Wykon girls take third at NP

EAGLE RIVER, Wis.—The West Iron County girls track team opened its track season with a third-place result in the Northland Pines Indoor Invitational on April 13 in Eagle River.
    The Wykons ended up with 65 points, behind champion Marquette (163) and Tomahawk (133.5). Crandon (56.5), Ishpeming (54), Laona-Wabeno (37), Tigerton (35), Northland Pines (28.5) and Lakeland (26.5) rounded out the field.
    Avery Bociek led the way for the Wykons with a second-place finish in the 800-meter dash (2:50.59) and thirds in the 1,600 (6:22.4) and the long jump (15-8½).
    Zoe Kolenda had two top-five finishes as she placed third in the 3,200 (13:46.17) and fifth in the 400 (1:17.73).
    West Iron also received top-five individual finishes in the shot put from McKenna Kegley (fourth, 27-2½) and Emily Nelson (fifth, 27-2).
    Wykon relay teams also contributed heavily to the team result. West Iron took third in the 1,600 relay (Courtney Reitmeyer, Madison Berutti, Aurora Dahl and Bociek) and fourth in both the 800 (Reitmeyer, Olivia Kerttu, Dahl and Dayle Kemppainen) and the 3,200 (Reitmeyer, Nelson, Kali Applin and Kolenda).
    Other top 10 finishers for West Iron included: Berutti (sixth in the 55 hurdles, 10th in the 200 hurdles), Applin (seventh in the 400), Dahl (seventh in the long jump), Amberly Henschel (eighth in the shot put), Jenna Gray (eighth in the 400), Isabella Hankins (eighth in the 200 hurdles), Olivia Sneller (ninth in the 55 hurdles), Kali Dennis (10th in the 800) and Kemppainen (10th in the 200).
    West Iron’s junior varsity team finished with three points, all from sophomore Sierra Cole, who finished sixth in the shot put.
    The Wykons will next compete in the Northern Michigan Dome meet on April 24.