Prep track: Munising girls take second at Rapid River Invitational
RAPID RIVER – It was simply a dominating performance in the running events by the Forest Park girls Thursday as they retained their track title at the 37th Annual Rapid River Invitational.
The Trojans collected six firsts and placed in all 12 running events while scoring 149 points.
Munising was runner-up with 83 points and third-place Mid Peninsula had 63.
Forest Park senior Kendra Campbell won the 100-meter hurdles in 17.77 seconds, 300s (52.65) and anchored the winning 400 and 1600 relays.
Classmate Mary Grandahl won the 400 (1:03.63), anchored the winning 800 relay and was runner-up in the 100 (13.56).
Munising’s leader was freshman Marissa Immel, who won the 1600 (6:03.76) and 3200 (13:38.7).
“I did a lot better than in previous meets,” said Immel, who ran the second mile of the 3200 in 6:12. “It feels like I’m getting in better shape. I was able to pace myself with the guys in 3200 and that helped.”
Munising freshman Michaela Peramaki won pole vault with a school-record leap of nine feet, six inches and classmate Frankie Mattson took the 800 (2:44.46).
Superior Central senior Teslyn Tyner won long jump (15-8), five inches better than Peramaki.
Mid Pen senior Kelsey Shope won high jump, placed second in the 400 (1:06.24) and helped the Wolverines take the runner-up spot in the 1600 relay.
The Wolverines also had a first in the 3200 relay and Alexis Wenzel shared second in high jump with North Central’s Baylee Wells.
Stephenson freshman Haley Truitt became a double-winner, taking the 100 (13.22) and 200 (28.73).
Carney-Nadeau senior Andrea Dani won discus (78-8) and North Dickinson’s Deborah Starnes took shot put (30-5).
Sophomore Katie Schultz led Bark River-Harris, placing second in the 200 (29.57) and third in long jump (14-9 1/2) and helping the Broncos take third in both sprint relays.
The Rapid River boysretained their title with 132 points. They were followed by North Dickinson 95 and Stephenson 56.
Rapid River senior Jake Pearson collected three firsts, taking 200-meter dash in 24.02 seconds, shot put at 48 feet and discus (144-1). He also shared third in the 100 (12.01) with North Dickinson junior Jordan Neumann.
Pearson earned the 200 title by edging Big Bay de Noc senior Cole Potvin on a lean. Superior Central sophomore Greg Seppanen led for nearly 150 meters before slipping to third (24.33).
Potvin won the 400 (52.21) and was runner-up in high jump at six feet. Munising junior Alex Hill copped high jump (6-1).
Rapid River sophomore Dan Blair won the 800 (2:11.4) and 1600 (4:53.39), helped the winning 3200 relay and placed second in the open 3200 (11:33.13). Stephenson junior Conner Cappaert took the 3200 (10:51.32).
North Dickinson senior Tim Hruska dominated the 110 hurdles (16.26) and captured the 300s (44.46), edging teammate Logan O’Neil by .28 second.
Forest Park sophomore Bill Ragio was also a double-winner, taking pole vault (12-0) and long jump (19-9), and Bark River-Harris swept the sprint relays.
Munising sophomore Brett Hannah ran in just the 1600 relay and junior sprinter and high jumper Andy Cooper didn’t compete due to a sprained ankle.