WIC track: Shamion back; Schram hurt
West Iron senior No. 1 doubles player Caden Pellizzer returns a shot against Iron Mountain on May 2 in Iron River. Pellizzer and Andy Frederickson won their match 6-2, 6-3 as WIC won 7-1.
STEPHENSON—In a sense, the story of the West Iron County track team’s day at the Stephenson Lions Club Invite on May 3 was about injuries – one a recovery from and one suffered in the warmups.
After missing the start of the season with a quad injury, Wykon sophomore Jordan Shamion returned to action with a bang as she recorded a win and a runner-up finish in the hurdles events and contributed to two top-five relays to help West Iron finish fifth in the 11-team event.
Meanwhile for the boys, Wykon senior Bryant Schram suffered an injury in warmups and did not compete in the shot put and the discus, events which he has dominated in recent years.
The Wykon girls were also without one of their top-point scorers, sophomore middle distance runner Avery Bociek, who was out of town on a school-related trip.
In the girls event, Shamion won the 300 hurdles (54.01), and took second in the 100 hurdles (18.43). West Iron also received a winning effort from its 3,200 relay team of Zoe Kolenda, Emily Nelson, Courtney Reitmeyer and Kali Dennis, who won their race in 11:45.09.
Kolenda also placed third in the 3,200 (13:36), while Nelson took fifth in the discus (72-10) and tied for sixth in the shot put (27-¾). Lexi Pellizzer wound up fifth in the
shot put (27-1¼) while Madison Berutti tied for sixth in the 300 hurdles (59.35).
West Iron also notched a third in the 400 relay (Aurora Dahl, Isabella Hankins, Reitmeyer, Berutti, in 1:01.45), a fourth in the 800 relay (Dahl, Shamion, Hankins and Dayle Kemppainen, in 2:07.30) and a fifth in the 1,600 relay (Berutti, Reitmeyer, Nelson, Shamion in 4:56.78).
The Wykon girls recorded 51 points overall. Mid Peninsula won the team title with 99 points, with Rapid River (84), Stephenson (77.5) and Coleman (58) also finishing in the top five.