Local Track & Field Teams Wrap Up Indoor SeasonIssue Date: March 29, 2018
Panthers Win Eight Events,
Lead Field at Home Invite
Oconto Falls hosted Peshtigo, Crivitz, Coleman and Algoma in an indoor meet on Tuesday, winning both the boys and girls events.
Peshtigo's girls were in Oshkosh and the Bulldogs raced their underclassmen in most events.
The Peshtigo boys finished the night with 40 points and three event winners.
Jerod Jandt won the long jump (18'9.25"). Crivitz's Tony Jopek took second (18'4.25"), while Peshtigo's Austin Liske was third (17'4.75"), Jaden Bemis of Crivitz was fourth (16'10") and Peshtigo's Seth Davis was fifth (15'7.5").
Jandt will compete in sprints and relays this season, something he's been focusing on in practice more than the long jump. Bulldogs Coach Keith Nault praised the work that Jandt has put in despite the lack of time he's been able to put into the event.
"He's going to have a great year," Nault said. "Jerod's a strong, strong kid. He works really hard in the offseason as well."
Max Rauch had the whole gym's attention as he hit 12'9" on the high jump, more than a foot and a half higher than the second-place finisher.
"He's starting off really strong," Nault said. "You can see that his comfort level is coming up with his repetitions. The more he jumps, the better he's going to get. Fundamentally, he's solid, but the more he reps he gets under his belt, he's going to get better and better."
Jopek was second with 11'0", Crivitz's Michael Retza was third (11'0"), Wolverine Cody Richlen took fourth (10') and Oconto Falls' Aaron Ludemann was fifth (9').
Bulldogs junior Mitchell VanVooren also won the 50-yard hurdles with a time of 6.97 seconds. Crivitz's Eli Lawrence was second (7.10) and Brent Wolf was third (7.18) for the home team.
Wolf didn't win the hurdles, but he got two wins in the triple jump (37'.75") and high jump (5'6"). Peshtigo's Joe Sodini was second in both events, jumping 36'10" in the long jump and 5'6" in the high jump.
Nault said the meet gave a good opportunity for some underclassmen to showcase their skills in front of the coaches and get some race experience.
"This was a good meet to put our underclassmen out there and let them compete to break up the monotony of practice for them. That was their chance to jump under the microscope a little bit and be seen by the coaching staff," he said. "They enjoyed it, and it'll be motivation for the practices from here too because they got a taste of competition. I think it'll be a good feel for them."
Nault also said he was impressed by what he saw from the newcomers as well.
"We're going to have a really well-rounded team in the future," he said. "I see a lot of people that are going to contribute in the sprints, jumps and distance. I'm really happy about that."
Oconto Falls won the meet with seven event victories including Wolf's two.
Dakota Carriveau won the shot put (38'65"). Crivitz's Hunter Wittmus took second (37'5.5") and Zach Larsen was third (37').
Oconto Falls' Noah Ludemann won the 800-meter run (2:19.79), beating out Coleman's Miles Kremsreiter (2:22.11) and Panther teammate Brody Schindel (2:36.10).
Evan Roberts won the 400-meter dash (57.98), one spot ahead of teammate Noah Stary (1:00.69) and two spots ahead of Owen Huber (1:02.81).
The Panthers also won two of three relay events. They were the only team in the 24-lap relay (3,072 meters), finishing in 9:25.57.
The Panthers won the 12-lap relay against Peshtigo, finishing in 3:56.58. Peshtigo finished in 4:22.76.
Crivitz won the four-lap relay (512 meters) in 1:08.72, beating Oconto Falls by just .02 seconds.
The Wolverines' Kody Richlen won the 45-yard dash with a time of 5.51. Aaron Gonnering of Oconto Falls took second (5.53), Keeshawn Katers was third (5.56) and Stary was fourth (5.6).
Ezekial Lawrence won the 200-meter dash (26.96), while teammate Tony Jopek was third (27.10) and Panther Aaron Gonnering took second (26.99).
