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West Iron girls earn two early indoor meet titles PDF Print E-mail
Written by Peter Nocerini   
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 10:23 AM

Members of West Iron’s girls track team pose with the trophy they won during a recent indoor meet at Northland Pines High School. (submitted photo)
IRON RIVER—Thank goodness for the indoor fieldhouse at Northland Pines High School! Despite the tenacious winter weather, West Iron’s girls track team has already earned two tournament wins during indoor meets at the Eagle River school.    
If the snow melts fast enough, the Wykons may get to compete outside this Thursday. If not, cross your fingers for next week. Their meets at the Superior Dome in Marquette on April 16 and at Norway on April 17 were both canceled by snowstorms.
The West Iron girls got to compete at Northland Pines on March 27 and at an elite meet on April 12. The Wykons earned the best team scores at both meets, earning 175 and 139 points.
The Wykons won both times in four events: the 3200 relay, 200 high hurdles, 1600 relay and shot put.
Cassilyn Pellizzer set a new school record in the 200 low hurdles at the March meet, finishing in 32.84 seconds. At the elite meet, she improved her record time to 32.18.
(That is not the distance used in outdoor meets, where the low hurdles race is 300 meters long.)
Megan Miatech maintained her mastery in the shot put, winning both meets with throws of 36 feet, 1.75 inches and 33-9.25.
The other two double winners were in relays. The 3200 team won in 11 minutes, 5.49 seconds and 11:09.40. Those runners were Mariah Marcell, Brianna Lambert, Maddie Waara and Tori Harris. The second meet runners were Aly Possanza, Lambert, Waara and Harris.
Also winning twice was the 1600 relay team, with times of 4:42.59 and 4:52.77. Runners were Emmy Kinner, Waara, Lizza Pellizzer and Cassi Pellizzer in the first meet; Kinner, Waara, Lambert and Cassi Pellizzer in the second meet.
Cassi Pellizzer won two other events at the first meet: the 55 high hurdles in 9.87 seconds and high jump with 4-8.
Harris also won two individual events: the 1600 run in 6:08.17 and the 3200 in 13:35.30.
Emmy Kinner won the 200 in 29.18.
Finishing second at either meet were: Alexis Golfis in the 55 high hurdles (10.04) and 200 low hurdles (34.81); Cassi Pellizzer in the 55 highs (9.77); Carli Johnson in the 55 dash (8.15) and 200 (29.60); Kinner in the 200 (25.58); Ally Jo Polich in long jump (14-1.75); and Keeley Nolingberg in shot (29-0).
Thirds at either meet were earned by Golfis in the 200 low hurdles and long jump; Lambert twice in the 800; Johnson in the 200; and the 800 relay team (Casey Harrington, Sarah Penkivech, Lizzi Pellizzer and Johnson).
No boys results were available.
• The Wykons were scheduled to take part in an indoor meet at Lakeland High School in Woodruff, Wis., on April 22. After that, all their meets are outdoors, at the mercy of the weather and the region’s slow recovery from a long, brutal winter.
They are scheduled for outdoor meets at Niagara April 24; the Copper Country Invitational in Calumet April 29; and the Stephenson Invitational May 2.


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