Saints take third at track regional
MUNISING -- Three area teams competed in the Class C Regional Track meet recently with St. Ignace, Newberry, and Rudyard all vying for spots at the U.P. Finals. The top four finishers qualify for the Finals field.
Ishpeming won the boys meet with 48, while Munising was second with 38. St. Ignace finished third with 37.5, while Westwood was fourth with 34. Newberry placed fifth with 21.5, and Rudyard was sixth with eight.
The St. Ignace boys team had three first place winners in the meet as Dominic Adams won the 800 (2:05.4), while Aaron Gutchess took the long jump (18-7). The Saints also got a win in the 800 relay (1:37.4).
Gutchess also qualified for the Finals in the pole vault, while Dan Eggers placed second in the 200. The 400 relay team and the 1600 relay team also took seconds.
Eggers also took a third in the 100, while Jeremy McGinnis was third in the 400. The 3200 relay team also took a third.
Fourth-place finishers were Matt Stempki in the 100, McGinnis in the 200, Rand Litzner in the discus, Ed Andrews in the pole vault, and Gutchess in the high jump.
For the Newberry boys team there were no first-place finishers, but Bill Boudlais took a pair of seconds to qualify. He was second in both the shot put and the discus, while Andrew Schultz was second in the 800.
Adam Brown took third in the long jump, while fourth-place finishes were taken by Adam Trombley in the pole vault and Ryan Magnuson in the long jump. The Newberry relay teams took fourth in the 3200,1600, 800, and 400.
For Rudyard, Brent Malaski took a pair of seconds in the 1600, and the 3200, while Justin Hoolsema was third in the 1600.
In the girls meet, Westwood came out on top with 62.5, while St. Ignace was second with 41. Ishpeming placed third with 34, and Newberry finished fourth with 29.5. Munising was fifth with 12 and Rudyard placed sixth with eight points.
St. Ignace had three first-place finishes in the meet. Krista Clement won the 400 (1:02.7), while the 1600 relay team (4:22.9), and the 3200 relay team (10:32.3) also picked up wins.
Clement also had a second in the 800, while Carli Levi was second in the 1600. Katie Spencer took second in the discus, and Laura Peterson was second in both the pole vault and the long jump. The 800 relay team also placed second.
Liz Stempki earned a third-place finish in the 200, while Ashley St. Louis was third in high jump. The 400 relay team also took third. Spencer grabbed fourth in the shot put, while Erin Evashevski was fourth in 300 hurdles.
For Newberry, Rachel Ronquist and Carrie Peltier each won an event. Ronquist won the 100 (14.11), while Peltier took the discus (97-10).
Anne Labadie was third in the 110 hurdles and the 300 hurdles, while Kyle Richards was third in the 1600. Ronquist took third in the 400, and Whitney Massey was third in the 3200. The 3200 relay team also took a third.
Katie Vincent took a fourth for the Indians in the 1600, while Richards was fourth in the 800. Cassie Miller took a pair of fourths in the pole vault and the long jump. The 800 relay team and the 1600 relay team both recorded fourths.
For Rudyard, Charlotte Folkersma nabbed second in the 3200, while Dana VanSloten was second in the high jump. Alise Witmer took a third in the shot put.