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Eight FHS thinclads named to Saginaw News "Dream Team"

by Mike Snyder, Head Coach

  The Saginaw News released the boys and girls Track and Field Dream Team and Frankenmuth was well represented on the team. The dream team is made up of the top performers in the Saginaw area in each track and field event (17) as selected by the Saginaw News staff.

  Senior team captain, Michael Frahm was selected as the top shot-putter in the Saginaw area with a leading toss of 53 feet 1.5 inches.  He placed sixth in the MHSAA State Finals in Division 3 with a toss of 51 feet 9.25 inches.  Michael has been improving all season and really shined during the championship part of the season.  He ended his high school track and field career as an MHSAA all-state thrower.  Michael also threw the discus with a personal best 144 feet 00 inches this season. 

  To keep the honors flowing in the family, sophomore Keri Frahm was also named to the dream team in the girls discus. Keri finished eighth in the MHSAA Division 3 state finals with a throw of 111 feet, 8 inches to earn all-state honors. She led Frankenmuth, Saginaw County and the Tri-Valley Conference with a personal best toss of 114 feet 6 inches. Keri also threw the shot-put and had a personal best of 35 feet, 10 inches.

  Leading the Saginaw News dream team is senior team captain Angela Ritter as she earned the honor of the Saginaw News Top Female Track and Field Athlete of the Year (all divisions). Angie was also named the prestigious title of Ms. Michigan Track and Field by the Michigan Interscholastic Track Coaches Associations (MITCA).  Angie captured the top 100m spot on the dream team as she set the MHSAA Division 3 state finals meet record, winning the state title in 11.94 seconds which also set the Frankenmuth High School (FHS) record breaking her sister Kelsey’s record of 12.00 set in 2010. Angie also set the MITCA Division 3 team state record in 12.34 seconds.  Angie went on to win the 100m at the tri-state Midwest Meet of Champions (best seniors from Michigan, Ohio, and Illinois) with a time of 11.95 seconds.  Angie was also nominated captain of team Michigan. Angie’s 100m time was the second fastest time in the state of Michigan, all divisions.

  Angie also captured the top 200m spot on the dream team as she added an MHSAA Division 3 state finals meet record in the 200m in 24.72 seconds.  Angie topped this time with a close second place finish at the tri-state Midwest Meet of Champions with a personal best time of 24.66 seconds. She also set the MITCA Division 3 team state 200m record with a time of 25.01. Angie’s 200m time was the fourth fastest time in the state of Michigan, all divisions.

  Angie was also the anchor leg of the 4x100m relay team that captured the dream team spot for this event. The team of Rebekah Barger, Cadi Palmreuter, Sarah Buella, and Angie Ritter posted the best time in Saginaw County with a 49.57 second clocking. This time broke a 38 year old FHS school record which was set in 1976 by D. Brunner, R. Herzog, R. List, and C. Rodammer with a time of 50.60 seconds.

  Angie’s other top performances included a 57.26 second 400m dash, 5 foot 1 inch high jump, a 2:32.8, 800m run, was the anchor leg and earned MHSAA all-state on the undefeated 4x200m relay (Sydney Bronner, Cadi Palmreuter, Sarah Buella, and Angie Ritter) which set the MITCA Division 3 team state record at 1:42.43, MHSAA Division 3 state finals record of 1:41.17, and the FHS school record of 1:41.17 (set in 2012 by S. Bronner, O. Shelton, E. Wee, and A. Ritter with a time of 1:43.78). The 1:41.17 time is the third fastest 4x200m time in the state of Michigan, all divisions.  Angie also was anchor and earned MHSAA all-state on the second place 4x400m relay (4:04.59) with Carly Hammond, Rebekah Barger, and Cadi Palmreuter.  Her personal record on the 4x400m relay is 4:02.78 with the same team.

  Junior Sydney Bronner was selected to the dream team as the top performer in both the high jump and the 100m hurdles. Sydney earned all-state honors as she tied the MHSAA Division 3 state finals meet record in the high jump taking first for Frankenmuth with a 5feet, 6inch effort. The jump was the best in Saginaw County for the season and a personal record for her. This height also broke the 33 year old FHS record of 5 feet, 5 inches set by J. Frank in � and A. Vanormer in �. Sydney’s jump was the seventh best jump in the state of Michigan, all divisions.

  Sydney was also selected on the dream team for the 100m hurdles as she excelled in this event earning all-state honors on her way to winning the MHSAA Division 3 state finals title with the best time in Saginaw County of 15.08 seconds. This time was also fast enough to break the FHS record set in 2012 by Emily Wee in 15.12 seconds.

