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Muskies fare well at Baudette meet


Another meet led to another plethora of excellent finishes for the Muskie track-and-field team last week.

The black-and-gold competed hard and made its mark at the Last Chance Invite varsity meet held in Baudette, Mn. on Thursday.

The Muskies finished 1-2 in the boys' 100m dash, with Carson Noga snaring gold (11.78) and Ryan Stewart taking silver (12.11).

That was followed by Caelin Mayhew in fourth (12.24), Jesse Marschalk in 12th (12.94) and Sean Huziak in 13th (12.98).

Noga also had the top Muskie finish in the 200m race, snaring silver with a time of 24.09.

He was followed by Mayhew in seventh (26.15), Marschalk in 10th (26.77), Josh McGinnis in 11th (26.78) and Thre Windigo in 15th (34.38).

Matthew Watts was the lone Muskie in the 400m race, winding up ninth with a time of 1:04.85.

Muskie Owen Riches and Trent Wilson (Donald Young School) finished 3-4 in the 800m race with times of 2:29.06 and 2:30.78, respectively.

They were followed by Ben Olson in ninth (2:38.93), James Furlong in 10th (2:39.09), Watts in 12th (2:54.14) and Braydon Christiansen in 13th (3:01.07).

Wilson was tops in the 1600m race, nabbing silver with a time of 5:14.13.

Riches, meanwhile, fell just shy of the podium in placing fourth (5:18.13), followed by Furlong in ninth (5:35.73), Olson in 12th (5:56.00), while Watts wound up 14th (6:11.00).

Fort High also nabbed silver in both the boys' 4x100m (50.33) and 4x200m (1:43.65) relay races.

In the high jump event, Noga snared another silver with a height of 4'11".

Riches and Furlong tied for sixth with an identical height of 4'05“, while Olson wound up 11th (4'03”).

Noga then also snared gold in the long jump event, topping the field with a jump of 17'00".

That was followed by Furlong in third (15'08“), Huziak in fourth (15'04"), Stewart in fifth (15'03.50"), McGinnis in sixth (14'09.50"), Riches in 10th (14'00"), Christiansen in 14th (12'03.50"), and Nathan Spuzak in 18th (10'02”).

McGinnis and Wilson finished 4-5 in the triple jump event with jumps of 33'00.50“ and 31'02.50”, respectively.

They were followed by Christiansen in ninth (27'05.50").

Huziak and Stewart placed 2-3 in the shot put event with throws of 35'09.25“ and 34'08.50”, respectively.

And Huziak also topped the discus event with a throw of 114'02“, followed by Stewart in fifth (87'06”).

In girls' action, meanwhile, Grace Petsnick had the top Muskie finish in the 100m dash in placing seventh with a time of 13.93.

She was followed by Cassie Krawchuk in eighth (14.14), Joyce Wu in 10th (14.63), and Parker Boyd in 14th (15.84).

Wu was the lone Muskie competitor in the 200m race, winding up 12th with a time of 35.58.

In the 400m race, Krawchuk snared bronze (1:11.40), while Wu placed ninth (1:21.90).

Alexis Gate (Nestor Falls School) took fourth in the 800m race (2:55.38), followed by Muskies Ayiana Gagne in seventh (3:09.84), Anna Gagne in ninth (3:12.77), and Alacea Yerxa in 10th (3:21.77).

Gate and Ayiana Gagne finished 2-3 in the 1600m race with times of 6:37.10 and 6:37.89, respectively.

That was followed by Anna Gagne in fifth (7:07.68) and Yerxa in ninth (7:29.84).

Fort High then finished sixth out of six teams in the 4x100m relay race (1:07.76) but snared silver in the 4x800m one (12:01.34).

Petsnick and Ayiana Gagne showed some Muskie dominance in the high jump event, placing 1-2 with heights of 4'06“ and 4'04”, respectively.

Petsnick then also snared gold in the long jump (15'05“) and the triple jump events (31'06”).

Mikaelah Yerxa was tops among the Muskies in the shot put event, winding up 10th with a throw of 21'01.50".

She was followed by Julia Guertin in 16th (16'04.25").

And in the discus event, Alacea Yerxa wound up ninth (57'09“) and Mikaelah Yerxa was 10th (57'00"), followed by Guertin in 13th (50'06") and Boyd in 17th (44'08”).

The Muskies will resume action this Thursday at another junior high/varsity meet in Dryden. It will also be the final meet of the season for the Grade 7-8 athletes.

The NWOSSAA championships then are slated for May 28-29 in Thunder Bay, with OFSAA to follow on June 6-8 at Guelph University.

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