Bulldogs compete at first outdoor track meets of the season

By Kelsie Hoitomt

HAMMOND/WINONA – The Boyceville track and field teams were on the road this past week with a track only meet at St. Croix Central last Thursday, April 10 and then a full meet in Winona at the West Salem Invitational on Saturday.

Running at SCC

At SCC, runner Tanner Johnson-Hetchler had a solid day to say the least as he ran three personal best times in both the 4×400 and 4×800 meter relays and the 3200 meter run.

“I was very pleased with Tanner in the 3200, placing second. He ran the race I wanted him to run. SCC’s Bringgold put on a surge in the last 600 meters, which was very impressive. Tanner immediately picked his head up after the race and checked into the 4×400 relay where he ran his best time ever just moments after his time mile personal record,” shared coach Corey Day.

Tanner ran a 10:40.09 in the 3200m for his second place time. Bringgold was ahead by just a few strides with a finishing time of 10:40.70.

The 4x400m relay that followed consisted of teammates Ian Kane, Wyatt Swenson, Tyler Krueger and then Tanner. They ran a 4:02.32, which put them in sixth place.

The 4×800 meter relay team placed fourth with a time of 10:21.02 ran by Kane, Brandon Malean, Mitch Pustol and then Tanner finished as well.

Finishing in the top ten for the Bulldog boys’ team was Kane in the 800 meter run with a time of 2:16.23, which put him in third place.

Bryor Hellmann placed fifth in the 110m hurdles with a time of 18.54. He also placed fifth in the 300m hurdles with a time of 47.63.

Pustol also placed fifth for his run in the 1600 meter with a time of 5:25.18. He wasn’t far behind Johnson-Hetchler in the 3200 meter as he placed fourth with a time of 11:37.28.

Logan McAbee-Thomas finished sixth in the 200 meter run (24.78) and then in eighth place with a 12.16 in the 100 meter dash.

Abbey Bird had a strong performance in the 1600 meter run for the girls’ team. She placed second with a time of 6:00.75. First place went to Amanda Murphy of Prescott who was just steps ahead of her with a time of 6:00.55.

Also placing in the top ten for the girls’ team was freshman runner Carlee Schultz who placed sixth in the 200 meter run with a time of 31.08.

Cassie Malean finished in seventh place (13.93) in the 100 meter run. She was also seventh in the 400 meter with a time of 1:08.59.

Sandra Knorr placed tenth in the 100 meter hurdles with a time of 20.56. Brittany Tetzlaff ran a 58.02 in the 300 meter hurdles, which put her in eighth place. Danielle Nelson also took an eighth place spot after her time of 2:49.35 in the 800 meter run.

TEAM STANDING FOR GIRLS: 1. Prescott 75.50, 2. Baldwin-Woodville 69.50, 3. Colfax 60, 4. St. Croix Falls 59, 5. Spring Valley 49, 6. St. Croix Central 47, 7. Somerset 41, 8. Glenwood City 35, 9. Boyceville 30.

INDIVIDUAL GIRLS’ RESULTS: 100m hurdles- 10. Sandra Knorr 20.56; 300m hurdles- 8. Brittany Tetzlaff 58.02; 100m- 7. Cassie Malean 13.93, 13. Carlee Schultz 14.31; 200m- 6. Carlee Schultz 31.08; 400m- 7. Cassie Malean 1:08.59, 13. Emma Harnisch 1:16.63; 800m- 8. Danielle Nelson 2:49.35; 1600m- 2. Abbey Bird 6:00.75, 14. Carolyn Voelker 7:33.40.

TEAM STANDINGS FOR BOYS: 1. Somerset 88, 2. St. Croix Falls 68.50, 3. St. Croix Central 55, 4. Baldwin-Woodville 52, 4. Prescott 52, 6. Spring Valley 45, 6. Glenwood City 45, 8. Boyceville 44.50, 9. Colfax 17.

INDIVIDUAL BOYS’ RESULTS: 110m hurdles- 7. Bryor Hellmann 18.54, Dylan Lamm 22.44; 300m
hurdles-
5. Bryor Hellmann 47.63, Ian Fontaine 54.25; 100m- 8. Logan McAbee-Thomas 12.16, Logan Horstman 12.35; 200m- 6. Logan McAbee-Thomas 24.78; 400m- Tyler Krueger 1:04.65; 800 m- 3. Ian Fontaine 2:16.23; 1600m- 5. Mitch Pustol 5:25.18; 3200m- 2. Tanner Johnson-Hetchler 10:50.09, 4. Mitch Pustol 11:37.28.

West Salem Invite

The boys’ team had one of their better finishes as a team with a sixth place spot out of a total of 11 teams. The girls’ team however finished last in tenth place.

McAbee-Thomas received the only individual first place recognition for the boys’ team after his performance in the triple jump. He jumped 42’ 5” which was nearly two feet further than second place, which went to Nick Schreier of Cashton.

