Season opener proves to be a challenge for Emeralds
Returning to Division 1 proved to be a challenge for the Manistique Emeralds track and field team in their season opener at the Superior Dome Tuesday. When the final results were in, the boys and girls both finished in eighth place.
Menominee won the boys’ meet with 91 points. Marquette 85; Houghton 78.33; Kingsford 63.66; Negaunee 33; Escanaba 31; Sault Ste. Marie 26.50; Manistique 25.5; Westwood 0.
Marquette won the girls’ meet with 84 points, followed by Houghton with 75; Menominee 72; Escanaba 53.25; Negaunee 41.50; Kingsford 36.7; Sault Ste. Marie 35.28; Manistique 26; Westwood 11.
The Emeralds’ Kenner Broullire medaled in the long jump with a distance of 19 feet, 10.5 inches. He also finished in sixth place in the 55-meter dash with a time of 6.98.
Ryan Ramey captured third place with his time of 2:14.09 in the 800-meter run.
Tanner Yurk came in fourth place in the high jump, clearing the bar at 5-04.
Broullire and Ramey along with Bryson Lawrence and Joe Blanchard finished fourth in the 1600-meter relay with a time of 3:51.01
Yurk along with Adam Nagy, Jake Syers and Kyle Tiglas finished sixth in the 800-meter relay with a time of 1:43.76
Anchors to last year’s field events, Monica Giles and Taylor Lockwood started the new season strong, each medaling for the Emeralds.
Giles set a personal best in the shot put with a toss of 37-11.
Lockwood captured first place in the pole vault, clearing the bar at a height of 7-9.
Hannah Bryant came in third in the 55-meter dash with a time of 7.99.
Manistique travels to Iron Mountain next Tuesday, April 24.