The Elk Mound boys track and field team did not disappoint during Tuesday’s Dunn-St. Croix Conference (DSC) tournament at Mondovi High School.
The Mounders earned crowns in seven events, including two relays, and placed in the top three in 17 total events to win conference with 194 points, 30 points ahead of Durand who finished second with 164 points.
“It was an all around great time win for the boys,” head coach Jonathon Langreck said. “Going into conference, they knew what was at stake and knew where they needed to finish in their individual events.”
Conference titles went to Cade Hanson in the 800m (2:07.38), Tyler Brantner in the high jump (6-0), Andrew Benson at discus (126-7), Jake Johnson in the 110m (15.90) and 300m (42.92) hurdles and the 4x400 (Nate Lind, Seth Hazen, Johnson, Marquis Kasakaitas) and 4x800 (Lind, Hanson, Hazen and Andrew Pathos) relay teams.
Hanson also finished runner up in the 1,600m (4:46.04), while Brantner took second in both the long jump (19-11.50) and triple jump (39-9.50). Benson also placed third in the shot put (39-03.50) and fifth in the triple jump (36-10).
Brady Redwine placed in the top three in three individual events, including third the 100m (11.50) and second the 200m (23.41) and long jump (20-0.75). Conner Mavis finished runner up at discus (123-4) and also placed sixth at shot put (37-6). Hazen ended third in the 400m (54.63).
The 4x100 relay team of Brantner, Redwine, Rian Flynn and Ryah Mohr finished runner up while the 4x200 relay team of Dominic Hull, Kasakaitas, Mohr and Galen Young took third.
Colfax sophomores lead Vikings to second place in DSC
A talented group of Viking sophomores have been a force to be reckoned with this season. That was no less true on Tuesday as those sophomores showed up and grabbed four conference titles to lead the Colfax team to a runner-up finish with 116 points, just two points shy of catching the top spot, which went to Durand with 118 points.
Morgan Schleusner was the only Viking girl to be crowned in multiple events, winning the 100m dash (13.51) and 300m hurdles (50.38) and also lifting to a fifth place finish at the pole vault (6-6).
Kameri Meredith took first in 100m hurdles (17.01), also placing fourth in the 200m dash (28.99) and fifth in the triple jump (29-10.25).
Jayna Bowe finished third in the long jump (14-8) and fifth in the 200m (29.36), while Teagan Field took sixth in the 400m (1:07.99).
Morgan Jensen led the way for the seniors, landing first in discus (113-0) and seventh at shot put (29-4).
Junior Emma Hurlburt earned points in three events, taking fourth at shot put (30-03.75), seventh in the 400m (1:09.15) and eighth at discus (89-0).
In relay events, the 4x100 team of Schleusner, Bowe, Meredith and Samantha Pretasky finished runner-up as did the 4x200 team of Bowe, Pretasky, Field and Abby Irwin. The 4x400 team took third and the 4x800 placed fourth.
Elk Mound girls land third
The Mounder girls gathered 97 points to land third behind Colfax at Tuesday’s conference meet, powered by five third place finishes, two runner-ups and one event win.
Maddie Jenson was the only Mounder girl to take home a conference title, taking the high jump at 4-8, while Hannah Cedarblade came away as the solo individual event runner-up for the Mounders in the 300m hurdles (54.23). Cedarblade also earned third place in the 100m hurdles (18.18).
Kristin Martinson and Alana Plaszcz led the way in distance events, with Martinson taking two third place finishes in the 800m (2:39.48) and 1,600m (5:46.04) while Plaszcz placed third in the 3,200m (12:53.71) and fourth in the 1,600 (5:49.93).
The 4x800m relay team of Brooke Plaszcz, A. Plaszcz, Victoria Fasbender and Martinson came in second, while the 4x200 relay team of Cedarblade, Syd Simpson, Kourtney Zurbuchen and Jenson finished third.
“I thought our girls gave maximum effort and pointed well in all their events,” Langreck said.
Colfax boys results
The Viking boys relay teams, along with multiple events wins from individual athletes landed them a fifth place finish at the conference tournament with 60 points.
Three of four relay teams finished third, the 4x100 team of Dennan Fogarty, Adam Pretasky, Luke Heidorn and Jeremy Artist, the 4x400 team of Heidorn, Trevor Rothbauer, Ed Hydukovich and Trey Hovde and the 4x800 team of Hovde, Noah Heidorn, Dennis Sonnentag and Sawyer Best. The 4x200 team also picked up points for placing fourth.
Hydukovich also placed in three individual events, taking third in discus (118-10), fifth in the 400m (56.23) and eighth in the high jump (5-2). Luke Heidorn earned points in two events, finishing third in the 300m hurdles (44.32) and eighth in the long jump (18-3.25). Artist took fourth in the 100m dash (11.66).
Boyceville takes home titles for pole vault
Brandon Kenefick and Megan Hintzman were the only two Bulldogs to take home conference titles, both winning the pole vault event.
Kenefick once again beat out all his pole vaulting opponents to win the event and match his personal record of 13 feet, while Hintzman won with a clearance of eight feet.
Nathan Corr ran a time of 11:29.92 in the 3,200 to finish fifth, while Ryker Ferg finished behind him in seventh place (11:54.20). Justin Lombardo and Dane Wedland also picked up points with seventh (47.13) and eighth (48.50) place finishes in the 300m hurdles, respectively.
The girls’ team also found success in throwing events, as Haley Wold took second in shot put (31-9) and fourth in discus (101-7), while Paulina Weinke landed second at discus (107-6) and third at shot put (30-7).
Rachel Becker fared well in both track and field events, placing third in the 300m hurdles (54.36) and sixth at the pole vault (6-6).
Both the Bulldog boys’ and girls’ teams finished seventh out of eight teams, the boys gathered 30 points while the girls totaled 62 points.
Monday marks regional competition for Elk Mound, Colfax and Boyceville with Elk Mound in attendance of the WIAA D2 Regional at Colfax High School and Boyceville heading to Frederic for the D3 Regional. Elk Mound and Colfax athletes that advance to the sectional tournament will head to Colby while the D3 sectional will be hosted by Boyceville on Thursday.