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Iron Mountain competes in track meet at Gladstone

Basanese, Kulas each win two events

GLADSTONE — Most people had already departed from the Gladstone athletic field before final results were available from a season-opener triangular track meet here Thursday.

The Gladstone girls edged Manistique 65-62, and Iron Mountain collected 35 points in their first meet in nearly two years.

The Gladstone boys also won with 92 1/2 points, followed by Iron Mountain 45 and Manistique 33 1/2 on this sunny, chilly and breezy day.

“I was really happy with our performance today,” said Emeralds’ coach and Kingsford graduate Amy (Senger) Nixon. “This was the first high school meet for most of our kids. Danielle did a nice job in shot and disc, and our 3200 relay was really awesome. This was a good opportunity for us to compete against other schools.”

Iron Mountain senior Sarah Kulas copped the 1600 (6:14.55) and 3200 (13:43.3).

“It was nice to have a track meet after missing last year,” she said. “I was a little nervous coming in. It was so nerve wracking after taking last year off.”

The Mountaineers also won the 400 and 800 relays and Chloe Maycroft took high jump (4-11).

“Chloe had a nice jump for the first meet,” said Mountaineer coach Karen Ellis. “I’m very pleased with the effort by all the kids. Our sprint relays did real well, and our distance people have been working real hard. We definitely need to work on our field events and find some more hurdlers.”

Iron Mountain won both sprint relays, the 400 and 800,, and Dante Basanese took the 100 (12.01) and 200 (25.43).

The Mountaineers resume in the Niagara Invitational April 29.

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