Elk Mound boys thinclads win in Colfax, Mounder gals tie for 4th

It’s hard to beat talent and numbers and the Elk Mound boys’ track and field team has both as it amply demonstrated at the 16-team Colfax Invitational held last Tuesday.

The Mounder boys enjoyed multiple place winners and points in the regular season finale when they ran and won on Colfax’s all-weather track, the site of next Monday’s, May 21, WIAA Division 2 track and field regional, for the second time in as many weeks. Elk Mound collected five wins and had four individuals score places and points in three different events as it smashed the competition with 150.5 points. Runner-up Cadott had nearly half the points, tallying 81.33 points.

The Elk Mound girls’ squad did not have an individual winner but finished well in all four relay events and had a pair of double place winners to finish in a fourth-place tie with Glenwood City after both teams scored 63 points. Ladysmith won the girls’ team title in the May 8 meet with 90 points.

The Mounders tuned-up for the Colfax competition with a meet the previous day, May 9, in Mondovi. The boys took fourth in the 7-team Buffalo Invite that featured Menomonie and Neillsville along with D-SC schools from Durand, Boyceville, Elmwood/Plum City and host Mondovi. The ladies came in fifth.

Senior Jake Johnson was a double winner in Colfax May 8 as he came out on top in both the 110 meter high and 300 meter intermediate hurdles and the quartet comprised of seniors Andrew Benson and Tyler Brantner and juniors Brady Redwine and Rian Flynn each pointed in three individual events to lead the Elk Mound boys to the victory.

Johnson hurdles to winning times of :15.36 in the 110s and :43.51 in the 300 m race.

Redwine ran a :23.86 to win the 200 meters, was third in the 100 (:11.74) and finished fourth in the long jump with a best of 19’ 6.75”.

Teammate Tyler Brantner edged Redwine by an inch in the long jump, flying 19’ 7.75” to finish third. Brantner bettered his finish in the triple jump as he leaped 42’ 2”, just two inches shy of the first-place mark, to take second. The senior was also fourth in the high jump.

Rian Flynn and Andrew Benson  also hit a trifecta. Flynn took a fifth in the 100 meters, a sixth in the 200 meters and was seventh in the high jump. Benson, meanwhile, scored a pair of sevenths – discus and triple jump – and was eighth in the shot put.

Elk Mound’s other winners were Cade Hanson in the 1,600 meters (4:47.90) and Conner Mavis in the discus with a toss of 126’ 8”. Mavis also scored points in the shot put when he finished fifth.

Senior Nate Lind and sophomore Seth Hazen scored and placed in the 800 and 1,600 meter runs. Lind was fifth in the 800 with Hazen finishing sixth. The pair flipped positions in the 1,600 meters as Hazen crossed the finish line in fifth and Lind was sixth.

Thirds went to sophomores Andrew Pathos in the 3,200 meter (10:59.75) and Galen Young in the pole vault (10’ 6”).

The Mounder boys’ 4×100 and 4×400 m relays placed second and the 4×200 placed fifth.

All four relays scored points for the Elk Mound girls including a gold by the 4×800 meter squad of Alana and Brooke Plaszcz, Kristin Martinson and Victoria Fasbender for the team’s only win of the meet.

The 4×100 m relay came in second, a third was earned by the 4×400 team and the 4×200 meter squad placed fifth.

Individually, the girls had a trio of third-place finishes.

Senior Maddie Jenson went 4’ 9” in the high jump to take third. Sophomores Lizzy Lindquist and Kennedy Pritchard were the other two bronze medalists for the Mounders. Lindquist earned her third in the pole vault. Pritchard raced to a third in the 100m and was sixth in the long jump.

Hannah Cedarblade also scored and placed in two events. The senior hurdler finished fifth in the 300 meter race and took seventh in the 100 m highs.