He also placed in the long jump with a an 18’ 01” for eighth place.

There were a handful of second place finishes for the team as well including Kane in the 800m (2:10.00) and Johnson-Hetchler in the 1600m (4:57.44) as well as in the 3200m (10:40.03).

Tanner ran a personal best yet again in both the 1600 and 3200; he was .06 seconds faster in the 3200m than he was at the Central Invite just two days prior.

Caleb Arndt followed as he took the third place honors in the field events with his throw of 116’ 0” in the discus, which was also a personal best distance of his. Pustol placed just one spot lower in the 1600m after he ran a 5:08.28 to finish fourth.

Also placing in the top ten for the boys’ team was Hellmann who was eighth in the 110 meter hurdles with a time of 18.62.

Malean had the top finish on the girls’ team with a third place spot in the high jump (4’ 8”). Two places behind her was fellow teammate Ireland McAbee-Thomas with a jump of 4’ 6”.

Malean also placed in the top ten in 100m (14.73) and in the 400m (1:12.17). Knorr was right behind her in the 400m with a 1:12.46 and Nelson was in tenth (1:13.50).

Knorr also placed ninth in the 300m hurdles as well (58.28). Brooklyn Booth had a tenth place finish as well in the pole vault (5’ 0”).

The Bulldogs were scheduled to compete at the Baldwin-Woodville Invitational on Tuesday (April 15). Their next scheduled varsity meet is on Thursday, April 24 in Colfax at 4:00 p.m.

TEAM STANDINGS FOR GIRLS: 1. West Salem 146, 2. Luther 119, 3. Colfax 82, 4. Cashton 81, 5. Cadott 73.5, 6. Whitehall 57, 7. Fall Creek 55, 8. Cochrane-Fountain City 40, 9. Bangor 19.5, 10. Boyceville 11.

INDIVIDUAL GIRLS’ RESULTS: 100m- 10. Cassie Malean 14.73, 28. Brittany Tetzlaff 17.42. 29. Abby Kegen 17.43; 400m- 8. Cassie Malean 1:12.17, 9. Sandra Knorr 1:12.36, 10. Danielle Nelson 1:13.50, 13. Brooklyn Booth 1:16.13; 200m- 11. Cassie Malean 31.18, 13. Ireland McAbee-Thomas 31.64, 29. Abby Kegen 35.89; 1600m- 11. Carolyn Voelker 7:36.25; 100m hurdles- 11. Sandra Knorr 20.72, 15. Katie Swenson 22.37; 300m hurdles- 9. Sandra Knorr 58.28, 13. Katie Swenson 1:08.19; High Jump- 3. Cassie Malean 4’ 8”, 5. Ireland McAbee-Thomas 4’ 6”; Pole Vault- 10. Brooklyn Booth 5’ 0”; Long Jump- 14. Ireland McAbee-Thomas 12’ 6”, 21. Carlee Schultz 10’ 7”; Triple Jump-12. Ireland McAbee-Thomas 28’ .5”, 17. Sandra Knorr 26’ 3.75”, 20. Brittany Tetzlaff 25’ 2.5”; Discus- 20. Alex Kapsner 51’ 7”.

TEAM STANDINGS FOR BOYS: 1. West Salem 179.50, 2. Fall Creek 103.50, 3. Cochran-Fountain City 81, 4. Bangor 69, 5. Luther 54, 6. Boyceville 52, 7. Whitehall 49, 8. Colfax 46, 9. Cadott 33, 10. Cashton 30, 11. Providence 2.

INDIVIDUAL BOYS’ RESULTS: 100m- 20. Wyatt Swenson 13.46; 200m- 20. Tyler Krueger 28.63; 800m- 2. Ian Kane 2:10.00, 10. Mitch Pustol 2:23.58, 18. Caleb Hagen 2L34.15; 1600m- 2. Tanner Johnson-Hetchler 4:57.44, 4. Mitch Pustol 5:08.28, 21. Kiel Anderson 5:56.12, 26. Michael Chich 6:28.68; 3200m- 2. Tanner Johnson-Hetchler 10:40.03; 110m hurdles- 8. Bryor Hellmann 18.62, 13. Dylan Lamm 22.98; 300m hurdles- 10. Bryor Hellmann 47.35, 15. Ian Fontaine 52.10; Long Jump- 8. Logan McAbee-Thomas 18’ 1”, 18. Ian Fontaine 14’ 2”; Triple Jump- 1. Logan McAbee-Thomas 42’ 5”; Shot Put- 13. Caleb Arndt 34’ 8”, 14. Brandon Windsor 33’ 3”, 30. John Demar 22’ 8.5”; Discus- 3. Caleb Arndt 116’ 0”, 25. Brandon Windsor 51’11”, John Demar 27. 42’ 1”.