Colfax track and field teams host ten-team Invitational
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by Marlys Kruger
COLFAX — With ten teams competing, including five from the Dunn-St. Croix Conference, the Colfax track and field teams were busy as they hosted the Colfax Invitational May 9.
The Colfax girls placed third with 96 points while boys finished seventh after scoring 54 points. Northwestern won both the girls’ (122.5) and boys’ (152) competitions.
The Viking girls boasted five first places with Jeanette Hydukovich earning two of them. A toss of 34’ 1.5” was good enough to win the shot put while her heave of 117’ 10” gave her the discus title. Kaysen Goodell bested everyone in the 800 m run, clocked in 2:33.50, Molly Heidorn took the 1,600 m run in 5:31.22 and the 4×800 m relay team with Hannah Peterson, Janica Larson, Goodell and Heidorn won with a time of 10:26.98
Peterson earned a second place in the 800 m run with a time of 2:40.28 and Heidorn was also a runner-up in the 3,200 m run. Heidorn came in at 12:01.51 which was just four seconds behind Jenna Hursh from Northwestern.
Kennedy Shane claimed a fourth in the shot put at 31’ 5” and was seventh in the discus with a toss of 83’ 7”.The 4×400 m relay consisting of Goodell, Larson, Peterson and Ava Sedivy placed fourth in a time of 4:41.78 and taking fifth place were Janica Larson in the 400 m run (1:09.37), Lauren Becker in the 800 m run (2:53.41) and Clara Hydukovich in the discus (91’ 10”). Becker was sixth in the 400 m run (1:10.52) while Sedivy also claimed sixth in the high jump (3’ 10”). Shane added a seventh in the discus (83’ 7”) and Sedivy placed 10th in the 400 m run and 13th in the 200 m dash.
The Viking boys did not have any event champions but claimed three second-place winners. Theo Hovde was one of them in the 400 m run (:55.46) as was Nick Jensen in the discus throw (124’) along with the 4×800 m relay team with Ashton Yarrington, David Lyrek, Charlie Charbonneau and Hovde (9:18.12). Both Hovde and Yarrington posted a third place with Hovde in the 200 m dash (:24.36) and Yarrington in the 3200 m run (11:42.53). Hovde didn’t have much of a break as he placed fourth in the long jump (18’ 5.5”) while Yarrington added a fifth place in the 1,600 m run (5:15.78) along with Mark Sonnentag’s fifth place in the 3,200 m run (13:24.60).
Rounding out the top eight finishers were Lyrek in the 400 m run (:59.60) and Logan Swartz earned a pair of eighth places, in the 200 m dash (:25.67) and the 400 m run (:59.51).
Charbonneau was ninth in the 800 m run and 11th in the high jump, Sonnentag was 12th in the 1,600 m run along with Mihretu Emch’s 12th place in the 100 m dash, Lyrek took 10th in the 200 m dash, Skylar Maves placed 11th in the discus and John Riebe was 15th in the same throw.
In the somewhat shortened season, the Vikings will compete next in the Dunn-St. Croix Conference meet Tuesday, May 16 in Durand. The following week they will host the WIAA Division 3 regional meet on Monday, May 22.