March 23, 2013 | Vol. 94, No. 69

Devils start track-and-field season indoors

SUPERIOR, Wis. — The outdoor track-and-field season may be a long ways off with towering snowbanks everywhere, but Ironwood started the season indoors Friday at the Simpson Invitational at the University of Wisconsin-Superior.

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Ironwood’s Pat Heffner, center, starts the 3,200-meter relay Friday at the Simpson Indoor Invitational at the University of Wisconsin-Superior.

The Red Devil girls were seventh and the boys eighth. Ashland won the boys event, Superior the girls.

Jessica Gering finished second in the 1,600-meter run to lead the Ironwood girls. She led nearly the entire race until a last-lap surge by Superior’s Leah Holms.

Cole Stevens led the Ironwood boys with a runner-up finish in the pole vault. His 11-6 was six inches...