Coleman's lone win came from Kremsreiter, who trailed going into the final lap of the 1600-meter run, but turned on the jets to pass Brody Schindel and finish in 5:11.08. Schindel finished in 5:11.30. Brendan Konitzer was third (5:36.76).
The Panther girls also won the home meet and eight events to boot.
Autumn Magnin won the 200-meter dash (30.32), while teammate Ericka Havemeier was second (30.41) and Ricki Ludwig was third (32.18). Crivitz's Morgen Gyger was fourth (32.78).
Catt Moeller own the pole vault by a foot, clearing the bar at eight feet. Crivitz's Taylor Bemis was second (7') and the Wolverines' Lexi Oyer was third (7').
Kennedy Kratz was first in the 45-yard dash (6.09). Havemeier was second (6.10) and Elizabeth Ausloos placed third (6.36). Coleman's Hope Patz was fourth (6.48).
Breanna Sadowski won the 1600-meter run (6:33.22) for Oconto Falls. Coleman's Clara Yoap was second (6:40.10) and teammate Anna Dohl (6:48.29) was fourth. Lexi Schroeder was third for Crivitz (6:46.57).
Autumn Canavera won the 400-meter dash (1:08.89), Lexi Oyer of the Wolverines was second (1:09.08).
The Panthers' Amelia Rice tied with Coleman's Hope Patz for first in the high jump (4'8"). Crivitz's Sianna Guns was third (4'6").
The Panthers won all three relay events. In the 24-lap relay, they finished in 11:09.18. Crivitz was second (11:24.48) and Coleman took third (11:28.39). In the four-lap relay, they took first (1:14.84), besting Crivitz (1:17.56) and Coleman (1:23.79). In the 12-lap relay, they finished in 4:36.51 for the win. Crivitz was second (4:40.38) and Coleman was third (5:07.66).
Crivitz was second in the girls' team standings. Chloe Gruszynski won the long jump (13'8.75") and triple jump (31'1.75"). Oconto Falls' Kari Albrecht was second (13'6.25") and Ausloos was third (12'6.25") in the long jump. In the triple jump, Canavera was second (30'3.5") and Annabelle Kosmecki of the Wolverines was third (25'8.5").
Kailee Sellen won the shot put (34'4.5") and Lyvia Cane took home first in the 800-meter run (2:53.42), while Falls' Amelia Rice was second (2:54.49) and Gwen Williams was third (2:54.70).
Coleman took third, with Algoma in fourth.
Marinette Compete at
Oshkosh North Invite
The Marinette Marines competed at the Oshkosh North Invite on Thursday, March 22, a tournament filled with teams spanning the state.
The Marine boys finished eighth of 12, but were strong in field events across the board.
In the shot put, Dawson Anglehart took fourth with a throw of 47'2". Matt Kramer was 17th (36'4.5").
Jordan Wendt took second of 16 high-jumpers, getting over the bar at six feet, while Jeremy Wendt was fifth (5'6").
In the pole vault, Sean Holk (8'6") and Sam McClain (7'6") ere eighth and ninth, respectively.
Dalton Kaster was eighth in the long jump (18'7.25"), while James Scully took seventh in the triple jump (36'6.5").
Alex Shaw finished fourth in the 19-runner 400-meter dash with a time of 54.77. Teammate Matt Swenson was 14th (59.47).
In the 3200-meter run, Carson Polomis took sixth (10:50.76) and Jacob Micheals came in 11th (12:02.70).
Dalton Weissgerber (7.85) and Joaquim Hardiman (7.88) were 19th and 20th, respectively, in the 60-meter dash. Weissgerber was also 20th in the 200-meter dash (26.28).
Matt Maye took 15th in the 800-meter (2:31.90) and 16th in the 1600 (5:28.99). Richard Green was 10th in the 1600 (5:02.46).
Jeremy Wendt (9.96) and Scully (10.44) were eighth and ninth in the 60-meter hurdles, respectively.
A 4x200 relay team of Jeremy Wendt, Hardiman, Kaster and Jordan Wendt placed seventh (1:42.64).
