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Red-letter day for Tembruell, Hancock

October 21, 2013
By John Vrancic - For the Gazette , The Daily Mining Gazette

HARVEY - None of the current high school cross country runners were around when the Hancock girls were last crowned Upper Peninsula champions.

The year was 1990 when Bill Clinton was President and gasoline was selling for about $1 a gallon.

Hancock, then coached by Arne Henderson, captured the Class C-D title and Calumet was runner-up at the Gladstone Golf Club.

The title drought ended on Saturday as the Bulldogs earned their first Division 2 title with 43 points. They were followed by St. Ignace 60 and defending champion Newberry 69.

The St. Ignace boys won with 57 points, while Hancock edged Ishpeming 67-69 for the runner-up trophy.

Ironically, this marked the first time since 1990 the Hancock boys were runners-up.

Fact Box

U.P. Finals Results

At Gentz's Homestead Golf Course

Boys

Division 1

Marquette 42, Escanaba 75, Houghton 86, Sault Ste. Marie 108, Calumet 110, Negaunee 147, Kingsford 156, Menominee 158, Gwinn 273, Gladstone 284.

Top 15 - 1, Lance Rambo, Marquette, 16:56; 2, Cole Rieboldt, Marquette, 17:07; 3, David Jazsczak, Houghton, 17:22; 4, Nate Carey, Kingsford, 17:26; 5, Joey Wolfe, Escanaba, 17:29; 6, Jacob Colling, Houghton, 17:32; 7, Eric Cousineau, Escanaba, 17:36; 8, Brady Aboussleman, Marquette, 17:39; 9, Gunther DeDamos, Menominee, 17:40; 10, Devin Berg, Calumet, 17:46; 11, Isaac Stone, Houghton, 17:51; 12, Keenan Gantz, Negaunee, 17:52; 13, Davey Luplow, Menominee, 17:54; 14, Logan Zueger, Marquette, 17:58; 15, Mitch Delong, Calumet, 18:09.

Division 2

St. Ignace 57, Hancock 67, Ishpeming 69, Ironwood 81, Norway 121, Westwood 125, Newberry 157, Manistique and West Iron County NTS.

Top 15 - 1, Jared Joki, Ironwood, 17:09; 2, Brad Gustafson, St. Ignace, 18:18; 3, Andrew Sjogren, St. Ignace, 18:23; 4, Justin Anderson, Norway, 18:45; 5, Jacob Sjogren, St. Ignace, 18:46; 6, Kazmine Langness, Ishpeming, 18:50; 7, Hayden Heikkinen, Hancock, 19:03; 8, Jacob Jarvis, Hancock, 19:15; 9, Ryan Hunt, Westwood, 19:23; 10, Michael Barto, Ironwood, 19:25; 11, Skyler Dakota, Westwood, 19:28; 12, Gabe Rupright, Hancock, 19:29; 13, Martin Donajkowski, St. Ignace, 19:37; 14, Mark Holmgren, Ishpeming, 19:44; 15, Daren Guichin, Ishpeming, 19:44.

Division 3

North Central 66, Pickford 68, Cedarville 109, Dollar Bay 111, Painesdale Jeffers 112, Carney-Nadeau 132, Stephenson 136, North Star Academy 211. Chassell 224, Rudyard 247, Bessemer, Superior Central, Munising, Wakefield-Marenisco, Big Bay de Noc and Brimley NTS.

Top 15 - 1, Connor Cappaert, Stephenson, 17:39; 2, Zach Mazurek, Bessemer, 17:57; 3, Seth Polfus, North Central, 18:18; 4, Bryce Holle, North Central, 18:22; 5, Nick Maki, Superior Central, 18:27; 6, Dionte Blahnik, Carney-Nadeau, 18:34; 7, Kyle Leclaire, Dollar Bay, 18:39; 8, Jacob Anderzjak, Pickford, 18:41; 9, Kevin Semmens, Painesdale Jeffers, 18:44; 10, Brett Hannah, Munising, 19:02; 11, Sam Dean, Wakefield-Marenisco, 19:03.1; 12, Tom Autio, Dollar Bay, 19:03.6; 13, John-Henry Kibit, North Star Academy, 19:11; 14, Alec Firack, Pickford, 19:17; 15, Anthony Harris, Painesdale Jeffers, 19:19.

