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Track teams compete at Larry Z Invite

By Kelsie Hoitomt

BOYCEVILLE – Despite the chilly temperatures and random rain drops, the Boyceville track and field team still hosted their Larry Z Invitational on Thursday, May 1.

A total of eight teams competed including the Glenwood City Hilltoppers who had a strong showing with the boys’ team placing second with 114.5 points and the girls’ team taking third with 102 points.

As for the home team themselves, the Bulldog boys’ placed fourth with 86 points and the girls’ finished sixth with 58 points.

On the track, Abbey Bird ran yet another strong race in the 1600 meter. She placed first with a time of 5:54.82. Glenwood City’s Taylor Drinkman was right on her heels in the final stretch as she placed second with a 5:58.86.

The boys’ 4×800 relay team fell shy of the first place honors by less than five seconds with a time of 9:10.26 completed by Ian Fontaine, Ian Kane, Tanner Johnson-Hetchler and Mitch Pustol.

Johnson-Hetchler then ran a 4:58.68 in the 1600 meter, which put him in second place. He also was second in the long distance run of the 3200 meter with a time of 10:49.21.

Kane also earned an individual second place after his time of 2:13.86 in the 800 meter run.

In the field, Danielle Nelson placed highest for the girls’ team with a second in the pole vault event with a height of 7’ 6”.

Logan McAbee-Thomas battled against Zac Webster yet again in the triple jump. He finished in second with a length of 40’ 6.5”. Webster beat him with a 43’ 8.5”.

In the running events for the Hilltoppers, the girls’ 4×800 relay team placed first just ten seconds ahead of Elmwood/Plum City with a 10:49.33. The race was ran by Taylor Drinkman, Jenny Lindquist, Jennifer Kopacz and Morgan Kadinger.

Drinkman led the 4×400 relay team, which placed second as well with Kaylie Scalze, Lindquist and Macie Rasmussen running a 4:39.29.

The girls 4×200 team also placed second with Kayla Bloss, Rasmussen, Gabby Peterson and Maya Petersen running a 1:58.78. First place went to Elk Mound who was just seconds ahead with a time of 1:57.29.

Bloss also led the 4×100 team, which also placed second with Kopacz following and Peterson and Kadinger. They ran a 54.43 for second and first went to St. Croix Central with a 54.34.

Maya Petersen was second in the 100 meter hurdles with a time of 18.21. She also finished second in the 300 meter hurdles with a 53.19.

On the boys’ team, Sam Melendrez also placed second in the 110 meter hurdles with a time of 18.10.

The 300 meter hurdles was a tight race between the two schools for the boys. Boyceville’s Bryor Hellmann placed second (45.55) and the Hilltopper’s Melendrez was third (45.63) and Bill Norenberg was fourth (47.11).

Isaac Tuttle was nine-tenths of a second shy of tying for first place in the 100 meter dash. He ran a 11.68 for second just behind Jonah Bauer of Elk Mound.

Tuttle turned around and ran a 23.49 in the 200 meter dash however, which put him in first place ahead of Bauer who ran a 23.55.

Tuttle was the first runner in the boys’ 4×100 team that placed first. He along with Nick Mrdutt, Charlie Shackett and Sam Melendrez ran a 45.33.

In the field for the Hilltoppers, Tuttle placed second in the pole vault with an impressive height of 10’ 6”. First went to Josh Freyholtz of SCC who had a 12’ 0”.

Mrdutt also earned himself a second place with his long jump distance of 19’ 9”. First went to Webster who had a 20’ 6.25”.

And earning a second for the girls’ team in the field was Rachel Klatt. She threw the shot put ball 33’ 5”, which was just behind Kayla Pabst of SCC who had a 33’ 10”.

The Bulldogs are scheduled to be in Colfax on Thursday (May 8) and the Hilltoppers are set to compete at the Amery High School. The Toppers also competed at St. Croix Central on Tuesday (May 6).

TEAM STANDINGS FOR GIRLS: 1. St. Croix Central 168, 2. Elk Mound 114, 3. Glenwood City 102,
4. Elmwood/Plum City 99.5, 5. Spring Valley 64, 6. Boyceville 58, 7. Colfax 46.5, 8. Prairie Farm 38.

TEAM STANDINGS FOR BOYS: 1. St. Croix Central 142.5, 2. Glenwood City 114.5, 3. Spring Valley 89, 4. Boyceville 86, 5. Elk Mound 81.5, 6. Elmwood/Plum City 74, 7. Prairie Farm 56.5, 8. Colfax.

