Track and Field: Marquette sweeps D1 Dome meet
North Dickinson, Norway win Florence Invite
MARQUETTE — Seven Upper Peninsula high school track and field teams took to the Superior Dome for the annual Division 1 Dome meet on Tuesday afternoon.
Marquette claimed both team titles, with the Redmen accumulating 127 points and the Redettes earning 120 points.
Following Marquette on the boys side were Westwood with 107, Iron Mountain 54, Negaunee 48, Calumet 47, Houghton 42 and Kingsford 6.
Following the Redettes were Houghton in second place with 84.25 points, Negaunee 72, Westwood 65.75, Kingsford 55.25, Calumet 21.75 and Iron Mountain 12.
It was the first meet of the season for some teams, while others have already competed two or three times.
For Marquette, it was the second meet of the season after competing at the Northland Pines Invitational two weeks ago, which was also held indoors.
“We never know what the weather is going to be like, so we always try to get these (indoor meets) in,” Redmen head coach Kyle Detmers said. “You have a lot tighter turns indoors, and that’s my one worry because the guys run so hard. It’s a lot of torque on your knees and ankles.”
The MSHS boys claimed seven out of 14 boys events, including the 3200 and 1600 meter relays.
In the 3200, the Redmen earned a time of 9:08.99, finishing nearly 23 seconds ahead of second-place Iron Mountain.
Marquette’s 1600 team finished with a time at 3:46.89 while Westwood was right behind at 3:48.75. The Patriots claimed the 800-meter relay with a time of 1:40.40, edging out Calumet by a hair, who clocked in at 1:40.43.
For the Kingsford boys, it was a needed day for building progress.
“I am happy with our progress. We got more badly needed experience against top competition,” Kingsford boys coach Jeff Harry said. “Each relay team improved–the 1600 relay team shaved off 20 full seconds. The 800 relay team improved by 5 full seconds, another big gain.
“Individually, Carter Stanchina ran a great legs in the relays, while both 1600 runners Janak Hudson and Reid Harry improved by 15 and 20 seconds respectively,” Harry added. “Michael Halley in the 1600 relay stood out too, that was a pleasant surprise, he ran a really strong leg. As a freshman shot putter, Lucas Tappy improved by 4 feet.”
In the 1600 run, Mathurin Gagnon and Waite Moses finished 1-2 for the Redmen, with Mathurin clocking in at 4:59.83. Julien Malherbe won the 400-meter dash, while Gagnon and Peyton Osborne also went 1-2 in the 800.
Raffy Millado also took two of the field events for the Redmen, claiming both the high jump and long jump.
The Marquette girls won five events, while runner-up Houghton claimed the 1600 run with Anabel Needham putting in a time of 5:36.07. The Gremlins also claimed a wide array of podium finishes.
Ahnika Puskala won the 55-meter hurdle event for Marquette with a time of 9.60 seconds and Clarissa Remillard claiming the 55-dash at 7.84.
The Redmen girls won the 3200 relay with a time of 10:36.60 and the 800 relay with a time of 1:55.67.
ND, Norway take Florence Invite
FLORENCE, Wis. — The North Dickinson girls team scored 202 points, cruising to victory in the Florence Invite on Tuesday.
The Nordics were led by three first-place finishes by Masyn Alexa in the 100 dash, 400 dash and 200 dash. Brianna Smith captured first in the 1600 run and long jump. The Nordics took first place in the 3200 relay, 400 relay and 1600 relay. Skye Ledzian took first for the Nordics in the discus and shot put. Hannah Clark won the pole vault.
Mercedes Simmons took first in the 100 hurdles for Forest Park witha time of 19.40 seconds.
Northwood Storm took second with 87 points followed by Crandon (83), Laona-Wabeno (65), Forest Park (51) and Norway (43).
Norway’s boys scored 164 points to hold off Northwood (139).
Mitchell LeGrave took the 100 dash for Norway with a time of 11.39. The Knights also won the 800 relay, 400 relay and 1600 relay. Zach Powell took first in discus and David Loomis topped the pole vault.
The Storm won the 3200 relay. Austin Tripp won the 800. Brent Dumke took the high jump and long jump. Riley Hixon won the 300 intermediate hurdles.
Matthew Bruette won shot put for North Dickinson, which took fifth.
Laona-Wabeno took third in the boys division with 83 points, followed by Forest Park (62), North Dickinson (40) and Crandon (35).