Vikings send four relays, seven individuals to state

COLFAX — The Colfax track and field teams will be well represented at the Division 3 state meet this Friday and Saturday in La Crosse. Three sectional winners are among the seven individuals who qualified for the big show at the sectional meet held in Colfax May 23.

Leading the girls are Heidi Lieffort in two events including the pole vault in which she took first at 8-06 and the discus throw with a runner up throw of 115-11.Dannielle Dachel was also the runner up in the 800 m run at 2:30.20 and a pair of relay teams also came in second with Dachel, Ryleigh Prochnow, Brittany Rothbauer and Dempsey Fogarty all running the 4 X 400 (4:14.47) and the 4 X 800 (10:06.05). Placing third was Fogarty in the 400 m run (1:01.40) and the 4 X 200 relay with Prochnow, Katy Toycen, Katie Christoffel and Hannah Hover (1:52.46). Hover, nursing a sore back,  also qualified with a fourth in the 200 m dash (28.52).

Courtney Dressel was one spot short, coming in fifth in the 3200 m run (13:17.83) while Christoffel was ninth in the 100 m hurdles (18.92). Emily Toycen threw the discus 81-09 for 10th place and the 4 X 100 relay team of Alyssa Miller, Heather Tweed, Christoffel and Toycen also placed 10th (56.60). The team finished third out of  32 teams.

The boys will be represented by Noah Pretasky who ran perhaps his best 100 m race so far  as he blazed past a strong field including Isaac Tuttle of Glenwood City to win the event at 11.58, and took fourth in the 200 m dash (23.98). Garrett Miller continues his quest to break the school record in the 400 m dash by winning that race again at 52.02, Michael Larson, a senior who just started high jumping this year, took second at 5-11. The 4 X 800 relay was also the runner up with Lachlan Hinwood, Matthew Almquist, Larson and Miller running a time of 8:31.98. Miller just missed qualifying in another event at Pretasky’s heels, placing fifth in the 200 m dash (24.10).

The 4 X 200 relay placed 10th with Brad Foyt, Trevor Secraw, Troy Bird and Devon Utpadel (1:42.42). The 4 X 100 relay team of Tucker Teige, Zack Arvold, Isaac Lee and Foyt was 13th (51.81) as was Ben Kragness in the discus (117-10). Kragness and Larson both had some tough luck. Kragness scratched on all three throws in the shot put and Larson fell near the last hurdle in the 300 m race and finished 14th (52.54). Hunter Lieffort did not have a height recorded in the pole vault. The boys claimed fourth place in the team standings out of 30 teams.

GIRLS TEAM SCORES: Eau Claire Regis 100, Shell Lake 70, Colfax 63, Cadott 55, Flambeau 53, Elmwood-Plum City 47, Spring Valley 47, Glenwood City 26.33, Owen-Withee 26, Prentice 24, Abbortsford 17, Cornell-Lake Holcombe 16,50, Webster 14, Siren 13, Boyceville 12.50, Mercer 12, Augusta 11, Chippewa Falls McDonnel 11, Rib Lake 11, Drummond 10.33, South Shore 9, Hurley 9, Immanuel Lutheran 8, Phillips 7, Thorp 6, Prairie Farm 5, Turtle Lake-Clayton 5, Clear Lake 4, Eleva-Strum 4, Bruce 3, New Auburn 2, Winter 0.33

BOYS TEAM SCORES: Chippewa Falls McDonnel 53, Eau Claire Regis 52, Spring Valley 52, Colfax 45, Boyceville 43, Glenwood City 40, Cadott 38, Turtle Lake-Clayton 36,Elmwood-Plum City 28,Owen-Withee 25, Clear Lake 25, Flambeau 24, Immanuel Lutheran 24, Webster 23, Rib Lake 21, Prairie Farm 20, Eleva-Strum 18, Drummond 15, Mercer 15, Phillips 14, New Auburn 13, Hurley 12, Siren 11, South Shore 10, Cornell-Lake Holcombe 10, Shell Lake 9, Prentice 8.50, Thorp 8, Gilman 7.50, Augusta 1