Newberry Boys Break Track Record
Reported May 15, 2001 by the Sault Evening News
Sault Ste Marie, Michigan

MUNISING - Newberry broke a 26-year-old school record en route to winning a boys triangular track meet Tuesday.

The Indians' 400 relay unit of Tony Bergman, Dan Hiltunen, James Miller and Eric Rocker posted a winning time of 45.63. The 1975 record was held by Jim Normand, Gary Hiltunen, Karl Gustafson and Tom Hammerburg. Gary Hiltuen is the father of Dan Hiltunen.

Newberry posted 80.5 points, while Munising was second with 54.5 and Manistique was third with 18.

Matt McNamara won the 1600 (4:43.28) and 800 (2:07.75) while Nate Putman won the long jump (17-7.75) and 400 (57.34) for the Indians. Other event winners included Miller in the 100 (11.66), Jake Holcomb in the shot put (47-2) and Larry Lustilla in the pole vault (9-6).

The Indians claimed the 800 and 1600 relays. The Indians went 1-2-3 in the long jump as Miller was second and Tony Bergman placed third. The Indians also finished 1-2-3 in the pole vault as Shane McNamara took second and Tony Stewart was third.

Holcomb also placed second in the 100 while Putman was third. Brett Saunders was second in the 3200, A.J. Downey was third in shot put and Matt McNamara was third in the high jump.

Newberry hosts a triangular meet Thursday.

The results:

100 - Miller, N, 11.66
200 - Tweedale, Mun, 23.94
400 - Putman, N, 57.34
800 - M. McNamara, N, 2:07.75
1600 - M. McNamara, N, 4:43.28
3200 - Anderson, Mun, 10:29
110 H - Bowerman, Mun, 16.41
300 H - Cancelled
400 R - Newberry, 45.63
800 R - Newberry, 1:39.25
1600 R - Newberry, 3:46.25
3200 R - Manistique, 8:54.47
Shot put - Holcomb, New, 47-2
Discus - Cancelled
High jump - St. Armour, Mun, 5-10
Long jump - Putman, New, 17-7.75
Pole vault - Lustilla, New, 9-6.