Wykon girls win regional title; boys finish second
West Iron County won its seventh consecutive girls Division 2 regional championship at Westwood on May 15. After the meet, team members and coach Kristi Berutti pose proudly with the first-place trophy.
ISHPEMING—West Iron County’s track teams had a great time on a murky day May 15.
The Wykon girls won their seventh straight Division 2 regional championship at Westwood High School, while the boys team came on strong to finish in second place.
The regional tourney decides who gets to advance to the Division 2 U.P. Finals in Kingsford on May 30. In Division 2, the top four finishers in all events (individual and relays) qualify for Kingsford.
Emmy Kinner had the best day for the Wykon girls. She won her three sprint events—the 100, 200 and 400—as well as anchoring the first place 1600 relay team.
Kinner won the 100 in 13.59 seconds, the 200 in 28.19 and the 400 in 1 minute, 3.46 seconds. The 1600 team, which also included Erin Angeli, Sydney Berutti and Lizzi Pellizzer, won its race in 4:31.78.
Three more Wykon girls earned first place: Victoria Harris won the 800 in 2:36.50; Sydnie Mazurek won long jump by clearing 14 feet, 10.5 inches; and Keeley Nolingberg was first in shot put with a throw of 32-1.5.
Taking second place were Harris in the 1600 and 3200; Victoria Maloney in 100 high hurdles and long jump; Pellizzer in the 200 and 400; Rachael Tefft in discus and shot put; Mazurek in 300 low hurdles; and the 3200 and 800 relay teams.
Angeli was third in the 400, and the 400 relay team finished fourth.
West Iron finished 1-2-3 in