Pickford dominates EUPC track meet
PICKFORD -- Winning two events was not an uncommon feat on Friday at the final Eastern Upper Peninsula Conference track meet of the season.
Five athletes won two events in the girls meet, but only Pickford's Rosanna Chapman and Engadine's Amanda Mast were able to capture three.
Chapman won the 1600 (5:54.07), the 800 (2:35.2) and the 400 (1:04.71) for the Panthers in a relatively comfortable win over the rest of the field. Pickford finished with 114, while Brimley was second with 83. Cedarville was third with 60, and Engadine was fourth with 54. DeTour placed fifth with 39.
Mast won the 100 (13.82), the 200 (28.61) and the long jump (13-8).
Also for Pickford, Peggy Keiper won the discus (93-3.5), and the shot put (32-4.5), while Nicole Peterson took the pole vault (6-0). Cortnie Brown won the 3200 (13:28.55), and the Panthers also got wins in the 1600 relay (4:30.74), and the 3200 relay (11:19.07).
For Brimley, Molly McIntyre was the only individual winner. She placed first in the high jump (5-0). The Bays also won the 800 relay (1:58.65).
Cedarville got a pair of wins from Caroline Cochran. She won the 100 hurdles (17.3) and the 300 hurdles (50.57). The Trojans also won the 400 relay (56.15).
For the boys, Pickford's Brad Hunter was the only triple-event winner. Hunter won the 1600 (5:00.19), the 800 (2:12.76) and the 400 (53.32).
Pickford had an easy time in the meet, finishing first with 133 points, over 50 points ahead of second-place Cedarville which finished second with 81. Brimley was third with 59, and DeTour was fourth with 49. Engadine was fifth with 31.
Josh Schwab won a pair of events for the Panthers. He finished first in the 110 hurdles (17.01), and the 300 hurdles (44.08).
Jesse Bishop won the discus (126-3), and the Panthers got relay wins in the 1600 (3:49.79), and the 3200 (9:05.08).
The Cedarville Trojans got a win from Drew Paquin in the 100 (12.03), and also picked up firsts from Jason Sweeney in the 3200 (10:47.59), and David Sanderson in the pole vault (11-6).
Kyle Dillon won the long jump for the Brimley Bays (17-11.5), and Josh Winkler took the shot put (42-6.5). The Bays also got wins in the 400 relay (48.16), and the 800 relay (1:41.97).
DeTour picked up its only win in the high jump as Mike Burton earned a first (5-11), and Engadine got its only win from Mike Houghton in the 200 (24.99).