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COLFAX — The Colfax boys had seven individual champions and claimed first in a pair of relays to win the team title in a Dunn-St. Croix track and field quadrangular held Thursday, May 6 at the Vikings’ Lee Bjurquist Sports Complex.
The Elk Mound teams, competing with less than their full complement of athletes as some were rested after partaking in the Dave Landgraf Invitational two days prior, placed second in both the boys’ and girls’ team standings.
The Viking boys scored 90 points to finish atop the team standings while Mondovi piled up 127 point to win the girls’ competition. The Elk Mound boys and girls scored 63 and 56 points, respectively, to finish as runners-up. The Colfax girls, led by triple winner Molly Heidorn, came in third with 44 points. Mondovi’s boys were also third with 53 points. The final competing school in the quad, Boyceville, came in last for both the boys (26 points) and girls (23 points).
Colfax and Elk Mound will both compete in another conference quad next Thursday, May 13 back in Boyceville against the host Bulldogs, and Glenwood City.
Colfax Boys Win
The Viking boys won seven events highlighted by dominating performances in the sprints.
Colfax swept the top three places in the boys’ 400 meter dash with junior Nathan Hydukovich taking the gold in :54.73 followed by teammates Ryan Albricht (:57.52) in second and Noah Heidorn (:58.89) in third. Hydukovich was also a double victor winning the long jump with a leap of 18’ 7”.
In the 200 meters, senior Max Knudson won the event in a time of :24.29 with Hydukovich taking second, in 25 seconds flat. Knudson was the runner-up in the 100 meters, finishing just two hundredths of a second behind winner Daniel Palubicki of Mondovi who ran a :11.76 to Knudson’s :11.78. Knudson went 17’ 11” to finish third in the long jump.
The Colfax boys also got first-place finishes from Ashton Yarrington in the 800 meters (2:28.45), Jadent Buchholz in the 3,200 meters (11:58.79), Thomas Drees in the shot put (40’ 7”), and Nick Jensen in the discus (111’ 3”).
The boys’ 4×400 m relay of Max Knudson, Ryan Albricht, Noah Heidorn, and Nathan Hydukovich and the 4×800 m relay squad with Jadent Buchholz, Mark Sonnentag, Ashton Yarrington, and Noah Heidorn won their respective races.
Other second-place showings were turned in by Mark Sonnentag in the 800 meters and Alex Swanson in the discus. Sonnentag also finished fifth in the 1,600 meter run.
Molly Heidorn was the meet’s only triple winner. The Colfax sophomore won the 400 (1:08.12), 800 (2:38.7), and the 1,600 (5:30.43) meter races.
Junior Jasmine Best and freshman Jeanette Hydukovich joined their teammate Molly Heidorn as individual champions. Best won the 3,200 meter run in 13:42.62 and Hydukovich topped a field of 11 discus throwers with a best of 90’ 3”. Best and Hydukovich also claimed third-place finishes in the 1,600 meters and shot put, respectively. Kennedy Shane of Colfax also took a third in the discus.
Elk Mound Squads Second
Tobey Wescott, Kennedy Pritchard and Lydia Levra each won events for the Mounders at Thursday’s conference quad in Colfax. The Elk Mound boys’ 4×100 and 4×200 meter relay teams also came out on top.
Westcott, one of just two hurdlers in the 110 meter highs, won the event in :22.37. Westcott also cleared seven foot in the pole vault to take second.
Elk Mound’s winning 4×100 meter relay squad was comprised of Braden Thatcher, Lucas Hanson, AJ Miller, and Carson Streifel while the 4×200 relay team featured Streifel and Hanson along with Tyler Ganger and Alex Woodford.
Freshman Jesse Moyer took second in the 3,200 meter run with a time of 13:04.06 with teammate and fellow freshman Evan Laur taking third in 14:04.58. Sophomore Jackson Gehweiler grabbed a silver in the triple jump after going 31’ 5”.
The boys also ran a second team of relayers in the 4×100 and 4×200 races which finished as runners-up. The gentlemen’s 4×800 meter relay came in third.
Also garnering third-place finishes were AJ Miller in the 100 and 200-meter sprint, Shawn Pinder in the 800 meters, Alex Woodford in the high jump, George Schuetz in the pole vault, and Braden Thatcher in the triple jump.
On the girls’ side, senior Kennedy Pritchard ran a :13.79 to lead a Mounder sweep of the top three spots in the 100 meters. Freshman Lydia Levra (:14.0) and sophomore Aleya Hadenfeldt (:14.23) came in second and third, respectively, behind their teammate.
Later in the meet, it was Levra’s turn to lead another Elk Mound sweep in the 200 meter as she captured first with a time of :28.89 with Pritchard placing second in :29:54 and junior Kyra Hadenfeldt taking third in :29.65.