Sadie Rogers, Brady Mager lead Negaunee Miners at West PAC track and field meet

ISHPEMING — Sadie Rogers had a hand in three victories to lead the Negaunee High School girls to a resounding victory at the West PAC meet in track and field held at the Ishpeming Playgrounds on Wednesday.

Like two days earlier at the Mid-Peninsula Conference meet when the Miners won by 80 points, this time the Miners girls had a just as comfortable of a winning margin of 79 points over runner-up Houghton. Negaunee scored 165 points while the Gremlins had 86.

Calumet was third with 62, followed by West Iron County with 57, Westwood 56, Hancock 44, Ishpeming 35, Iron Mountain 10 and Gwinn 5.

Negaunee and Houghton switched places in the boys meet, with the Gremlins scoring a big victory with 205 points as the Miners were distant runners-up with 117.

Calumet was third with 49, followed by Gwinn with 44, Westwood 33, IM 32, Ishpeming 20, Hancock 13 and WIC 10.

Here are details about each meet:


Rogers leads Negaunee

Rogers swept the hurdles events, winning the 100-meter in 16.86 seconds and the 300 lows in 50.58.

She was also the anchor on the Miners’ victorious 400 relay that clocked 53.87 seconds, being joined on that quartet by Macyn Dellangelo, Isabelle Francisco and Ellie Sundberg.

Dellangelo and Sundberg also ran on Negaunee’s triumphant 800 relay that came in at 1:56.16, with Addie Rank rounding out that unit.

The Miners also won the discus with Ashley Bell’s throw of 96 feet, 7 inches.

Ishpeming and Westwood each had two victories.

For the Hematites, Lola Korpi took the 800 in 2:22.85 and 3,200 in 11:59.85. She was not entered in the 1,600 that she would otherwise have been favored in, too.

The Patriots’ Faith Spiroff won the long jump with a leap of 16-9, while teammate Lexi Olson annexed the pole vault by clearing 8-6.


Mager runs, jumps well

Negaunee’s Brady Mager was the lone area athlete to have a hand in multiple wins, taking the high jump by clearing 5-8 and joining the Miners’ victorious 1,600 relay that clocked 3:48.22.

Joining Mager in the traditional last event run on the track were teammates Derek McEachern, Kyle Waterman and Michael Juchemich.

Their teammate Kai Lacar captured the 200 in 24.09, while Westwood’s Louis Salmi took the pole vault by clearing 9-6.

Salmi actually won his event on a tiebreaker over Gwinn’s Rylee Jones, who also cleared 9-6 but had one miss while Salmi didn’t have any. Statistics on the Superior Timing website, superiortiming.com, show that Jones made three attempts at 10-feet but was unsuccessful on each in an attempt to win the event.

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


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