Sault Girls Finish 2nd, Boys 3rd in Big North Conference Track Meet
Reported May 25, 2001 by the Sault Evening News
Sault Ste Marie, Michigan

TRAVERSE CITY - The Sault High girls track team posted its highest finish ever in the Big North Conference with a second-place result at the BNC championship meet Friday.

Led by quadruple event winner Sarah Duesing, the Blue Devils compiled 98 team points, which was second behind Traverse City West's 133.

Final conference standings were determined by dual meet results for the season and standings at the championship meet. The Blue Devils were 5-2 in dual meets. Traverse City Central finished third at the championship meet with 95 points.

Fresh off four wins at a A-B regional meet Thursday, Duesing duplicated that effort a day later. She also equaled a BNC championship meet record by winning the high jump with a leap of 5-3. She won the 100 (15.9) and 300 hurdles (47.8) and the long jump (15-7.25).

Natalie Cahill finished second in the 3200 and third in the 1600 and 800. Kristen Press took second behind Duesing in the 100 hurdles while Michelle Lynn was third in the 100 dash. Emily Browning placed fifth in the pole vault, Katie Guimond was fifth in the high jump and sixth in discus and Jen Crawford was sixth in the 400.

Traverse City West won the boys championship meet with 152.5 points while Traverse City Central was second with 129.5.

The Sault boys were 5-2 in duals and fifth at the BNC championship meet, resulting in a tie for third place with Cadillac in the overall conference standings. Both Traverse City schools tied for first in the final overall standings

Jereld Sawyer posted the Sault highlight of the day in the boys meet by breaking a nearly 10-year-old school record in the discus. Sawyer threw the discus 158-9, finishing second and breaking the 1993 Sault High mark of Gary Glowacki (155-10). Sawyer also took fourth in the shot put with a throw of 49-11.

Cliff Lindsey finished second in the 1600 and 800. Neal McLeod placed fourth in the 200, Jeremy Myers was fifth in the shot, Jim Shannon was fifth in the 300 hurdles and John Anderson took sixth in the 100. The Blue Devils also took second in the 800 relay, third in the 1600 relay and sixth in the 3200 relay.

"As a team we did about as well as we can do," Sault boys coach Jim Martin said. "Most of our kids have now run seven or eight races in 24 hours. These were flat out gutsy performances."

The Blue Devils will compete in the U.P. track finals Saturday in Kingsford.

Girls

TC West 133, Sault 98, TC Central 95, Cadillac 80, Cheboygan 53, Petoskey 45, Alpena 18, Gaylord 1

100 - Meyer, Cad, 13.1
200 - Meyer, Cad, 27.2
400 - Crooks, Cad, 60.6
800 - Erdman, Cad, 2:18.9
1600 - Loomis, TCW, 5:14.8
3200 - Loomis, TCW, 11:36.4
100 H - Duesing, S, 15.9
300 H - Duesing, S, 47.8
400 R - Petoskey, 54.1
800 R - TC West, 1:52.8
1600 R - Cadillac, 4:09.0
3200 R - Cadillac, 9:41
Shot put - Bush, TCW, 35-3.5
Discus - Benton, Cheb, 132-9
Pole vault - Catino, TCC, 8-10.

Boys

TC West 152.5, TC Central 129.5, Petoskey 73, Cadillac 63.5, Sault 56, Gaylord 36, Cheboygan 10, Alpena 2.5

100 - Meadows, TCC, 11.2
200 - Meadows, TCC, 22.6
400 - Rycenga, Cad, 50.6
800 - Terhune, TCC, 1:58.6
1600 - Terhune, TCC, 4:28.3
3200 - Irish, Pet, 10:05
110 H - Kratky, TCW, 15.3
300 H - Stowe, TCW, 40.1
400 R - TC Central, 45.8
800 R - Petoskey, 1:36.8
1600 R - Cadillac, 3:30.3
3200 R - TC Central, 8:01.5
Shot put - Jennings, Cad, 52-9.5
Discus - Barnes, TCW, 163-11.5
Pole vault - Carscadden, TCC, 12-0.