Kinner wins four in WIC’s first meet

Houghton’s Kendra Monette (left) and Munising’s Michaela Peramaki applaud West Iron’s Emmy Kinner, as she takes the first place spot on the awards stand for the 100-meter run, one of four events she won the at MTU indoor invitational April 6.

IRON RIVER—Who says it’s the very start of the season? Emmy Kinner dominated the field in her events during the MTU Invitational indoor track meet, held April 6 at Michigan Tech’s Student Development Center.
    Kinner won four events: the 60, 200 and 400-meter dashes and long jump. The WIC girls’ other highlight was a 2-3 finish in shotput.
    On the boys team, Bryant Schram easily won the shot put competition and Shane Vargas was a very close second in the 200 dash.
    No team scores were available.
    Kinner started by winning the 60-meter dash in 8.00 seconds, a margin of 0.16 seconds over second place. In the 400, her winning time was 1 minute, 5.31 seconds, a margin of 1.09 seconds. Next was the 200, which she won in 28.44, a margin of 1.18 seconds.
    Her fourth win was in long jump, clearing 14 feet, 11 inches, two inches better than second place.
    The WIC girls’ top shotputters picked up where they left off last year. Rachael Tefft was second with a throw of 35-5, and teammate Keirrah Grifka claimed third with 31-8.75. The winning throw by Houghton’s Kendra Monette was 36-7.75.
    WIC’s 1600-meter relay team was fifth in 5:15.09. Runners were Piper Passamani, Courtney Reitmeyer, Mariah Lewis and Colbi Laturi.
    Passamani tied for fifth in the 60-meter hurdles in 11.69. WIC’s 3200 relay team was sixth (14:05.56), and the 800-meter relay was seventh (2:12.25). Names not available for the 3200 team; the 1600 runners were Passamani, Reitmeyer, Lewis and Laturi.
    For the boys team, Schram showed his stuff with the shot, shooting the sphere 47 feet, 9.75 inches, nearly 4 feet farther than anyone else. WIC teammate Dante Thurston was sixth in the event with a throw of 40-4.
    Vargas was a very close second in the 200 dash with 24.28, just 0.06 seconds off the winning time.
    Wykon boys were fourth in four events. A.J. Weisnicht was fourth in both long jump (17-8.5) and tied for fourth in high jump (5-8). Dawson Bongi was fourth in 60-meter hurdles (10.10) and Austin Persson was No. 4 in the 60-meter dash (7.35).
    Relays provided WIC’s other top results. The 3200 and 1600 relay teams were both seventh, and the 800 team was eighth.
    No names available for the 3200 team (10:35.80). The 1600 runners (4:22.57) were Bongi, Ethan Evenson, Noah Lewis and Zach Quintero. The 800 quartet (1:52.03) had Quintero, Vargas, Josh Nelson and Persson.
    ● The Wykons’ next meet isn’t until the Division 2 meet at the Superior Dome in Marquette next Wednesday, April 19. First scheduled outdoor meet: weather permitting, Niagara on April 27.