First track meet at Comet Field
Waupaca boys second, girls fourth
By Greg Seubert
The first track meet at Comet Field is in the books.
Waupaca hosted Seymour, Shawano and Clintonville for a quadrangular April 12. Seymour won the boys’ competition with 90 points, followed by Waupaca (85), Shawano (68) and Clintonville (21). Seymour also won the girls’ competition with 87 points, followed by Shawano (69), Clintonville (67) and Waupaca (20).
Several relay teams and individuals turned in first-place finishes for the Comets, including the boys’ 3,200-meter relay team of Colby Nimmer, Forrest Ziebell, Danny Esch and Andy Schroeder (8:59.91); the girls’ 1,600-meter relay team of Gabrielle Wennesberg, Alyssa Schroeder, Avrey Simonson and Mya Snyder (5:01.83); the boys’ 1,600 relay team of Esch, Schroeder, Camryn Borland and Nimmer (3:50.02); the boys’ 400-meter relay team of Brad Moloney, Aaron Monday, Dawson Patzke and Craig McCourt (48.69); Caleb Studzinski, boys’ 400-meter dash (55.62); Schroeder, boys’ 800-meter run (2:06.95); and Mark Kilcoyne, boys’ shot put (42 feet, 7 inches).
Seconds went to the girls’ 800-meter relay team of Shae Wright, Marissa Benavidez, Britney Bertzyk and Wennesberg; the boys’ 3,200 meter relay team of Fletcher Ceizyk, Malik Dillman, Borland and Studzinski; the boys’ 800 relay team of Ben Pacheco-Rojas, Patzke, Sawyer Sopa and McCourt; Esch, boys’ 1,600-meter run; Borland, boys’ 400; Ziebell, boys’ 800; and Kilcoyne, boys’ discus.
Thirds went to the boys’ 1,600 relay team of Orr, Ceizyk, Dillman and Ziebell; Sam Nikolai, boys’ 110- and 300-meter hurdles; Abram Jackson, boys’ 1,600; the boys’ 800 relay team of Moloney, Monday, Orr and Terry Schmidt; Simonson, girls’ 400; Nimmer, boys’ 400; Schroeder, girls’ 800; Moloney, boys’ pole vault; Schmidt, boys’ long jump; and Austin Handrich, boys’ shot put.
Fourths went to Schmidt, boys’ 100-meter dash; Jared Doro, boys’ 110 hurdles; Jackson, boys’ 800; Bertzyk, girls’ pole vault; and Orr, boys’ triple jump and discus.
Fifths went to the boys’ 1,600 relay team of Jackson, Derek Bell, Brecken Angsten and Studzinski; Schroeder, girls’ 1,600; Bruce Sternweis, boys’ 400; Christian Pomerenke, boys’ high and triple jumps; and Wennesberg, girls’ pole vault.
Waupaca was scheduled to host the annual Waupaca County Meet April 21, but that event, which also includes teams from Iola-Scandinavia, Manawa, Weyauwega-Fremont, New London, Clintonville and Marion, has been rescheduled for Saturday, April 28. Events are slated to get underway at 9:30 a.m. at Comet Field.