Big North Conference Track Meets
Reported May 14, 2002 by the Sault Evening News
Sault Ste Marie, Michigan

Blue Devils conclude regular BNC track season

CHEBOYGAN -- Sault High closed out its Big North Conference regular season track schedule with a double dual meet Monday.

The Sault boys downed Cadillac 92 to 69, and clipped Cheboygan 80 to 34.

Tony Abramson and Marc McDonough were double event winners for the Blue Devils. Abramson captured the high jump (5-6) and 1600 (4:51.45) while McDonough won the long jump (18-6) and 100 dash (11.24).

Other event winners for the Sault boys included Jereld Sawyer in the shot put (46-2), Nate Young in the 300 hurdles (42.84), Steve Hank in the 110 hurdles (11.24), Adam Gurnoe in the 3200 (11:15.5) and Peter Duesing in the pole vault (9-6).

The Sault 800 relay crew of Nathan Martin, Neal McLeod, Eric Mason and Matt Labron won with a school record time of 1:35.79. The Blue Devils' 400 relay of Young, Dan Brown, Mason and Martin won in 46.13. The 3200 relay of Brown, Abramson, Craig Cooper and Jon Wagner won in 8:42.74.

The Sault boys finished 6-1 in BNC meets and will compete in the conference finals on May 23. On Thursday, the Blue Devil boys and girls will travel to Escanaba for a Division 1 regional.

The Sault girls beat Cadillac 64 to 40. Cheboygan downed the Sault 71.5 to 42.5.

Emily Browning set a school record of 9-0 to win the pole vault for the Blue Devils. Double-event winners for the Sault included Tara Dougherty in the shot put (29-5) and discus (94-2.5), and Natalie Cahill in the 1600 (5:45.40) and 3200 (12:03). Also picking up wins were: Becky Rambo in the 100 hurdles (17.49), Ashley Corbiere in the long jump (14-4.5), Michelle Lynn in the 100 (13.24), Emily Guimond in the high jump (4-10), and Janel Lumsden in the 400 (1:03.23). The Blue Devils also won the 3200 relay in 10:28.61.

Newberry 9-10 meet

Ann Labadie of Newberry won the hurdle events at the Newberry freshman and sophomore track meet on Monday.

Labadie won the 100 hurdles (17.9), and the 300 hurdles (54.8), to help the Indians to a second-place finish with 121. Manistique won the meet with 133. St. Ignace was third with 102, while Pickford finished fourth with 47. Rudyard was next with 37, while Engadine was sixth with 30. Munising finished seventh with 27.

Newberry also got two wins from Rachel Ronquist. Ronquist proved unbeatable in the 100 (14.2), and the 200 (29.8). The Indians also got a win from Carrie Peltier in the discus (84-9).

Krista Clement of St. Ignace, used to beating juniors and seniors in the middle distances, had little difficulty in those events. She won the 400 (1:06.20), and the 800 (2:36.30) runs. The Saints also got wins from Carlie Levi in the 1600 (5:54.20), and Laura Peterson in the pole vault (7-6). St. Ignace also got a win in the 800 relay (2:05.30).

The only other area team to get an individual win was Engadine, as Amanda Mast captured the long jump (14-2).

Jo'burg Invitational

JOHANNESBURG -- The Pickford boys track team finished fourth in the nine-team field at the Johannesburg-Lewiston Cardinal Invitational. The Panthers netted 68 points, while Gaylord St. Mary won the meet with 119.

The Panthers recorded just two individual wins in the meet as the Wallis boys came through. Adam won the long jump (19-1), while Doug Wallis won the high-jump (6-0)