Members of the Cedar Grove-Belgium track and field teams are continuing to rack up personal-best performances this spring.
At the Little Chute Invitational last Saturday, the Rockets were led by strong efforts in the boys’ and girls’ competition.
Logan Peterson sparked the boys’ squad with a second-place finish in the triple jump (40 feet, 7½ inches).
Among Cedar Grove-Belgium girls, senior Kiera Depies took second in the 3,200-meter run (12 minutes, 8 seconds) and sophomore Jolene Deppiesse was second in the 300 hurdles (53.28).
Cedar Grove-Belgium finished eighth out of 10 teams in the boys’ portion of the meet with 17 points.
In the girls’ standings, the Rockets were last with 27 points.
“There were many tired legs on the team, but we had a good meet, with again some personal and season-bests,” Cedar Grove-Belgium coach Les Paul said.
The boys’ other scoring finishes included a fifth by Peterson in the 400 dash (56.15), sixth by Robby Loose in the shot put (38-8-1/4) and seventh by Alex Holle in the 1,600 run (4:56.5).
The Rocket girls got a fourth from the 1,600 relay team of Lily Paul, Molly Ison, Jericho Duenk and Tammi Del Ponte (4:33.22) and seventh by Sarah Parker in the discus (79-10).
At the Oostburg Invitational last Friday, the Cedar Grove-Belgium boys finished last out of eight teams with 40 points.
Peterson won the triple jump (41-1-/2). Placing third were Holle in the 3,200 run (a personal-best 10:03.1) and Aaron Chier in the 100 dash (11.57).
The Rocket girls finished third out of five teams with 71 points. Champion Sheboygan Lutheran had 127 points.
Parker placed first in the discus (81-8). The Rockets also won three relay races but were the only team in two of them.
In the 1,600 relay, Cedar Grove-Belgium got a first from the team of Deppiesse, Cara Jones, Ashley Tarvas and Whitney Kappler, whose 4:45.9 clocking defeated second-place Oostburg by 10 seconds.
“We seem to be right on track for a strong end of the season,” coach Paul said.
Cedar Grove-Belgium will participate in the DePere Invitational this Friday and a quadrangular meet at Kohler on April 23. Both meets start at 4 p.m.
Image Information: CEDAR GROVE-BELGIUM’S Logan Peterson soared to a second-place finish in the triple jump at the Little Chute Invitational last Saturday. Photo by Sam Arendt
Runners set pace for Rockets on home track
A pair of winning runs paced the Cedar Grove-Belgium girls to third place in a five-team track and field meet at home Monday.
The host Rockets got victories from Jolene Deppiesse in the 200-meter dash (32.26 seconds) and the 1,600 relay of Ashley Tarvas, Whitney Kappler, Kiera Depies and Tammi Del Ponte (4:50.17).
Cedar Grove-Belgium scored 31 points.
Random Lake topped the girls’ field with 181 points, well ahead of runner-up Howards Grove’s 67. Eastbrook Academy was fourth with 14 points, and Washington County Homeschool Association had four.
In the boys’ portion of the meet, Cedar Grove-Belgium was fourth with 35 points.
The Rockets’ lone win came in the 3,200 relay (9:53.4).
Howards Grove took top honors among the boys with 155 points, followed by Random Lake (77), Eastbrook (40), Cedar Grove-Belgium and Washington County Homeschool (15).