Owen Patton ♦ Vestaburg
Junior ♦ Track & Field
Patton is continuing this season to establish himself as one of the state’s top small-school distance runners, as he cut 12 seconds from his previous personal record – and school record – in the 3,200 meters at last week’s Lakeview Invitational in posting a runner-up 9:55.39. Patton runs in Lower Peninsula Division 4 and finished second at Lakeview to Owen Westerkamp from Division 2 Big Rapids.
Patton also finished second at last season’s LPD4 Final in the 1,600 – less than a second behind champion Lezawe Osterink of Wyoming Potter’s House Christian – plus eighth in the 800 and 22nd in the 3,200. Patton is the reigning Mid-State Activities Conference champion in the 800 and 1,600 and won the latter at this season’s first league jamboree. Patton also is coming off an eighth place at the LPD4 Cross Country Final, having improved from 28th in that race as a sophomore.
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