Folz, Beardmore, Pitts post multiple wins
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 8:57 AM
Caledonia/Spring Grove athletes closed the regular season with a triangular track and field meet at St. Charles on May 16. Rushford-Peterson/Houston also joined the Warriors and host Dover Eyota/St Charles.
Mitchell Anderson comes out of the starting blocks with the relay baton. He contributed to relay efforts in both meets last week.
Submitted by Joni Mehus
In team points, the Lady Warriors finished in second place behind DESC, while the boys were third.
Ali Beardmore won the 100-meter dash with a time of 13.52 seconds, a personal record. She also won the 200M dash with a time of 27.52 (another personal record) and took third place in long jump.
The 4x100M relay team won their event with a time of 54.52, the fastest time for C/SG this season. Unfortunately, names of the team members were not available
Laura Jergenson won the 1600M run in 6:07.75, a personal record.
Thrower Aly Folz won both of her events with new personal-record distances. She took the shot put by a foot and a half (36 feet-6 inches) and the discus by four feet (98-7). The shot-put mark stands as No. 2 in the C/SG record book.
Nikki Hansen took second in high jump and third in the 1600M.
Lydia DeMorett took third in the 200M dash, and Abbey Schnell finished third at 400M. Rachel Welsh took third in the 100M hurdles.
C/SG's Emma Lange and Hannah Russert did not compete, since they and several other athletes were attending an academic function.
In boys' competitions, Ryan Pitts won all three events he entered, breaking the tape at the 100M dash in 11.40 in the finals. His 200M-dash time was 23.28 (a personal record). In six meets this year, Pitts is undefeated at 100M and has won the 200M five times with one second place.
The winning 4x100M relay squad was made up of Pitts, Adam Buttell, Jacob Nielsen and Sam Schulte. They crossed the line in 45.32 in the final. The team has now won four meets and been runner-up twice.
West Spier won the high jump at 6-01 and took third in long jump. It was his sixth straight victory in the former event.
The boys had the four best times in the 200M dash and three of the top five times in the 100M. Schulte took second at the 200M distance and third at 100M. Nielson took third at 200M.
Bryan Barthel took third in shot put.
Up next: The thinclads now head to Rushford for the sub-section meet on Thursday, May 23. Those that qualify at the four sub-section meets will advance to the Section 1A Championships at Winona on May 28 and 30.