Elk Mound was in Mondovi Tuesday for the Dunn-St. Croix Conference track and field meet. The Mounders will then have a week to prepare for the WIAA Division 2 regional on Monday, May 21 at Lee Bjurquist Field in Colfax. The top four finishers in each event will advance to the sectional meet in Colby on Thursday, May 24.

BOYS’ TEAM RESULTS: 1. Elk Mound 150.5, 2. Cadott 81.33, 3. Cumberland 61, 4. Glenwood City 59, 5. Turtle Lake/Clayton 58, 6. Clear Lake 53, 7. Frederic/Luck 52.5, 8. Colfax 48, 9. Spring Valley 28, 9. Cornell/Lake Holcombe 28, 11. Flambeau 27.33, 12. Ladysmith 25, 13. Thorp/Gilman 14, 14. Elmwood/Plum City 11, 15. Prairie Farm 3.33, 16. Winter 2.

ELK MOUND BOYS’ INDIVIDUAL RESULTS (15TH PLACE): 100 m – 3. Brady Redwine, :11.74; 5. Rian Flynn, :11.86; 10. Ryan Mohr, :12.26; 200 m – 1. Brady Redwine, :23.86; 6. Rian Flynn, :24.80; 13. Marquis Kasakaitas, :25.71; 400 m – 10. Jared Strand, 1:00.65; 12. Jack Emberson, 1:01.02; 14. Eric Jenson, 1:02.11; 800 m – 5. Nate Lind, 2:15.97; 6. Seth Hazen, 2:17.15; 1,600 m – 1. Cade Hanson, 4:47.90; 5. Seth Hazen, 5:03.79; 6. Nate Lind, 5:10.36; 3,200 m – 3. Andrew Pathos, 10:59.75; 11. Keagan McKrea, 12:31.06; 13. Avery Lauer, 12:46.29; 110 m hurdles – 1. Jake Johnson, :15.36; 9. William Muszynski, :19.38; 300 m hurdles – 1. Jake Johnson, :43.51; 13. William Muszynski, :50.07; 15. Alex Johnson, :50.80; 4×100 m relay – 2. Elk Mound (Tyler Brantner, Brady Redwine, Rian Flynn, Ryan Mohr), :45.92; 4×200 m relay – 5. Elk Mound (Dominic Hull, Marquis Kasakaitas, Galen Young, Jack Emberson), 1:42.63; 4×400 m relay – 2. Elk Mound (Jake Johnson, Cade Hanson, Seth Hazen, Nate Lind), 3:49.92; 4×800 m relay – 7. Elk Mound (Keagan McKrea, Avery Lauer, Brennan Zais, Antonio Meyers), 10:42.69; High Jump – 4. Tyler Brantner, 5’ 8”; 7. Rian Flynn, 5’ 6”; Pole Vault – 3. (tie) Galen Young, 10’ 6”; Long Jump – 3. Tyler Brantner, 19’ 7.75”; 4. Brady Redwine, 19’ 6.75”; Triple Jump – 2. Tyler Brantner, 40’ 2”; 7. Andrew Benson, 36’ 9.5”; Shot Put – 4. Bryce Kasper, 39’ 9”; 5. Conner Mavis, 38’ 9.5”; 8. Andrew Benson, 35’ 6”; Discus – 1. Conner Mavis, 126’ 8”; 7. Andrew Benson, 111’ 4”.

GIRLS’ TEAM RESULTS: 1. Ladysmith 90, 2. Colfax 71, 3. Cumberland 68, 4. Elk Mound 63, 4. Glenwood City 63, 6. Frederic/Luck 52, 7. Cadott 51, 8. Clear Lake 44, 9. Flambeau 38, 10. Cornell/Lake Holcombe 33, 11. Thorp/Gilman 30, 12. Elmwood/Plum City 27, 13. Prairie Farm 25, 14. Turtle Lake/Clayton 21, 15. Spring Valley 12, 16. Winter 5

