Sault Blue Devils Beat Petosky, Alpena
Reported May 2, 2001 by the Sault Evening News
Sault Ste Marie, Michigan

SAULT STE. MARIE - The Sault High boys track team earned a pair of wins on Tuesday in a double-dual meet against Petoskey and Alpena. The Sault defeated Petoskey 85-67, and squeaked past Alpena 83-77.

Cliff Lindsey took a pair of wins against the Northmen, winning the 1600 (4:36.92), in addition to the 3200 (10:19.62). Other Sault wins came from Steve Ojala in the 110 hurdles (16.51), Josh Anderson in the 400 (52.6), Jim Shannon in the 300 hurdles (42.65), Robin Cook in the 200 (24.23), Jereld Sawyer in the shot put (48-3), and Neil McLeod in the long jump (17-9.75). The Sault relay teams took wins in the 800 relay (1:35.89), and the 1600 relay (3:35.34).

The teams ran at the same time with times being compared against each other school individually as opposed to the tri-meet format in which teams compete against every other team at the meet.

Against Alpena, Ojala's time in the 110 hurdles earned him a first against Alpena as well, while Lindsey's times in the 1600, and 3200 were also good for wins against the Wildcats. Sawyer's toss in the shot put beat the Wildcats, and his throw of 140-14 was also good for a win against Alpena.

Alpena also defeated Petoskey 92-68 in team competition.

The results:

(Sault 85, Petoskey 67)

100 - Ryan, Pet, 11.98
200 - Cook, Soo, 24.23
400 - Josh Anderson, Soo, 52.60
800 - Bizoree, Pet, 2:00.12
1600 - Lindsey, Soo, 4:36.92
3200 - Lindsey, Soo, 10:19.62
110 H - Ojala, Soo, 16.51
300 H - Shannon, Soo, 42.65
400 R - Petoskey, 44.85
800 R - Sault Ste. Marie, 1:35.89
1600 R - Sault Ste. Marie, 3:35.34
3200 R - Petoskey, (no time reported)
High jump - Touran, Pet, 5-10
Long jump - McLeod, Soo, 17-9.75
Shot put - Sawyer, Soo, 48.3
Discus - Anderson, Pet, 142-2.5.

(Sault 83, Alpena 77)

100 - Garant, Alp, 11.63
200 - Garant, Alp, 23.41
400 - Garant, Alp, 52.51
800 - Brown, Soo, 2:04.68
1600 - Lindsey, Soo, 4:36.92
3200 - Lindsey, Soo, 10:19.62
110 H - Ojala, Soo, 16.51
300 H - Shannon, Soo, 42.65
400 R - Alpena, 44.85
800 R - Sault Ste. Marie, 1:35.89
1600 R - Alpena, 3:34.13
3200 R - Sault Ste. Marie, (no time reported)
High jump - Jacobs, Alp, 6-0
Long jump - Jacobs, Alp, 20-1.5
Shot put - Sawyer, Soo, 48-3
Discus - Sawyer, Soo, 140-14
Pole vault - Kauffman, Alp. 10-0.

Duesing and Cahill lead Sault girls

SAULT STE. MARIE - Sarah Duesing and Natalie Cahill seem to pick up points in whichever events they run.

The Sault High duo continued to dominate on the track in a double dual meet Tuesday at Van Citters Field. The Blue Devils downed Alpena 124-39 and topped Petoskey 100.5-62.5. Petoskey beat Alpena 99-64.

Cahill ran the 3200 for just the second time and set a school record in the event. Cahill set a school record with a time of 11:46.88 in the event, breaking Karen Anderson's 1987 mark of 12.01. Cahill also won the 800 (2:24.83) and 1600 (5:31.72).

"I like that distance," Cahill said of the 3200. "I hope I get to run it more often.

"I think we improved a lot as a team today. A lot of people ran close to their best times."

Duesing was a perfect 4-for-4, winning the 110 hurdles (15.94), 300 hurdles (48.61), long jump (15-1.25) and high jump (5-4).

Emily Browning tied Mary Miller's school record of 7-3 to win the pole vault.

Other event winners for the Blue Devils included Jennifer Crawford in the 400 (1:04.73), Tara Dougherty in the shot put (29-3.5), Emily Guimond in the discus (78-4.5). Miller finished second in the pole vault and 1600.

The Blue Devils are scheduled to compete at Rudyard Thursday.

Girls

(Sault 100.5, Petoskey 62.5)

100 - Hutchens, P, 13.82
200 - Wright, P, 29.16
400 - Crawford, S, 1:04.73
800 - Cahill, S, 2:24.83
1600 - Cahill, S, 5:31.72
3200 - Cahill, S, 11:46.88
110 H - Duesing, S, 15.94
300 H - Duesing, S, 48.61
400 R - Sault
800 R - Petoskey, 1:54.19
1600 R - Sault, 4:21.53
3200 R - Petoskey
Shot put - Szajnecki, P, 33-6
Discus - Szajnecki, P, 97-0
Long jump - Duesing, S, 15-1.25
High jump - Duesing, S, 5-4
Pole vault - Browning, S, 7-3.

(Sault 124, Alpena 39)

100 - Lynn, S, 14.15
200 - Nzegaski, 28.88
400 - Crawford, S, 1:04.73
800 - Cahill, S, 2:24.83
1600 - Cahill, S, 5:31.72
3200 - Cahill, S, 11:46.88
110 H - Duesing, S, 15.94
300 H - Duesing, S, 48.61
400 R - Sault
800 R - Sault, 1:54.82
1600 R - Sault, 4:21.53
3200 R - Sault
Shot put - T. Dougherty, S, 29-3.5
Discus - Guimond, S, 78-4.5
Long jump - Duesing, S, 15-1.25
High jump - Duesing, S, 5-4
Pole vault - Browning, S, 7-3.