Joshuwa Holloman doesn't want to be known as a two-time state track and field champion in the 100 meters.
He wants more.
"I won the 100 last year, and I'm very competitive," the Auburn Hills Avondale senior said. "That makes me hungry to go grab the title again."
His quest begins at 8 a.m. Saturday in the Division 2 finals at Zeeland.
Holloman, who also won the 200 title last year, ran the 100 in 10.41 seconds during a meet at Algonac this season. If he can duplicate that time, he would top the Division 2 state record held by Muskegon Orchard View's Clint Allen (10.44), set in 2006.
And he knows who his competition is.
"Myself," he said. "I know the guy next to me wants to win, but I just go out like it's another race. I know I have to prepare myself to just go out and do my best. I feel if I do that I'll win."
Holloman's times in the 100 and 200 last year were 10.75 and 22.21, respectively. He also won the 100 in Division 1 as a sophomore in 11.11.
... Anna Jefferson and Ersula Farrow hope to have a say in Oak Park's bid for a Division 1 repeat.
Jefferson, a junior, set the state record in the 400 meters (53.50) last year, and Farrow won the 800 meters (2:07.63) as a member of Grosse Pointe South (she transferred to Oak Park for her senior year).
The Grosse Pointe South girls tennis team held off Clarkston, 28-22, in last year's Division 1 finals.
South is again one of the favorites behind junior Raven Neely (No. 1), but will have competition from Utica senior Davina Nguyen, the defending state champion at No. 1 singles.
Neely defeated Nguyen this spring.
Track and field
When: 8 a.m. Saturday
Where: Division 1 — Rockford. Division 2 — Zeeland. Division 3 — Comstock Park. Division 4 — Hudsonville.
When: 8 a.m. today-Saturday
Where: Division 1 — Midland Tennis Center. Division 2 — Kalamazoo College. Division 3 — Holly/Fenton/Grand Blanc. Division 4 — Holland