Powers Catholic and Beecher both had state track and field champions in 2021, finishing second and third respectively, in the division 2 and 4.
Both have state champions returning, and they are among the Flint-area track and field athletes to watch this season.
Here are some athletes to watch in alphabetical order.
Senior Senior, Christian Ellison, Carman-Ainsworth
Ellison held the D1 state meet in three events. He was the eighth in the long jump, finishing in the 110 hurdles, and on the Cavaliers' 800 relay team.
Austin Hamlin, a senior at Powers Catholic, is a Catholic.
Hamlin won the Division 2 state championship in the 100 dash, was the third in the 200, ran on the second-place 400 relay team, and was also on the fourth-place 800 relay team.
Carmelo Harris, Beecher, and senior
Harris won the D4 state meet in three races, finishing 13th in the 800 run while aiding the Buccaneers to finish second in the 1,600 relay and second in the 400 relay.
Junior, Christopher Jandernoa, Catholic, Powers
Powers finished second in the 400 relay, the fourth in the 800 relay, and the eighth in the 1,600 relay.
Marquise Nelson, Hamady, and sophomore
In the 200 dash and 800 relay, Nelson was able to compete for the Division 3 state meet.
Jaylin Townsend, Beecher, and junior
Townsend won the state championship in the 100 and 200 dash, helped the Buccaneers win the state title in the 800 relay and finish second in the 400 relay.
Senior Jeremy Williams, Lapeer, Jeremy Williams
At the Division 1 state meet, Williams ranked tenth in the 1,600 run, finishing second in the 3,200 run.