MARION – Recent CMA graduate George Bourdier became the first member of CMA Track and Field to claim a championship at the Midwest Meet of Champions on June 11th at Indiana Wesleyan University. The meet consisted of the best high school track and field athletes from Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio.

The Washington University of St. Louis signee recorded a pole vault effort of 15’9″, tying his own school record and claiming 1st overall.

Bourdier concluded his CMA career and the 2022 season with a third 3rd place finish at the IHSAA State Finals, also vaulting 15’9″ and setting the school record. He was the only member of the CMA team to advance to the finals.

Next week Bourdier will compete at the New Balance National meet in Philadelphia, PA

CGA concluded its 2022 campaign with a total of nine of its team members advancing to the State Finals, covering seven individual events and two relays.

Senior Madison Miller placed highest on the day, recording a discus throw of 131’10”, good enough for 6th place overall.

Rising senior Lena Spiller participated in the high jump, long jump, 300 hurdles, and the 4×400 relay team. Her best mark of the day was in the high jump, placing 7th with a successful attempt at 5’5″.

Senior Cecille Figueroa came in 20th in the 200 dash, while senior Maddy Rivera and rising junior Quinn Bird placed 25th and 15th in the 400 dash, respectively.

Rising junior Susie Bourdier took 16th in the pole vault, while also taking part in the 4×100 relay team along with rising senior Brighton Bird, rising junior Alexa LaBella, and Figueroa. The team took 25th place.

Spiller, Rivera, Quinn Bird, and rising junior Grace Gibbs claimed 17th in the 4×400 relay event.