Hancock, L’Anse enjoy winners
ISHPEMING – No other team could slow the steamroller known as West Iron County at the Division 2 girls regional track and field meet held at Westwood High School on Thursday afternoon.
The Wykons won all four relays and picked up wins in seven of the 13 individual events to more than double any other team’s total. WIC scored 77 points to 32 for Hancock, 29 for Westwood, 23 for Ishpeming, 19 for Ironwood and 7 for L’Anse.
Distance specialist Victoria Hoogenboom swept the 1,600- and 3,200-meter runs and ran a leg with the Wykons’ 3,200 relay victors, while Megan Miatech won the shot put and discus.
In addition, Kylee Erickson and Brianna Lambert were each three-time winners, with Erickson taking the 400 and running in the 1,600 and 3,200 relays, while Lambert participated in the 400, 800 and 3,200 relays.
Hancock snagged an individual win from Mary Jarvis in the 100 hurdles (16.83) and put 13 entries into U.P. Finals June 1 at Kingsford.
L’Anse also had a winner among its two qualifiers. Sophomore Karli Hoggard won the 200 and teammate Heather McCarthy was third in the 400.
“I qualified for the U.P.’s last year, but I didn’t get a chance to run,” Hoggard said. “So I was really hoping I’d get a chance to go back this year.”