“Fair is foul and foul is fair,” chanted the witches in Shakespeare’s “Macbeth.” So it was at Saturday’s Division 4 high school state track meet.
“Fair” was more than that for Saugatuck’s boys team. Try “outstanding.” The guys claimed their third state title in the last four years with 66 points, more than twice second-place Evart’s 32.
The “foul” part came literally in the last race of the nearly-seven-hour track meet when the anchor runner for Saugatuck’s 4x400-meter girls relay team was ruled to have cut off a Beal City girl who was trying to pass her in the home stretch.
When the hurly-burly was done, the Indians’ battle was lost, not won. The relay team, which would have otherwise finished second, was disqualified, costing the overall team eight points that would have earned them a second-place trophy and post-meet honors.
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