Seven area high schools will be represented at the WIAA State Track and Field Meet, scheduled for Friday and Saturday, June 3-4, at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.
Iola-Scandinavia, Amherst, Wild Rose, Clintonville, New London, Marion and Hortonville had athletes qualify Thursday, May 26, from sectionals in Howard (Division 1), Freedom (Division 2) and Rosholt (Division 3).
HOWARD – Hortonville’s Tiara Rose won the girls’ triple jump event at Bay Port High School with a leap of 36 feet, 1 inch.
Also qualifying for the Polar Bears are Derrik Guyette, second in the boys’ shot put; the girls’ 400-meter relay team of Jennifer Roberts, Emily Inglese, Kassidy Rinehart and Kathy Derks, third; Tony Cass, third in the boys’ 800-meter run; and the girls’ 1,600-meter relay team of Roberts, Inglese, Rose and Derks, third.
New London’s qualifiers are Amber Pethke, second in the girls’ 400-meter dash; Joe Dailey, third in the boys’ high jump; and the girls’ 3,200-meter relay team of Macy Egan, Brenna Heise, Annalise Schroeder and Kara Hoier, third.
Waupaca’s Bryan White, the Comets’ only sectional qualifier, placed fourth in the boys’ discus toss. The top three in each event advance to state.
FREEDOM – Clintonville’s boys’ 400 relay team of Dominic Masiarchin, Juan Hernandez, Cody Zuehl, A.J. Russell, Jesse Mayek and Colin Moon placed first with a time of 44.1 and Amherst’s Katy Rutz placed first in the girls’ shot put with a toss of 39 feet, 1/4 inch.
Also qualifying for Clintonville are the girls’ 3,200 relay team of Sam Hohn, Sara Messner, Ana Huber, Nicole Hanson, Holly Mayek and Kathryn Henschel, second; the boys’ 800-meter relay team of Masiarchin, Trenton Gauthier, Zuehl, Russell, Hernandez and Moon, second; Hanson, third in the girls’ pole vault; Markiesa Westphal, fourth in the girls’ shot put; the boys’ 3,200 relay team of Nathan Poppe, Tyler Sawall, Connor Gerke, Kyle Weid, Dylan Dohr and Brady Persha, fourth; Gauthier, fourth in the boys’ 110-meter hurdles; and Masiarchin, fourth in the boys’ 100-meter dash.
Rutz also placed fourth for Amherst in the discus.
ROSHOLT – Iola-Scandinavia’s Devin Peterson qualified in four events to lead the Thunderbird boys to a second-place finish behind Edgar at the Rosholt Sectional.
He won the 110 hurdles (15,4) and the 200-meter dash (22.9); joined Ben Hoffman, Jordan Beyersdorf and Tamas Peterson on the winning 1,600 relay team (3:29.5); and placed third in the triple jump.
Wild Rose had several qualifiers, including Darren Hudziak, who won the boys’ 800 in 2:02.9.
Other qualifiers for I-S are Lidia Frias, fourth in the girls’ long jump; Tamas Peterson, second in the boys’ 110 and 300-meter hurdles; Hoffman, third in the boys’ 1,600-meter run; and Beyersdorf, fourth in the boys’ 300 hurdles.
The Wild Rose girls and boys placed second and third, respectively. Besides Hudziak, other qualifiers for the Wildcats are Brian Erickson, second in the boys’ 400; Alec Dix, second in the boys’ triple jump; the girls’ 3,200 relay team of Cody Mueller, Gillian Jepson, Alayna Kjentvet and Hannah Piper, second;
Morgan Yeska, third in the girls’ 100-meter hurdles; the girls’ 800 relay team of Makayla Hecker, Haley Hazlett, Makayla Muntner and Piper, third; the girls’ 400 relay team of Yeska, Danielle Muntner, Hecker and Karina Marchan, third; Jepson, third in the girls’ 3,200-meter run; the girls’ 400 relay team of Danielle Muntner, Yeska, Sydney Pavlat and Piper, third; Levi Gage, Henry Gage, Jake Thompson and Hudziak, third in the boys’ 3,200 relay;
Marchan, fourth in the girls’ 100; Danielle Muntner, fourth in the girls’ 400; Ben Nyman, fourth in the boys’ 400; the boys’ 400 relay team of Lance Wendt, Kevin Tieaskie, Rob Vetrone and Jacob Kramer, fourth; Hazlett, fourth in the girls’ 300 hurdles; Erickson, Kelton Dopp, Nyman and Hudziak, fourth in the boys’ 1,600 relay; and Pavlat, fourth in the girls’ 800 and 1,600.
Blake Lambert also qualified for Marion by placing fourth in the boys’ long jump.