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June 7, 2023
FHS Athletes Burn Rubber at States

Ferndale High Track and Field team traveled to the State Finals Saturday and returned with All-State Honors! Najah Williams ran 59.72 in the 400m Dash finishing in 8th Place out of the best 20+ runners in D2. This performance makes her the 1st All-Stater under the new coaching regime lead by Coach Combs, as well as the 2nd fastest 400m runner in school history. In just her sophomore season, the coaching stuff couldn't be more proud of her accomplishments and accolades thus far!

The Lady Eagles also competed at states in the 4x200 with the quartet of Najah Williams, Danah Pearson, London Mayfield, & Tyra Thompson. They left it all on the track running a seasons best finishing 12th (within 1 second of All-State Honors) after going in seeded #21. Congrats to the Ferndale Track Team & The Lady Eagles on successful year!

June 7, 2023
UHS Long Jumper Earns All-State Honors

Congratulations to UHS senior Xavier Davis for earning all state honors in track and field. Xavier placed 7th in the D2 long jump. The coaching staff is very proud of Xavier's accomplishments and also want to thank FHS Coach Antonio who has helped Xavier get to where he is today.

May 30, 2023
Long Jump Champ, More Personal Records at County Meet

University High sent several athletes to the Oakland County meet this week brought home a gold medal in Long Jump!

Laressa Brogdon (9th grade meet) – 200 meter dash: 28.25 seconds

Joshua Johnson – 200 meter dash: 23.21 seconds, a UHS school record.

Indi Tate – 200 meter dash: 26.89 seconds
Indi Tate – Long Jump: 15' 6.4" — 10th place

Xavier Davis – Long Jump: 21' 9.5" — FIRST PLACE 

States this week the following will be attending Indi Tate (junior) long jump, Jerome Ellis (senior) shot put and discus and Xavier Davis (senior) long jump. These students have done amazing work throughout the 2023 track season. Please wish them the best of luck as they compete this Saturday at Forest Hill High School. 

May 18, 2023
Lady Eagles Sprint to States Again!

The Ferndale High Lady Eagles dream team has qualified states again, in team and individual events. 

  • In the 100m Dash Tyra Thompson qualified for the state meet with a season & personal best of 12.90 placing 2nd to automatically qualify. 
  • In the 200m Dash Najah Williams qualified for the state meet with a season & personal best as well coming in at 26.63 moving her within 1 second of the school record.
  • Najah Williams also qualified for the state meet in the 400m dash for the second time with a seasons best of 1:00.43 placing 1st defending her regional title from last year.

The 4x2 Relay Quartet of

  • Najah Williams 
  • Danah Pearson
  • London Mayfield
  • Tyra Thompson

finished 2nd with a blazing time of 1:49.67, dropping a full 3 seconds and placing them in the top 25 in the state. This automatically qualifies them for State Competition, for a 2nd straight year. 

Congratulations Eagles on a great season & continued success. Go get 'em at the State Meet!

Tennis Duo Takes League Title

Congratulations to Senior Captain Ava Verkeyn and Junior Captain Charlotte Keller for winning their flight and becoming league Champions at #1 Doubles at the OAA Blue Tennis Tournament on Thursday. The duo became Ferndale's first League Champions since 2015. Amazing job by Ava and Charlotte, the whole community is very proud of you.

(left to right) Assistant Coach Dan Keller, Charlotte Keller (11), Ava Verkeyn (12), Head Coach Michael Mitchell