Ozaukee teams take fifth in the Big East

Klaus breaks league record in the 800-meter run; Cedar Grove-Belgium has two conference champs
By 
MITCH MAERSCH
Ozaukee Press staff

Neither the Ozaukee nor the Cedar Grove-Belgium high school track and field teams had the depth to challenge for a Big East Conference title, but a few of the regular stars showed their stuff on Monday in Reedsville.

The Ozaukee boys scored 64 points and finished fifth in the 13-team meet.

Oostburg won with 157 points. Hilbert had 74 and Howards Grove and Reedsville each had 67. Sheboygan Lutheran had 60, Elkhart Lake-Glenbeulah had 52, Kohler had 44, St. Mary Catholic had 43 and Cedar Grove-Belgium had 31. Then came Manitowoc Lutheran, 17; Mishicot, 16; and Random Lake, 10.

“Our conference, in my opinion, is always one of the toughest in Division 3.  So for our boys to only be three points out of third place with only 12 athletes competing is a nice accomplishment,” Ozaukee coach Andrew Pfeuffer said.

The distance runners scored 50 of the Warriors’ points.

Owen Klaus set a Big East record in the 800-meter run, winning in 2 minutes, 1.2 seconds. He was second in the 1,600 in 4:38.88, and anchored the 3,200 relay to first in 8:27.41. Other runners included Tyler Mueller, Aaron Nehls and Calvin McKee.

“Owen ran exceptionally well again and continues to prove how tough he is in a difficult trio of events,” Pfeuffer said.

McKee won the 3,200 in 10:09.71.

“Calvin has really tuned in his pacing and race tactics this season, and it’s truly fun to watch him compete in the 3200,” Pfeuffer said.

Mason Norwood was second in the high jump in a personal-record 5 feet, 8 inches.

“It’s a lot of fun to see Mason complete and the success he is having as a first time track athlete as a senior. He seems like he’s been with us for four years, but in reality this is his first experience in track ever,” Pfeuffer said.

Mueller was fourth in the 3,200 in 10:36.79 and fifth in the 400 in 55.89. Austin Lemke was fourth in discus in 118-9.

Nehls was sixth in the 3,200 in 10:38.69, and Otto Utecht was eighth in high jump at 5-2.

For Cedar Grove-Belgium, Gabe Egan won the high jump at 5-10.

The 3,200 relay of Jamison Velzke, Mason Hoopman, Alex Nett and Cole Ketterhagen was third in 8:53.89.

The 400 relay of Egan, Dylan Herrera, Ethan Minick and Joe Carrasquillo was fourth in 46.73.

Egan was fifth in the 200 in 23.71 and sixth in the 200 in 24.09.

The 800 relay of Egan, Ketterhagen, Minick and Carrasquillo was sixth in 1:38.66. Velzke was sixth in the 800 in 2:11.81.

“We got to see where we met up with the conference, and it helps us get a really clear view of where we go from here. There are only a few meets left but a bunch of goals we still need to accomplish,” coach Nate Urness said.

Hoffmann paces tiny Ozaukee girls team

The Ozaukee girls only had nine competitors due to injuries, but still scored 61 points and finished fifth of 13 teams.

“We hung in there with teams that have 25-plus girls on their roster, so I’m happy with our girls’ performances,” Pfeuffer said.

Sophomore Becky Hoffmann won the 300 hurdles in 48.51 for the second straight season and was third in the 100 hurdles in 16.85.

Brynn Meyer defended her long jump title by winning with 15-10.5 and was sixth in the triple jump at 32-8.

Paige Kurlinski was second in shot put with 35-10, and Morgan Kirmse was fourth with 34-0.5.

Freshman Kaylee Steadman was fourth in discus with 94-2, a personal record by nearly six feet. Adeline Schubert was fifth in the 1,600 in 6:12.33 and in the 3,200 in 13:42.53. Adeline Utecht was fifth in shot put at 33-11.5 and seventh in discus with 85-10.

“Our girl throwers have been having a great season so far, and they are fun to work with. They are an easygoing group, and they help push each other every day in practice and at meets,” Pfeuffer said.

For Cedar Grove-Belgium, the 3,200 relay of Elise Brill, Lyndsay Sass, Faith Konzak, and Hadley Heimerman won in 10:38.97.

The 1,600 relay with the same lineup was third in 4:32.34.

Brill was third in the 400 in 1:07.43, and Sass was third in the 1,600 in 5:50.15.

Alyssa Winter was seventh in the 400 in 1:10.69 and in the long jump at 14-6.

Manitowoc Lutheran won with 117.5 points. Oostburg had 104, followed by St. Mary Catholic’s 96 and Elkhart Lake-Glenbeulah’s 68.5. Hilbert had 53, Howards Grove had 44, Reedsville had 40 and Cedar Grove-Belgium had 32 points. Then came Random Lake, 27; Mishicot, 20; Sheboygan Lutheran, 18; and Kohler, 17.

At the Random Lake quint on May 10, the Warrior girls scored 64 points and finished second. Oostburg won with 96. Elkhart Lake-Glenbeulah had 62, followed by Random Lake’s 42 and Cedar Grove-Belgium’s 24.

Hoffmann won the 300 hurdles in 47.89 and the 100 hurdles in 17.12.

Meyer won long jump with 15-3.5 and triple jump with 28-2. Kurlinski won shot put with 36-3.

Schubert was second in the 3,200 in 13:48. Utecht was second in discus at 100-8.5 and third in shot put at 34-3.5.

For the Rockets, Brill was second in the 400 in 68.21 and Sass was third in 68.61. Konzak was third in the 800 in 2:42.

The Oostburg boys won with 159 points. Elkhart Lake-Glenbeulah had 53, Ozaukee had 51, Cedar Grove-Belgium had 38 and Random Lake had 35.

The Warriors’ 3,200 relay team won, along with Klaus in the 800 in 1:58, McKee in the 3,200 in 10:01 and Lemke in discus at 122-9.

Mueller was second in the 1,600 in 4:48. Norwood was third in high jump at 5-4.

For the Rockets, Egan won the 100 in 11.21 and 200 in 23.3. Ketterhagen was second in the 400 in 55.77. Minick was second in long jump at 1903.5, and David Martinez was third in the 400 in 56.53.

The Warriors and Rockets compete in a Division 3 regional at Cedar Grove on Monday, May 23. The top four finishers advance to sectional competition.

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