CADOTT — The McDonell boys track team left no doubt, winning five events on its way to a Western Cloverbelt Conference championship on Tuesday.
The Macks finished with 158 team points, 48 ahead of Fall Creek for the top spot.
The McDonell boys started out the day on the right foot as the 3,200-meter relay team of Brady Bauer, Evan Smith, Dave Van Dyke and Joey Huffcutt scored a victory. Isaac Bohaty claimed victories in the 800 and 1,600 while Jarret Jordan won the 3,200. Eric Ohde was victorious in the discus, topping Thorp’s Matt Anderson in second for the title.
Nathan Hoglund (100, 400) and Charlie Bleskachek (800, 1,600) each had two second-place finishes while Bauer (3,200) and Bohaty (high jump) each finished second as well. Jordan (1,600), Huffcutt (triple jump) and the 1,600 relay (no names provided) each were third.
“Just a real solid day of performances for us,” McDonell coach Marty Bushland said. “It bodes well, hopefully, for what we have coming at regionals and sectionals.”
Stanley-Boyd finished in fourth place as a team with 103 points, seven points out of second.
Bryce France (pole vault) and Zach Turner (shot put) won events for the Orioles. Turner was also second in the triple jump while the Stanley-Boyd 400 relay finished second as well and Kane Martinson was third in the pole vault, Braxton Thompson took third in the 100 and Michael Samplawski finished third in the 800.
Cadott took sixth with 72.5 team points, getting victories from Brandon Pederson (400), the 800 relay (Andy Hinzmann, Brady Carrell, Joey Hinzmann and Garrett Roth) and the 1,600 relay (Tyler Gillett, Carrell, Roth, Pederson). Pederson was also third in the 200, while Gillett (400) was third in the 400. Thorp took eighth with 10 points, led by Anderson’s runner-up finish.
The Cadott girls finished in second place as a team with 129 points, trailing only Altoona (155). Elizabeth Kyes (400, 800, 1,600) won three events for the Hornets and finished second in the triple jump. Rachel Manier was also victorious for the Hornets in the 100 hurdles.
Cadott had three relays (400, 800, 1,600) each finish second while Mariah Woodford (pole vault) and Manier (300 hurdles) took second place individually.
Stanley-Boyd took fourth place with 103 points, picking up three event victories from Heather Milas (shot put, discus) and Kirsten Carrigan (pole vault). Allison Vitort took second in the 800 for the Orioles while the Stanley-Boyd 1,600 relay was third.
McDonell finished fifth with 80 points, led by a victory in the 3,200 relay from Grace Mrozinski, Julia Verbick, Abby Wampler and Abby Klimek. Verbick (3,200) and Rachel Ohde (high jump) each were second with Verbick (1,600) and Klimek (800) taking third.
Falon Immormino won the 3,200 for Thorp, which finished eighth with 20 points.
Chi-Hi girls third, boys fourth at BRC
At River Falls, the Chi-Hi girls finished in third place while the boys took fourth at the Big Rivers Conference meet.
Jana Mattison won the discus and took third place in the shot put to lead the Cardinals. Maddie Helland won the 300 hurdles, Tyana Loiselle took second in the 400, Kathryn Webb took second in the 800, Victoria Czech finished third in the 100, Katie Faris took fourth in the 1,600 and fifth in the 3,200 and Raeanne Kaz finished fifth in the 300 hurdles.
The 800 relay team of Helland, Maddy Martin, Kaz and Sophie Stearns grabbed second place while Sidney Hillert, Webb, Loiselle and Arica Swift took second in the 3,200 relay.
Ally Lehmann took first place in the mixed wheelchair 100 and second in the wheelchair shot put.
The boys 1,600 relay of Eric Swenson, Evan Spaeth, Aaron Knez and Alex Kulzer finished in first place while Kole Mewhorter added second-place finishes in the 100 and 400 as well as a third-place finish in the 200.
Knez took second in the high jump, Spaeth finished fourth in the triple jump, Swenson took fifth in the 100, Erik Sworski finished third in the 800 and fifth in the 1,600 and Cole Fortman took fifth in the 800. JD Czech also took fifth place in the discus.
The Cardinal girls scored 99.5 as a team with Hudson taking first place with 170 points. Hudson also won the boys event with 151 points while Chi-Hi scored 86.
Bloomer girls win HON title
At Chetek, the Bloomer girls scored a 151 to finish three points ahead of Northwestern for the Heart O’North Conference title.
Kyra Arendt won the 100, long jump and triple jump while finishing in third place in the 200 to lead the Blackhawks. Kendall Zeman won the 400, 800 and 1,600 while Justyne Burgess picked up a victory in the high jump and a third-place finish in the 300 hurdles.
Burgess, Sarah Heinze, Laken Jones and Chloee Swartz won the 1,600 relay. Heinze added third-place finishes in the 800 and 1,600 while Swartz took second to Zeman in the 400.
The Bloomer boys finished in third place with 97 points, led by Jarrod Kressin’s three victories in the 100, 200 and 400.
Paul Schumacher took third in the 200 and 400, Alex Conrad finished third in the 3,200, Isaiah Meinen took fourth in the 300 hurdles and Schumacher, Meinen, Eli Olson and Philip Jorstad took second in the 1,600 relay.
Northwestern won the boys title with a score of 172.
Lake Holcombe/Cornell sweeps East Lakeland titles
At Cameron, the Knights took both the boys and girls titles at the East Lakeland Conference meet.
Lake Holcombe/Cornell girls edged Shell Lake (189.5 to 181) for the team title. Kierra Walters (400), Lexi Moussette (100 hurdles) and Sara Stender (triple jump) won individual titles. The Knights also had six second-place finishes — Emily Vavra (1,600), Orianna Lebal (3,200), Aubrey Meddaugh (100 hurdles), Walters (300 hurdles), the 3,200 relay (Kayla Vavra, Elizabeth Sproul, Belle Anders, Orianna Lebal) and Stender (long jump).
New Auburn took seventh with four team points.
The boys cruised to a title with 186 points, well in front of Cameron with 118 while New Auburn took third with 108.5.
Colton Hetke had a big day for the Knights, winning four individual titles (110 hurdles, 300 hurdles, high jump, triple jump). The Lake Holcombe/Cornell 3,200 relay of Luke Thompson, Zach Wilson, Levi Boehm and Wyatt Willmarth finished first as well.
Andrew Brosted took second in the discus and shot put while Dakota Popp was second in the pole vault.
Brandon Hilger won the 3,200 for the Trojans. Austin North (100, long jump), Hilger (1,600), Kaleb Butterfield (high jump) and the 800 and 1,600 relays took second for the Trojans.