Spier breaks own record; Folz leads girls at Logan
Tuesday, May 13, 2014 8:19 AM
In track and field results not received by press time last week, West Spier broke his own Caledonia/Spring Grove high jump record in St. Paul on April 25. Three days previous, Spier and Aly Folz had won events at the Logan Invitational at La Crosse.
West Spier broke his own Caledonia/Spring Grove high jump record at St. Paul in April. EPPS/SPRING GROVE HERALD
Spier was at the Hamline (University) Elite Meet as one of the state's top nine high school high jumpers.
He came in seeded second. He and the top seed both exceeded their previous best jumps this season going over the bar at 6-foot-6. Jordan Neder of Nevis won on a tie breaker with Spier placing second.
That 6-06 leap allowed Spier to break his C/SG record of 6-05 set last year at the State Track Meet at the same location.
Earlier in the week at La Crosse, Spier had won the high jump at 6-04.
The only other C/SG first place at the Logan meet was senior Aly Folz winning the girls shot put at 35 feet, 3.75 inches. She also took third in discus with a distance of 96-09. Both were her best marks of the year so far.
Teammates Josie Wagner, Brenna Werner, Amber Conniff, and Ali Beardmore took fourth in the 4x100-meter relay. Wagner also took fifth in the 400M dash.
The 4x200M relay of Tracy Felten, Lydia DeMorett, Werner and Wagner took sixth as did the 4x400 team of DeMorett, Felten, Werner, and Samantha Colleran.
Mariah Schieber took sixth in the 800M run (at 2:44.62, a new personal best). Wagner also took sixth in high jump.
Joining Spier in the boys division, Ryan Pitts took second in the 100M dash and helped the 4x100M team to a second place finish as well. He was joined by Sam Schulte, Ben McCabe, and Devan Heaney in that event.
Bryan Barthel took third in shot put while Pitts added a fourth place in the 200 with his best time to-date this season.
The 4x200M relay squad of Ezekiel Ott, Case McCormick, Mitchell Anderson, and Mitchell Bechtel also finished fourth.
Logan overwhelmed the eight-team field in girls events while Holmen edged Logan for the boys team title. The C/SG boys finished sixth while the girls placed seventh.
BOYS TEAMS: Holmen 154, Logan 152, Logan JV 100, Arcadia 99, La Crescent 59, C/SG 54, St. Charles 43, Tomah 27.
GIRLS TEAMS: Logan 229, Holmen 115, Arcadia 91, La Crescent 74, Logan JV 49, Tomah 44, C/SG 41, St. Charles 37