In the 4x400, Marinette's team of Holk, McClain, Swenson and Green placed eighth (4:05.79).
In the 2-2-4-8, a race consisting of two runners doing 200-meter runs and one each doing 400 and 800, Marinette's team took third. Jordan and Jeremy Wendt, Alex Shaw and Carson Polomis were part of the team, which finished in 3:56.25.
The Marinette girls placed eighth in an 11-team field. Some of their highest finishes also came in the field events.
Paige Florek was third in the shot put (34'4") and teammate Emily Paulsen took fifth (32'9").
Danae Prange took fifth in the triple jump (32'2"), while Aliya Brown placed sixth in the long jump (15'5") and Ciara Grawey tied for eighth in the pole vault (6'). Grawey was also eigth in the 60-meter hurdles (11.37).
Brown also took sixth in the 60-meter dash (8.40) and 14th in the 200-meter (29.98), while Sherrie Wu was 12th (8.84).
The team's highest finishes of the night came from Katelyn Kitzinger, however. She ran a 1:02.94 in the 400-meter dash to place second and won the 800-meter run in 2:32.28. Megan Mckenney was 13th in the 400 (1:11.84).
The girls 4x200 team took eighth. Prange, Wu, Courtney Anderson and Mariah Boye made up the team (2:01.37).
In the 2-2-4-8, a team of Anderson, Boye, Mckenney and Pieper took eighth (5:06.86).
Samantha Pieper took 15th in the 1600-meter run (6:38.25).
Wisconsin Lutheran, Catholic Memorial and Oshkosh North occupied the top three spots in the boys field. Wausau West, Wisconsin Lutheran and Oshkosh West were the best three teams in the girls competition.
Gillett Girls 25th at
Crowded Oshkosh High
Gillett, Oconto and Peshtigo competed at the Oshkosh High School Small School Invitational at the Kolf Center on Tuesday, with Gillett and Peshtigo taking 25th and 30th, respectively.
Katrina Salmen placed eighth in the 800-meter run (2:38.13) and Alana Finger was 13th (2:43.75). Salmen took sixth in the 1600-meter run (5:40.81), while Maria Powers placed 28th (6:49.23).
Gabby Perry was 18th in the 60-meter hurdles (11.25) and Sidney Gullicksen was 33rd (12.36).
Finger also placed 34th in the long jump (12'8") and Gullicksen was 28th in the triple jump (26'2.75"). Maria Powers took 29th in the shot put (27'1").
Hannah Swanson was 29th in the 400-meter dash (1:10.58) and Courtney Kodric was 48th (1:17.10). Danielle Lemke was 49th in the 60-meter dash (9.75).
A 4x400 relay team of Viola Smith, Perry, Finger and Brenna Schoenebeck took 18th (4:48.71). A 4x200 team of Lemke, Schoenebeck, Smith and Allie Mayhew took 21st (2:05.13).
For Gillett, Sylvia Hansen continued her strong freshman year, carrying over from cross country season. She took third in the 3200-meter run (11:53.20). Lauren Herzog was 15th in the event (13:46.87).
Emily Hairapetian was 34th in the 400-meter dash (1:12.63) and Ana Grover was 50th (1:20.25). Hairapetian took 35th in the long jump (12'6").
Karissa Schaal took 24th in the shot put (28'10"), Angela Guzman was 31st (25'9") and Val VandeCorput took 48th (22'6").
Oconto's girls did not place as a team.
Hanna Pecha was 53rd in the 60-meter dash (9.97) and Lillie Mortier was 54th (10.08). In the 60-meter hurdles, Jasmine Driscoll took 29th (11.99).
Chantelle Marotz took 49th in the 400-meter dash (1:19.32 and Kaylee Shultz took 37th in the long jump (12'2.25"). Ivy Darragh (21'2") was 51st in the shot put.
A 4x400 team of Driscoll, Marotz, Jasmine Driscoll and Jadyn Floyd was 26th (5:03.38). in the 4x200, Desirae Steier, Floyd, Shultz and McKayla Russell was 29th (2:11.15).
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