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Cheboygan, Munising win Newberry Elks meet
Reported April 26, 2003 by the Sault Evening News
Sault Ste Marie, Michigan

NEWBERRY -- Three Straits Area Conference teams took part in the Newberry Elks Track Invitational on Saturday afternoon.

St. Ignace, Rudyard, and host Newberry all took part in the six-team meet. In the boys meet, Munising came out on top with 135 points, while Cheboygan was second with 125. The Saints took third with 106, and Newberry was fourth with 80. Manistique finished fifth with 40, and Rudyard was last with 30.

St. Ignace got four first-place finishes in the meet. Dominic Adams won the 800 (2:06.35), while Aaron Gutchess won the long jump (18-1). The Saints also got wins from their 800 relay team (1:38.95), and their 3200 relay squad (8:58.38).

Gutchess grabbed a second-place finish in the pole vault, while teammate Ed Andrews took third in the event. Jeremy McGinnis also took a second in the 200, and the Saints took second in the 400 relay.

The Newberry Indians got their only first place finish from Adam Brown in the pole vault (12-0).

Brown also finished second in the long jump, while teammate Andrew Schultz finished second in the 800.

The Rudyard Bulldogs got two firsts from "Automatic" Brent Malaski. He won the 1600 (4:47.93), and the 3200 (10:36.02).

In the girls meet, Cheboygan took the top spot with 213 points, while Newberry was second with 111. St. Ignace was just a point behind with 110, and Munising was fourth with 40. Rudyard placed fifth with 31, and Manistique was sixth with 20.

Cheboygan's Ashley Tryban won the 1600 and 3200 and was named the Athlete of the Meet.

Newberry had just two first-place finish in the meet as Ann Labadie won the 300 hurdles (53.21), and the 3200 relay team notched a win (11:01.07). Cassie Miller had the team's only second place finish in the 100 high-hurdles.

For St. Ignace, Krista Clement and Marielle Calcaterra each picked up a first. Clement won the 800 (2:29.13), while Calcaterra took the 200 (29.12).

The Saints had a number of second-place finishes in the meet. Clement finished second in the 400, while Liz Stempki was second in the 200. Erin Evashevski was second in the 300 hurdles, and Carli Levi was second in the 1600. The St. Ignace 400, 800, and 1600 relay teams all finished second as well.

For Rudyard, Alyse Whitmer took the team's only first-place finish, winning the shot put (32-2.5), and Stephanie Folkersma took a second for the Bulldogs in the 3200.