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Topper tracksters compete in final conference meets of the season

By Kelsie Hoitomt

The Glenwood City track and field team competed in two final meets this past week with one in Colfax last Tuesday, May 13 and then they hosted their first meet in six years at home on Thursday.

Strong Showing in Colfax

The Toppers’ showing in Colfax was a solid one as the boys’ team placed second out of 14 total with 83.50 points; first went to Somerset with 101.50. The girls’ team finished third out of 15 with 104.83 points.

Isaac Tuttle continued to finish towards the top of the 100 meter dash with a third place spot after an even time of 11:00.

Charlie Shackett also was towards the top of the 200 meter dash event, which he placed third with a time of 22.90.

Tuttle and Shackett were both runners in the boys’ 4×100 and 4×200 meter relays, which took the top honors. Fellow seniors, Nick Mrdutt and Jeff Kopacz made up the third and fourth members of the teams.

The 100 meter relay team ran a 44.80 for first ahead of Somerset who finished with a 47.04. The 200 meter relay team ran a 1:34.30 for first, which was a decent distance ahead of Prairie Farm who ran a 1:39.80.

Also on the track, Sam Melendrez had a solid day in the hurdles as he placed second in the 300 meter distance with a time of 43.30. Max Praschak of Somerset took first with a 41.50.

In the field, the top place went to Tuttle as he landed in a three-way tie for first in the pole vault event with a height of 10’ 6”.

On the track for the girls’ team, freshman runner, Taylor Drinkman had a perfect day in the 3200 meter run as she placed first with a final time of 12:41.40. Courtney Dressel of Colfax was on her heels pushing her down the stretch as she finished with a 12:41.80.

Jennifer Kopacz also had a good day running as she placed second in the 400 meter with a 1:05.10. First went to Dempsey Fogarty of Colfax with a 1:04.10.

Morgan Kadinger followed suit in the 800 meter with a second place finish, which was also behind Fogarty. She ran a 2:36.90 and Dempsy finished with a 2:34.90.

In the team event, the girls’ 4×100 took first place with Kayla Bloss, Kopacz, Gabby Peterson and Kadinger running a 54.70. They were just ahead of Somerset who ran a 54.83.

Kopacz and Kadinger along with Drinkman and Jenny Lindquist also ran a solid time of 10:29.20 in the 4×800 relay, which landed them in second place behind Colfax.

In the field, Kadinger continued to compete at the top of her events as she was second in the high jump with a height of 4’ 6”.

In the pole vault, Lindquist and teammate Kaitlin Konder both hit 7’ 0”, which tied them for third place.

The top honor in the girls’ field events went to Rachel Klatt in the shot put. She threw the shot a distance of 32’ 5” for first. The closest distance to her was a 31’ 0”.

RESULTS FOR COLFAX:

TEAM STANDINGS FOR GIRLS: 1. Colfax 138.76, 2. Cadott 107.43, 3. Glenwood City 104.83, 4. Lake Holcombe 79.83. 5. Somerset 56, 6. Spring Valley 48, 7. Frederic/Luck 45.43, 8. Elmwood/Plum City 33.43, 9. Flambeau 21, 10. Prairie Farm 20.50, 11. Clear Lake 18, 12. Turtle Lake 16, 13. Thorp 9.86, 14. New Auburn 1.43, 15. Winter .50

INDIVIDUAL GIRLS’ RESULTS: 100m- 25. Denisa DeSmith 17.20, 26. Maddy Wagner 21.30; 200m- 17. Nicole Peabody 32.50; 400m- 2. Jennifer Kopacz 1:05.10, 9. Ashley Holmquist 1:13.90; 800m- 2. Morgan Kadinger 2:36.90; 1600m- 4. Kaitlin Konder 6:19.30; 3200m- 1. Taylor Drinkman 12:41.40; 300m
hurdles-
4. Maya Petersen 49.20, 5. Macie Rasmussen 50.00; High Jump- 2. Morgan Kadinger 4’ 6”, 12. Ashley Holmquist 4’ 2”; Pole Vault- 3. Kaitlin Konder 7’ 0” 3. Jenny Lindquist 7’ 0”; Triple Jump- Gabby Peterson 28’ 0.25”; Shot Put- 1. Rachel Klatt 32’ 5”, 10. Kayla Bloss 25’ 3.5”; Discus- 4. Hannah Steinberger 85’ 4”, 6. Rachel Klatt 81’ 4”.

