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2010-05-23 / Sports

North Huron girls excel in track and field

By Dave Fredrick Sports Editor

The Port Hope girls 3,200m relay team makles a clean exchange during a race at the NCTL meet in Carsonville Tuesday. Photo by Dave Fredrick The Port Hope girls 3,200m relay team makles a clean exchange during a race at the NCTL meet in Carsonville Tuesday. Photo by Dave Fredrick The North Huron girls track team has enjoyed an outstanding season and have picked a good time to be giving their best efforts.

In the past week, the girls have won the NCTL league meet at Carsonville on Tuesday and also claimed top honors for their division of the Akron-Fairgrove Invitational.

At Carsonville, the 400m relay team of All-Stater Megan Heffner, Casitlin Homrich, Stephanie Goretski and Karlie Goretski cruised to a first place time of 55.49.

The 3,200m relay team of Katie Alexander, Stephanie Ahearn, Hanna Selaty and Chelsea Koroleski gave a strong effort to gain valuable team points, as did the 1,600, relay team of Ahearn, Selaty, Stephanie Goretski and Karlie Goretski.

North Huron won the girls meet with 159 points, well ahead of Port Hope who tallied 91 points. Kingston was third and Caseville was fourth with 60 points.

The North Huron 3,200m relay team has enjoyed outstanding success this season, winning several meets they have participated in. The girls led their team in to regional action this weekend, withhopes of advancing in the state tournament. Pictured from left to right are; Megan Heffner, Stephanie Goretski, Karlie Goretski and Caitlin Homrich. Photo by Dave Fredrick The North Huron 3,200m relay team has enjoyed outstanding success this season, winning several meets they have participated in. The girls led their team in to regional action this weekend, withhopes of advancing in the state tournament. Pictured from left to right are; Megan Heffner, Stephanie Goretski, Karlie Goretski and Caitlin Homrich. Photo by Dave Fredrick Heffner, who has her sights set on anothe trip to the State Finals, won the 100m dash in 13.34 and Heather Zick of Port Hope was third in 13.82.

Homrich took top honors in the 100m hurdles, finsihing in 17.23 while Allyson Koglin of Port Hope was second and Sarah Murray of North Huron was third.

Heather Nowack had a third place finish in the 1,600m run for Caseville while Homrich aded another win to her total, this time winning the 200m dash in 27.77. Zick was second with a time of 27.90.

Warrior discus thrower David Jimpkoski lets loose with a strong throw at the NCTL meet in Carsonville Tuesday. He finished in first place, thanks to his toss of 133’ 5”. Photo by Dave Fredrick Warrior discus thrower David Jimpkoski lets loose with a strong throw at the NCTL meet in Carsonville Tuesday. He finished in first place, thanks to his toss of 133’ 5”. Photo by Dave Fredrick It was Heffner’s turn in the 300m hurdles, winning in 50.13 while Port Hope took second and third from Koglin and Monica Jahn.

Chalon Forman of Caseville was second in the 3,200m run, clocking a 14.08.58 while the Lady Eagles 3,200m relay team of Nowack, Hayley Buckey, Forman and Emily Kurschner had a winning time of 11.09.76.

Zick won the 400m dash for Port Hope, crossing the finish line in 1:02.51 and Kurschner was second with her 1:06.29.

Koglin, another All-Stater from the county, continued her dominance of the shot put and discus events with winning tosses of 34’ 8” in the shot and 116’ 10” in the discus.

Heffner continued her strong performance, winning the high jump when she cleared the bar set at 5’ 4”. Zick had an effort of 4’ 9”, good for second place.

Teams from the NCTL, including Port Hope, Caseville and North Huron gathered at Carsonville-Port Sanilac for the league meet Tuesday afternoon. Above, Port Hope stand-out shot put and discus thrower, Allyson Koglin, lets loose with her first place toss in the shot. Koglin, who qualified for the State Finals a year ago, appears to be in good position to make another return trip to the Finals, along with being favored in this week’s Meet of Champions in Bad Axe on Tuesday. Photo by Dave Fredrick Teams from the NCTL, including Port Hope, Caseville and North Huron gathered at Carsonville-Port Sanilac for the league meet Tuesday afternoon. Above, Port Hope stand-out shot put and discus thrower, Allyson Koglin, lets loose with her first place toss in the shot. Koglin, who qualified for the State Finals a year ago, appears to be in good position to make another return trip to the Finals, along with being favored in this week’s Meet of Champions in Bad Axe on Tuesday. Photo by Dave Fredrick It was a one, two, three sweep of the pole vault for North Huron with Emily Wiley winning the event. Katie Knoblock was second and Karlie Gorestski took third.

