Flivvers claim D-1 trophy

By STEVE BROWNLEE

For The Daily News

NEGAUNEE – Kingsford proved what a deep team it has by sweeping all four relays en route to the championship at a high school boys regional track meet on Thursday.

The Flivvers scored 80 points at the MHSAA Upper Peninsula Division 1 meet held in Negaunee on a day best represented by shaking a snow globe and watching the big flakes float down.

“Our kids were tough and competed and did well,” KHS coach Doug Roberts said. “They paid attention to the details to make sure they got through their events.”

The host Miners were runners-up with 56 points, while Houghton finished third with 27, Calumet had 14 and Gwinn 10.

The top four finishers in each individual and relay event qualify for the finals to be held in Kingsford on Saturday, May 31.

The victorious Flivvers won just four individual events to six for the Miners. But sweeping all four relays with just one close call, and getting multiple scorers in four of the nine other events, was a formula for Kingsford’s success.

Not to mention when the Flivvers effectively doubled up on their 1-2-3-4 sweep in the 800-meter run.

Well before the domination by seniors Jake Allen and Lucas Jennings and juniors Taylor Wickman and Austin Stanchina, the quartet ran and hid in the meet’s first race, the 3,200 relay.

Kingsford clocked 9:01.10, nearly 23 seconds ahead of runner-up Houghton.

Allen also took the 400 and ran with his team’s winning 1,600 relay to become the day’s lone four-time winner among all boys and girls.

“He had a great night,” Robert said. “The 400 and 800 is a very hard combination to place in let alone win because the only race between is the 300 hurdles so there is not a lot of time to rest. During the UP’s it wont be as big of a deal becasue he will have plenty of time to rest but to do that combination in a regional is tough.”

“The big thing was I had to make sure to stay loose when it’s cold like this,” Allen said on a toasty school bus before the 1,600 relay. “I don’t think it could be a whole lot better than this.”

Junior teammate Jaxson Ferree ran on the 400, 800 and 1,600 relay units, while Quintin Pratt, Cole Tengesdahl and Tyler Roberts joined him on the 800 relay. Pratt and Tengesdahl were also on the 400 relay and Roberts on the 1,600 quartet.

Kingsford senior Jonah Carlson added a win in the discus and sophomore teammate Brandon Kowalkowski in the high jump.

“This was by far the coldest and snowiest meet I have ever been involved in,” Roberts noted. “It was one of those events that you just sat back and thought, are we really doing this right now? But our kids were really mentally tough and did a great job getting prepared for all of their events.”

In 19 Flivvers qualified for the U.P. Finals, meaning the Flivvers will have at least one person in every event at the finals.

“That’s pretty cool,” Roberts said. “Overall this had to be one of the all-time wildest meets held. It will be one we will all look back at and say, ‘that was awesome!'”

On the girls side, Negaunee claimed a sixth straight title.

The Miners scored 79 points to 43 for runner-up Calumet. Houghton was third with 34, followed by Kingsford with 26 and Gwinn 5.

Kingsford’s lone victory was posted by junior Hannah Allen in the 300 hurdles. She will be joined by five other individual qualifiers for Kingsford. The Flivvers also qualified in every relay.

“I am very happy for Hannah,” Flivvers coach Lisa Harry said. “She is one of my hardest workers and puts in extra time in practice working on the hurdles. The hard work paid off for her today.”

MHSAA Division 1 regional

at Negaunee

GIRLS

Summary: 1. Negaunee, 79; 2. Calumet, 43; 3. Houghton, 34; 4. Kingsford, 26; 5. Gwinn, 5

3,200-meter relay – 1. Negaunee (Wyleen Kniola, Raina Oswald, Freddy Gjerrild, Clara Churchill), 11:13.80; 2. Calumet, 11:16.54; 3. Houghton, 11:26.38; 4. Kingsford, 11:27.10

100 hurdles – 1. Katelyn Johnson (N), 18.64; 2. St. Martin (H), 19.32; 19;32; 3. Monette (H), 19.43; 4. Bossert (N), 19:87

100 dash – 1. Chelsea Jacques (C), 13.64; 2. Pratt (K), 14.64; 3. Tresseder, (N), 14.78; 4. Evans (N), 14.97

800 relay – 1. Negaunee (Emilee Lokken, Olivia Evans, Ashley Tresseder, Alyssa Blake), 1:56.87; 2. Calumet, 1:57.80; 3. Kingsford, 1:58.62; 4. Houghton, 2:00.18

1600 run – 1. Leah Kiilunen (C), 6:04.85; 2. Kniola (N), 6:16.92; 3. Bulleit (H), 6:23.77; 4. Djerf (C), 6:33.75

400 relay – 1. Calumet (Lexi Rowe, Caitlin Klobuchar, Annie Tervo, Jacques), 54.84; 2. Kingsford, 56.72; 3. Negaunee, 58.08; 4. Gwinn, 58.31

400 dash – 1. Aleda Johnson (N), 1:05.29; 2. Lokken (N), 1:07.38; 3. Tresedder (K), 1:09.56; 4. Laux (H), 1:11.87

300 low hurdles – 1. Hannah Allen (K), 55.46; 2. Monette (H), 56.67; 3. Jennings (K), 57.09; 4. St. Martin (H), 1:00.61

