MENOMINEE — The Menominee girls track team got the opportunity for a tune-up for Thursday’s Great Northern Conference finals at the Fran Mellinger Track and Field Complex when Escanaba came to town on Tuesday.

The Maroons beat Esky 82-64 and had 12 first-place finishes and two personal records.

“It was just a good team win,” Menominee coach Scott Melchoir said. “Everyone ran well and it was a nice little tune-up for the conference meet on Thursday.”

Makenzie Wellner continued her stellar sophomore season in the hurdles by winning both the 100 and 300-meter events. She finished the 100 in 16.22 seconds and completed the 300 in 47.93. In addition to winning both of the hurdle events, she also helped the Maroons to win the 400 relay (54.36) and 800 relay (1:53.03).

Katie Anderla also had a successful day for Menominee, winning the 1,600- (5:57.48) and 3,200-meter runs (12:52.28). Jaida Lesperance came in third in the 1,600.

“Makenzie continues her iron hold on the hurdles and Katie has been a great distance runner for us this year,” Melchoir said.

Ely Wellner won the 100-meter dash (13.28), Hayden Buck took first in the 400 (1:06.01), Jenna Nolde grabbed a first in the long jump (13 feet, 5.25 inches) and Kennedy Olson got first place points in the shotput (34 feet, 5 inches) and in the discus where she set a new personal record (92 feet, 8 inches).

Menominee’s 1,600 relay team of Buck, Anna Nerat, Park and Ely Wellner took first with a time of 4:28,62 and Nerat set a personal record in the high jump with her second-place jump of 4 feet, 8 inches. Megan Francour got the Maroons second-place points in the 200-meter dash and Beth Enderby took second in the pole vault.

Now that the tune-up is over, it’s time for the Maroons to start switching their focus on to GNC’s on Thursday.

“It was nice to have Esky come down and bring their varsity,” Melchoir said. “They realized just like we did that you can get a lot more work done in a meet then in practice, so it was good to have them down. It’s supposed to be a nice day (Thursday) with good teams and even better competition. We’re looking forward to it.”