Anderson, relays give Ely girls a boost

by Tom Coombe

Ely had an individual winner and two first-place relays at a May 6 high school girls track meet at Virginia.<BR><BR>The Timberwolves’ big day included a winning effort by senior Julie Anderson in the 3,200 meter run. She finished first in 12:33.<BR><BR>Anderson also was part of the Wolves’ first-place 3,200 relay, joining Raychal Zupancich, Casey Sovil and Jenna Klein to win in 10:33.<BR><BR>Ely also got a win in the 1,600 relay, as Klein, Kelly Chaudoin, Carolyn Freeman and Ali Schulze teamed up for a run of 4:27.6.<BR><BR>The Wolves added a second in the same relay, as the combination of Schulze, Taryn Cunningham, Tomi McDonald and Lexie Barker gave Ely a one-two finish.<BR><BR>Freeman and Sovil both contributed second-place finishes for the Wolves.<BR><BR>Freeman was the runner-up in the 300 hurdles in a time of 51.5 seconds. Sovil, meanwhile, ran a 2:34 in the 800 to take second overall.<BR><BR>Ely’s Rachel Berg landed a third-place finish in the shot put with a throw of 29-9.<BR><BR>In the 800 relay, the Wolves’ quartet of Schulze, Cuningham, Raychal Zupancich and Jen Zupancich was fourth (2:01.8).<BR><BR>Chaudoin took fourth in the 800 (2:41) and Freeman placed fifth in the 100 hurdles (19.0).<BR><BR>Other Ely participants were:<BR><BR>• 100 hurdles - Brittany Harris, 21.8;<BR><BR>• 100 dash - Mary Anderson, 15.1; Aimee Loisel, 16.7;<BR><BR>• 1,600 run -Sarah Markwardt, 6:41; Emma Furness, 6:52; Maren Gotchnik, 8:15;<BR><BR>• 800 run - Jessie Loisel, 2:58;<BR><BR>• 200 dash - Jen Zupancich, 29.7; Mary Anderson, 29.7; Tomi McDonald, 35.0;<BR><BR>• Shot put - Laura Schulze, 25-0;<BR><BR>• Discus - Berg, 77-4; Aimee Loisel, 64-9;<BR><BR>• Long jump - Mary Bruels, 12-0; <BR><BR>• Triple jump - Bruels, 28-8.<BR><BR>