Girls

Division 1

Marquette 27, Calumet 89, Escanaba 112, Sault Ste. Marie 113, Menominee 138, Gladstone 146, Houghton 156, Kingsford 182, Negaunee 208, Gwinn NTS.

Top 15 - 1, Kameron Burmeister, Menominee, 19:36; 2, Lindsey Rudden, Marquette, 19:42; 3, Amber Huebner, Marquette, 19:56; 4, Leigha Woelffer, Gladstone, 20:04; 5, Nichole Mackey, Marquette, 20:22; 6, Leah Kiilunen, Calumet, 20:28; 7, Chelsea Jacques, Calumet, 20:32; 8, Calla Martysz, Marquette, 20:33; 9, Shayla Huebner, Marquette, 20:37; 10, Aimee Giese, Escanaba, 20:43; 11, Abbi Potts, Marquette, 21:13; 12, Cassidy Thomas, Marquette, 21:19; 13, Michaela Rushford, Sault Ste. Marie, 21:26.5; 14, Noelle Polakowski, Houghton, 21:26.6; 15, Corey Miller, Calumet, 21:28.

Division 2

Hancock 43, St. Ignace 60, Newberry 69, Norway and Ironwood 117, Westwood 144, Ishpeming 155, West Iron County and Manistique NTS.

Top 15 - 1, Abbey Tembreull, Hancock, 21:04; 2, Lily Calcaterra, St. Ignace, 21:12; 3, Natalie Beaulieu, Newberry, 21:25; 4, Kyra Johnson, Norway, 21:30; 5, Jessica Gering, Ironwood, 21:37; 6, Erin Mckenzie, Hancock, 21:48; 7, Tori Harris, West Iron County, 22:08; 8, Khora Swanson, Ishpeming, 22:12; 9, Anastasia Bjork, Westwood, 22:16.3; 10, Kaylor Holmstrom, Hancock, 22:16.6; 11, Rosy Shimkovitz, St. Ignace, 22:18; 12, Katie O'Rourke, St. Ignace, 22:20; 13, Taylor Bryant, Newberry, 22:23; 14, Ashley Aho, Hancock, 22:24; 15, Anna Meese, Hancock, 22:29.

Division 3

Munising 46, Cedarville 54, Dollar Bay 55, Rudyard 82, Brimley 104, Paradise, Pickford, Bessemer, Stephenson, Superior Central, Big Bay de Noc, Carney-Nadeau, North Central and Wakefield-Marenisco NTS.

Top 15 - 1, Kaylee Hoolsema, Rudyard, 20:32; 2, Marissa Immel, Munising, 21:16; 3, Emma Bohn, Cedarville, 21:19.3; 4, Emily Chartrand, Brimley, 21:19.8; 5, Carli Gratopp, Paradise, 21:32; 6, Heidi Hagen, Pickford, 21:46; 7, Haley Lamb, Pickford, 21:50; 8, Cami Daavettila, Dollar Bay, 21:58; 9, Alexis Barr, Cedarville, 22:15; 10, Lily Wierenga, Bessemer, 22:28; 11, Anna Baij, Munising, 22:32; 12, Leila Schlosser, Cedarville, 22:40; 13, Julia Pietila, Chassell, 22:48; 14, Julia Jacques, Munising, 22:53; 15, Sam Shitaey, Chassell, 22:59.

"We had a real good day," said Hancock coach Matt Dennis. "We came together as a team and the kids kept pushing each other all year. We knew we had a good shot at winning trophies. We kept shooting for today and gave our best effort."

