Hunter leads Pickford boys at regional - May 17
PICKFORD -- The Pickford Panthers took care of business at their regional meet on Friday afternoon, winning the meet handily and sending a slew of team members to the U.P. Finals. First and second-place finishers qualified for the Finals.
Pickford scored 71 points to win the boys meet, well in front of second-place Cedarville which had 46.5. DeTour was third with 26, while Engadine was fourth with 22. The Brimley Bays placed fifth with 20, and Mackinac Island was sixth with a single point.
Brad Hunter won three events for the Panthers. He took the 1600 (5:02.09), the 400 (54.64), and the 800 (2:13.55). Carl Morrison won the 3200 for the Panthers (11:02.95), and Chris Thompson won the high jump (5-9). Pickford also got firsts from the 3200 relay team (9:09.53), and the 1600 relay (3:51.10).
Panthers also earning trips to the Finals with second-place finishes included Josh Schwab in the 300 hurdles, Jesse Bishop in the discus, Kurt Hanna in the long jump, Josh Campbell in the shot put and Morrison in the 800 as well as the 400 relay team.
For Cedarville, Drew Paquin won the 100 (12.14), and the 200 (24.30), while David Sanderson also won a pair of events. He won the 300 hurdles (43.69), and the pole vault (11-6).
Second place finishers for the Trojans included Sanderson in the 110 hurdles, and Jason Sweeney in the 1600 and the 3200. Paquin was second in the 400. The Trojans placed second in the 3200 relay.
The DeTour Raiders got a win from Mike Burton in the long jump (17-4.5) as well as their 400 relay team (49.08). Burton finished second in the high jump, while DeTour also was second in the 800 relay and the 1600 relay.
Engadine picked up its only win in the 800 relay (1:42.41), and hd second place finishes from Mike Houghton in the 100 and the 200.
Brimley got its only two wins from Josh Winkler. He won the discus (128-9), and the shot put (43-1.5).
Panthers win girls track regional - May 18
The Pickford Panthers got big performances from Rosanna Chapman and Peggy Keiper and went on to run away from the field in the regional meet, and qualify a good portion of their team for the U.P. Finals.
Pickford scored 72 points to win the meet, while Brimley was second with 41. Cedarville was third with 32, and Mackinac Island was fourth with 15. DeTour was fifth with 13, and Engadine was sixth with 11.
First and second place finishers in each event qualify for the Finals.
Chapman won the 1600 for Pickford (6:00.14), and the 400 (1:05.64), while Keiper took the discus (95-5), and the shot put (32-5). Other Panther winners included Tiffany Campbell in the 800 (2:45.40), Courtney Brown in the 3200 (13:22.52), and Kristina Peffers in the pole vault (8-0). Pickford also got wins from the 3200 relay team (11:23.24), and the 1600 relay team (4:36.17).
The Panthers had a good number of seconds as well. Megan Hunter was second in the 200, while Kacey Nyberg was second in the 3200. Judy Bishop was second in the discus, while N. Peterson was second in the pole vault. The 800 relay team also finished second.
Brimley picked up two wins from freshmen in the meet. Katey Kingsbury won the 100 (13.77), while Molly McIntyre took the high jump (5-1). Senior Laura Ermatinger picked up the other Bay individual win, taking the long jump (13-2). Brimley also got relay wins in the 800 (1:59.81) and the 400 (56.83).
The Bays got second-place finishes from Dana Case in the high jump, McIntyre in the long jump, and Emily Gillies in the shot put.
The Trojans got wins from Tara Amarose in the 100 hurdles (17.37) and Caroline Cochran in the 300 hurdles (50.68).
Cedarville picked up second-place finishes from Cochran in the 100 hurdles and Amarose in the 300 hurdles. Lauren Izzard was second in the 800, while the 400 relay team and the 1600 relay team also picked up seconds.
Engadine took a second-place finish in the 3200 relay.