NEW AUBURN — The Lake Holcombe boys and girls track teams grabbed victories at Friday’s New Auburn invite in convincing fashion, sweeping both team championships.
The LH/C boys finished with 144 points, 34 ahead of Turtle Lake/Clayton for the top spot. New Auburn was third with 94. The Knight girls scored 178 points, well ahead of Turtle Lake/Clayton with 95 points. New Auburn took seventh place.
Colton Hetke and Eric Nedland each won two events for the Knights. Hetke finished in first in the 300-meter hurdles (45.51 seconds) and the high jump (5-feet, 8-inches) while Nedland was tops in the 110 hurdles (17.91) and long jump (16-3¼).
Matt Nedland (800), Hetke (110 hurdles) and Dakota Popp (pole vault) scored runner-up finishes while Hetke (400), Kyle Goltz (200), Sam Pederson (1,600), Nick Halpin (3,200), Eric Nedland (300 hurdles), Andrew Brostad (shot put) and the 3,200 relay of Paul Nedland, Halpin, Lukas Guider and Prestyn Strably finished third.
The New Auburn relay teams were a strength for the Trojans on Friday as the 400 relay team of Garrett Haller, Brandon Hilger, Dylan North and Austin North (48.90) and the 1,600 relay of Haller, Mason Kollwitz, Dylan North and Jacob Taylor (3:59.00) each grabbed victories. Austin North (200, 24.50) and Hilger (3,200, 11:07.66) also picked up individual wins.
Austin North (100), Dylan North (high jump), Hilger (1,600) and Zach Goodwill (shot put) finished in second place, as did the 800 relay of Goodwill, Zach Boehm, Kollwitz and Taylor.
The Lake Holcombe/Cornell girls won five different events en route to their team victory. Jordan Geist (100, 13.74), Ashlynn Moore (3,200, 14:43.41), Danielle Gygi (300 hurdles, 54.37) and Kayla Vavra (triple jump, 28-6) won, as did the 3,200 relay of Vavra, Lexi Moussette, Moore and Emily Vavra. The Knights also had nine second-place finishes with Gygi (100 hurdles, high jump), Geist (200), Thia Moreen (800), Amanda Ewer (3,200), Kierra Walters (long jump), Isabelle Dixon (triple jump), Elizabeth Sproul (shot put) and the 800 relay of Dixon, Moussette, Walters and Moreen.
Emily Vavra (3,200), Gretchen Schroeder (pole vault), Dixon (long jump) and Courtney Lundmark (discus) finished third. Katie Galetka took sixth in the 200 to lead New Auburn.
Cadott’s Kyes wins three events at Osseo
At Osseo, Cadott’s Ben Kyes finished at the top of the charts in three events to lead the Hornets at the Matye Invitational.
Kyes was first in the 110 hurdles (16.13), long jump (19-1½) and the triple jump (40-10) to go with a third-place finish in the high jump. Brandon Pederson (200, long jump) and Tyler Gillett (triple jump) finished second and Garrett Janicki (shot put) and the 800 relay of Joe Carrell, Bailey Gillett, Pederson and Garrett Roth took third.
McDonell picked up four first-place finishes as Sam Bleskachek (800, 2:07.58), Isaac Bohaty (1,600, 4:53.87), Seth Schemenauer (3,200, 11:33.21) and the 3,200 relay of Sam Bleskachek, Zach Ruf, Ben Ruf and Lance Schoch (9:10.07) won. Ben Ruf (800) and the 800 relay of Schoch, Stephen Ortmann, Jake Bowe and Nathan Hogland finished second while Brady Bauer (3,200) and the 400 relay of Austin Koepp, Joey Huffcutt, Daniel Dachel and Tim Buchmann were third.
Brian Koch won the pole vault (11-6) for Stanley-Boyd with Braxton Thompson (100) and the 400 relay of Kane Martinson, Bryce France, Michael Samplawski and Brian Koch taking second and the 400 throwers relay of Austin Mitchell, Charles Lovell, Caleb Green and Matt Nesterick finishing third.
The Cadott boys finished third as a team with 115 points, McDonell was fourth with 101 and Stanley-Boyd took sixth with 77. Independence won the boys team title with 149 points.
The Stanley-Boyd girls team finished in second place with 133 points, followed by Cadott in fourth with 90 and McDonell in fifth with 89. Neillsville/Granton won the girls team title with 173 points.
Peyton McCauley (100 hurdles, 18.05; 300 hurdles, 51.67) and Heather Milas (shot put, 35-1¼; discus, 109-08) each won two events individually with Alison Vitort (800, 2:41.02) and Kirsten Carrigan (pole vault, 8-0) winning an event. The 1,600 relay of Carrigan, Vitort, McCauley and Amanda Staib (4:40.02) also finished first. Vitort took second in the 400 and third in the triple jump. Staib (200) and the 800 relay of Carrigan, Stephanie Koch, Carlie Nelson and Courtney Sonnentag took third place.
For Cadott, Elizabeth Kyes scored two event victories (400, 1:00.73; triple jump, 30-11½) while the 400 relay of Katie Kunsman, Saige Sikora, Felisha Glomski and Cailin Rineck (57.06) also won.
Rineck took second in the discus and the 400 throwers relay (Caitlin Holcombe, Samantha Pfeiffer, Rose Briggs, Autumnn Dembowski) and 800 relay (Kunsman, Sikora, Stephanie Carrell, Glomski) were also second. Rachel Manier (100 hurdles) and the 3,200 relay team (Kyle Nichols, Lakin Rykal, Bailey Nichols, Alexis Munroe) were third.
McDonell picked up four event victories with wins by Julia Verbick (1,600, 6:06.20), Grace Mrozinski (3,200, 13:34.90), Rachel Ohde (high jump, 5-1) and the 3,200 relay of Julia Verbick, Emily Krause, Abby Klimek and Rachel Kopp (11:13.14).
The 1,600 relay of Klimek, Verbick, Mrozinski and Jenna Larson was second and Jazmine Scott took third in the 100.