TEAM STANDINGS FOR BOYS: 1. Somerset 101.50, 2. Glenwood City 83.50, 3. Spring Valley 78, 4. Elmwood/Plum City 65, 5. Turtle Lake 62, 6. Flambeau 59.50, 7. Cadott 46, 8. Prairie Farm 45, 9. Frederic/Luck 41, 10. Colfax 38, 11. Thorp 30.50,  12. Lake Holcombe 25, 13. Clear Lake 21, 14. New Auburn 3.

INDIVIDUAL BOYS’ RESULTS: 100m- 3. Isaac Tuttle 11:00, 20. Fuechee Vang 12:10; 200m- 3. Charlie Shackett 22.90, 6. Jeff Kopacz 23.80; 400m- 10. Bill Norenberg 57.80; 800m- 17. Andrew Bauman 2:36.90; 1600m- 4. Marcus Kadinger 5:07.70, 12. Jack Kremer 5:24.10; 3200m- 13. Corey Klatt 13:15.10; 110m
hurdles- 
4. Todd Petersen 16.90, 5. Sam Melendrez 17.20; 300m hurdles- 2. Sam Melendrez 43.30, 10. Bill Norenberg 47.10; High Jump- 7. Donovan Fornal 5’ 4”; Pole Vault- 1. Isaac Tuttle 10’ 6”; Long Jump- 6. Nick Mrdutt 18’ 11.75”, 7. Todd Petersen 18’ 10.75”; Triple Jump- 5. Nick Mrdutt 39’ 11”, 9. Todd Petersen 37’ 6”; Shot Put- 7. Richard Croes 38’ 4”, 17. Donovan Fornal 33’ 9.5”; Discus- 7. Todd Petersen 116’ 3”, 18. Richard Croes 83’ 10”.

Meet at Home 

Parents and proud supporters of the Hilltopper track and field team came together on Thursday to organize the first track event that has been held at Glenwood City in six years.

The Toppers hosted five other high schools at the event, which was a chilly one as temperatures dipped into the 40’s.

The boys’ team had the best finish of the day with a 127.5 points for a second place spot behind St. Croix Falls. The girls’ team finished in fourth with 97.5 points.

On the boys’ team, Tuttle and Shackett took the top honors in the 100 meter and 200 meter dashes. Tuttle was first with an 11.34 and 22.96 and Shackett followed on his heels with an 11.40 and 23.17.

Also running close together were Petersen and Melendrez in the 110 meter hurdles. Petersen placed second with a 17.14 and Melendrez finished third with a 17.27.

Melendrez also competed in the 300 meter hurdles and finished in second with a time of 45.33 behind Brett Freier of Ellsworth who had a 42.52.

In the field, Donovan Fornal and Nick Mrdutt each placed first. Fornal jumped a 5’ 6” in the high jump and Mrdutt hit 40’ 4” in the triple jump.

Tuttle took two second places in field events also. He cleared 11’ 6” in the pole vault and then 18’ 10.75” in the long jump.

As for the girls’ team, on the track Maya Petersen held the top honors for the team with a first place in the 100 meter (17.51) and 300 meter hurdles (52.87). Macie Rasmussen was right behind her in the 300 hurdles with a time of 53.23 for second place.

Also finishing in second was Morgan Kadinger in the 400 meter dash. She ran a 1:03.55, just shy of first which went to Sophie Flein of St. Croix Falls (1:01.55).

Kadinger was also a part of the girls 4×100 meter relay team, which placed first with a 55.71. Kayla Bloss, Jennifer Kopacz and Gabby Peterson made up the rest of the team.

