Big North Conference Track Finals
Reported May 24, 2002 by the Sault Evening News
Sault Ste Marie, Michigan

Sault finishes 3rd, 4th at Big North Conference track meet

ALPENA -- Sault High boys and girls track teams finished third and fourth, respectively, in the final Big North Conference standings.

The Sault boys finished fifth Thursday in the BNC Finals and wound up third overall in the conference standings for the season. The Blue Devils were 6-1 in dual meets.

Traverse City Central won the boys meet with 132 points and also finished first overall in the BNC standings. Traverse City West was runner-up with 128 Thursday and took second overall in the conference. Cadillac placed third in the meet with 68, followed by Petoskey 54, Sault 49, Cheboygan 46, Gaylord 32 and Alpena 14.

Jereld Sawyer finished second in the shot put (48-6.5) and discus (157-9) for the Blue Devils. Tony Abramson placed second in the 800 (2:03.5) and fifth in the 1600 (4:44.30).

Dion Josiah placed third in the 100 dash and was fifth in the 300 hurdles. Steve Hank took sixth in the 110 hurdles and fifth in the 300 hurdles. Dan Brown was fourth in the 400.

Matt Labron, Neal McLeod, Eric Mason and Josiah took sixth in the 800 relay. Mason, Josiah, Nate Martin and Nate Young were third in the 400 relay. Hank, Young, Josiah and Brown placed sixth in the 1600. Eric Worley, Brown, Abramson and Craig Cooper took fourth in the 3200 relay.

The Sault girls took fourth Thursday and were also fourth overall in the BNC. Traverse City Central won with 131.33, followed by TC West 128, Cheboygan 98.33, Sault 57, Cadillac 46, Alpena 26.33, Petoskey 23 and Gaylord 13.

Natalie Cahill finished the season unbeaten in the 3200, winning in 12:06.80. Cahill also placed third in the 800 and fifth in the 1600.

Tara Dougherty placed third in the shot put and discus. Emily Browning took third in the pole vault, Ashley Corbiere was fifth in the high jump and long jump, Becky Rambo was third in the 100 hurdles, Janel Lumsden was fifth in the 400, Desi Payment placed fifth in the 800 and Kristen Press took sixth in the 300 hurdles.