Homrich and Selaty picked up team points in the long jump, place first and second respecvtively with jumps of 14’ 6” and 13’ 11”.

On the boys side of the league meet, the highest county finish came from North Huron who was sixth with 42 points. Port Hope scored 16.

Jesse McNeil took a third in the 3,200m run for Port Hope with a 11:46.37 while the 800m relay team from North Huron, consisting of Scott Rushing, Forrest Maxwell, Kyle Gembarski and Michael Bucholz took second with their time of 1:42.22.

David Jimpkoski gave a great effort in the discus, letting loose with a heave of 133’ 5” to take first and then came back with a third place finish in the shot put where he threw 37’ 10”.

At the Akron-Fairgrove meet, the North Huron girls won the team title in Division II behind another strong performance by their 400m and 3,200m relay teams.

“We had a cross-wind of about 35 mph and a steady windd of around 25 mph. Pole vaulting was tricky and was suspended for the boys for over two hours. The running times were also up, because of the gale-force winds,” explained coach Jan LaFave.”

In the boys event, North Huron was fourth with 53 points and Port Hope tallied 24 points.

Jimpkoski, just like he did at Carsonville, won the discus with a toss of 119’ 8” and was third in the shot with a heave of 36’ 2”.

Rushing, Maxwell, Bucholz and Gembarski combined to take the 400m relay and Cody Deere of Port Hope was second in the 200m dash, finishing in 25.80.

The Lady Warriros scored 174 points, Port Hope was second with 109 and Caseville was third with 91 points.

Koglin won the shot (35’ 6”) and discus (105’) for Port Hope while Heffner was best in the high jump, 100m dash, 300m hurdles and a member of the winning 400m relay team.

Other wins came from Homrich in the long jump and 100m hurdles, Knoblock in the pole vault, the 3,200m relay team from North Huron, the Caseville 800m relay team, Nowak in the 1,600m run, Zick in the 200m and 400m dash, Karlie Goretski in the 800m run, Forman of Caseville in the 3,200m run and the 1,600m relay team from Port Hope.

A week ago Saturday, Bad Axe was host to the Hatchet Invitational, featuring some of the top track teams in the area.

The Lady Hatchets added another team title to their collection this season, claiming first place with 132 points in the 11-team field. USA was fourth, Laker fifth, Ubly sixth and Harbor Beach eighth.

Bad Axe, who used their overall team depth to score valuable points, picked up a win from it’s 400m relay team of Maggie Cramer, Kara Flynn, Kim Schenk and Alesha Reed who crossed the line in 54.14. They also had a win from Reed in the high jump when she cleared 4’ 10 ”.

Abby Scharf of USA dominated the action in the shot put and discus, with winning tosses of 35’ 10” and 114’ 9” and the 1,600m relay team from Ubly, consisting of Caitlyn Holdwick, Briana Lemke, Brittany Forman and Jennifer White crossed the finish line first with a time of 4:20.5.

Nicole Kubacki of Ubly won top honors in the 100m hurdles with a time of 16.43 while teammate Ashley Kubacki was second in the 300m hurdles with a time of 59.61.

The 3,200m relay team of Breann Schramski, Kalli Frantz, Crystal Schaible and Cassandra Hanson from Bad Axe was second with their time of 10:50.63.

Gala Shivley of Laker finished third in the 100m dash, crossing the line in 13.57, fractions of a second off the winning pace and Barb Leipprandt, also from Laker won the 800m. Shivley later came back and placed second in the 200m dash and the 400m dash.

Alicia Erdman of Harbor Beach was second in the 1,600m run, finishing in 5:43.14 and Cassi Goglin of Laker was close behind with her third place finish in 5:46.61.

Teams were scheduled to comepte at regionals this week and several top athletes will be comepting in the Meet of Champions slated for Bad Axe on Tuesay afternoon.

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