Peramaki nearly a triple winner

RAPID RIVER – The Forest Park girls took care of business Thursday, retaining their track title with 95 points in the 36th annual Rapid River Invitational.

Mid Peninsula edged Bark River-Harris 67-62 for runner-up honors. Munising was fourth with 51 points, Grand Marais-Munising Baptist seventh with 40 and Superior Central eighth with 34.

“I was surprised,” said Mid Peninsula coach Julie Beauchamp. “I really didn’t expect that. Our girls did very well. I think this is a confidence boost for them.”

Forest Park junior Mary Grandahl won the 100-meter dash in 13.14 seconds, edging Grand Marais-Munising Baptist’s Michaela Peramaki by .01 second. She also helped the Trojans win the 400 and 1600 relays and placed second in the 200 (27.47).

Peramaki still managed two firsts in field events, taking the long jump in 15 feet, 6 1/2 inches, and setting a school record in the pole vault by clearing 8-9.

Superior Central had an individual winner in junior Mikayla Barrows, who copped the 400 at 1:11.13, while Munising senior Kaitlyn Marsh took the 800 in 2:55.73.

Mid Pen eighth-grader Sarah Hanson won the 1600 (6:33.59) and 3200 (14:25.89).

BR-H senior Sydnie Petry copped with weight events with tosses of 30-5 in shot put and 105-2 in discus. Classmate Alex Parrotta added a first in high jump (5-0) and helped the Broncos win the 800 relay.

Engadine freshman Aspen Hood was a triple-winner, taking the 200 in a school-record 27.15, dominating the 100 hurdles (16.4) and 300s (49.65) and helping the Eagles place second in the 800 relay.