Prep track and field: Marquette, Newberry claim team titles in Munising Lions Invitational

MUNISING – Marquette took the boys’ title and Newberry the girls’ in the Munising Lions Invitational prep track and field meet held at Mustang Stadium in Munising on Friday night.

The Redmen – behind four relay victories and double individual winner Lance Rambo – compiled 78 points to defeat runner-up Manistique in the eight-team boys meet.

Manistique finished with 49 points, followed by Munising (47), Westwood (35), Newberry (30), Gwinn (17), Superior Central (8) and Engadine (7).

“It was a great team effort and a good meet for us,” Marquette head coach Kyle Detmers said Monday. “I was pleased with the effort and enthusiasm.”

The Redmen won the 3,200-, 800-, 400- and 1,600-meter relays.

“We went with some older guys in the relays,” Detmers said. “Handoffs are crucial and they all ran good times.”

Rambo, meanwhile, claimed the 1,600 (4 minutes, 38.19 seconds) and 3,200 (10:24.21) runs.

“Lance training in the spring (weather) we’ve had, those are good times,” Detmers said. “It has been brutal, but my distance runners are tough.”

Vincent Carlson of Westwood, Ryan Ramey of Manistique and Leroy Ward-Harbun of Newberry also won two events apiece.

Carlson won the 110 high hurdles (15.47) and the 300 intermediate hurdles (43.56); Ramey the 400 (50.85) and 200 (23.54) dashes; and Ward-Harbun – a Grand Marais product competing for Newberry – claimed the 100 dash (11.24) and long jump (18 feet, 10 3/4 inches).

In the girls’ meet, Newberry took top honors with 89 points, followed by Manistique (69), Munising (65, Engadine (30) and Superior Central (9).

Munising’s Michaela Peramaki dominated the meet with three individual triumphs. She won the 100 dash (13.26), the pole vault (10-0) and the long jump (15-1).

Holly Blowers of Manistique captured two individual events, the 1,600 run (5:32.53) and the 400 dash (1:04.12).

Newberry claimed triumphs in the 3,200, 1,600 and 800 relays.