St. Ignace & Newberry Dominate Track Meet
Reported May 5, 2001 by the Sault Evening News
Sault Ste Marie, Michigan

ST. IGNACE - The St. Ignace girls track simply dominated the field at the St. Ignace Invitational track meet on Saturday. The Saints won all but two events, scoring 240 points, 97 ahead of second-place Manistique.

Krista Clement, Teresa Binger, Karolyn Getzen and Micaela Kelso all won a pair of events to lead the Saints.

Newberry finished third in the meet with 55 points, and Rudyard placed fourth with 37.

Clement won the 800 (2:30.88), and the 1600 (5:35.49), while Binger captured the 100 hurdles (17.29), and the 300 hurdles (54.99). Getzen took the 100 (13.19), and the 400 (55.73), while Kelso got wins in the shot put (34-9), and the discus (102-10). Kate Ruegg picked up a win for the Saints in the pole vault (8-0), and Eryn Mercer won the 200 (27.27). The Saints also got a sweep in the relays as they won 400 relay (1:02.02), the 800 relay (1:52.87), the 1600 relay (4:22.54), and the 3200 relay (10:34.0).

The Saints got second-place finishes from Mercer in the 100, Marielle Calcaterra in the 400, and Adria West in the 800. Ruegg took second in the 200, while Meghann Savard was second in the discus, and Laura Peterson was second in the pole vault.

For Rudyard, Jackie Andary took a second in the long jump, and Shayla Postma earned a second place in the 3200.

The Newberry Indians got a second-place finish from their 1600 relay team.

Newberry fared better in the boys meet as the Indians won going away with 171 points compared to 111 for second-place St. Ignace. The Rudyard Bulldogs tied with Rogers City for fourth place in the meet with 52 points.

Matt McNamara won the 1600 for Newberry (4:55.22), while Eric Rocker took the 400 (53.03). Jake Holcomb won the shot put for the Indians (49-0), and Chris Stark won the discus (131-10).

The Indians also took wins in the 800 relay (1:35.72), and the 1600 relay (3:41.25).

Jim Clement of St. Ignace was the top individual performer at the meet, winning three events. Clement won the 100 hurdles (16.10), the 300 hurdles (43.35), and the high jump (6-2). Steve MacDonald returned to the track for the first time this season and won the long jump (18-2), while Troy Sayles won the pole vault (12-0).

The Rudyard Bulldogs got their only first place finish from Brent Malaski who won the 3200 (10:35.99).

Brandon Stamper finished with a pair of seconds for the Indians in the 100 hurdles and the high jump, while James Miller took a second in the 400, and Adam Brown finished second in the pole vault. Jim Bourdlais also took a second for the Indians in the shot put.

St. Ignace took a pair of seconds in the 800 and 3200 relays.

Rudyard got seconds from Malaski in the 1600, and Nathan Templeton in the long jump, as well as the 400 relay team.

Girls

St. Ignace 240, Manistique 143, Newberry 55, Rudyard 37, Rogers City 22, Inland Lakes 20

100 - Getzen, SI, 13.19
200 - Mercer, SI, 27.27
400 - Getzen, SI, 1:02.2
800 - Clement, SI, 2:30.88
1600 - Clement, SI, 5:35.49
3200 - Webber, Man, 12:36.10
110 H - Binger, SI, 17.29
300 H - Binger, SI, 54.99
400 R - St. Ignace, 55.73
800 R - St. Ignace, 1:52.87
1600 R - St. Ignace, 4:22.54
3200 R - St. Ignace, 10:34.0
Shot put - Kelso, SI, 34-9
Discus - Kelso, SI, 102-10
High jump - Nelson, Man, 4-8
Long jump - West, SI, 13-6
Pole vault - Ruegg, SI, 8-0.

Boys

Newberry 171, St. Ignace 111, Onaway 85, Rudyard 52, Rogers City 52, Manistique 50, Inland Lakes 2

100 - Hofmyer, O, 11.67
200 - Hoffmyer, O, 23.34
400 - Rocker, New, 53.03
800 - DeRock, RC, 2:09.31
1600 - McNamara, New, 4:55.22
3200 - Malaska, Rud, 10:35.99
110 H - Clement, SI, 16.10
300 H - Clement, SI, 43.35
400 R - Onaway, 46.93
800 R - Newberry, 1:35.72
1600 R - Newberry, 3:41.25
3200 R - Rogers City, 8:44.62
Shot put - Holcomb, New, 49-0
Discus - Stark, New, 131-10
High jump - Clement, SI, 6-2
Long jump - MacDonald, SI, 18-2
Pole vault - Sayles, SI, 12-0.