Thinclads begin with home quadrangular
Friday, April 18, 2014 9:08 AM
The Caledonia/Spring Grove track and field team hosted athletes from three programs on Friday, April 11. Conditions were mild but windy for the first meet of the year, with competitors from La Crescent, La Crosse Central, and Rushford-Peterson/Houston ready to run, jump and throw.
Aly Folz was the leading scorer for the C/SG girls, winning the shot put and placing third with the discuss at last week's home quadrangular track & field. PHOTO: MOOREHEAD/SG HERALD
In girls competition, C/SG senior Aly Folz won the shot put at 34-feet, 3.5 inches, which was over an inch better than her throw at the state tournament last year. She also placed third in discus, making Folz the leading scorer for the host team.
Lydia DeMorett took second in the 400-meter dash (1 minute, 10.6 seconds). It was only the second time she'd competed in the event.
The ladies 4x200-meter team of Brenna Werner, Josephine Wagner, Samantha Colleran, and Tracy Felten took second as well.
The 4x100M relay of Ali Beardmore, Colleran, Werner, and Wagner took third, as did the 4x400M team of DeMorett, Werner, Felten, and Wagner.
There were also several individual third place finishes, including Folz in discus, Alexis King in high jump, and Mariah Schieber in the 1600M run (her debut at that event).
The 4x100 relay of King, Sierra Olinger, Rachel Welsh, and Amber Conniff took fourth as did individuals Beardmore (100M dash), and Madison Zehnder (300M hurdles). Zehnder set a new personal record of 58.47 seconds.
Colleran took fifth as an individual in the 400M dash.
La Crosse Central, with an enrollment approximately three or four times as large as the other teams, won going away in both boys and girls events. The Red Raider women totaled 147 points while R-P/H and La Crescent tied for second at 38. C/SG totaled 33 points.
Ryan Pitts won the 100M dash in 11.50, while West Spier won the high jump at 6-04. Pitts also took second in the 200M dash.
Spier took third place in long jump. Other third place finishes included the 4x100M team of Thomas Jergenson, Ezekiel Ott, Andrew Marschall, and Mitchell Anderson, as well as the 4x200M team of Anderson, Ott, Mitchell Bechtel, and Case McCormick.
Jergenson took third in the 400M dash, and Phillip Paulson took third in the 110M hurdles with a new personal record time of 20.03.
There were no fourth places for the C/SG boys, but Sam Schulte took fifth in the 200M dash as did Marschall in the 400M.
Several promising young C/SG athletes did not place but did have personal-best times or distances.
For the boys, Central had 122 points, R-P/H 63, La Crescent 49 and C/SG 34.