Cloquet girls track and field win LSC QuadCloquet High School teacher and head track and field coach Tim Prosen had a little extra pep in his step Tuesday, anticipating the Lumberjacks’ first home meet that afternoon. And when it was over, he was all smiles.
By: Tyler Korby, Pine Journal
Cloquet High School teacher and head track and field coach Tim Prosen had a little extra pep in his step Tuesday, anticipating the Lumberjacks’ first home meet that afternoon.
And when it was over, he was all smiles.
Paced by an all-around attack, the Cloquet girls were crowned the champions of Tuesday’s Lake Superior Conference Quad meet at Bromberg Field.
“That was a heck of an improvement from a week ago,” said Prosen. “The girls really executed. It was an impressive day for us out there, we dominated.”
The Cloquet girls scored 89.5 total points, a baker’s dozen more than their nearest competitor. Proctor claimed the runner-up spot, while Duluth Denfeld and Ashland finished in third and fourth places, respectively.
“We really pushed the girls Tuesday,” recalled Prosen. “Right now, we’re preparing for the future. The girls were awesome out there.”
With a number of top performers and winners, Prosen noted the stellar performances of senior Natasha Mykkanen and junior Hailee Peterson, as well as sophomores Jolynne Denman and Amy Campbell.
“Amy Campbell was phenomenal for us,” said Prosen, who won the 300-meter hurdles and the high jump. “Her times are just getting better and better.”
Peterson was crowned the 3,200-meter champ, while senior Emily Johnson won the 800-meter run and junior Annabel Morrisroe earned the top spot in the shot put.
Along with their top-ranked individual performances, the ‘Jacks also breezed through the relay races, winning the 3,200-, 1,600 -and 800-meter relays “with ease,” as Prosen put it.
And though the girls stole the show, the Cloquet boys also fared well, finishing in fourth place with 47.5 total points.
Denfeld led the pack with 98 points, while Ashland and Proctor took home second- and third-place spots.
“The boys are working hard,” said Prosen. “Right now, there is room for improvement and we still have to solidify some things, but I’m pleased.”
Prosen mentioned the efforts of senior sprinter RaRa Jones who won the 100-meter dash, as well as sophomore Jared Anderson and senior Chad Calcaterra, who placed in the top two high jump spots.
“It was a fun day,” continued Prosen. “It was nice to get out on our home track and do well.”
Cloquet will next hit the track Thursday, April 22, at the Cambridge-Isanti Invitational. They’ll then host another LSC Quad at 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 27. The annual Cloquet Invitational is set for May 7.