Sophomore leads team with two wins; Ozaukee girls get four firsts from Dieringer
Aaron Chier won two sprint races and helped a relay win another in Cedar Grove-Belgium’s third-place finish at the Central Lakeshore Conference boys’ track and field meet Monday.
Host Cedar Grove-Belgium scored 97 points. Oostburg won the title easily with 173 points, well ahead of runner-up Howards Grove’s 128.
Ozaukee tied for sixth place with 50.5 points.
Chier, a sophomore, won the 100-meter dash (11.77 seconds) and 200 dash (24.04). On the first-place 400 relay team, he was joined by Alex Giles, Taylor Heiden and Logan Peterson (46.48).
The Rockets’ Logan Peterson won the triple jump (41 feet, 1 inch).
Placing second for Cedar Grove-Belgium were Giles in the 200 dash (24.71), Derek Arndt in the 300 hurdles (45.75), the 800 relay of Brent Brochtrup, Jarret Lathrop, Heiden and Giles (1:43.06) and the 1,600 relay of Arjun Sehgal, Alex Claerbaut, Heiden and Logan Peterson (3:41.5).
The Rockets’ Alex Claerbaut was fourth in the 800 run (2:14.82).
The Ozaukee boys were led by second-place finishes from Josh Werner in the high jump (5 feet, 8 inches) and the 400 relay of Mark Shininger, Collin Stageman, Elijah Mabry and Kaleb Mabry (47.96).
The 800 relay of Noah Peterson, Zach Vogt, Elijah Mabry and Kaleb Mabry was third (1:43.26), and Stageman was fourth in the 100 dash (12.65).
In the girls’ portion of the meet, Cedar Grove-Belgium placed fourth with 76 points.
Random Lake won the title with 166 points, followed by Sheboygan Lutheran (88) and Howards Grove (82) in the top three.
Ozaukee was seventh with 46 points, nearly all of which came from sophomore standout Jessika Dieringer.
Dieringer won four events — the 100 dash (13.79), 200 dash (2811), 400 dash (1:01.65) and long jump (15-8-1/2).
“Special congratulations to Jessika for taking first in all four of her events,” Ozaukee coach Chris Weavers said.
“Her block starts have improved a lot this year, and I’m anxious to see what she can do with some decent weather.”
For Cedar Grove-Belgium, Molly Ison won the 800 run (2:34.89) and anchored two winning relay teams. The 1,600 team of Jolene Deppiesse, Lily Paul, Jericho Duenk and Ison placed first (4:27.91), as did the 3,200 team of Duenk, Paul, Tammi Del Ponte and Ison (10:20.28).
The Rockets’ other top finishes included a second by Del Ponte in the 3,200 run (11:55.72, third by Nicole Veldhorst in the high jump (4-6) and fourths by Megan Opgenorth in the 100 dash (14.93), Paul in the 1,600 run (5:48.84.) and Deppiesse in the 300 hurdles (54.63).
Cedar Grove-Belgium and Ozaukee will participate in WIAA regional meets on Monday, May 20.
The Rockets will be at a Division 2 meet in Valders, while the Warriors take part in a Division 3 meet at Princeton.
Image Information: OZAUKEE SOPHOMORE Jessika Dieringer soared to a win in the long jump at the Central Lakeshore Conference track and field meet Monday. It was one of four first-place finishes for Dieringer, who also won the 100, 200 and 400-meter dashes. Photo by Sam Arendt