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Ely boys dominate at E-G meet

Ely girls take second

Jay Greeney
Posted 5/9/18

VIRGINIA – The Ely boys ran away with the Eveleth-Gilbert Invitational track meet on Tuesday, finishing almost 80 points higher than the second-place team. Meanwhile, the girls took second in the …

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Ely boys dominate at E-G meet

Ely girls take second

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VIRGINIA – The Ely boys ran away with the Eveleth-Gilbert Invitational track meet on Tuesday, finishing almost 80 points higher than the second-place team. Meanwhile, the girls took second in the event, with a number of strong individual performances.

Ryne Prigge and James Schwinghamer led the charge for Ely, as they both set record times for the Eveleth-Gilbert meet in the 3,200-meter run. Prigge dominated the girls field, winning by almost two minutes. Schwinhamer won by just over seven seconds in the boys race.

Zoe Devine had another notable performance for the girls, finishing first in both the 800- and 1,600-meter runs. She won by over 16 seconds in the 800 and just over 11 seconds in the 1,600. The Ely 4 x 800-meters team finished first in a close race that was decided by less than four seconds. Ande Visser had a good day throwing the discus as she won the event by just over three feet.

For the boys, Isaac Gawboy won the 100-meters, while hurdler Henry Dirks dominated his events, taking first in both the 110- and 300-meter hurdles. Brock Latourell took the 1,600-meters by just over 11 seconds.

Ely had a great day in the field events as Eric Omerza won the long jump while Eli Anderson took first in the triple jump. Jasiah Wigdahl had a strong performance as he won the shot and tied for first in the discus.

On Saturday both teams attended the 63rd Annual Doc Savage Invitational in Hibbing. The boys finished second in the six-team field while the girls didn’t fare as well, taking fourth place out of five teams.

Prigge was again the top performer for the Ely girls, taking first in the 800-meters by almost 15 seconds. For the boys, Isaac Gawboy again dominated the 100-meter dash.

On Thursday both teams participated in the Steve Kerzie Invite in Virginia. The boys topped the field in the eight-team event, while the girls finished fifth out of seven teams.

Notable performances for the girls included a first-place finish in the 4 x 800 relay. For the boys, James Schwinghamer won the 800-meters by almost four seconds and the 1,600 by over 17 seconds. Henry Dirks hung on to win the 110 hurdles by .12 seconds. Ely’s 4 x 800 relay team won by almost 12 seconds.

In the field, Eric Omerza won the triple jump with a leap of 36-08.00, while Jasiah Wigdahl won the discus throw by less than three inches.

Next up for the girls is a Thursday meet in Hibbing. Both teams will then finish their regular season on Friday, May 18, in Hibbing.

EVELETH-GILBERT GIRL TEAM RESULTS

1. Eveleth-Gilbert 187

2. Ely 127

3. Silver Bay 68

4. Mt. Iron-Buhl 67.50

5. Chisholm 64.50

6. Floodwood 35

7. Virginia 34

8. Lakeview Christian 13

EVELETH-GILBERT BOY TEAM RESULTS

1. Ely 219

2. Eveleth-Gil. 139.50

3. Chisholm 80

4. Lakeview Christian 75

5. Mt. Iron-Buhl 65

6. Silver Bay 35.50

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