ELK MOUND GIRLS’ INDIVIDUAL RESULTS (THROUGH 15TH PLACE): 100 M – 3. Kennedy Pritchard :13.76; 13. Maddie Jenson, :14.47; 200 m – 11. Kennedy Pritchard, :29.82; 14. Paige Vanschoonhoven, :30.03; 400 m – 12. Lizzy Lindquist, 1:14.46; 13. Chloe Simpson, 1:16.08; 14. Claudia Paul, 1:16.52; 800 m – Brooke Plaszcz, 2:46.49; 1,600 m – 5. Alana Plaszcz, 5:57.95; 6. Kristin Martinson, 5:59.30; 100 m hurdles – 7. Hannah Cedarblade, :18.18; 300 m hurdles – 5. Hannah Cedarblade, :55.70; 4×100 m relay – 1. Elk Mound (Kourtney Zubuchen, Sydney Simpson, Maddie Jenson, Paige Vanschoonhoven), :55.69; 4×200 m relay – 5. Elk Mound (Kourtney Zubuchen, Sydney Simpson, Maddie Jenson, Paige Vanschoonhoven), 2:01.87; 4×400 m relay – 3. Elk  Mound (Alana Plaszcz, Brooke Plaszcz, Kristin Martinson, Kennedy Pritchard), 4:47.43; 4×800 m relay – 1. Elk Mound ( Alana Plaszcz, Brooke Plaszcz, Kristin Martinson, Victoria Fasbender), 10:57.11; High Jump – 3. Maddie Jenson, 4’ 9”; 14. Chloe Simpson, 4’ 2”; Pole Vault – 3. Lizzy Lindquist, 7’ 6”; 9. Danielle Wagner, 6’; Long Jump – 6. Kennedy Pritchard, 14’ 8.75”; Triple Jump – 10. Sydney Simpson, 26’ 5”; Shot Put – 10. Abby Kasper, 27’ 11”.

Buffalo Invite

Conner Mavis and the 4×100 meter relay teams each earned first-place awards to pace the Elk Mound boys to a fourth-place finish at the 7-team Buffalo Track and Field Invite in Mondovi last Monday, May 7.

The Mounder boys tallied 93 points while the girls took fifth with 53.5 points. Menomonie and Neillsville won the boys’ and girls’ titles respectively.

Mavis won the discus with a throw of 135’ 2” and was sixth in the shot put. Fellow senior Andrew Benson placed second in the discus with a best of 125’ 9” and finished sixth in the triple jump.

The team of Brady Redwine, Rian Flynn, Tyler Brantner and Ryan Mohr had the other gold-medal performance. The foursome ran a :45.64 to win the 4×100 meter relay.

The relay 4×200 and 4×400 relay both came in fourth and the 4×800 team was fifth.

Redwine led a trio of Mounders competing in the 100 meters at Mondovi. Redwine sprinted to second in the race with teammates Tyler Brantner and Rian Flynn placing fifth and sixth respectively.

Fifths also went to seniors Bryce Kasper in the shot put and William Muszynski in the high jump.

Paige Vanschoonhoven dashed to a second in the 100 meters with a time of :14.42 and Kennedy Pritchard came in third in the 200 meters after clocking the half lap in :29.59 to lead the Lady Mounders last Monday in Mondovi.

The pair along with Maddie Jenson and Sydney Simpson finished second in the 4×100 m relay.

The 4×200 relay took third and the 4×400 squad was fourth for the ladies.

Hannah Cedarblade took fourth in the 100 meter high hurdles and Lizzy Lindquist copped a fifth-place showing in the 400 meters and took sixth in the pole vault.

BOYS’ TEAM SCORES: 1. Menomonie 210.5, 2. Neillsville 118.5, 3. Durand 99, 4. Elk Mound 93, 5. Mondovi 83, 6. Boyceville 53, 7. Elmwood/Plum City 20.

GIRLS’ TEAM SCORES: 1. Neillsville 168, 2. Menomonie, 3. Mondovi 124, 4. Durand 78.5, 5. Elk Mound 53.5, 6. Boyceville 50, 7. Elmwood/Plum City  34. 

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