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Wolves cruise to Bronco title

Patrick Slack
Posted 4/19/17

INTERNATIONAL FALLS - The Ely boys ran away with the boys team title in Thursday’s six-team International Falls Bronco Booster meet, outdistancing runner-up International Falls 185-111, while the …

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INTERNATIONAL FALLS - The Ely boys ran away with the boys team title in Thursday’s six-team International Falls Bronco Booster meet, outdistancing runner-up International Falls 185-111, while the Ely girls took fourth place, despite several regulars out of the lineup.

The Wolves came away with eight event victories in the boys competition.

Josh Heiman led the way with a trio of individual wins, including the 100-meter dash in 11.75 seconds, the long jump (20-feet, 5-inches) and the triple jump (41-feet, 10-inches).

Eli Conaway swept the hurdles, winning the 110 hurdles (17.99) and 300 hurdles (46.37) and Zach Dean won the 200 (24.15).

The Wolves also earned relay wins from the 4x100 team of Augie Richter, Heiman, Izaak Nosbisch and Dean (46.85) and the 4x400 team of Blaise Lah, Nosbisch, Braxton Casey and Henry Dirks (3:54.82).

Earning second place were Dirks in the 110 hurdles (19.19) and the 300 hurdles (46.55), Lah in the 400 (57.53), Casey in the 800 (2:18) and the triple jump (35-feet, 8-inches), Emmet Faltesek in the 3,200 (11:23) and Spencer McEntyre in the discus (118-feet, 4-inches).

Taking third place were Richter in the 200 (25.8), Raif Olson in the 300 hurdles (49.16) and the triple jump (33-feet, 1.25-inches), McEntyre in the shot put (37-feet, 11-inches) and the 4x800 relay team of Dylan Fenske, Seann Prigge, Ethan Bremner and Faltesek (9:56.26); taking fourth place were Collen Selliskar in the shot put (36-feet, 5.75-inches), Olson in the 110 hurdles (19.34) and the 4x200 relay team of Matt Killoran, Felipe Reis, Nate Nettifee and Austin Kallberg (1:49.44); and taking fifth place were Nosbisch in the 200 (25.99) and Richter in the discus (106-feet, 5-inches).

The meet provided an opportunity for both squads to get several athletes experience in new events.

“Overall, I was surprised by our depth in the jumps, throws, hurdles and sprints,” Ely boys head coach Will Helms said. “Even with some important personnel missing, the newer members of the team stepped up and contributed to a strong team effort.

“(It) was a smaller meet than we are used to attending on the Range. With a lot staying back in Ely or away travelling at the front end of the Easter break, we arrived in Falls with a smaller, less experienced squad than usual and used the meet to gain experience and try athletes in different events.”

The Ely girls finished with a trio of first-place performances.

Maggie Isbell took the top spot in the 300 hurdles (53.41), as did the 4x800 relay team of Emma Terwilliger, Anna Nelson, Kalyssa Eilrich and Caroline Homer (11:15.19) and the 4x200 relay team of Homer, Terwilliger, Sarah Isbell and McKenna Coughlin (2:03.79).

Finishing as runners-up were Maggie Isbell in the 100 (14.35), Erin Bianco in the 1,600 (5:43.97) and 4x400 relay team of Terwilliger, Taryn Osthoff, Coughlin and Homer (4:45.41), with Bianco bettering the previous International Falls track record, and placing fifth were Maggie Isbell in the 100 hurdles (21.35), Lauren Olson in the 300 hurdles (1:00.44) and the 4x200 B relay team of Madison Hasz, Gracie Pointer, Brynn Vollom and Annika Mattson (2:15.03).

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