The Ann Arbor area boys track athletes to watch for the remainder of the 2021 season
ANN ARBOR – There were several eye-opening appearances by track and field athletes from the Ann Arbor area during the 2021 spring sports season.
Many athletes have set school records, won conference titles and are expected to be the best candidates for the state finals next month.
We highlighted a few track and field athletes from the Ann Arbor area who have had a strong season so far and who readers should keep an eye on as the season progresses.
Hobbs Kessler, Ann Arbor skyline
In addition to being the best long-distance runner in the state, Kessler is also the best in the United States.
The Arizona commit holds the fastest times in the country for the 800-meter, 1,500-meter, and 2-mile run, while also holding Michigan’s fastest times for the 800, 1600, and 3200 Run lasts.
He recently set the Skyline school record for the 800 and 3200, and broke the state record for the 2-mile in March.
Cole Cabana, Dexter
Not only is Cabana an outstanding soccer player with multiple Division I offerings, but she has talent on the track too. The second year sprinter ranks seventh in the 100-meter run (10.86) in the state and ranks 10th in the 200 (22.14), which is also a new school record.
Trey Gardette, Ann Arbor Huron
Gardette is another top sprinter from the region and should be in the running for all-state considerations when the state championships run around.
He is currently number 1 in the state in the 100 (10.63) and sixth in the 200 (21.97). He is also part of Huron’s 400 relay team, which is number 2 in the state with a time of 43.03.
Ian from Hanby, Saline
Hanby won the Southeastern Conference Red Discus Championship on Friday and ranks ninth in the state in the discus. He also has several first placements in both discus and shot put and was second in the SEC red in the shot put.
Cole Sheldon, Dexter
Sheldon won the SEC White pole vault title (15’6 ″), making him second in the state. The junior also won the conference title in the long jump (18’8 ″).
Gage Robinson, Ann Arbor skyline
Robinson has four first places in the shot put, including winning the SEC Red title in the event with a personal best of 47’65 ”.
Aiden McGuire, Chelsea
The junior athlete is the SEC White discus champion and is sixth first place this season.
Micah Davis, Dexter
Davis’ last two high jump performances were his best of the season. He climbed 6 feet to win the SEC White title and is the only jumper in the region to have done that feat so far this season.
Trevor Jones, Ypsilanti Lincoln
Jones has been successful on the soccer field and also shows his talents in athletics competition.
Central Michigan football engagement has ranked first in 10 out of 11 competitions it has competed in.
He won the conference title on Friday and achieved a personal best of 48’9.5 ″ at the Ypsilanti Lincoln Last Chance Invite on Saturday.
Nicholas Walper, saline
Walper sits 11th in the US state 100 (10.94) and was second in the SEC Red title on Saturday after Gardette.