Bessemer boys, Lake Linden-Hubbell girls run off with Upper Peninsula Division 3 track and field titles

KINGSFORD — The Division 3 Upper Peninsula track and field Finals was pretty competitive in the individual events, but the team competition was over fairly quickly as the Bessemer boys and Lake Linden-Hubbell girls rolled.

The Speedboys dominated, finishing with 136 points, 69 ahead of second place LL-H. Jamie Jett won the 110- and 300-meter hurdles for Bessemer and Uriah Aili won the three distance events (800, 1,600 and 3,200). Zach Baross (pole vault) and Tyler Busch (shot put) also notched victories for the Speedboys. The Lakes picked up two individual wins from Cole Gregorie (high jump and long jump).

Bessemer split the relays with the Lakes with the Speedboys earning wins in the 3,200 and 1,600 and LL-H getting victories in the 400 and 800.

It wasn’t all Bessemer and LL-H, though. Other individual winners were Stephenson’s Montell Glover (100), Ontonagon’s Noah Lukkari (400), North Central’s Leo Gorzinski (200) and Rapid River’s Gunner Larson (discus).

On the girls side, LL-H racked up quite a few victories. The Lakes won the 1,600 relay and got individual wins from Jamie Hendrickson (high jump), Mariah Willmer (800) and Camaryn Crouch (pole vault).

Mid Peninsula’s Landry Koski, Stephenson’s Amanda Starzynski and North Dickinson’s Masyn Alexa all earned two victories. Koski’s came in the 1,600 and 3,200, Starzynski got her wins in the 100 and long jump, and Alexa earned got victories in the 200 and 400.

Other individual winners included Baraga’s Jaylyn Lindemann (shot put), Brimley’s Hayley Gamberdella (100 hurdles), Rudyard’s Sydnie Zeeryp (300 hurdles) and Ontonagon’s Holly Jo Wardynski (discus).

Mid Peninsula won two of the remaining relays (400 and 800), while Chassell got its lone win in the 3,200.

Ryan Stieg can be reached at 906-228-2500, ext. 252. His email address is rstieg@miningjournal.net.