Sault sweeps indoors at LSSU
Reported April 8, 2001 by the Sault Evening News
Sault Ste Marie, Michigan

The Sault High track teams each earned wins in the Newberry/Manistique LSSU Invitational at Lake Superior State University on Friday.

The Sault boys finished first with 95 points, almost 30 ahead of second-place Munising, while the Blue Devils' girls squeaked past St. Ignace 99-90.

Three area teams competed in the meet, while Manistique and Munising rounded out the five-team field along with St. Ignace, Newberry and the Sault.

Sarah Duesing helped the Blue Devils' cause by winning the high jump (5-5), and the 55 hurdles (8.90). It also helped that the Sault swept the first three places in the high jump as well as the 1600-meter run. Natalie Cahill took first in the 1600 (5:36.61). The Sault also got wins in the 1600-meter relay (4:25.23), and the 3200-relay (10:45.61).

Katie Guimond took a second for the Sault in the high jump, while Kaycee Lawrence earned a second in the 1600-meter run. Bridget Dougherty also took a second in the 3200-meter run.

For St. Ignace, the Saints stayed in the hunt by finishing 1-2 in four different events. Eryn Mercer helped keep the Saints close with wins in the 55-meter dash (7.30), and the 200-meters (28.25). Karolyn Getzen won the 400-meters (1:03.47) and Micaela Kelso won the shotput (33-1.5). The Saints also took a first in the 800-meter relay (1:53.66).

Adria West finished second in the 55 hurdles and the 800 run, while Getzen took a second in the 55-meter dash. Marielle Calcaterra earned a second in the 400-meter dash, and Meghann Savard took second in the shot put. Kate Ruegg also got a second in the 200 dash.

For Newberry, Amanda Quick was the only runner to place in the top two spots in an event. She won the 800-meter run (2:44.59).

For the boys, Steve Ojala, Jereld Sawyer and Cliff Lindsey all took firsts in helping the Blue Devils to the overall team win.

Ojala won the 55-meter hurdles (8.05), while Lindsey won the 800-meter run (2:03.5), and Sawyer had the longest heave of the shot put (49-2).

The Sault also took a first in the 3200-meter relay (8:48.30).

The Blue Devils got second place finishes from Nate Martin in the 55-meter dash, as well as Dan Brown in the 800-meter dash.

For Newberry, James Miller took the only individual first place finish. He won the 55-meter dash (6.58). The Indians also won the 800-meter relay as well as the 1600-meter relay.

The Indians got second-place finishes from Brandon Stamper in the 55m-hurdles and the high jump, as well as Miller in the 200-meter dash.

The results:

Boys

Sault 95, Munising 68, Newberry 65, Manistique 18, St. Ignace 3

55m - Miller, New, 6.58
200m - Tweedale, Mun, 24.58
400m - Smith, Man, 54.74
800m - Lindsey, Soo, 2:03.5
1600m - Harvey, Mun, 4:45.70
3200 - Harvey, Mun, 10:13.56
55 H - Ojala, Soo, 8.05
800 R - Newberry, 1:41.46
1600 R - Newberry, 3:44.84
3200 R - Sault Ste. Marie, 8:48.30
High jump - St. Amour, Mun, 6-1
Shotput - Sawyer, Soo, 49-2.

Girls

Sault Ste. Marie 99, St. Ignace 90, Mansitique 32, Newberry 22.5, Munising 5.5

55m - Mercer, SI, 7,30
200m - Mercer, SI, 28.25
400m - Getzen, SI, 1:03.47
800m - Quick, New, 2:44.59
1600m - Cahill, Soo, 5.36.61
3200m - Weber, Man, 13.19.26
55m high hurdles - Duesing, Soo, 8.90
800 relay - St. Ignace, 1.53.66
1600 relay- Soo, 4:25.23
3200 relay, Soo, 10:45.61
High Jump - Duesing, Soo, 5'5"
Shotput - Kelso, SI, 33'1.5"