Ishpeming boys, Manistique girls runners-up at Munising Lions’ Under the Lights track and field meet

MUNISING — The Ishpeming boys and Manistique girls each finished as runners-up at the Munising Lions’ Under the Lights Invitational high school track and field meet held Friday evening in Munising.

In a meet that featured 17 schools, Pickford won the boys meet with 62 points with the Hematites second with 45. In a tight three-way race for third, Newberry captured the spot with 31 points as Manistique had 30 1/2 and Munising 30.

For the girls, Bark River-Harris carted off the team title with 57 points, 10 ahead of the runner-up Emeralds with 47. Forest Park was a distant third with 29, Newberry fourth with 27 and Ishpeming and Pickford tied for fifth with 21 apiece. The host Mustangs were ninth with 12 as Superior Central didn’t score in either meet.

In the boys meet, Newberry actually had the most victories among area schools as the Indians captured three field events — Liam Nalette won the discus with a toss of exactly 135 feet, Gabe Luck took the shot put with a heave of 41 feet, 7 inches, and Matthew Rahilly captured the long jump with a leap of 19-5.

Ishpeming’s pair of wins were picked up by Tramon Gauthier in the hurdles — he won the 110-meter event in 16.59 seconds and the 300 lows in 42.53.

Munising’s Dan Goss took the 3,200 run in 10:30.61 while the Mustangs’ 800 relay was a winner in 1:36.74 with Reece Cotey, Dylan Adkinson, Jack Dusseault and Zack Lindquist.

Manistique doubled up in the relays, winning the 400 in 46.57 and 1,600 in 3:43.69. Carsyn Hinkson and Wyatt Demers were members of both relays, while Alex Noble and Carter LaVigne joined them in the 400 and Ben Gilroy and Brendan Mead in the 1,600.

In the girls meet, the Emeralds were four-time winners.

In the field, Manistique’s Danielle Lund won the discus with a toss of 108-9, while Gwen Brewster took the shot put with a heave of 35-4.

They were joined in the winner’s circle by a pair of Emeralds relays, the 800 in 1:52.17 and 1,600 in 4:27.70. The same four runners made up each relay — Lund, Aailyah Sears, Clara Cunningham and Leah Goudreau.

Ishpeming’s Lola Korpi won the 3,200 in 12:34.64, while Newberry’s 3,200 relay was victorious in 10:33.01 with Phinnaea Bloom, Kaylen Clark, Samantha Taylor and Abby Taylor.

Information compiled by Journal Sports Editor Steve Brownlee. His email address is sbrownlee@miningjournal.net.


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