CG-Belgium girls, boys race to 4th-place honors at Viking track and field meet
The Cedar Grove-Belgium girls’ and boys’ track and field teams matched each other’s performances to a point and place at the Viking Invitational in Valders on April 14.
The Lady Rockets scored 68 points for fourth place out of eight teams, and the boys did the same thing.
“Overall, I was pleased with the effort and how the athletes competed,” Cedar Grove-Belgium coach Brandon Langer said.
Senior Emily Sass led the girls by winning the 800-meter run in 2 minutes, 37 seconds, and the 1,600 run in 5:49.
Sophomore Grace Voskuil took second in the 3,200 run (12:59), three seconds off her personal record.
Senior Maggie Turchinski took third in the 800 run (2:38), and senior Liz Bruggink placed third in the high jump by clearing 4 feet, 8 inches.
Voskuil was fourth in the 1,600 run (6:09), setting a personal record by 15 seconds.
Senior Melanie Obbink took fifth in the 100 dash (14.16) and 400 dash (1:08.26).
Bruggink took sixths in the long jump (13-8) and triple jump (30-4).
Senior Alex Weiland was sixth in the 100 dash (14.3), and sophomore Karen Ibarra was sixth in the 400 dash (1:08.95). Turchinski was right behind her in seventh (1:09.36.
Sheboygan Falls won the girls’ team title with 148 points, and Brillion was second with 131.5.
Senior Ian Ison led the Cedar Grove-Belgium boys by winning the 400 dash (53.24) and taking second in the 800 run (2:01.68), seven 10ths of a second out of first.
Junior Stephen Lavey was second in the 3,200 run (10:00.21), a personal record by 13 seconds and barely a second from first place. He took third in the 1,600 run (4:38.82), tying his personal record.
Senior Ethan Brochtrup took third in the long jump (20-2) and third in the triple jump at 41-1, a personal record by more than a foot.
The 800 relay of Isaiah Yinko, Michael Navis, Robby Tharp and Brochtrup took third in 1:45.51, a little more than a second out of second place and less than two seconds from first.
Sophomore Aaron Veldhorst was fifth in the high jump (5-6), and freshman Matt Voskuil was right with him at the same height in sixth place. It was Voskuil’s personal record by four inches.
Sophomore Ben Anzia took seventh in the 110 hurdles (19.11) and the 300 hurdles (46.94).
The 400 relay of Navis, Andrew Corgiat, Alex Acevedo and Robby Tharp finished seventh (50.74), and the 3,200 relay of Bryce Ketterhagen, Ben Fleuchaus, Dylan Quint and Elliot Depies was seventh (10:01).
Corgiat was eighth in the 400 dash (59.84), and Ketterhagen was eighth in the 3,200 run (11:12).
The 1,600 relay of Depies, Quint, Anzia and Veldhorst was eighth (4:12).
Omro won the boys’ meet with 160.83 points, and Valders was second with 134.5.
Rocket girls share 2nd at Random Lake
The Rocket girls scored 56 points in a five-team meet on April 11 at Random Lake, tying for second with the host team.
Bruggink won two events to lead her team. She took the high jump (4-8) and the triple jump (30-4.5).
Turchinski won the 800 run (2:40), and Sass won the 1,600 run (5:54).
Obbink was second in the 200 dash (29.6), and the 1,600 relay of Turchinski, Voskuil, Sass and Obbink was second in 4:45.1.
The Rockets got three thirds: Weiland in the high jump (4-2) and 200 dash (29.9) and Makenna Ferber in the 100 hurdles (20.9).
Reedsville won the meet with 83 points. Ozaukee took third with 40 points.
Junior Emma Richards led Ozaukee by winning the shot put (38-10) and the discus (135-10.5).
Hannah Voeller took second in the 800 run (2:48), and Rachael Liermann was second in the high jump.
The Warriors got seven thirds: Caryn Hamm in the shot put (32-10) and the discus (86-4.5), Voeller in the 1,600 run (6:02), Morgan Voeller in the 400 dash (1:17), Hannah Becker in the 300 hurdles (1:00.4), and two relay teams. The 400 team of Ashlee Mueller, Brianna Bustamante, Cheyene Biemat and Becca Schauer finished in 56.7, and the 1,600 team of Mueller, Schauer, Morgan and Hannah Voeller was timed in 4:45.4).
In the boys’ meet, the Rockets took third place with 42 points, and Ozaukee was fourth with 37. Reedsville won with 70 points, and Random Lake was second with 47.
Brochtrup won the 100 dash (12.1) and Ison took the 1,600 run (4:41.1), just ahead of Lavey’s 4:41.8.
The 400 relay of Navis, Noah Sanfelippo, Acevedo and Yinko won in 50.4.
Ison was second in the 800 run (2:03.9), .7 of a second out of first.
Veldhorst took third in the high jump (5-4) and Brochtrup was third in the long jump (18-7.75).
Gavin Dorrler won three events for the Warriors: the 200 dash (23.9), high jump (5-8) and long jump (20-10.75).
The Warriors got three seconds: Jared Henderson in the 400 dash (55.8), Trent Simpson in the high jump (5-6) and Jake Olig in the shot put (37-8.5).
This week, the Rockets and Warriors were scheduled to participate in a four-team meet at Cedar Grove with Sheboygan Lutheran and St. Mary Central on Tuesday and a quadrangular meet Thursday at Hilbert.
The Big East Conference relays are Monday, April 24, at Howards Grove.
OZAUKEE’S HANNAH VOELLER (left) and Mason Thill (right) ran in last week’s five-team meet at Random Lake. The Warrior girls scored 40 points for third place and the boys had 37 points for fourth . Photo by Sam Arendt