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See photos, video from 2024 Greater Muskegon track and field meet

Whitehall boys win third straight GMAA title, while Mona Shores takes championship on girls side.

Photos by Scott DeCamp | CatchMark

MONTAGUE — Malcolm Earvin & Co. would love nothing more than to get “Captain Kirk” a state championship this season.

“Captain Kirk” is longtime Whitehall boys track and field coach Kirk Mikkelson, who likes to apply a phrase from Star Trek to his Vikings teams: The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few.

Whitehall boys track and field coach Kirk Mikkelson (Courtney Jimison | CatchMark)

As has been the case in past seasons, Whitehall does have many who contribute to the cause. That was apparent again Friday at Montague’s Townsend Athletic Complex, where the Vikings captured their third straight Greater Muskegon Athletic Association title.

Whitehall ran away with the championship by racking up 142 points. Runner-up Mona Shores was a distant second with 76 points, followed by Reeths-Puffer (56), Muskegon (50), North Muskegon (45), Montague (30), Ravenna (28), Oakridge (25), Fruitport (25), Holton (18), Orchard View (15), Western Michigan Christian (14), and Muskegon Catholic Central (3).

Senior sprinter Malcolm Earvin and junior distance runner Stewart Waters were both double-winners for Whitehall in individual races.

Earvin broke Tony Fountain’s school record in the 200-meter dash with a time of 21.70 seconds and he established a personal record in the 100 dash with a 10.84-second clocking.

Waters captured first-place finishes in the 1600 run in 4:40.68 and in the 3200 run in 10:21.12.

Other winners for Whitehall included Trannon Aylor in the 400 (49.96), Caden Bowyer in discus (136 feet), Camden Thompson in high jump (6 feet, 3 inches), Ca’Mar Ready in pole vault (12 feet, 6 inches), and Kohler in long jump (20 feet, 9.5 inches).

Montague senior Isaiah Atchison broke his school’s record in the 200 with a time of 22.31 seconds.

Mona Shores won the girls’ team title, amassing 109 points to pull away from runner-up Fruitport (67). Muskegon was third (60A), Whitehall fourth (54), Reeths-Puffer (53), Montague (52), Western Michigan Christian (49.5), Ravenna (42), Oakridge (20), North Muskegon (13.5), Orchard View (4), and Holton (3).

CLICK HERE for complete 2024 GMAA results.

Photos by Scott DeCamp | CatchMark


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