In the field, it was Rachel Klatt again dominating in the shot put. She threw the shot 34’ 1.75” for first.

On the schedule, the Toppers competed in the Conference Invitational on Tuesday, May 20 in Mondovi.

Upcoming is the Regional, which will be the following Tuesday, May 27 in Boyceville and then the Sectional is set for Friday, May 30 in Colfax.

RESULTS FOR GLENWOOD CITY:

TEAM STANDINGS FOR GIRLS: 1. St. Croix Falls 114, 2. Ellsworth 109, 3. Amery 104, 4. Glenwood
City 97.5
, 5. St. Croix Central 75, 6. Shell Lake 5.5.

INDIVIDUAL GIRLS’ RESULTS: 100m- 7. Kayla Bloss 14.33, 23. Denisa DeSmith 17.96, 25. Maddy Wagner 19.80; 400 m- 2. Morgan Kadinger 1:03.55, 5. Jennifer Kopacz 1:06.68, 6. Taylor Drinkman 1:07.74, 8. Jenny Lindquist 1:08.92; 800m- 3. Kaylie Scalze 2:47.40; 1600m- 3. Kaitlin Konder 6:27.74; 100m
hurdles-
1. Maya Petersen 17.51, 7. Ashley Holmquist 20.86, 8. Nicole Peabody 20.90; 300m hurdles- 1. Maya Petersen 52.87, 2. Macie Rasmussen 53.23, 8. Ashley Holmquist 59.68, 12. Nicole Peabody 1:09.64; High Jump- 3. Morgan Kadinger 4’ 8”, 6. Ashley Holmquist 4’ 2”; Pole Vault- 4. Jenny Lindquist 7’ 0”, 6. Kaitlin Konder 6’ 0”; Triple Jump- 7. Gabby Peterson 28’ 1.5”; Shot Put- 1. Rachel Klatt 34’ 1.75, 12. Kayla Bloss 26’ 4”, 24. Hannah Steinberger 21’ 8.75”.

TEAM STANDINGS FOR BOYS: 1. St. Croix Falls 132, 2. Glenwood City 127.5, 3. Amery 102.5, 4. St. Croix Central 74, 5. Ellsworth 71.

INDIVIDUAL BOYS’ RESULTS: 100m- 1. Isaac Tuttle 11.34, 2. Charlie Shackett 11.40, 6. Nick Mrdutt 11.84, 12. Fuechee Vang 12.24, 18. Donovan Fornal 13.46, 21. Austin Wannemacher 13.74; 200m- 1. Isaac Tuttle 22.96, 2. Charlie Shackett 23.17, 9. Fuechee Vang 25.20; 400m- 15. Allen Croes 1:03.77, 17. Austin Wannemacher 1:04.27; 800m- 3. Marcus Kadinger 2:18.20, 8. Jack Kremer 2:26.64, 12. Andrew Bauman 2:40.64; 1600m- 3. Marcus Kadinger 5:11.46, 6. Jack Kremer 5:29.61, 8. Nick Mrdutt 5:37.55; 3200m- 5. Bill Norenberg 13:08.99, 6. Corey Klatt 13:09.95; 110 meter hurdles- 2. Todd Petersen 17.14, 3. Sam Melendrez 17.27; 300 meter hurdles- 2. Sam Melendrez 45.33; High Jump- 1. Donovan Fornal 5’ 6”; Pole Vault- 2. Isaac Tuttle 11’ 6”; Long Jump- 2. Isaac Tuttle 18’ 10.75”, 3. Nick Mrdutt 18’ 3.25”, 6. Todd Petersen 18’ 1.5”; Triple Jump- 1. Nick Mrdutt 40’ 4”, 7. Todd Petersen 36’ 9.5”; Shot Put- 10. Bill Norenberg 33’ 11.75”, 13. Donovan Fornal 32’ 8.75”, 23. Austin Wannemacher 28’ 9”, 24. Allen Croes 28’ 4.5”, 33. Tony Melstrom 24’ 9.25”.