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Suring Cruises To Track Sweep; Cops 22 1st Place Marks
Claiming 22 first place finishes, 11 each by the boys and girls, the talented Suring Eagles captured both ends of a 6-team co-ed track meet Monday.
In the girls race, Suring piled up 224 points to easily outdistance second place Wabeno 93 followed by Lena 92, Crivitz 65, Menominee Indian 39 and Wolf River 21.
The boys competition was just as lopsided as the high flying Eagles soared to 207 points followed by Crivitz 151,Wolf River 76, Lena 58, Wabeno 52 and Menominee Indian 49.
Sparking the Suring gals were double winners Stormy Gerndt, Carly Berg and Az VanBellinger. Gerndt captured the high jump (410) and triple jump (324), Berg claimed the 100 hurdles (18.86) and 300 hurdles (55.98) while VanBellinger was first across the finish line in the 100 meter dash (14.07 and long jump 139.5.
Other top finishes for Suring came in the 1600 and 3200 relays, Hailey Baldwin in the 1600, Markley Trever 800 and Brooke Gauthier in the shot put.
The Lena girls came up victorious in the 400 and 800 relays as well as in the pole vault, where Marlena Wagner sailed 10-feet.
Theresa Orlando captured a pair of wins for Crivitz in the 200 (28.42) and 400 meter runs 1:02.57.
The Suring boys also took home 11 first place marks with seniors Cody Christensen and Blake Strehlow being triple winners. Christensen won the 110 hurdles, 200 and triple jump while Strehlow showcased his talents with victories in the shot put, long jump and high jump.
The Eagles got first place points from Jay Tienor in the 100, Creo VanBellinger 400, Trent Lechleitner 300 hurdles, Sam Schaal discus and the 400 relay team.
Second place Crivitz claimed the 1600 and 3200 relays along with a 12-feet pole vault win by two-time defending state champion Jake Wiedemeier.
The only first place mark for the Lena boys came in the 800 relay.
Coleman Girls First
Boys Are Third At
Pursing 10 first place performances, the Coleman girls claimed top honors at the 5-team Stephenson meet Monday with 126 points. Ishpeming was second at 75 followed by Carney-Nadeau 51, North Central 48 and Stephenson 45.
Hope Process had a huge day with a pair of hurdle race victories in 17.90 and 50.40 as well as running a leg on the 1600 relay team, McKenzie Meyer added the 100 meter top time of 14.50, Nikita Barbeau long jump 148.5, Kim Carlson 800 2:52.40 and Jenna Coutley 400 (1:09.20). The Cougar relay teams also claimed the 400, 1600 and 3200 honors.
The Coleman boys came up with a third place finish at the 5-team Stephenson meet Monday. Ishpeming and Stephenson tied for team honors at 112, Coleman 58, North Central 52 and Carney-Nadeau 7.
The Cougars dominated the hurdles as Marc Lansin and Dominick Hansen finished 1-2 in the 110 highs (19.20 and 19.40) while Mike Carroll and Lansin were 1-2 in the 300 (44.90 and 47.60). Hansen also came up with a runner-up finish in the high jump (56) and Carroll second in the long jump (194.5).
CJ Pillath won the shot put with a throw of 4810.
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