Houghton track runs in southern pack
KINGSFORD – West Iron County’s girls and Kingsford’s boys dominated a quadrangular high school track & field meet Tuesday at Flivver Field.
Coach Kristi Berutti’s Wykon girls, 127; thumped Kingsford, 60, and Houghton, 59.
WIC freshman Emmy Kinner and Victoria Harris-Hoogenboom each stepped to three individual firsts. Kinner won the 100, 200 and 400-meter dashes along with a pivotal third leg of the winning 1600-meter relay.
Harris-Hoogenboom was a distance standout in the 1600, 800 and 3200.
“West Iron has such a fabulous team,” Kingsford coach Lisa Harry said. “Give them a lot of credit.”
Cassilyn Pellizzer tacked on wins in the 100 hurdles and 300 hurdles plus a second in high jump. Alexis Golfis claimed the long jump along with seconds in 100 hurdles and 300 hurdles.
Kinner and Kingsford’s Raegan Pratt put on a show of talented freshmen. Pratt, in addition to chasing Kinner in the 100 and 200 dashes, anchored the 400 and 800 relays.
Kingsford also garnered the 3200 relay.
“The girls have been working so hard,” said Harry, noting several personal bests by her Flivvers. “They ran hard and fought hard.
“They’re improving and getting stronger. I was really pleased with the improvement.”
Houghton’s Elisa Jurmu copped the high jump and discus.
In the Flivver varsity boys’ first outdoor meet, they accumulated 152 points to 61 for Houghton, 43 for WIC and 4 for Ewen-Trout Creek.
“We were real consistent across the board with our sprinters and distance,” Kingsford coach Doug Roberts said. “I was happy with our relays (sweeping). It’s nice to get them in.’
The Flivvers’ Cole Tengesdahl led the sprinters with firsts in the 100 and 200-meter dashes. Houghton’s Jacob Colling swept the 1600 and 3200-meter runs, but the Flivvers collected seven of the eight remaining places in those events.