Muskies haul in medals


Jenny Hammond has assumed the leadership role on the Muskie track-and-field team this season.
So far, she’s set a shining example for the rest to follow.
The Grade 12 student collected a gold and two bronze yesterday as part of a nine-medal haul for the Muskies at the Bronco Booster Track and Field Invitational in International Falls.
Both the Muskie girls (40.5 points) and boys (26) finished fourth out of five teams in the overall standings.
Hammond, one of two Muskies to reach the OFSAA track-and-field championships last year, was first across the line in the girls’ 200m in a time of 30.68.
She also picked up third-place finishes in the girls’ 800m (2:49.53) and 1,600m (6:32.41).
Dryden’s Andie Wood captured both events—winning the 800m in a photo finish in 2:32.40 and then breaking the tape almost a full minute in front of the field in the 1,600m (5:28.34).
Sekina Scheibler was the other Muskie golden child on the day, ruling the roost in boys’ discus with a top toss of 94 feet.
That was just enough to edge teammate Jason Bazylewski, who earned silver with a mark of 93.08.
Joining Bazylewski in the runner-up ranks was Cassandra Moffitt in the girls’ triple jump, whose best leap of 27.2 feet was just behind winner Jena Sullivan of the host Broncos (27.75).
Also nabbing silver was Jacob Empey, the Muskies’ other OFSAA veteran, who posted a measurement of 34.3 feet to land behind only Ethan Phung of the Falls (39 feet) in the boys’ triple jump.
Two Muskie relay teams also broke through for podium finishes.
The girls’ 4x200m squad dashed to silver (1:59.98), getting nosed out by the Falls (1:57.83).
The boys’ 4x100m quartet, meanwhile, fought their way to bronze in 58.41.
The Falls (56.02) and Warroad Warriors (57.11) nabbed the top two spots.
The Muskies return to action this Tuesday at the Lake of the Woods Bears Invitational in Baudette.