Bloomer alumna Kyra Arendt was named the Horizon League Field Freshman of the Year for the UW-Milwaukee women’s track and field team during this year’s indoor season.
The freshman took second place in the triple jump at the Horizon League Indoor Championships with a leap of 38 feet, 9.75 inches in late February. She also took fourth place in the long jump at the championships, with a personal record distance of 18 feet, 7.25 inches.
Arendt won the long jump title at the Panther Tune-Up on February 17. She holds Wisconsin’s high school girls triple jump record of 40 feet, 8.25 inches, which she set last June for the Blackhawks at the state meet.
The Panthers begin their outdoor season on March 30 at the Big Blue Classic in Charleston, Illinois.
Chi-Hi grads Barth, Daniels post strong results for Badgers
Chi-Hi alumnus Cooper Barth won the mile run for the University of Wisconsin men’s track and field team at its home Shell Shocker meet on February 16.
The former Cardinal took first place in the indoor race with a time of 4:17.53. He also picked up fourth, fifth and sixth-placed finishes in the 800 during the indoor season.
Fellow Chi-Hi grad Elli Daniels took fourth place in the women’s 800 at the Shell Shocker. She finished with a time of 2:19.41. She claimed third and fifth-place finishes in the race at events in January as well.
Kyes does well in 800 meter
Cadott graduate Elizabeth Kyes has performed well in the 800 meter race during indoor season for Minnesota-Duluth’s women’s track and field team.
The sophomore took third place in the 800 at the Maverick Invitational on February 16 with a time of 2:19.34, and fifth at the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Indoor Championships on February 24.
Kyes also finished as runner-up in the 400 at the Minnesota State Invitational in January.
Reit gets hot in February
Stanley-Boyd graduate Jamie Reit had a strong showing in February for the UW-Milwaukee women’s basketball team.
The sophomore scored in double figures five times over the course of the month, including finishing with a career-high 18 against Northern Kentucky on February 3.
The Panthers fell in the Horizon League Tournament quarterfinals against Youngstown State on Sunday.
Chippewa County alumni reach Division III Sweet 16
A pair of Chippewa County graduates have reached the Division III men’s basketball Sweet 16 with their respective schools.
Aaron Knez, a Chi-Hi alumnus, is in the Sweet 16 with UW-Stevens Point, while McDonell alumnus Grayson Knowlton is there with UW-Platteville.
Stevens Point faces Whitman College on Friday, while Platteville plays Nebraska Wesleyan. Both games will be played in Platteville, and the two Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference foes could square off in the national quarterfinals if they both win on Friday.
Knez, a sophomore, is averaging 2.1 points per game this season, while Knowlton, a freshman, averages 0.6.
Steinmetz starts strong in March
Chi-Hi graduate Jordan Steinmetz has tallied three points in three games to start March for the Janesville Jets of the North American Hockey League.
Steinmetz recorded two assists in the Jets’ 6-4 win over Coulee Region on March 1, and got one more in a 6-3 victory over Springfield two days later.
He has 13 points this season, with 11 coming since the start of December. The Jets have clinched a playoff berth and are currently in second place of the Midwest Division, only behind Fairbanks. The regular season ends in early April.