The Grand Blanc Boys Finish the 2016 season with several runners competing at the Division 1 State Finals Held at Hudsonville High School this past Saturday (6-4-16). The 4×800 meter relay team of ( Vincent Popyk, Larry Popyk, Spencer Atkinson, and Austin Rippee). fell short of making All-State by a half of a second. They finished in 9th place running a time of 8:00.63. Jonathan Voth placed 13th in a final field of 33 qualifiers in the 3200 meter run. He ran his best time of the season at 9:26.46. Carter Merrell failed to advance into the final heat of the 100 meter dash but ran a season best in the 200 meter dash prelims of 22.38 qualifying for the finals where he finished in 8th place at 22.65 earning All-State Honors and he scored the boys only point. The Boys finished in the 62 spot of the scoring teams competing at the D-1 State Finals. Highlights of the season were going 6-0 and winning the KLAA West Division, qualifying six athletes to the State Finals, Carter Merrell earning All-State honors, taking 3rd Place at the Huron Relays, and winning the 9th/10th grade meet at the Holly 9th/10th Invitational. The team was largely underclass based and the prospects for the future are bright. This was a strong rebuilding year.
GBHS Boys Track Coach