Blue Devils Win Dual Track Meet
Reported May 2, 2002 by the Sault Evening News
Sault Ste Marie, Michigan

Blue Devils sweep past BNC track foes

PETOSKEY -- The Sault High track and field teams won both ends of a double dual meet against Big North Conference squad Tuesday.

In the boys meet, the Blue Devils prevailed 96-64 over Petoskey and 95-65 over Alpena. The Sault girls won 103-56 over Petoskey and 114-48 over Alpena. Results were not officially approved until Wednesday.

Steve Ojala and Tony Abramson led the Sault boys. Ojala swept the 100 (11.52.4) and 200 dashes (24.19), while Abramson won the high jump (5-8) and 1600 (4:51.27). Other event winners for the Blue Devils were Marc McDonough in the long jump (18-1), Jereld Sawyer in the discus (134-11) and Nate Young in the 300 hurdles (43.38), Neal McLeod in the 400 (54.71) and Adam Gurnoe in the 3200 (10:53). The Blue Devils also won the 3200, 800 and 400 relays.

For the Sault girls, Natalie Cahill captured the 1600 (5:33.2) and 3200 (10:53) while Tara Doughery scored wins in the shot put (30-0) and discus (89-10). Other event winners included Desi Payment in the 800 (2:36), Dani Payment in the long jump (14-0), Kristen Press in the 300 hurdles (52.29), Becky Rambo in the 100 hurdles (17.54) and Emily Browning in the pole vault (7-6). The Blue Devils swept the relays.

The Blue Devils are scheduled for another BNC meet Friday at the Gaylord Invitational.

Inland Lakes Invitational

Nathan Templeton set a Rudyard school record with a time of 10.96 in the 100 dash at the Inland Lakes Invitational.

Brent Malaski was a double-event winner for the Rudyard boys, who finished fourth overall at the meet. Malaski won the 1600 (4:47) and 3200 (10:15) for the Bulldogs,

For the Rudyard girls, Diana Wertz won the discus (97-0) and placed second in the shot put (30-6). The unit of Emily Ross, Becca English, Loni Leblanc and Wertz won a thrower's relay, while Shayla Postma, Charlotte Folkersma, Marie Ghastin and Beth English finished second in the 3200 relay.

The Bulldogs will compete at the St. Ignace Kiwanis Invitational Saturday.