Several local athletes going to state meet
By Greg Seubert
Moving from Division 2 to Division 3 has paid off for the Weyauwega-Fremont track team.
The Indians will send several individuals and relay teams to the WIAA State Track & Field Meet in La Crosse after they placed in the top four May 26 at a Division 3 sectional meet in Rosholt.
Waupaca, Iola-Scandinavia, Manawa, Amherst, Wild Rose Clintonville and Hortonville also qualified several competitors for state, set for Friday and Saturday, June 3-4, at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.
Here’s a list of the qualifying athletes:
Hortonville: Moving on from the Bay Port Sectional in Howard are Cody Lohrenz in the boys’ 200-meter dash (first, 22.32) and 400-meter dash (second); Trevor Coenen in the boys’ 300-meter hurdles (third); and the girls’ 3,200-meter relay team of Stephanie Jarvis, Alyssa Rafuse, Hannah Lohrenz and Claire Van Beek (third).
Waupaca: The Waupaca girls’ and boys placed second and 10th, respectively, at the Little Chute Sectional. State qualifiers for the Comets are Michelle Petkovsek in the 400 dash (first, 59:96) and 800-meter run (first, 2:21.93); Tatiana Sotka in the 200 (first, 26.53) and 100-meter dash (fourth); Christian Overman in the boys’ 110-meter hurdles (first, 14.96) and 300 hurdles (fourth); Avrey Simonson in the girls’ triple jump (second); and the girls’ 1,600-meter relay team of Petkovsek, Kristin Petkovsek, Simonson and Sotka (third).
Amherst: Amherst’s only qualifier out of the Little Chute Sectional is Alyssa Niggemann in the girls’ 800 (second).
Clintonville: The Truckers competed in Little Chute and qualified Kara Pyatskowit in the girls’ 1,600- and 3,200 meter runs (first, 5:13.61 and 11:30.72) and Allysin Booth in the girls’ 100-meter hurdles (third).
Weyauwega-Fremont: Qualifying for the Indians are Cara Volz in the girls’ 100 hurdles (first, 15.7) and triple jump (first, 36 feet, 1/4 inch); Dylan Pankow in the boys’ triple jump (second) and 110 hurdles (fourth); Becky Schroeder in the girls’ high jump (second); the girls’ 800-meter relay team of Schroeder, Marissa Mason, Mikaela Hintz and Volz (third); the girls’ 1,600-meter relay team of Hintz, Schroeder, Mason and Daisy Wilson (third); and the girls’ 400-meter relay team of Schroeder, Mason, Hannah Sroka and Hintz (fourth). The W-F girls tied with Iola-Scandinavia for fourth place at Rosholt, while the boys finished 17th.
Iola-Scandinavia: The Thunderbirds also competed in Rosholt and qualified Erika Kisting in the girls’ 1,600 and 3,200 (first, 5:18.67 and 11:41.07); Leighten Fischer in the girls’ long jump (first, 17 feet, 1 1/2 inches), 200 (third) and 1,600 (third); Kristian Welch in the boys’ long jump (second), 200 (second) and 100 (third); Joe Makovec in the boys’ 3,200 (fourth); and the girls’ 3,200 relay team of Jada Beacom, Fischer, Kisting and Natalie Rustad (first, 10:00.37). The girls tied with Weyauwega-Fremont for fourth, while the boys finished seventh.
Manawa: Manawa’s qualifiers out of Rosholt are the boys’ 800 relay team of Daniel Teuscher, Sam Welch, Ethan Hass and Trenton Saunders (third).
Wild Rose: Wild Rose competed at Rosholt and qualifiers are Tanner Hudziak in the boys’ 400 (first, 51.27), long jump (first, 20 feet, 10 1/4 inches) and 800 (third); Isaac Hanson in the boys’ triple jump (first, 43 feet, 8 inches) and 300 hurdles (fourth); Breanne Marchan in the girls’ 100 (second); Cora Reinke in the girls’ discus (third); Austin Schroeder in the boys’ high jump (third); Maya Dix in the girls’ long jump (third); Tyler Bauer in the boys’ discus (fourth); Jeremy Lesniak in the boys’ long jump (fourth); the girls’ 400 and 800 relay teams of Mary Jenks, Dix, Ashley Caswell and Marchan (first, 51.23 and 1:46.21); the boys’ 800 relay team of Lesniak, Paul Hernandez, Tyler Schmidt and Justin Ida (first, 1:32.33); the boys 1,600 relay team of Hernandez, Tommy Friday, Schmidt and Hudziak (second); and the boys’ 3,200 relay team of Spencer Stanosek-Rockwood, Friday, William Dorsett and Hayden Schwartzman (fourth). The boys and girls placed second and third, respectively.