IRON RIVER—West Iron’s track team finally got to take part in an outdoor track meet May 2 in Stephenson—and was more than ready to go.
Three Wykons were triple winners at the Stephenson Invitational: Tori Harris and Emmy Kinner on the girls team and Ryan Rogers for the boys. As a team, the Wykon girls rolled up 244 points to dominate the girls meet, and the boys team scored 111 to finish second in the six-team field.
That’s good because there’s just one week left before the regional tournaments on May 15 (Class C at West Iron, Class D at North Dickinson).
The Wykon girls were dominant at Stephenson. Two girls earned three first places each, and another earned two. WIC also swept all four relays.
Harris, a senior, dominated the distances, winning the 1600, 800 and 3200 events. Kinner, a freshman, was the darling of the dashes, taking first in the 100, 400 and 200 runs.
Harris’ times were 6 minutes, 6 seconds in the 1600, 2:40.20 in the 800 and 13:33 in the 3200. Kinner finished in 13.02 in the 100, 1:03.60 in the 400; and 27.60 in the 200.
Cassilyn Pellizzer won twice, the 100 high hurdles (17.50) and 300 low hurdles (50.0). Other first places came from Alexis Golfis in long jump (15 feet, 4 inches) and Megan Miatech in shot put (34-6.5).
The Wykon girls also swept the four relay events: the 3200 in 11:37.04 (Mariah Marcell, Aly Possanza, Harris and Madeline Waara); the 800 in 1:58.60 (Casey Harrington, Brianna Lambert, Golfis and Elizabeth Pellizzer); the 400 in 38.90 (Harrington, Sarah Penkivech, Ally Jo Polich and Lizzi Pellizzer); and the 1600 in 4:38.10 (Kinner, Lambert, Lizzi Pellizzer and Cassi Pellizzer).
• West Iron’s boys teams also had a triple winner: Ryan Rogers won three times, boosting his team to second place. The Wykons scored 111 points at the meet, trailing only Rapid River, which ended with 171. Stephenson was third at 99.
Rogers’ wins came in all three sprint events, the 100, 200 and 400, and he was second place in long jump. He finished the 100 in 11.80; the 200 in 23.90 and the 400 in 54.80.
Tylor Capadagli won the 300 low hurdles event (46.00) and was part of the winning 1600 relay team with Tommi Keski-Kestari, Brandon Olson and Colton Pangrazzi. Their winning time was 3:54.50.
• This week, the Wykons were scheduled to compete at the Kraemer Invitational in Ironwood on May 5 and in a meet at Kingsford on May 6.
Next week starts with the rescheduled Copper Country Invitational in Calumet on May 12, the Kingsford Invitational on May 13 and the Class C regional tournament at West Iron on May 15.
Forest Park: Persistent rain and cold weather forced cancellation of Forest Park’s only scheduled track meet last week, the event at North Dickinson on April 29.
The Trojans hoped to finally get their season started at the Norway Invitational on May 5 and the Rapid River Invitational on May 8.
Next week, Forest Park is at the Kingsford Invitational on May 13 and the Class D regional tourney at North Dickinson on May 15.