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Blake Dunn a four-sport star for Saugatuck

Posted at 8:28 PM, Jun 09, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-09 20:28:11-04

SAUGATUCK, Mich. -- Saugatuck track and field coach Rick Bauer doesn't want anyone to miss their chance to see a rarity in high school sports.

“I tell everybody, you’ve gotta come out and watch this, because this is a once in a lifetime athlete for a school.," said Bauer.  "You don’t want to miss this.  It’s worth the price of admission to come watch him.”

There’s plenty of chances, as Saugatuck's Blake Dunn stars in not one, two or three, but four high school sports.

“I don’t know which one's my best sport," says Dunn.  "I just go out there and try to do the best I can in all four of them and help my team.”

The latest instance of doing that was at this past weekend’s state track and field finals.

“We always say if you get to 40 points at state finals, you got a chance to win and we’re halfway there with one guy," explained Bauer.

Blake helped lead Saugatuck to a third straight team title, winning the 110 meter hurdles and 300 meter hurdles, while setting state meet records in both.

"It was amazing," said Dunn.  "Just the feeling of running and then afterwards knowing I was able to accomplish my goals was awesome.”

But, it’s not just track that Blake is setting records in.  In football he finished first team all-state, after re-writing the schools record book with almost 2,800 rushing yards and 54 total touchdowns as a quarterback.

“He’s so fast," explained teammate Peyton Scogin.  "When we get a really good block on someone he’s gone.”

He was first team all-state in basketball, scoring a school record 51 points in one game.  He's a first team all-state baseball player committed to Western Michigan as an ace pitcher, while currently holding the best batting average in state history.  Blake has been like Superman for Saugatuck athletics, especially when, as a freshman, he participated in a track meet and baseball game at the same time.

"Did the Superman switch and put on his track uniform and went over and won three events and came back over to the baseball after switching uniforms again and first pitch, hit’s it over the left field fence for a home run," said Blake's dad and football coach Bill Dunn.

“It was like, this is a Disney movie, this isn’t real life.," added Bauer.  "It was just amazing”

And to think, as a Junior, he still has one year left of high school.

“I kind of just go and enjoy my high school career," said Blakd.  "I mean, I only get one time in high school and I’m just trying to do everything I can to make the most of it.”