Miners edge out Emeralds
NORWAY – The Negaunee Miners’ track team kept their claim to the Mid-Peninsula Conference Title Thursday in Norway. Evenly matched at the end of the first four events, the Miners edged out the Emeralds 158 to 136 to win their fourth consecutive championship, but the victory did not come without a fight by the green and white.
“Once again the girls really performed at a high level,” coach Chris Marana said. “They gave everything they had, but just came up a little short, they should be proud of what they did, it was really fun to watch.”
A four-medal day by Holly Blowers set the tone for the conference battle early in the meet. After anchoring the 3,200-meter relay with teammates Darby Demers, Gabby LaFayette and Oliva Holmberg, Blowers went on to also win the 1,600, 800 and 3,200-meter runs, making for a “very special day” Marana said.
First place finishes: Demers, LaFayette, Holmberg, Blowers, 3,200- meter relay,
10:44.82; Blowers, 1,600-meter run, 5:39.38; Elisa Macgregor, Kyra Lauzon, Shelby Carlson, Hannah Bryant, 400-meter relay, 53.24; Blowers, 800-meter run, 2:30.43; Blowers, 3,200-meter run, 12:42.75; Elisa Macgregor, pole vault, 7-06.01; Monica Giles, shot put, 31-09.08.
Second place finishes: Elisa Macgregor, 100-meter dash, 13.30; Vanessa McNamara, Bryant, Shelby Carlson, Lauzon, 800-meter relay, 1:56.72; Lexi Carlson, long jump, 14-03.
Third place finishes: Shelby Carlson, 200-meter dash, 28.97; McNamara, Bryant, Morgan Kangas, S Carlson, 1,600-meter relay, 4:37.84; Brittany Zellar, pole vault, 7-02; Lauzon, long jump, 14-02; Giles, discus, 82-07.
Fourth place finishes: Saige Hastings, shot put, 27-03
Fifth place finishes: Demers, 1,600-meter run, 6:03.09; Holmberg, 3,200-meter run, 13:31.05; Josie Price, pole vault, 6-06.
Rounding off the field was Gwinn in third with 67 points, Westwood 61, Ishpeming 46, Iron Mountain 33 and Norway 28.