Floriano a double winner in sprints
Przeslakowski sweeps hurdles for Flivvs
KINGSFORD — The host Flivvers boys slipped past Houghton by six points in winning the Kingsford Quad Track and Field meet at Flivver Field. Kingsford won three of the four relay races on Tuesday and won all but one of the field events.
Freshman speedster Michael Floriano won the 100 and 200 meters, while junior Diego Przeslakowski won both hurdles races for the Flivvers.
“The boys keep showing up and competing. I am so proud of everyone on the team, from top to bottom,” said Kingsford boys head coach Joe Kriegl. “It is extremely impressive to watch the fire in so many eyes and the will to continue to lay it on the line.”
Norway finished third in the event, with four second-place finishers — Zach Seat in the long jump, Aiden Richards in the discuss, and Wyatt Richter in both of the hurdles races.
West Iron, who finished in fourth place as a team, had their highest finish of the afternoon in the 3200 relay, coming in second.
Houghton claimed the girls meet with West Iron placing second. The Wykon girls had seven first place finishes as a team. Senior Jordan Shamion took firsts in both hurdles events, and a second place in the shot put. Shamion’s younger sister, freshman Danica, took first in the 100, 200 and 400 meter races.
The Wykons’ Averie Bociek won the long jump and took second in the 1600 run. WIC’s 1600 relay team took first as well.
The host Flivver girls had second place finishes from Melanie Wenzel in the 800 and Emma Allen in the 400. Kingsford’s girls also took second in the 800, 400 and 1600 relays.
“Melanie Wenzel ran a nice 800 today and ran legs in three of our relays that finish in second place. She is starting to feel better and get her breathing and legs back after COVID, I was very happy for her,” said Flivvers girls track coach Lisa Harry. “Overall, the team keeps improving and that’s been our goal each and every meet.”
The Knights return to action today in the annual Florence Invitational, while West Iron will compete in the Bessemer Invitational today as well.
Kingsford will travel to Negaunee on Friday to compete in the annual Negaunee Lions Club Invitational.
“Big one coming up on Friday where we get to see where we stack up with a couple of teams we haven’t run against in Marquette and Gladstone. Shout-out and thank you to my seniors. Some had no real reason to come out this year and it is the first year of track for some of them. But they came out and are the reason we are having the success we are,” Kriegl said.
Kingsford 110, Houghton 104, Norway 30, West Iron 12
110 hurdles — Przeslakowski, K, 17.72; 100 — Floriano, K, 11.57; 3200 relay — Houghton, 9:25.32; 800 relay — Kingsford, 1:37.45; 1600 — Weiss, H, 4:50.9; 400 relay — Kingsford, 46.69; 400 — Dueweke, H, 53.02; 300 hurdles — Przeslakowski, K, 44.9; 800 — Weiss, H, 2:09.15; 200 — Floriano, K, 23.88; 3200 — Evans, H, 11:09:51; 1600 relay — Kingsford, 3:45.59; High jump –Quick, K, 5-6; Long jump — Myllyla, K, 20-5; Pole vault — Aho, H, 10-0; Shot put — Tappy, K, 38–9; Discus — Wilson, K, 107-1.5.
Houghton 125.5, West Iron 91, Kingsford 25.5, Norway 8
100 hurdles — J. Shamion, WIC, 18.28; 100 — D. Shamion, WIC, 13.38; 3200 relay — Houghton, 11:10.63; 800 relay –Houghton, 2:04.28; 1600 — P. Sleeman, H, 5:51.93; 400 relay — Houghton, 56.4; 400 — D. Shamion, WIC, 1:03.87; 300 hurdles — J. Shamion, WIC, 50.31; 800 — P. Sleeman, H, 2:37.89; 200 — D. Shamion, WIC, 27.39; 3200 — Seagren, H, 12:14.52; 1600 relay — West Iron, 4:34.34; High jump — Ryynanen, H, 4-6; Long jump — A. Bociek, WIC, 13-1.5; Pole vault — Komarzec, H, 7-6; Shot put — Wiliston, H, 34-2.5; Discus — Wiliston, H, 110-6.75.