Elizabeth Johnson (left) in the 1600-meter run, was one of many athletes who persevered through adverse weather conditions at the Three Rivers Conference Track and Field Championships last Saturday. Adam Buttell (center) earned all-conference honors as part of the first-place 4x100-meter relay team. Hannah Russert (right) placed in the high hurdles, low hurdles, triple jump and 4x200-meter relay. SGH/Dave Phillips, Lee Epps, Craig Mooorhead
Elizabeth Johnson (left) in the 1600-meter run, was one of many athletes who persevered through adverse weather conditions at the Three Rivers Conference Track and Field Championships last Saturday. Adam Buttell (center) earned all-conference honors as part of the first-place 4x100-meter relay team. Hannah Russert (right) placed in the high hurdles, low hurdles, triple jump and 4x200-meter relay. SGH/Dave Phillips, Lee Epps, Craig Mooorhead
Plainview-Elgin-Millville (P-E-M) high school hosted last weekend's Three Rivers Conference (TRC) Track and Field Championships on May 11 in Plainview.

Strong, gusty winds and temperatures in the 40s weren't ideal for record-setting performances, but athletes from eight programs persevered.

Warriors Emma Lange, Ryan Pitts, Sam Schulte, Adam Buttell, Alex Goetzinger and West Spier won events, making them not only conference champions, but also members of the all-conference team.

The C/SG boys team took fourth place overall among eight teams while entering only 12 of 18 scored events.

For the ladies, C/SG entered 17 events and finished fourth as well. P-E-M won both the girls and boys team championships by wide margins, followed by Dover-Eyota/St. Charles.

For Lange, it was the senior's amazing fifth straight time she has been conference high jump champ, clearing the bar at 5 ft. 6 in. She holds the meet record from 2011 at an inch higher.

Spier is also a repeat champ, winning the TRC high jump for a second straight year by clearing 6-0. He also took third in long jump this time around.

Pitts is a repeat winner, this time as part of the 4x100-meter relay. Last year, he ran on the winning 4x200M relay.

This year's meet was a good one for the C/SG junior, who won all three events he entered. He was joined on the 4x100 by Schulte, Buttell and Goetzinger.

The 100-meter dash went to Pitts in 11.32 seconds, with Schulte taking third. The 200M dash was won by Pitts at 23.48.

Aly Folz took runner-up in shot put for a second straight year, while Ally Beardmore finished second in the 200M dash. Hannah Russert also took second in the 100M hurdles.

The 4x200M relay team of Maria Fruechte, Josephine Wagner, Russert, and Beardmore took third place.

Up next is the sub-section championships in Rushford on May 23.

Boys: P-E-M 203, D-E/SC 145, R-P/Hou 90, C/SG 67, W-K 64, L-A 56, Chatfield 55, Kingsland 6

Girls: P-E-M 231.5, D-E/SC 172, Chatfield 84.5, C/SG 78, R-P/Hou 47, Kingsland 30, W-K 228, L-A 23