  Sydney’s other top performances included being the first leg of the MHSAA all-state, undefeated 4x200m relay team that set state and school records and finished as the third fastest time in the state of Michigan, all divisions.  Sydney also earned MHSAA all-state honors in the 300m hurdles finishing third with a time of 46.67.  Sydney’s personal best time in the 300m hurdles this season is 46.37 seconds.

  Junior Stephanie Lambeth soared to great heights this season as she was selected to the dream team in the pole vault.  Stephanie led Saginaw County, Frankenmuth and the Tri-Valley Conference with a season-best vault of 11 feet, 6 inches. This height also reset the FHS school record which Stephanie tied last season and shared it with C. Lauman (�) at 10 feet, 00 inches. Stephanie finished third with an all-state performance at the MHSAA Division 3 state finals with a 10 foot, 6 inch vault. Stephanie also set the MITCA Division 3 team state pole vault record with a vault of 11 feet, 3 inches.

  Stephanie’s other top performances include being part of the 4x100m relay team that set the MITCA Division 3 team state record with a 50.51 second clocking and earned MHSAA all-state honors finishing second with a time of 49.99. The team included Rebekah Barger, Cadi Palmreuter, Stephanie Lambeth, and Sarah Buella. Stephanie did very well in the long jump with a personal best of 16 feet 3 inches, the high jump with a leap of 4 feet 10 inches, the 100m dash with a time of 13.82, and the 200m dash with a time of 29.56.

  Senior Cadi Palmreuter was selected to the dream team as part of the record setting 4x100m relay. Frankenmuth posted the best time in Saginaw County in 49.57 seconds clocking which was also the team that broke the 38 year old FHS record. Cadi earned MHSAA all-state honors on the 4x100m relay team with Rebekah Barger, Stephanie Lambeth, and Sarah Buella as they finished second with a time of 49.99.This same team set the MITCA Division 3 team state record with a 50.51 seconds.

  Cadi’s other top performances included being part of the MHSAA all-state, undefeated 4x200m relay team that set state and school records and finished as the third fastest time in the state of Michigan, all divisions.  Cadi also leaped 16 feet 1 inch in the long jump for a personal best. Cadi was also an MHSAA all-state performer on the second place 4x400m relay (4:04.59) with Carly Hammond, Rebekah Barger, and Angie Ritter.  Her personal record on the 4x400m relay is 4:02.78 with the same team.  She ran personal best times of 13.54 seconds in the 100m and 28.70 seconds in the 200m.

  Senior Rebekah Barger was also selected to the dream team as part of the record setting 4x100m relay that posted the best time in Saginaw County in 49.57 seconds clocking and broke the 38 year old FHS record. Rebekah was the lead-off leg in the relay and did an outstanding job in that position all season.  Rebekah was also part of the MITCA Division 3 team state record 4x100m relay team (50.51 seconds).

  Rebekah earned MHSAA Division 3 all-state honors as she was part of the second place 4x100m relay (49.99) and the second place 4x400m relay (4:04.59).

  Rebekah’s other top performances include personal bests in the 100m (13.41 seconds), 200m (29.64 seconds), 400m (63.60 seconds), and the long jump with a leap of 14 feet, 9.5 inches.

  Junior Sarah Buella was also selected to the dream team as part of the record setting 4x100m relay. Sarah was one of the top sprinters in the area and was a strong 1-2 punch when she teamed up with Angie in the 100m and 200m races. Sarah was part of both the MITCA Division 3 team state record (she anchored this team) and the FHS record relay team. Sarah was all-state in the 100m with a fifth place 12.65 seconds finish. She was also all-state in the 200m finishing in second place behind team mate Angie with a time of 25.97 seconds.

  Sarah’s other top performances included being part of the MHSAA all-state, undefeated 4x200m relay team that set state and school records and finished as the third fastest time in the state of Michigan, all divisions.   She also had personal bests in the 100m (12.64 seconds), 200m (25.88 seconds), and the long jump with a leap of 15 feet, 3 inches.

 

  Having seven girls in seven of the 17 track and field events on this year’s dream team supports how special this team really was.  The coaches really believed in the girls and helped them achieve what they were capable of doing.  Mike Snyder was selected dream team coach of the year for the girls and shares credit with all the coaches that worked with the team this season.  The coaches support both the boys and the girls teams. The girls assistant coach, Rob Hayes provided motivation and support to the entire team as his concentration was in the mid-distance and long-distance events.  The boys head coach Jerry Drake provided support for the throwers and the pole vault. The boys assistant coach Kristina Stilson provided support for the sprinters and long jumpers. Volunteer coach Michael Golden provided his expertise in the sprints and relays.  Mike Snyder concentrated on hurdles, sprints, and the high jump.


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