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by Marlys Kruger
GLENWOOD CITY — All eight teams in the Dunn-St. Croix Conference were represented at the conference track and field meet held in Glenwood City last Tuesday, May 19.
The Elk Mound boys placed second with 121 points with Mondovi winning it with 140 points. The Mounder girls finished third with 117 points behind Mondovi with 159 points and Glenwood City with 121. Team points were awarded for the top eight places.
The boys’ team earned four first places, with junior Ian Hazen taking the 3200 m run in a time of 10:28.67 along with three of the four relay teams. The 4×100 m relay consisted of AJ Miller, Alex Woodford, Cooper Reese and Carson Streifel who clocked in at :46.50, and the winning 4×400 m relay was the team of Cason Pederson, Tyler Gagner, Lucas Hanson and Miller finished in 3:41.41. The third relay team to take first was the 4×800 with Pederson, Trae Schaefer, Gagner and Jesse Moyer as they outran the field with a time of 9:12.54.
Sophomore Grandt Mueller had the only runner-up finish for the team, taking second in the high jump with a height of six foot and he added a third in the 110 hurdles (:17.73). Hazen placed third in the 1,600 m run along with Korbin Verdon in the high jump, Aiden Schiferl in the 3,200 m run and the 4×200 m relay with Verdon, Miller, Reese and Streifel.
Aiden Schiferl, a junior, tacked on a fourth in the 1,600 m run along with Hazen in the 800 m run and Mueller in the high jump. Freshman Brooks Burcaw scored points for the team by placing fifth in the 110 m high hurdles along with Verdon in the 200 m dash, and earning a sixth place were Pederson in the 400 m dash and Tobey Westcott in the pole vault.
Finishing off the scoring were Jackson Gehweiler with a seventh in the high jump and Will King in the triple jump, and Mueller added an eighth place in the long jump.
The Mounder girls did not have any individual winners but the 4×400 relay team placed first with Caroline Gabert, Marley King, Kyra Hadenfeldt and Madisyn Mohr clocking in at 4:42.23. Junior Aleya Hadenfeldt earned a second in the 100 m dash as did fellow junior Kate Mohr in the high jump and sophomore Lydia Levra in the 400 m dash.
Levra added some third place finishes in the long jump, the 200 m dash and was a member of the 4×100 m relay along with Aleya Hadenfeldt, Anna Roder and Allie Roder. Also claiming a third were members of the 4×200 relay team including Anna Roder, Gabert, Carly Mohr and Allie Roder. Placing fourth was another relay team, the 4×800 with King, Kyra Hadenfeldt, Kaydyn Nielson and Madisyn Mohr, along with Aleya Hadenfeldt in the 400 m dash and Kate Mohr in the 100 m high hurdles.
Sophomore Carly Mohr added a fifth place in the 100 m high hurdles as did Allie Roder in the 200 m dash and the high jump along with Olivia Schreiber in the long jump and Grace Roder in the shot put and discus. In sixth place came Anna Roder in the 100 m dash, Kate Mohr in the 300 m low hurdles, King in the 800 m run and Schreiber in the triple jump.
Seventh places were earned by Carly Mohr in the 300 m low hurdles and the high jump, and Madisyn Mohr in the pole vault while she also claimed eighth place in the 300 m hurdles as did Ella Audorff in the discus throw.
The Elk Mound teams were at Baldwin-Woodville High School this past Monday, May 23 for the WIAA Division 2 regional competition. The top four place finishers in each event will advance to the sectional meet to be held Thursday, May 26 in Rice Lake. The state track and field meet will be held June 3 and 4 at UW-La Crosse’s Veteran’s Memorial Stadium.
scores: 1. Mondovi 159, 2. Glenwood City 121, 3. Elk Mound 117, 4. Colfax 81, 5. Durand 69, 6. Elmwood/Plum City 57, 7. Boyceville 39, 8. Spring Valley 33
scores: 1. Mondovi 140, 2. Elk Mound 121, 3. Glenwood City 108, 4. Spring Valley 91, 5. Durand 80, 6. Elmwood/Plum City 60, 7. Colfax 33, 8. Boyceville 36