Sault Boys Down Cheboygan, Cadillac on Track
Reported May 15, 2001 by the Sault Evening News
Sault Ste Marie, Michigan

CHEBOYGAN - The Sault Blue Devils took care of business against Cheboygan in track and field action on Tuesday taking all but two events from the Chiefs and winning 126-30 in that half of the double-dual.

Against Cadillac, the Sault was not as dominating, but still pulled out a 90-73 win.

Neal McLeod put on a show against the Chiefs by winning three events, while Cliff Lindsey was right behind him and took two firsts. McLeod won the 100 (12.29), the 200 (24.07), and the long jump (19-1). Lindsey took the distance events, winning the 1600 (4:45) and 3200 (10:18.23). The Sault also got wins from Steve Ojala in the 110 hurdles (17.86), Josh Anderson in the 400 (53.89), Dan Brown in the 800 (2:07.43), Chris Wakeman in the shot put (49-5.5), Jereld Sawyer in the discus (143), Eric Worley in the high jump (5-6), and Peter Duesing in the pole vault (8-6). The Sault also got wins in the 400 relay (47.6), the 800 relay (1:38.45), and the 3200 (8:30.83).

The Sault got second place finishes from Steve Hank in the 110 hurdles, Josh Anderson in the 100, Tony Abramson in the 1600, John Anderson in the 400, Jim Shannon in the 300 hurdles, John Anderson in the 800, Robin Cook in the 200, Worley in the 3200, Sawyer in the shot put and Wakeman in the discus. The Sault also got a second in the the 1600 relay.

Against the Vikings, McLeod's times in the 100 and the 200 were good enough for wins, while Lindsey's times in the 1600 and the 3200 also stood for wins. Ojala's time in the 110 hurdles was also fast enough to stand up against the Vikings, while Shannon moved from second to first against Cadillac in the 300 hurdles (42.47). Wakeman and Sawyer also retained their wins against the Vikings in the shot and disc.

The meet marked the end of the regular season for the Blue Devils who finished at 13-2 overall, 5-2 Big North Conference. The Sault will run in the regional finals next Thursday at Escanaba with the conference finals being run the following day in Traverse City.

In the girls meet, Sarah Duesing won four events as the Sault defeated Cadillac 91-68 in one leg of a double dual. In the other leg, the Sault was defeated by Cheboygan 82.5-77.5.

Duesing won the 110 hurdles (16.26), the 300 hurdles (48.05), the high jump (5-4), and the long jump (16-1). Natalie Cahill was strong for the Blue Devils as well, winning the 1600 (5:32), and the 3200 (11:43.66). Other Blue Devil wins came from Michelle Lynn in the 100 (13.99), and Emily Browning in the pole vault (8-0). The Sault relay teams got a win in the 1600 relay (4:24.90).

The Sault got second place finishes from Kristen Press in the 100 hurdles, Ashley Corbiere in the 1600, and the 300 hurdles, Janel Lumsden in the 400, Cahill in the 800, Kayce Lawrence in the 3200, and Emily Guimond in the discus. The relay teams got seconds in the 3200 relay, the 800 relay, and the 400 relay.

Against Cheboygan, Duesing won the 100 (16.26) and 300 hurdles (48.05), the high jump (5-4) and long jump (16-1). Cahill captured the 1600 (5:32), 800 (2:27.31) and 3200 (11:43.66).

Browning won the pole vault (8-0) and the Blue Devils also took the 3200 relay (10:36).

Press, who has recently returned to the lineup after a lenghty illness, finished second in the 100 hurdles. Corbiere took second in the 1600 and Mary Miller was third.

Lumsden was second in the 200 and third in the 400.

Miller also took third in the 800, while Lawrence was second in the 3200.

Bridget Dougherty took third in the shot put and Guimond was third in the discus.

Boys - Sault 90, Cadillac 73

100 - McLeod, S, 12.29
200 - McLeod, S, 24.07
400 - Rycenga, C, 52.72
800 - Corwin, C, 2:02.63
1600 - Lindsey, S, 4:45
3200 - Lindsey, S, 10:18.23
110 - Ojala, S, 17.86
300 H - Shannon, S, 42.47
400 R - Cadillac, 47.33
800 R - Sault Ste. Marie, 1:38.45
1600 R - Cadillac, 3:34.54
3200 R - Cadillac, 8:30.18
High jump - Sturgeon, C, 5-8
Long jump - Brown, C, 19-4.25
Shot put - Wakeman, S, 49-5.5
Discus - Sawyer, S, 143-0
Pole vault - Long, C, 10-0.

Sault 126, Cheboygan 30

100 - McLeod, s, 12.29
200 - McLeod, S, 24.07
400 - Josh Anderson, S, 53.89
800 - Brown, S, 2:07.43
1600 - Lindsey, S, 4:45
3200 - Lindsey, S, 10:18.23
110 H - Ojala, S, 17.86
300 H - Chambers, C, 41.94
400 R - Sault Ste. Marie, 47.60
800 R - Sault Ste. Marie, 1:38.45
1600 R - Cheboygan, 3:39.84
3200 R - Sault Ste. Marie, 8:30.83
High jump - Worley, S, 5-6
Long jump - McLeod, S, 19-1
Shot put - Wakeman, S, 49-5.5
Discuss - Sawyer, S, 143-0
Pole vault - Duesing, 8-6.

Girls - Sault 91, Cadillac 68

100 - Lynn, S, 13.99
200 - Mayer, C, 27.72
400 - Crooks, C, 1:01.42
800 - Erdman, C, 2:21.32
1600 - Cahill, S, 5:32
3200 - Cahill, S, 11:43.66
100 H - Duesing, S, 16.26
300 H - Duesing, S, 48.05
400 R - Cadillac, 53.78
800 R - Cadillac, 1:51.73
1600 R - Sault Ste. Marie, 4:24.90
3200 R - Cadillac, 10:10
High jump - Duesing, S, 5-4
Long jump - Duesing, S, 16-1
Shot put - Harvis, C, 26-9.25
Discus - McMartin, C, 107-2.5
Pole vault - Browning, S, 8-0.

Cheboygan 82.5, Sault 77.5

100 - Valley, C, 13.49
200 - Dombroski, C, 28.46
400 - Desarmo, C, 1:02.29
800 - Kahill, S, 2:27.31
1600 - Cahill, S, 5:36
3200 - Cahill, S, 11:43.66
100 H - Duesing, S, 16.26
300 H - Duesing, S, 48.05
400 R - Cheboygan, 53.56
800 R - Cheboygan, 1:53.14
1600 R - Cheboygan, 4:16.37
3200 R - Sault Ste. Marie, 10:36
High jump - Duesing, S, 5-4
Long jump - Duesing, S, 16-1
Shot put - Benton, C, 33-10.5
Discus - Benton, C, 127-7
Pole vault - Browning, S, 8-0.