CG-B boys, girls advance from Div. 2 regional meet; Ozaukee qualifies in Div. 3
There was no shortage of sectional qualifiers for the Cedar Grove-Belgium track and field teams in a WIAA Division 2 regional meet at Valders on Monday.
Leading the boys’ squad were Zacke Lyons, who won the triple jump with a leap of 42 feet, 1.75 inches and was second in the long jump (20-0), and Alex Giles, who took first in the 200-meter dash (23.7 seconds).
Pacing the Rockets’ girls was Molly Ison, who won the 400 dash (1:01.15). Kiera Depies took second in the 3,200 run (12:11.09).
The top four finishers in each event advanced to a sectional meet Thursday’s at Freedom High School.
Also qualifying for the Cedar Grove-Belgium boys were third-place finishes by Joel Merritt in the 1,600 run (4:42.24) and Alex Holle in the 3,200 run (10:22.64) and fourths by Kyle Kirst in the triple jump (39-7) and Merritt in the 800 run (2:05.21).
The girls’ other qualifying efforts included thirds from Depies in the 1,600 run (5:35.46), Marina Paul in the 800 run (2:30.75), the 3,200 relay team of Erika Meinen, Jericho Deunk, Ison and Paul (10:28.41) and the 1,600 relay team of Jackie Bruggink, Ison, Meinen and Paul (4:18.4) and fourths by Jericho Deunk in the 800 run (2:32.09) and the 800 relay team of Aylin Birlik, Bruggink, Carina Deppiesse and Ashley Tarvas (1:56.45).
The Cedar Grove-Belgium girls finished fourth in the nine-team meet with 70 points. Sheboygan Falls was first with 158.5 points.
The Rocket boys scored 62 points, good for seventh place. Champion Kiel had 133 points.
Warriors break school record
The Ozaukee track and field teams had 19 sectional-qualifying performances in a Division 3 regional meet at Kohler on Monday and broke a school mark in the process.
The boys’ 800 relay team of Devon Linzenmeyer, Jason Gensrick, Hunter Hess and Steve Street placed first in a record time of 1:35.67.
The boys’ other qualifying efforts included a first by Noah Stahl in the high jump (6-2); seconds by Linzenmeyer in the long jump (18-2) and the 400 relay team of Gensrick, Linzenmeyer, Hess and Street (46.32); a third by the 1,600 relay team of Doug
Grimm, Dustin Richter, Street and Gensrick (3:46.1); and fourths by Kaleb Mabry in the triple jump (38-0), Mabry in the long jump (17-4), Josh Werner in the 300 hurdles (47.72), Jim D’Angelo in the discus (115-8) and Hess in the 100 dash (12.14).
Placing first for the Ozaukee girls was the 1,600 relay team of Lisa Wojciechowski, Sarah Brown, Bailey Johnson and Aman Gill (4:27.28).
Also qualifying for the girls were a second by the 800 relay team of Brown, Natalie Clark, Wojciechowski and Johnson (1:55.31); thirds by Brown in the 800 run (2:37.93), Clark in the 100 hurdles (18.79) and high jump (4-6), Gill in the 300 hurdles (54.09) and Johnson in the long jump (13-5-1/4); and fourths by Wojciechowski in the 100 dash (14.54) and Emily Utecht in the high jump (4-4).
The qualifiers will participate in the Princeton Sectional on Thursday.
The Ozaukee boys placed fourth in the regional meet with 88 points. Kohler won the team title with 135 points.
In the girls’ competition, Ozaukee was fourth with 71 points. Champion Sheboygan Lutheran had 161 points.
Grafton athletes shine in Div. 1 home regional; Port excels at Sheboygan North
GRAFTON JUNIOR Jason Zahn continued to shine in the throwing events Monday, placing first in the discus and second in the shot put during a WIAA Division 1 regional meet at home.
Photo by Sam ArendtFour first-place finishes led solid showings by the host Grafton track and field teams in a WIAA Division 1 regional meet Monday.
For the Grafton girls, sophomore Cathy Brunette won the high jump by clearing 5 feet and was a member of the first-place 400-meter relay team that also included Emily Schreiner, Carrie Herian and Sara Grange (50.4 seconds).
Leading the Grafton boys were victories by sophomore Marcus Hill in the 400 dash (50.93) and junior Jason Zahn in the discus (164-6).
The top four finishers in each event will advance to Thursday’s sectional meet at Homestead.
Also qualifying for the Grafton girls were second-place finishes by Brunette in the 100 hurdles (15.27) and Sara Grange in the 100 dash (12.68) and 200 dash (26.9); thirds by the 3,200 relay team of Megan Pawlak, Jamie Karrels, Kylie Longoria and Amber Ducheny (10:25.37); and fourths by Grange in the high jump (4-10), Alicia Magritz in the discus (90-9) and Emily Montaine in the shot put (32-2-1/2).
The Grafton girls finished fifth in the eight-team meet with 90.5 points. Whitefish Bay took first with 135 points, and Homestead was second with 120.5.
The Grafton boys’ other sectional-qualifying efforts included seconds by Zahn in the shot put (52-2), Justin Tomashek in the 400 dash (51.63) and the 1,600 relay team of Erick Huertas, Sean Hanley, Hill and Tomashek (3:25.3) and a fourth by the 3,200 relay team of Adam Kahmann, Steven Duarte, Stefan Lundgren and Chris Rose (9:18.75).
The Grafton boys scored 60.33 points, good for seventh place. Homestead was first with 196.5 points, and runner-up Cedarburg had 106.
Port boys, girls advance
Four first-place finishes propelled the Port Washington boys’ track and field team to runner-up honors in a Division 1 regional meet at Sheboygan North on Monday.
The Pirates got wins from senior Joe McIlree in the 400 dash (52.26), senior Jared Sandlin in the 800 run (1:59.87), junior Zach Hauser in the discus (149-9) and the 1,600 relay team of Marty Franzkowiak, Eric Didier, Sandlin and McIlree (3:30.36).
The Port boys’ other qualifying finishes for the Oshkosh West Sectional on Thursday were seconds by Jared Burris in the 1,600 run (4:45.98) and Jake Verfuerth in the 3,200 run (10:05.33); thirds by Augie Yates in the 3,200 run (10:07.84) and the 3,200 relay team of Justin Fote, Sandlin, McIlree and Yates (8:33.62); and fourths by Franzkowiak in the long jump (19-1-3/4) and Darius Will in the triple jump (39-8-1/2).
The Port boys scored 105 points, trailing only West Bend West (125) in a nine-team field.
Sectional-qualifying finishes for the Port girls included a second by Payton Greisch in the 400 dash (1:00.84); thirds by Bianca Benkley in the 3,200 run (11:48.41) and 1,600 run (5:23.37), Marly Trier in the discus (115-0) and shot put (34-8-1/2), Emma Shelander in the triple jump (34-3-1/2) and Greisch in the 800 run (2:28.13); and fourths by Anna Pierringer in the high jump (4-10) and the 3,200 relay team of Sydney Greisch, Kristina Rossi, Diana Seer and Bonnie Allen (10:09.43).
The Pirates finished sixth in the girls’ team standings with 73 points. Champion Plymouth had 138 points, and Sheboygan North was second with 116.