Ishpeming boys take D2 meet
MARQUETTE — Three full days of high school track meets taking place at the Superior Dome continued Wednesday afternoon with 11 teams competing in the Division 2 meet.
The Ishpeming boys won the boys team title for the fifth consecutive season with 139 points, backed by three event wins from Jonah Broberg. It was also Ishpeming’s third win in three meets this season. St. Ignace won the girls title with 78 points.
Newberry followed the Hematites boys with 106 points while Norway was third with 47, Hancock 26, West Iron County 23, Munising 21, Gwinn 21, Manistique 18, St. Ignace 17, L’Anse 14 and Bark-River Harris 1.
Hancock came close to the SI girls with 71 points, followed by Manistique in third with 47, Ishpeming 46, Gwinn 36, Bark River-Harris 35, West Iron County 32, Newberry 31, Munising 25, L’Anse 16 and Norway 14.
West Iron County posted a pair of firsts with Zoe Kolenda winning the girls 3200 run (13:52.97) and Bryant Schram taking the shot put (48-2).
Broberg paved the way for the Hematites with victories in the 800, 1,600 and 3,200-meter runs, while Ishpeming won six out of 14 events.
IHS head coach P.J. Pruett said his team was forced to adjust after losing sprinter Hunter Smith to an injury, who won the 55-meter dash early in the day with a time of 6.87 seconds.
“The boys did really good, but we had to change things because it looks like I lost Hunter Smith for the year,” he said. “He’s one of the fastest kids in the UP We changed things around and it worked pretty good.”
Ishpeming also received wins in the 3,200 relay and the 400 dash, which was won by Gavin Sundberg with a time of 55.93.
St. Ignace and Hancock each set the tone for the girls field though with the Saints claiming four events.
The 1,600 relay was won by St. Ignace with a time of 4:43.65, while also earning individual victories in the 1,600 run, 200 dash and the high jump.
Libby Becker won the 1,600 with a time of 5:37.17, Ally Shultz won the 200 with a time of 27.66 and Lyla Horn made a leap of 4-9 in the high jump event.
The Modeltowners were particularly impressive on the girls side, with Emily Curtis and Marissa Delmont both earning wins. Curtis won the 55 dash with a time of 7.75, while Delmont earned the shot put victory with a mark of 33-7. Curtis also finished third in the 200 dash.
The Dome meets wrap up today with the Division 3 meet beginning at 1 p.m.