Alcona leads the field at NSL Big Dipper meet
WHITTEMORE–The Alcona track team ruled the day on Thursday, topping the field by a wide margin at the North Star League’s Big Dipper meet at Whittemore-Prescott.
Alcona’s boys team won 13 events and Alcona’s girls team won nine. Alcona’s boys team finished with 176 points, well ahead of Whittemore-Prescott (52) and the rest of the field. Alcona’s girls team finished with 140 points, ahead of second-place Rogers City (66).
Alcona’s Lily Bilbey paced the field in the sprinting events and finished the day with four first place finishes. She won the 100 dash in 13.55 seconds, the 200 dash in 26.15 seconds, the 400 dash in 1:07.35. She was also part of the winning girls 1,600 relay team with Carmen Dellar, Sara Decker and Emma Travis (5:12).
Kelsey Hansen was a double winner for Alcona, winning the long jump (14-7) and shot put (33-1) and Brielle Keyser gave the Tigers a win in the discus (97-11).
Alcona’s girls team took three of the four relays. The team of Dellar, Karen Sharboneau, Caroline Forsythe and Carlie Forsythe won the 400 relay (57.83) and the team of Travis, Sharboneau, Carlie Forsythe, Caroline Forsythe won the 800 relay (2:07.03.
For Alcona’s boys team, Gavin Walker won both the 100 dash (12.20) and 200 dash (25.22) and Carter Upper won the 800 run (2:32.58), 1,600 run (5:27.21) and 3,200 run (12:08.34).
Other winners for Alcona included: Jacob Sytek in the 400 dash (56.25); Hunter Rigby in the 110 hurdles (19.44); the team of Rigby, Chris Barnes, Zach Stephenson and Fallon Hux in the 400 relay (50.96); the team of Walker, Sytek, Barnes and Nick Rasmussen in the 800 relay (1:39.74); the 1,600 relay team of Stephenson, Walker, Barnes and Sytek (5:09); the team of Hux, Dawson Rigby, Ashton Rigby and Ryken Wallenmaier in the 3,200 relay (11:05.81); Jakob Tanner in the discus (104-5); Hayden Johnston in the high jump (5-0); Stephenson in the pole vault (11-0) and Rasmussen in the long jump (16-11 3/4).
For Rogers City, Morgan Baller won the girls 800 run (2:57.25) and Nina Hansen won both the 1,600 run (6:18.74) and 3,200 (13:24.98). Cheyenne Bober was also a double winner for the Hurons, winning the 100 hurdles (19.14) and 300 hurdles (59.46).
Rogers City also won the girls 3,200 relay behind the team of Bober, Hansen, Baller and Samantha Williams (12:34.81).
For the Rogers City boys team, Anthony Paull won the shot put (37-11 1/2) and Isaac Paull won the 300 hurdles (51.61)
Local teams compete in Little Dipper meet
FAIRVIEW–In Fairview on Thursday, the Posen and Hillman track team competed during the NSL Little Dipper meet.
Madison Menzel won both the shot put (26-10 1/2) and discus for Posen (71-4) and the Vikings’ team of Macy Kroll, Ella Szatkowski, Mia Newhouse and Lizzy Romel won the 400 relay (58.8).
Romel swept the hurdles for Posen, winning the 100 hurdles in 18.5 seconds and the 300 hurdles in 53.9 seconds. Kroll paced the field in the high jump (4-6) and Ava Wesner won the long jump (14-5).
Kroll had a pair of second place finishes in the 100 dash (14.5) and 200 dash (29.3), Newhouse was second in the 800 run (2:55), Posen’s 800 relay (2:10.3) and 1,600 relay (5:52.8) took second and Abi Schellie was second in the 100 dash as well (14.5).
Landen Timm won the boys 1,600 run for Hillman (6:00.8) and Brody Appelgren gave the Tigers a win in the long jump (17-6).
Posen’s Conner Paull won the 800 run (2:26) and was part of the winning 3,200 relay team with Jack Romel, Chris Talaska and Josh Gardner (10:27).