C/SG sends six to state track meet
Thursday, June 05, 2014 8:48 AM
Caledonia/Spring Grove had one section champion, set a new school record, and qualified five boys and one girl for the state track meet where C/SG athletes will compete in 4 events (3 individual, 1 relay).
Aly Folz broke her own school shot put record while also qualifying for her third trip to the state track meet. S. LEE EPPS/SPRING GROVE HERALD
The two-day Section 1A Track & Field Championships took place last week at Paul Giel Field in Winona. Competitors who placed first or second in individual events or relays and those who achieved a standard time, distance, or height advanced to the State Tournament in St. Paul.
West Spier won the section high jump championship for a third straight year clearing 6 feet 1 inch. He'll be seeking a third medal at state after placing ninth as a sophomore and fifth as a junior.
Ryan Pitts is also going to state for third time, competing in two events for the second year. Pitts was section runner-up in the 100-meter dash with his best time this season (11.18 seconds).
In addition, Pitts, Sam Schulte, Ben McCabe and Devan Heaney will compete at state in the 4x100-meter relay. They finished third at section and advanced to state by achieving a standard time. That 44.44 seconds is their best time of the season and the eighth best time in the C/SG record book.
Pitts also ran fourth in the 200M dash with a personal record time of 23.00 seconds, the fifth best time in the C/SG record book. Schulte ran ninth in the 200M dash with a personal-record time of 24.10.
Nathan Rohrer finished 10th in the 400M dash at 54.52 seconds. In his second section event, Spier placed 11th with a long jump of 18-06.75.
The C/SG boys placed 10th among the 25 teams that earned team points. P-E-M won both the boys and girls team championships.
For the ladies, senior Aly Folz is going to state for third straight season as section runner-up in shot put. She broke her previous school record at 37-feet, 5.75 inches at section and surpassed her previous personal record with the discus by 4 feet (102-07) placing eighth, which also earned team points.
Ali Beardmore won a sixth place medal in the 300-meter low hurdles with a personal-record time of 47.92, the third best time in the girls record book.
Beardmore also ran on the sixth place 4x100-meter relay along with Josephine Wagner, Brenna Werner and Alexis King. Wagner also competed in the high jump, clearing 4-03.
The C/SG girls placed 16th among the 25 teams that scored team points. The State Tournament will be held June 6-7 at Hamline University.