INDIVIDUAL GIRLS’ RESULTS: 100m hurdles– 2. Maya Petersen 18.21, 5. Sandra Knorr 20.61, 9. Ashley Holmquist 21.99, 10. Katie Swenson 22.03, 11. Nicole Peabody 22.78; 100m- 11. Kayla Bloss 14.47, 21. Abbey Kegen 16.51, 22. Brittany Tetzlaff 16.54, 24. Denisa DeSmith 18.99, Maddy Wagner 21.56; 1600m- 1. Abbey Bird 5:54.82, 2. Taylor Drinkman 5:58.86, 8. Kaitlin Konder 6:28.16, 11. Carolyn Voelker 6:57.10; 400m- 7. Cassie Malean 1:09.13; 300m hurdles- 2. Maya Petersen 53.19, 4. Macie Rasmussen 54.74, 7. Sandra Knorr 56.87, 8. Danielle Nelson 57.72, 10. Ashley Holmquist 59.56, 14. Katie Swenson 1:04.50, 15. Nicole Peabody 1:06.61; 800m- 3. Morgan Kadinger 2:43.08, 4. Kaylie Scalze 2:48.69, 7. Anna Hagan 2:54.48; 200m- 6. Cassie Malean 29.85, 7. Gabby Peterson 30.36; High Jump- 2. Ireland McAbee-Thomas 4’ 10”, 3. Morgan Kadinger 4’ 8”, 9. Rachel Klatt 4’ 2”, 10. Ashley Holmquist 4’ 2; Pole Vault- 2. Danielle Nelson 7’ 6”, 5. Jenny Lindquist 6’ 6”, 7. Kaitlin Konder 6’ 0”, 8. Brooklyn Booth 6’ 0”; Long Jump-12. Abbey Kegen 10’ 10.25”; Triple Jump- 4. Sandra Knorr 28’ 7”, 8. Gabby Peterson 26’ 9”, 10. Brittany Tetzlaff 25’ 10.5”; Discus- 5. Hannah Steinberger 84’ 5”, 8. Rachel Klatt 77’ 3”, 10. Abbey Bird 74’ 10”, 13. Maya Petersen 66’ 4”, 17. Melissa Leach 62’ 0”, 18. Anna Hagan 60’ 6”, 26. Alex Kapsner 46’ 3”; Shot Put- 2. Rachel Klatt 33’ 5”, 7. Abbey Bird 26’ 10”, 10. Kayla Bloss 25’ 7”, 14. Hannah Steinberger 23’ 5”, 24. Melissa Leach 17’ 7.5”.

INDIVIDUAL BOYS’ RESULTS: 110m hurdles- 2. Sam Melendrez 18.10, 4. Bryor Hellmann 18.25, 5. Todd Petersen 18.26, 11. Dylan Lamm 22.78; 100m- 2. Isaac Tuttle 11.68, 4. Charlie Shackett 12.06, 6. Nick Mrdutt 12.34, 9. Logan McAbee-Thomas 12.48, 13. Logan Horstman 12.82, 18. Donovan Fornal 13.20, 21. Wyatt Swenson 13.38, 24. Caleb Arndt 13.98; 1600m- 2. Tanner Johnson-Hetchler 4:58.68, 5. Mitch Pustol 5:07.89, 6. Marcus Kadinger 5:17.20, 11. Jack Kremer 5:45.05, 12. Kiel Anderson 5:48.73; 400m- 5. Buddy Hanestad 59.70, 8. Brandon Malean 1:00.45; 300m hurdles- 2. Bryor Hellmann 45.55, 3. Sam Melendrez 45.63, 4. Bill Norenberg 47.11, 8. Ian Fontaine 52.01; 800m- 2. Ian Kane 2:13.86, 14. Andrew Bauman 2:37.27; 200m- 1. Isaac Tuttle 23.49, 3. Charlie Shackett 24.11, 8. Nick Mrdutt 25.55, 10. Logan Horstman 25.78, 15. Fuechee Vang 26.83, 20. Wyatt Swenson 27.85, 22. Tyler Krueger 28.49; 3200m- 2. Tanner Johnson-Hetchler 10:49.21, 5. Mitch Pustol 11:09.00,  9. Corey Klatt 13:24.00; High Jump- 5. Marcus Kadinger 5’ 6”, 7. Donovan Fornal 5’ 4”; Pole Vault- 2. Isaac Tuttle 10’ 6”, 6. Jeff Kopacz 8’ 0”, 10. Wyatt Swenson 7’ 0”, 14. Tyler Krueger 7’ 0”; Long Jump- 2. Nick Mrdutt 19’ 9”, 4. Logan McAbee-Thomas 18’ 9.5”, 5. Todd Petersen 18’ 5”; Triple Jump- 2. Logan McAbee-Thomas 40’ 6.5”, 3. Todd Petersen 38’ .5”, 10. Donovan Fornal 33’ 11.5”; Discus- 5. Todd Petersen 110’ 0”, 8. Caleb Arndt 99’ 9”, 20. Allen Croes 66’ 4”, 21. Austin Wannemacher 58’ 8”, 22. Tony Melstrom 56’ 7”; Shot Put- 7. Caleb Arndt 35’ 10.5”, 8. Donovan Fornal 35’ 5.5”, 14. Brandon Windsor 33’ 2”, 21. Austin Wannemacher 28’ 7”, 22. Allen Croes 28’ 6”, 24. Tony Melstrom 23’ 8.5”.