GPA of 3.765.
Schurr was also invited to participate in three-state Mid-West Meet of Champions in Delaware, Ohio last weekend. She had to decline the offer, due to injury.