EAGLE RIVER, Wis. - The Houghton girls and Calumet boys both claimed second-place finishes in an indoor track meet at Northland Pines High School Tuesday night.
The Calumet boys racked up 114 points to finish 25 behind the host Eagles. Hurley, Wis. (110), was third, followed by the Gremlins in fourth with 98.
On the girls, side, Tomahawk took the spot with 177 points. Houghton landed at 143, Calumet was third at 101 and Northland Pines was fourth in the nine-school field.
The Copper King boys were led by senior Paul Torola, who swept the hurdle events, taking the 55 in 8.77 seconds and the 200 in 28.33.
Calumet's other win came in the 400 relay, and Torola had a hand in that too, running with Chad Sturos, Matt Prouty and Doug Loven to finish in 50.47 and edge the host squad.
The Houghton boys claimed two victories, both in field events. Joe Dobbs pole-vaulted 12 feet to edge Calumet's Eric Lasanen (11-6), while in the long jump pit, Thomas Schmitt soared to 18-9 1/2 to defeat the field by seven inches.
The Houghton girls had remarkable success in the relays, taking three of the four events.
The 3200 relay, the first event of the day, went down to the wire, with Houghton defeating Tomahawk by just .07 seconds. The team of Kelsie Richards, Michelle Laux, Morgan Colling and Sloane Zenner finished in 11:04.61.
Houghton's 800 relay team was the only one to break the two-minute mark, with Lauren Jackson, Cara Monette, Richards and Elisa Jurmu winning in 1:59.68.
Richards also figured in the concluding 1600 relay, where she joined Michelle Laux, Zenner and Jurmu to win by nearly five seconds in 4:39.23.
Individually, Houghton had a breakout performance from Monette, a freshman, who came in first in both hurdles events. She took the 55 in 10.41 and the 200 in 33.08.
Houghton also claimed an individual victory in high jump, where Jurmu cleared 5-0.
Calumet had a single first-place finish, from Chelsea Jacques in the 55 (7.61), in addition to three second places.Houghton girls, Calumet boys take second place