There was no catching Saugatuck hurdler Benny Diaz in last weekend’s Division 4 state championship meet.

Diaz won state titles in the 110 hurdles in 14.77 seconds, then won the 300 hurdles in 39.59. He also excelled in the sprint races, placing runner-up in the 200 dash (22.76) and third in the 100 (11.22).

There was no catching Diaz in this week’s Grand Rapids Athlete of the Week Poll, either. Diaz won the poll on MLive, beating out a slew of candidates that featured the Grand Rapids area state track champions.

Diaz received over 51 percent of the 44,387 votes cast, beating out Allendale’s Patrick Adams for top honors. Please see full results below.

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