Aly Folz won the conference championship with a Spring Grove school record shot put. EPPS/SPRING GROVE HERALD
Aly Folz won the conference championship with a Spring Grove school record shot put. EPPS/SPRING GROVE HERALD
Top achieving athletes continued to excel taking first place medals in four events for Caledonia/Spring Grove at the Three Rivers Conference Championships on May 10. Winning an event earns all-conference status. The top eight places in each event earned points for the team.


Senior thrower Aly Folz set a new SG girls record in shot put, At 37 feet, 5 inches, the outstanding lob (five feet beyond the meet's second place finisher) earned Folz All-Conference honors. She also placed 6th in discus.

The Saturday meet happened to occur on the same date as prom, so some of the highest-scoring competitors were not on hand for C/SG. There were not enough runners to enter any of the four girls relay events.

Three sophomore jumpers did score team points in high jump however. Tracy Felten took fifth, Alexis King seventh, and Josephine Wagner tied for eighth. Felten also placed 10th in long jump with a new personal record of 14-07.5.

In girls team totals, C/SG placed ninth out of ten teams with competitors entered in only 10 of 18 events. Plainview-Elgin-Millville took first followed by Dover-Eyota and Rushford-Peterson/Houston.


Ryan Pitts earned all-conference honors for a third straight year as did West Spier. Sam Schulte made all-conference for a second year. In addition, 4x100-meter relay team members Devan Heaney and Ben McCabe also made the list running with Pitts and Schulte.

The team crossed the line in 44.77 seconds winning the event for C/SG for a fifth straight year.

The individual 100M earned 13 points for C/SG with Pitts first (11.30) for a third straight year, Schulte fourth, and Heaney eighth (with a new personal record).

Spier won the high jump at 6-03, five inches higher than the second-place finisher. Freshman Andrew Vick took eighth in his first varsity start in the event.

Pitts did not defend his 2013 200M TRC title due to a conflict with prom. McCabe, a freshman, was seventh in his first race at 200M this year.

Like the 4x100M, the 4x200M relay boys had their best time of the year, placing fourth. That team consisted of Case McCormick, Ezekiel Ott, Mitchell Anderson, and Nolan Rohrer.

The 4x400 team took seventh. They included Vick, Thomas Jergenson, Bryan DeWitt, and Ethan Zahn.

All three long jumpers had personal bests - Spier took fourth, Rohrer seventh, and Ott 10th. Rohrer also got fifth in the 400M dash with a new personal-best time.

Bryan Barthel took eighth in shot put. Philip Paulson took eighth in the 110M hurdles.

Freshman Jordan Jaster also recorded a new PR in discus (109-07), good for ninth place.

The C/SG boys placed fifth out of 10 schools despite entering only 12 of 18 events. P-E-M finished first, followed by R-P and Cotter.