Emeralds off to track finals
MANISTIQUE – Members of the Manistique Emeralds Track and Field team will head to Kingsford this Saturday to compete in the U.P. Division 1 Finals. The Emerald boy’s qualified in eight events – the girls four.
Junior Kenner Broullire enters the finals as the number one seed in the 300-meter hurdles with his time of 40.14. Senior Zach Taggart of Marquette sits at number two, qualifying with his time of 41.19, Brendan Jacques is third with his time of 42.15.
Broullire will also compete in the long jump, he holds down the number seven spot in that event.
Joining Broullire in the field events is Adam Nagy and Tanner Yurk. Nagy is the number two seed in the pole vault; Yurk is the number six seed in the high-jump.
Just one second off the pace, Broullire along with John Rahn, Ryan Ramey and Bryson Lawrence fill the number two seed in the 1,600-meter relay. Marquette holds down the number one spot with their time of 3:35.77.
Ramey, Lawrence, Rahn and Robert Ayotte fill the number four seed in the 3,200-meter relay, they qualified with a time of 8:40.15. Gladstone holds the number one ranking in that event with a time of 8:34.43.
Ramey also enters the finals as the number two seed in the 400-meter dash with a time of 52.52. Sault Ste. Marie’s Kyle Lester sits at number one with his time of 51.74. Holding down the number five seed, Lawrence is less than a second off the pace in the 800-meter run. In a very tight field, Lawrence ran his best time of the season at the Mid-Pen’s(2:08.16) to make the cut. Leighton Locke of Marquette is number one with his time of 2:07.35.
The Emerald girls will compete in four events.
Monica Giles will compete in the shot put and the discus. She is the number two seed in the shot put and fourth in the discus.
Taylor Lockwood is the number four seed in the pole vault.
Kyra Lauzon, Hannah Bryant, Elisa MacGregor and Shelby Carlson sit at number two in the 400-meter relay. Menominee holds down the number one spot with their time of 53.15; the Emerald relay team qualified with a time of 53.31.