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Weather nice, fields not for track invites

 

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The shot put area outside of Longyear Field in Ironwood wasn't ready for use Monday.

The Jack Kraemer Invitational was moved from late April to early May because it always seemed to be postponed because of the weather.

Monday was Kraemer day in Ironwood when track-and-field teams from across the region come to compete in what is usually the biggest meet of the year locally.

And the weather was great with temperatures in the 60s; the sun was even out.

Too bad the field event areas at Longyear Field in Ironwood were covered with snow, like the shot put. The track had puddles and plenty of snow, too.

The Kraemer won’t be made up, athletic director Gordy Erickson said. It’s the first time it’s been cancelled since 2002.

The forecast for today’s scheduled Marcy Bracket Invitational in Bessemer is just as good with temperatures near 70 and sunny skies.

Massie Field, though, also remains covered in snow and water.

The makeup date for the Bracket is May 23.

An Indianhead Conference makeup meet at Drummond was postponed Monday because the field wasn’t ready. It probably won’t be made up.

Hurley and Mercer are headed to Tomahawk today for an outdoor meet. Highs in the 70s are expected there.