800 run – 1. Churchill (N), 2:30.81; 2. A. Johnson (N), 2:32.56; 3. Miller (C), 2:47.75; 4. Peterson (K), 2:54.67

200 dash – 1. Jacques (C), 27.76; 2. Pratt (K), 29.10; 3. Tresseder (N), 29.21; 4. Larson (K), 29.47

3,200 run – 1. Kiilunen (CAL), 13:16.13; 2. Kniola (NEG), 13:46.81; 3. Gjerrild (NEG), 14:03.19; 4. Bulleit (HOU), 14:08.74

1,600 relay – 1. Negaunee (Lokken, Churchill, Tresseder, A. Johnson), 4:26.71; 2. Kingsford, 4:39.94; 3. Houghton, 4:49.08; 4. Gwinn, 5:04.82

Discus – 1. Hailee Richards (N), 101-0; 2. Jurmu (H), 97-0; 3. Wheeler (H), 89-1; 4. Anderson (N), 86-9

Shot put – 1. Annika Wheeler (H), 32-8; 2. Carlson (N), 28-1; 3. Romback (N), 27-5; 4. E. Helminen (C), 27-2

Pole vault – 1. A. Johnson (N), 8-6; 2. K. Johnson (N), 8-0; St. Martin (H), 7-6; 4. Nyman (N), 7-0

High jump – 1. Carissa Pavolich (C), 4-8; 2. Wickstrom (C), 4-8; 3. Jurmu (H), 4-8; 4. Zenner (H), 4-3

Long jump – 1. Kniola (N), 14-11; 2. Usher (G), 14-8.5; 3. Bossert (N), 13-11; 4. Henes (K), 13-9.5

BOYS

Summary: 1. Kingsford, 80; 2. Negaunee, 56; 3. Houghton, 27; 4. Calumet, 14; 5. Gwinn, 10

3,200-meter relay – 1. Kingsford (Austin Stanchina, Lucas Jennings, Taylor Wickman, Jake Allen), 9:01.10; 2. Houghton, 9:24.06; 3. Calumet, 9:27.36; 4. Negaunee, 9:53.95

110 high hurdles – 1. Jason Bell (N), 16:38; 2. Sexton (K), 17.17; 3. Torola (C), 17.21; 4. Grasso (N), 17.98

100 dash – 1. Kevin O’Keefe (N), 12.08; 2. Moreau (K), 12.23; 3. Schmitt (H), 12:35; 4. Tengesdahl (K), 12:41

800 relay – 1. Kingsford (Quintin Pratt, Cole Tengesdahl, Jaxson Ferree, Tyler Roberts), 1:38.32; 2. Negaunee, 1:39.25; 3. Gwinn, 1:42.61; 4. Houghton, 1:45.84

1,600 run – 1. Jacob Colling (H), 4:51.32; 2. Jennings (K), 5:00.27; 3. Gantz (N), 5:04.12; 4. Lawton (K), 5:12.66

400 relay – 1. Kingsford (Pratt, Tengesdahl, Ferree, Cole Moreau), 47.31; 2. Gwinn, 48.34; 3. Negaunee, 48.79; 4. Calumet, 49.35

400 dash – 1. Allen (K), 53.45; 2. Roberts (K), 55.46; 3. McCarthy (N), 56.14; 4. Glodowski (K), 56.32

300 intermediate hurdles – 1. Jason Bell (N), 43.59; 2. Torola (C), 45.44; 3. Fleming (K), 46.46; 4. Sturos (C), 46.85

800 run – 1. Allen (K), 2:10.42; 2. Jennings (K), 2:13.33; 3. Wickman (K), 2:16.20; 4. Stanchina (K), 2:17.10

200 dash – 1. O’Keefe (N), 23.88; 2. Tengesdahl (K), 24.24; 3. Moreau (K), 24.51; 4. McGovern (G), 24.79

3,200 run – 1. Colling (H), 10:22.35; 2. Lawton (K), 11:31.37; 3. Larson (C), 11:34.52; 4. Sanchez (K), 11:35.02

1,600 relay – 1. Kingsford (Ferree, Allen, Jack Glodowski, Roberts), 3:43.26; 2. Negaunee, 3:47.09; 3. Gwinn, 3:47.45; 4. Houghton, 3:49.19

Discus – 1. Jonah Carlson (K), 129-10; 2. Jeremy Bell (N), 117-05; 3. Jacobson (N), 101-98; 4. Collaer (H), 101-3

Shot put – 1. Tyler Thomas (N), 43-00; 2. Jeremy Bell (N), 42-08.5; 3. Ohtonen (H), 41-04.5; 4. Barrows (K), 39-11

Pole vault – 1. Austin Caya (N), 12-0; 2. Camp (K), 11-06; 3. Dobbs (H), 11-06; 4. Erik Lasanen (C), 11-0

High jump – 1. Brandon Kowalkowski (K), 5-08; 2. Glodowski (K), 5-08; 3. Redlon (G), 5-08; 4. Zane Radloff (N), 5-08

Long jump – 1. Thomas Schmitt (H), 17-10.5; 2. Grasso (N), 17-3.5; 3. Loven (C), 17-0; 4. Jamar (K), 16-11.