C/SG track & field 2013<br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->Track athletes from Spring Grove High School from left in front Haley Holty, Abbey Schnell and Elizabeth Johnson. In back are Hank Hegge, Jake Rogich, Mitchell Anderson, Jordan Jaster and Jayme Lenning. Not pictured are Aly Folz, Randi Mehus, Nikki Hansen, Nicole Rogich, Arantza Lizarraga and Nick Doely.
C/SG track & field 2013

Track athletes from Spring Grove High School from left in front Haley Holty, Abbey Schnell and Elizabeth Johnson. In back are Hank Hegge, Jake Rogich, Mitchell Anderson, Jordan Jaster and Jayme Lenning. Not pictured are Aly Folz, Randi Mehus, Nikki Hansen, Nicole Rogich, Arantza Lizarraga and Nick Doely.
The Caledonia/Spring Grove girls track and field program is ready to compete this season, bringing back both state meet qualifiers from last year as well as seven of nine section qualifiers and four of six conference champions.

Senior Emma Lange has already competed in high jump at state for four years. After finishing 8th at state as an eighth grader (5-feet, 2-inches) and third as a freshman (5-04), she was the state champion as a sophomore (5-08). She came off knee surgery late in her junior year but still placed second at state, clearing the bar at 5-06. Lange has been both the section and sub-section champion three times and conference champion four times.

Junior Aly Folz went to state last year as a sophomore, her first year of track and field competition. She was the shot put runner-up at the conference, sub-section and section meets. In the C/SG record book, she has the third best shot put throw of 35 feet, 5 inches.

Senior Maria Fruechte went to state as a sophomore in the long jump, but last year as a junior concentrated on sprints. She was both the 100-meter and 200-meter dash champion at sub-section. She was also the 100M conference champ.

In the record book, Fruechte is tied for second with a 100M time of 12.87 seconds, third with a 200M time of 29.96, third with a long jump of 17-01 and 10th with a 400M run time of 64.84.

Senior Hannah Russert was the sub-section 100-meter hurdle champion and finished third in the 300M hurdles. She just missed a trip to state with a third place at section in the 100M hurdles. Russert was also a triple jumper and ran with sophomore Lydia DeMorett on the 4x400M relay that qualified for section.

In the record book, Russert holds the fourth best time in both the 100M hurdles (16.41) and the 300M hurdles (49.87) and fifth best triple jump (32-05.5).

Senior Randi Mehus and sophomore Brenna Werner comprised half of last year's 4x800-meter relay, a squad that won the conference championship, placed second at sub-section and sixth at section.

Joining Mehus and Werner in individual sub-section distance events were senior Irene Abbott and junior Laura Jergenson as well as sophomores Abbey Schnell and Elizabeth Johnson.

Senior Nikki Hansen, who owns the program-record pole vault of 8-09, returns from last year's injury-shortened season.

Overall, C/SG graduated only two seniors from the sub-section roster. Returning are sprinters senior Remi Sonsalla and sophomore Samantha Colleran plus freshmen Josephine Wagner and Alexis King. Both King and Wagner are also jumpers. Freshmen jumper Tracy Felten also competed at sub-section.

Eighth grade hurdler Madison Zehnder also saw significant action last spring.

Graduation claimed half of a quality 4x800-meter relay team. Almost every other key contributor returns from a team that finished fourth in the conference, third at sub-section and seventh at section before sending two girls to state.

Former assistant Reese Waite will serve as head coach this season.

After losing this week's meet to weather, the girls hope to open with their home meet on April 12.