Boys control Kiwanis meet
Behind a solid performance on the track and in the field, the Emeralds boys knocked off defending champion Marquette. Knowing they were in the hunt, the final results had Manistique on top with 123 points.
“The boys ran well,” Emerald Coach Mary Lou Lund said. “This team is strong, both physically and mentally. They practice and work hard as a team. I hope this win will push them to reach their goals this year.”
Kenner Broullire captured first place in the 100-yard dash, 300-yard hurdles and along with teammates Zavier Gonzalez, Bryson Lawrence and Ryan Ramey, the 1600-meter relay.
Ramey also took first place in the 400-meter dash.
Manistique captured first place in two of the four field events with Tony Floyd medaling in the long jump and Zack Lambert in the pole vault.
Senior strong, the Emerald girls had a solid meet, but were edged out by Marquette, who finished with 207 points. Manistique captured second with 89, Gwinn 64, Newberry 62, Grand Marais-Munising Baptist 51, Superior Central 28, Stephenson 18 and Munising 3.
“It is something to build on,” Coach Chris Marana said. “I was pleased with their performance; we are starting to develop some depth which is going to be key for us to be successful this season.”
Marana said depth on this year’s team stems for a group of seniors who he has been with him since he took over as the girl’s coach
“Losing only one senior girl from last season has allowed us to maintain a lot of experience. Seniors Monica Giles, Darby Demers, Hannah Bryant, Kyra Lauzon and Gabbie Lafayette will all be heavily leaned on. These girls have been with me since I have been coaching and I expect a lot from them.”
“I was especially happy with how our relay teams performed,” Marana said.
“We earned 34 points from our four relay teams alone. I challenged some of them, and they responded well.
Monice Giles (shot put and discus) and Holly Blowers (mid-distance) both had solid days, each earning 16 points for the team in their event.”
First place finishes: Broullire, 100-meter dash, 11.70; Ramey 400-meter dash, 53.56; Broullire, 300-meter hurdles, 41.70; Broullire, Gonzalez, Lawrence, Ramey, 1600-meter relay, 3:48.39; Tony Floyd, long jump, 18-4 1/2; Lambert, pole vault, 10-6
Second place finishes: Ayotte, Lawrence, Ramey, Pomeroy, 3200-meter relay, 8:53.56; Lambert, 110-meter hurdles, 17.53; Ramey, 200-meter dash, 24.02.
Third place finishes: Floyd, 100-meter dash, 11.84; Ryan, 300-meter hurdles, 48.19; Lawrence, 800-meter run, 2:14.25.
Fourth place finishes: Ryan, 110-meter hurdles, 19.23; Lambert, high jump, 5-8; Edwards, discus, 108-2
Fifth place finishes: Bolm, 110-meter hurdles, 19.48; Pomeroy, 1600-meter run, 5:07.64; Bolm, 300-meter hurdles, 50.68; Gonzalez, 800-meter run, 2:21.47.
Sixth place finishes: Bolm, Turan, Lawrence, Kangas, 800-meter relay; Pomeroy, 3200-meter run, 11:26.21; Kangas, discus, 97-6
First place finishes: Vanessa Mc- Namara, Hannah Bryant, Shelby Carlson, Kyran Lauzon, 800-meter relay, 1:58.52
Second place finishes: Darby Demers, Morgan Kangas, Olivia Holmberg, Holly Blowers, 3,200-meter relay, 11:12.30; Blowers, 1,600-meter run, 5:33.65; Elisa MacGregor, Lauzon, Carlson, Bryant, 400-meter relay, 55.29; Carlson, Kangas, Mc- Namara, Bryant, 1,600-meter relay, 4:43.60; Monica Giles, discus, 89-3 1/2; Giles, shot put, 30-9
Third place finishes: Blowers, 800-meter run, 2:36.09; MacGregor, pole vault, 7- 6
Fourth place finishes: Demers, 800-meter run, 2:45.47; Josie Price, pole vault, 6-6
Fifth place finishes: Carlson, 100-meter hurdles, 19.77; Bryant, 100-meter dash, 14.23; Holmberg, 3,200-meter run, 14:00.73;
Sixth place finishes: MacGregor, 100-meter dash, 14.28; Demers, 1,600-meter run, 5:58.53; Zellar, pole vault, 6-6