It would’ve dealt with Ishpeming junior Derek DeCaire listed in sixth place in the 100-meter dash, even though his time was an identical 11.95 seconds to the fifth-place finisher, senior Casey Wilson of Stephenson.

If those two runners were truly declared as finishing in a dead heat, they’d split the fifth- and sixth-place points, giving Ishpeming another half-point on its total, according to Syrjala.

“I pointed it out to some of the timers, and they said we could check it at the end if it made a difference in the meet,” Syrjala said.

The meet was electronically timed through Superior Timing, which had video at the finish line of all races that could be checked, according to the Ishpeming coach.

via MHSAA U.P. Track Finals notebook: Superior Central’s Kienitz finishes second, but breaks school’s 800 record – MiningJournal.net | News, Sports, Jobs, Marquette Information | The Mining Journal.

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