EAU CLAIRE — The Chi-Hi track and field team won both high jump titles on Tuesday at the Old Abe Invitational as Aaron Knez and Maddie Helland each leaped their way to victory.
Knez won the boys high jump with a top leap of six feet while Helland won the girls title with a best jump of five feet.
Knez was also a part of a pair of relay teams that took second place. He, Eric Swenson, Codie Meinen and Kole Mewhorter finished runner-up in the 400 relay while also teaming up with Mewhorter, Alex Kulzer and Evan Spaeth to take second in the 1,600 relay. Chi-Hi picked up a third second-place finish in relay action as Cole Fortman, Jared Myers, Matt Rees and Erik Sworski took second in the 3,200 relay.
Sworski also was second in the 400, just in front of Myers who took third. Evan Spaeth finished fourth in the triple jump as the Cardinals were fourth as a team with 53 points. Hudson won the team title with 207 points.
Ally Lehmann scored a pair of victories by taking first place in the 100 and shot put wheelchair events. Tyana Loiselle (400) and the 800 relay team of Makenna Cox, Sophie Stearns, Madelyn Hedrington and Maddie Martin each took second place. Kathryn Webb was third in the 400 with Loiselle (200), Helland (300 hurdles) and the 3,200 relay of Emma Meyer, Tjornen Landwehr, Sara Heller and Sydney Hillert each taking fourth.
The Chi-Hi girls took fifth with 48 team points with Hudson winning the girls title with 192 points.
Lake Holcombe/Cornell girls win Chetek-Weyerhaeuser invite
At Chetek, the Knight girls had nine second-place finishes to help win a team title at the Chetek-Weyerhaeuser Invitational.
Sara Stender picked up both victories for Lake Holcombe/Cornell, winning the 300 hurdles and long jump. Kierra Walters had three second places (400, 300 hurdles, long jump) while Lexi Moussette (100 hurdles), Orianna Lebal (pole vault), Stender (triple jump), Elizabeth Sproul (shot put), Courtney Lundmark (discus) and the 1,600 relay team of Isabelle Dixon, Moussette, Lebal and Walters each took second.
Lebal (800), Kareese Jiskra (shot put), Aubrey Meddaugh (100 hurdles), Jordan Geist (100), Moussette (300 hurdles) and the 3,200 relay team of Kayla Vavra, Sproul, Belle Anders and Ashley Burns were each third.
The Knights finished with 167 points with Unity taking second with 137.5.
Colton Hetke won the high jump for the Lake Holcombe/Cornell boys. Dakota Popp (pole vault), Kyle Goltz (triple jump) and the 1,600 relay team of Nate Parkhurst, Goltz, Luke Geist and Hetke took second.
Hetke also had a third place in the 400. Andrew Brosted (shot put) and Josh Grape (discus) were third while Goltz (long jump) and Hetke (triple jump) were fourth.
Lake Holcombe/Cornell finished with 115 team points with Unity winning with 195.