by Samuel Ripp
COLFAX — The Colfax and Elk Mound track teams were in action on Tuesday, May 10 at Colfax where both teams finished very well on the afternoon. The Colfax girls took home fourth place out of fourteen teams and the boys finished third. The Lady Mounders took home a third place finish and the boys took home the top spot in first. Winning the girls side was Saint Croix Falls with 95 points.
The Colfax girls’ team took fourth place on their home turf with 61 points. The Lady Vikings took home one first place finish and a couple second place finishes on the afternoon.
The lone top finish for Colfax was from the 4×800-meter relay team that came in with a winning time of 10:02.52.
Freshman Erica Kallstrom finished in the top four twice to help her team get some points. Kallstrom finished third in the 3200-meter run with a time of 12:16.70 and fourth in the 1600-meter run with a time of 5:47.02.
The team also faired well in the field events as well with senior Dempsey Fogarty taking home second place in the long jump with a distance of 14-09.75.
In the discus, the Lady Vikings took third and fourth place to rack up some points. Senior Marianne Scharlau finished second throwing a distance of 97-10 and freshman teammate came in fourth right behind her throwing 94-01.
Scharlau also took second in the shot put, throwing a distance of 32-07.50 feet.
The Colfax boys finished third on the afternoon with 64.50 points, but failed to bring home a first place finish in an event.
Leading the way for the Vikings was senior Tucker Hovde who brought home two second place finishes in the 1600 and 800-meter runs. His time in the 1600 was 4:57.33 and in the 800, 2:11.80. Junior Jacob Larson was right on Hovde’s heals in the 800 taking third with a time of 2:11.88.
Senior Issac Lee also brought home a second place finish in the triple jump, clearing a distance of 38-09.00.
A couple of the relay teams finished third in their events. The 4×200-meter relay team finished with a time of 1:37.91 and the 4×100-meter relay finished with a time of 46.51.
The Vikings had a couple of sprinters finish in the top half of their races in the 100 and 400-meter dash. Junior Aliymu Davis took fourth in the 100 with a time of 12.11 and senior Alex Knudson finished sixth in the 400 with a time of 56.98.
Elk Mound girls
The Elk Mound girls finished third overall at the meet with 71 total points. The Lady Mounders did not record a top place finish in an event, but still managed third place.
Elk Mound was led by sophomore Hannah Cedarblade in the 100 and 300-meter hurdles. Cedarblade finished second in both events and had a time of 18.31 in the 100 and 52.93 in the 300.
Two relay teams also finished second in their events as well. The 4×200-meter relay finished with a time of 1:55.23 and the 4×100-meter team finished with a time of 54.35.
In the 100-meter dash, the Lady Mounders took home third and fourth place. Senior McKenna McVey tallied a time of 14.22 and sophomore teammate Maddie Jenson finished just .06 behind with a time of 14.28.
Long distance runner, junior Elizabeth Fasbender, finished fourth in the 3200 with a time of 12:19.45.
Elk Mound also tallied some points in the field events with junior Kaitlyn Baier finishing in a tie for fourth in the pole vault clearing 7-00.00 feet. Maddie Jenson finished fifth in the high jump with a height of 4-06.00.
Elk Mound boys
The Elk Mound boys took home the top spot in the meet with 119 points and the next closest school was Cornell/Lake Holcombe with 79 points in second. The Mounders tallied six first place finishes in their events to help bring home first place.
Leading the way for Elk Mound was senior Jonah Bauer and sophomore Jake Johnson. Bauer finished first in the 100-meter dash with a winning time of 11.15 and first in the 200-meter dash with a time of 22.69. Johnson took home first place in the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 15.97 and in the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 41.80.
The 4×100 relay team also finished first with a speedy time of 44.22 on the afternoon. The last first place finish went to junior Chandler Schreiber in the pole vault with him clearing 11-00.00. The 4×400-meter relay team finished second with a time of 3:39.54 and junior Noah Zurbuchen took home a second place finish in the 100-meter dash behind Bauer with a time of 11.75.
Senior Aaron Maves helped the Mounders to a first place finish by taking a couple of third place finishes. Maves threw a distance of 138-03 in the discus and a distance of 39-10.00 in the shot put.
Sophomore Conner Mavis finished behind Maves in the discus with a throw of 129-02. Junior George Friberg took third in pole vault clearing a height of 10-06.00. Friberg also finished fifth in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:16.55.
Both teams will be looking to keep their strong performances going as they head down the stretch in their seasons.