Glenwood City girls place third at SCC track invitational; boys in ninth

By Kelsie Hoitomt

HAMMOND — With the weather finally cooperating, the Glenwood City track and field team was able to compete for the second time this year at the St. Croix Central High School last Tuesday, April 30. The girls’ team had a third place finish and the boys placed ninth out of nine total schools.

As a team, the girls had an excellent day on the track with the 4×100 team consisting of Kayla Bloss, Jennifer Kopacz, Janessa Ullom and Gabby Peterson taking first place with a time of 54.59. The 4×800 team also finished towards the top in third place with Morgan Kadinger, Macie Rasmussen, Jenny Lindquist and Jennifer Kopacz running a time of 10:53.43.

Individually, the Lady Toppers were solid in all events including running, jumping or throwing.

On the track, Jennifer Kopacz finished in second place in the 400 m dash (1:06.40) just a couple seconds behind first place finisher, Emily Bayer of Prescott. Morgan Kadinger also finished near the top with a third place spot in the 800 m with a 2:34.00.

In jumping events it was again Kadinger who finished at the top, this time in first place with a 5’ 0” mark in the high jump. In second place was teammate Haley Tiberg with a 4’ 11”. In the long jump, Megan Steinberger placed second with a 14’ 8”. She then finished in third in the triple jump with a 29’ 11”.

In other events, the arm of Tiberg landed her a first place finish in the shot put with a 30’ 1.5”.  Hannah Steinberger also had a solid throw in the discus to put her in second place with a 84’ 10.5”.  Lindquist placed fourth in the pole vault with an even 6’ 0”.

Individually for the boys’ team, Issac Tuttle had a good day on the track with a third place finish in the 200 m (23.39) and a fourth place finish in the 100 m (11.50).

In the field it was Chris Wagner with a first place finish in the discus with an impressive 147’ 9” throw. The closest throw to him was a 130’ 9”.

The Hilltoppers varsity team competed in Frederic in the evening of May 6. They are scheduled to compete today (May 8) at the Colfax Invitational and then Thursday, May 9 at Boyceville.

INDIVIDUAL BOYS’ RESULTS FOR GLENWOOD CITY: 110 m Hurdles – 13. Donovan Fornal 21.38, 14. Todd Petersen 21.60; 300 m Hurdles – 12. Jeff Kopacz 48.83, 14. Bill Norenberg 50.18, 15. Todd Petersen 50.79; 100 m – 4. Isaac Tuttle 11.50, 11. Charlie Shackett 12.07, 22. Tyler Johnson 12.56, 32. Adam Holmquist 13.03, 34. Donovan Fornal 13.14, 44. Richard Croes 13.51; 200 m – 3. Isaac Tuttle 23.39, 14. Charlie Shackett 24.95, 41. Marcus Kadinger 27.73; 400 m – 8. Jeff Kopacz 56.13, 14. Marcus Kadinger 58.61; 800 m – 31. Ethan Brandt 2:41.88; 1600 m – 9. Tyler Johnson 5:15.45; 3200 m – 6. Ethan Brandt 11:32.03; High Jump- 7. Marcus Kadinger 5’ 4”, 11. Donovan Fornal 5’ 2”, 13. Bill Norenberg 5’ 0”; Pole Vault – 6. Isaac Tuttle 9’ 0”; Long Jump– 6. Isaac Tuttle 19’ 1”, 10. Tyler Johnson 17’ 2.5”, 12. Jeff Kopacz 17’ 1.5”, 16. Todd Petersen 15’ 11.75”; Triple Jump – 10. Todd Petersen  35’ 4.5”, 12. Bill Norenberg 34’ 8.5”; Discus Throw – 1. Chris Wagner 147’ 9”, 31. Richard Croes 77’ 4.5”, 32. Charlie Shackett 77’ 1.5”, 41. Troy Hall 53’ 7”; Shot Put – 6. Chris Wagner 39’ 7”, 16. Richard Croes 35’ 11”, 24. Charlie Shackett 34’ 2”, 42. Troy Hall 23’ 7”.

INDIVIDUAL GIRLS’ RESULTS FOR GLENWOOD CITY: 100 m Hurdles – 9. Maya Petersen 20.65, 12. Megan Steinberger 22.11; 300 m Hurdles– 7. Maya Petersen 57.59, 11. Megan Steinberger 1:00.83; 100 m – 6. Janessa Ullom 14.08, 8. Kayla Bloss 14.15, 11. Gabby Peterson 14.40, 12 Kristie Knops 14.50, 22. Katelyn Meyers 15.51, 37. Maddie Wagner 20.07; 200 m – 26. Katelyn Meyers 34.63; 400 m – 2. Jennifer Kopacz 1:06.40, 9. Macie Rasmussen 1:09.51; 800 m – 3. Morgan Kadinger 2:35.97; 1600 m – 12. Kaitlin Konder 6:35.21, Jenna Magsam 6:46.59; High Jump – 1. Morgan Kadinger 5’ 0”, 2. Haley Tiberg 4’ 11”, 12. Mackenzie Wink 4’ 2”, 14. Maya Petersen 4’ 2”; Long Jump; 2. Megan Steinberger 14’ 8”, 6. Kristie Knops 13’ 9”, 14. Macie Rasmussen 13’ 2.25”, 21. Gabby Peterson 12’ 7”; Triple Jump – 3. Megan Steinberger 29’ 11”, 5. Macie Rasmussen 29’ 4”, 12. Gabby Peterson 26’ 9.5”; Shot Put – 1. Haley Tiberg 30’ 1.5”, 6. Kayla Bloss 26’ 2.5”, 12. Hannah Steinberger 23’ 5”, 28 Sierra Peterson 16’ 8”; Discus Throw – 2. Hannah Steinberger 84’ 10.5”, 23. Sierra Peterson 34’ 0”; Pole Vault – 4. Jenny Lindquist 6’ 0”, 6. Janessa Ullom 6’ 0”.