EVART \u2014 Zach Parshall\u2019s stellar athletic career ended on a high note at the Division 4 track state finals. His best event was the high jump. Going into the state finals, he took first place in every meet except one where he took second. His best jump was 6-feet 3-inches at Cadillac on May 30. He cleared 6-2 at the state finals for fifth place. Last season, he was fifth at the state meet with clearance of 5-11. Parshall also had a strong season in the long jump. His PR was 19-6 at Cadillac. He took third in both the regionals and Highland Conference meet. He also was in the 4x400 relay that won at the regional and was 20th at the state meet. It marked the fourth track season for Parshall. The high jump was Parshall\u2019s best event. He indicated prior to the state meet he could have a chance for first place in that event. He was hoping for 6-5 1\/4, the school record. \u201cI almost had 6-4 before I sprained my ankle a few weeks ago,\u201d he said. \u201cI just need to get stronger in my legs and get the right jumps the right day.\u201d His second best event is the long jump. He was hoping to break 20 feet. The 4x400 relay was his third best event. \u201cOur team has six or seven kids that can all run under a 56,\u201d he said. \u201cWe have a stacked 400 team.\u201d It was Parshall\u2019s fourth season of track, and he says it was his best one. \u201cI\u2019m starting to hit my athletic peak,\u201d he said. Parshall said late in the season he\u2019s been training to be a fighter. \u201cI have a really big passion for mixed martial arts,\u201d he said. \u201cI\u2019m going to college for a degree and try (mixed martial arts) for a living. A few years ago, I was watching TV and I saw a fight that ended in a cool knockout.\u201d He then decided to pursue mixed martial arts. Evart was state MITCA champs in Parshall\u2019s freshman year. As a senior, he was hoping for a state title. In the MHSAA meet, Evart was second behind Saugatuck.