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MENOMONIE — The Chi-Hi track and field team had no shortage of conference champs on Tuesday at the Big Rivers Conference championships on Tuesday hosted by Menomonie.

The Cardinals claimed a total of 12 titles between six different athletes.

Ty Wiberg was victorious in four wheelchair events to lead the Cardinal boys. Wiberg won the 100-meter (19.44 seconds), 800 (2:24.71), 1,600 (4:58.31) and shot put (22-feet, 11-inches) wheelchair events, including setting a new school record in the shot put.

Dorian Anderson was victorious in the 400 wheelchair in 1:42.21. Cade Meyer had the top height in the pole vault at 13-feet, setting a new personal high and moving within six inches of tying the school record of 13-6, set by Dean Mattison in 1971.

Mitchell Stelter ran to victory in the 300 hurdles with a time of 41.33 seconds, to go with a third-place finish in the 110 hurdles.

“(I’m) really proud on the strong finishes from the athletes,” Chi-Hi coach Becky Nette said. “There were lots of personal bests and it’s a great way to end the regular season and head into regionals.”

Anderson took second to Wiberg in the 100, 800 and shot put wheelchair events while JD Czech finished runner-up in the discus.

Ross Kaz took third place in the pole vault, giving the Cardinals two of the top three finishers in the event.

Czech also finished in fifth place in the shot put as the Cardinals were seventh in the team standings with 58.5 points. River Falls won the boys team championship with 149 points with Eau Claire North second (126).

Ally Lehmann and Ella Behling each scored victories backed up by three second-place finishes from other competitors to lead the girls team.

Lehmann was victorious in the 400 (2:15.83), 800 (4:40.88), 1,600 (8:58.46) and shot put (8-6.25) wheelchair events. Behling had the top time in the 800 (2:23.25), edging Hudson’s Anna Czupryna by under a second for the title.

Katie Faris was runner-up in the 3,200 with Madelyn Hedrington taking second in the 300 hurdles and Samantha Riedel finishing second in the high jump.

Behling had another strong finish by taking third in the 1,600 prior to her win in the 800 while Hedrington was third in the 100 hurdles.

Madalyn Schmidley took fifth in the pole vault with her height of 9-feet, matching the school record set by Jess Anderson in 2007.

The 3,200 relay team of Hannah Sillman, Emily Fleihr, Marnie Barth and Emma Eslinger also came home with a fifth-place finish.

The girls team was sixth in the team standings (66.5) as Hudson (173) rolled to the Big Rivers Conference title with River Falls (141) taking second.

Chi-Hi now turns its attention to the postseason and will take part in Division 1 regionals on Monday in Superior.


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