MHSAA U.P. Track Finals: While fans seek shelter, Munising’s Hannah pushes to U.P. title in 3,200

KINGSFORD – It was going to take more than a downpour to stop Munising freshman Brett Hannah in Saturday’s MHSAA Upper Peninsula Division 3 Track and Field Finals.

While all the fans seeked shelter, Hannah pushed through the rain to capture a personal record and a first place in the 3,200-meter run, crossing the finish line in 10 minutes, 43.79 seconds.

“It was a good day. It feels good to actually place at such an important meet,” Hannah said. “I tried to push myself through the rain. I don’t think it took off too much time.”

Hannah also captured second place in the 1,600 run in 4:45.81.

North Dickinson won the Division 3 boys meet with 77 points. Munising came in seventh (34) and Superior Central followed in eighth (30) while Grand Marais-Munising Baptist took 14th with 14 points.

Mustang senior Lucas Gauthier finished first in the 200-meter dash (23.17).

Superior Central junior Nick Maki finished second in the 400 (52.97) and senior Tyler Kienitz finished in second place for the 800 (2:04.56), which was good for a PR and a school record.

In the girls Division 3 meet, it was St. Ignace taking first place with 121 points with Superior Central coming in seventh place (24), Grand Marais-Munising Baptist taking 11th (17) and Munising finishing in 19th (5).

Junior Teslyn Tyner paced Superior Central with a first-place finish in the long jump (15 feet, 3.5 inches). Tyner captured second place in the 100 (13.09) and was also the final leg of the 400-relay team that took third place (54.25). Junior Mikayla Barrows finished second for the Cougars in the 400 (1:06.44).

Grand Marais-Munising Baptist sophomore Jaylyn Laflamme took third in the 100 hurdles (17.45) and fifth in the 100 (13.52).