Hancock senior Abbey Tembruell won the girls' race at Gentz's Homestead Golf Course, covering the 3.1 miles in 21 minutes, four seconds. She was followed by St. Ignace's Lily Calcaterra (21:12), Newberry sophomore Natalie Beaulieu (21:25), Norway sophomore Kyra Johnson (21:30) and defending champion and Ironwood senior Jessica Gering (21:37).

"I had quite a bit left in the end," said Tembreull, who plans to run cross country at Finlandia University next fall. "Once I saw the finish, I realized I could do it. I usually try to get in front of the pack early. I find it's easier to keep the lead than trying to catch up. By getting in front, I feel I'm more in control of my pace."

Also representing Hancock in the top 15 were Erin Mckenzie sixth (21:48), Kaylor Holmstrom 10th (22:16), Ashley Aho 14th (22:24) and Anna Meese 15th (22:29).

Ironwood junior Jared Joki dominated the D-2 boys' race in 17:09, followed by St. Ignace's Brad Gustafson (18:18) and Andrew Sjogren (18:23).

Hancock's top 15 finishers were Hayden Heikkinen in seventh (19:03), Jacob Jarvis eighth (19:15) and Gabe Rupright (19:29).

The Marquette girls finished the season undefeated by dominating D-1 with 27 points. They were followed by defending champion Calumet 89 and Escanaba 112.

Senior Kameron Burmeister became the first Menominee girl since 1980 to be crowned U.P. champion, also finishing a perfect season with a 19:36 clocking. She was followed by Marquette sophomore Lindsey Rudden (19:42) and freshman Amber Huebner (19:56).

Calumet's Leah Kiilunen placed sixth (20:28), with Chelsea Jacques seventh (20:32) and Corey Miller 15th (21:28).

Houghton's leader was Noelle Polakowski in 14th (21:26).

The Marquette boys also won with 42 points, followed by Esky 75 and Houghton 86.

Marquette sophomore Lance Rambo was the individual winner at 16:56, followed by senior teammate Cole Rieboldt (17:07) and Houghton junior David Jazsczak (17:22).

Also placing for Houghton were junior Jacob Colling sixth (17:32) and Isaac Stone 11th (17:51).

Calumet's leaders were Devin Berg in 10th (17:46) and Mitch Delong 15th (18:09).

"The competition in D-1 boys and girls was extremely tough," said Calumet coach Arnie Kinnunen. "These were good races on a good course. We lost four senior girls who were D-1 champions a year ago. We have a very young team, which gives us something to build on. We're not losing a girl (through graduation) this season."

The Munising girls won D-3 for the first time with 46 points. Cedarville squeezed past Dollar Bay 54-55 for runner-up honors.

Junior Kaylee Hoolsema became the first Rudyard girl to be crowned U.P. champion with a 20:32 clocking. She was followed by Munising freshman Marissa Immel (21:16) and Cedarville's Emma Bohn (21:19).

Freshman Carli Gratopp, the first cross country runner to represent Paradise, took fifth (21:32).

Dollar Bay's Cami Daavettila took eighth (21:58), with Chassell's Julia Pietila 13th (22:48) and Sam Shitaey 15th (22:59).

The North Central boys captured their first D-3 title by edging Pickford 66-68. Third-place Cedarville had 109, followed by Dollar Bay 111 and Jeffers 112.

Stephenson junior Connor Cappaert, last year's D-2 champ, won D-3 this time in 17:39. He was followed by Bessemer junior Zach Mazurek (17:57) and North Central freshman Seth Polfus (18:18).

Dollar Bay's top finishers were Kyle Leclaire in seventh (18:39) and Tom Autio 12th (19:03).

Jeffers' pacesetters were Kevin Semmens in ninth (18:44) and Anthony Harris 15th (19:19).

 
 

 

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