Lena/STAA Boys; Peshtigo & Suring Girls Win Conference Titles

Lena/STAA Boys,
Suring Girls are
3-Peat M&O Champs

Suring’s girls and the Lena/Saint Thomas Aquinas boys each secured three-peats on Friday, winning their third straight M&O Conference Track & Field meets.
For Suring, Christine Sleeter won the pole vault (8-6), Olivia Noack won the 800-meter run (2:35.63), and the Eagles got two relay wins in the 4x100 and 4x200. The 4x100 team consisted of Bunny Cramer, Lily Hakes, Lillie Taylor, and Ginger Gerndt, and finished in 56.86 seconds. The 4x200 team was made up of Bunny Cramer, Gerndt, Kaylee Otradovec, and Tessa Losurdo (2:01.48).
It was the Eagles’ depth that won them their third straight M&O title. Every one of the Suring finishes was in the top seven, including 23 top-three finishes.
“I was able to pull some strong people from relays, put them in individual events, and we had fill-ins of younger kids that could fill in and make relays,” Suring coach Heidi Gerndt said. “And actually we made two really nice sprint relays, because we won them both.”
The Eagles have some great athletes, epitomized by Losurdo learning to high jump and hurdle and Taylor learning to triple jump within a week of the event.
Taylor ended up taking fourth in the triple (29-5) and Losurdo was fourth in the high jump (4-4) and 300-meter hurdles (56.07).
Taylor also took second in the 100-meter dash (13.64) and fourth in the 200 (29.98).
Sleeter also took second in the 200 (28.28), 400 (1:05.31), and high jump (5-4), and Hakes took third in the 400 (1:08.22).
After Noack’s win in the 800, the Eagles went 1-2-3 in the event, with Georgia Gerndt second (2:44.68) and Hailey Thomson third (2:46).
Noack was second in the 1600 (5:53.92) and Thomson took third (6:06.36). Thomson took second in the 3200 (13:56.68).
Birdee Cramer took second in the 300-meter hurdles (52.92) and third in the 100-meter hurdles (15.45).
In the 4x400, Suring’s team of Bunny Cramer, Georgia Gerndt, Ginger Gerndt, and Hakes was second (4:45.79), and a 4x800 team of Morgan Suring, Allyson Seibert, Moriah Baldwin, and Precilla Otradovec took third (12:28.56).
Macie Reed was second in both throwing events, throwing 100-3 in the discus and 31-1 in the shot put.
“Boys and girls, we have not performed, and had PRs, and been intense like this this whole season. I’m proud of every single kid who participated tonight for Suring,” Coach Gerndt said.
Like Suring’s girls, Lena/STAA’s depth won the day, as they earned points in every event except the 1600-meter run, where they did not enter a runner.
Sam Marquardt took first in the 200-meter dash (24.33), second in the 200 (24.93), second in the 400 (54.52), and third in the long jump (18-8).
Lucas Heimke won the long jump (19-1.5) and Anthony Seefeldt won the shot put (46’).
Zander Thomson took second in the high jump (5-8) and 300-meter hurdles (44.74) and third in the 110-meter hurdles (17.74).
Lena/STAA’s 4x400 relay team of Dylan Comins, Thomson, Calvin Peters, and Caleb Schlosser was a winner (3:50.55), and the 4x100, 4x200, and 4x800 teams all took second.
The 4x100 team consisted of Josh Kristof, Max Peterson, Tyler Shallow, and Bryce Kittredge (50.49), the 4x200 team was Heimke, Kittredge, Peters, and Peterson (1:44.36), and the 4x800 team was Comins, Reed Hosking, Erik Kosch, and Caleb Schlosser (9:45.45).
Sidney Sylvester took third in the triple jump (38-6.5).
“We’re just deep in a lot of different areas. We can score points in pretty much every single event,” Lena/STAA coach Fritz Weidner said. “That really helps. That’s probably the biggest thing. That’s the biggest part is our depth.”
Lena/STAA’s girls were second, with Eva Brooks getting the team’s lone win in the triple jump (32-7).
They piled up the points, however. Brooks was also second in the high jump (5-4), Della Kostreva was second in the triple jump (30-8.5), Alabama Lambert took second in the long jump (15-9), and Emily Peters placed third in the pole vault (7-6).
A 4x100 relay team of Kaelyn Cook, Karli Fischer, Alabama Lambert, and Chaela Rabas took second (57.06), as did a 4x800 team of Miriam Alberts, Kali Fischer, Della Kostreva, and Rabas.
Gillett’s boys were third, paced by Alex Peterson and his M&O Conference record in the 1600-meter.
Peterson ran a 4:22.7 in the mile, about 15 seconds faster than the second-place finisher, his brother Evan, who also ran a PR (4:37.66).
“Alex has always been really good about pacing himself in races and running very, very good times without somebody on his shoulder,” Gillett coach Bill DeJung said. “We were hoping to go 4:27, low 4:28s, but he was just cooking so hot the first 800 and then 1200, that ‘just go for it,’ and he had a lot left.”
Alex also won the 3200 (10:43.92) and 800 (2:05.38), while Evan was second in both (11:11.48, 2:15.11).
The Tigers didn’t enter a 4x800 team at the M&O Championship, but DeJung and Alex will have a decision to make about whether Peterson will enter all three events at sectionals.
“That’s got me really thinking that he can go 4x8, 16, and 32 at the sectional. If I know that he can run 4:22 all by himself like that, I think even if he has to run a real, real fast 1600, I think he can make it in the 32 as well,” DeJung said. “The 4x8 and 32 are on Friday and the 1600 is on Saturday, so the problem isn’t at state, the problem is at the sectional when you’ve got to run all three. At the sectional level, you’re going to have good competition, so it is tough, but this time today certainly has to put that possibility in the equation, that’s for sure.”
Scott Herroux was third in the 800-meter (2:17.1).
The Gillett girls took sixth. Like the boys, Gillett’s top finishes were in the long distance runs, where Carleigh Kaczmarek picked up wins in the mile (5:51.86) and two-mile (13:26.69).
Cheyenne Krueger added a second-place effort in the pole vault (8’) and Lexi Grzeskowiak ws fourth in the 400 (1:09.04).
Coleman’s girls were third, with three individual wins on the day: Kiersten Jensen won the discus (121-4), Sylvia Fochesato won the 300-meter hurdles (49.06), and Vivian Kostreva won the high jump (5-5).
Fochesato took second in the 100-meter hurdles, Maddie Hinther was third in the triple jump (29-7) and Allie Gross took third in the shot put (29-10).
A 4x200 team of Ella VanErmen, Hinther, Kostreva, and Corrin Liptak was second (2:02.59).
The Coleman boys were second, led by sprint, relay, and field victories. Darian Patz won the 100-meter dash (11.97), with Dylan VanErmen second (12 seconds). VanErmen was also third in the 200-meter (25.06), with Patz fourth (25.25).
In the 4x100 and 4x200 relays, Coleman’s Gavin Fochesato, VanErmen, Darian Patz, and Dawson Patz combined to take first (50.1, 1:40.38).
In the 4x400, Ray Lemieux, Jake Cullinane-Maleport, Victor Kostreva, and Garett Kriescher took second (3:51.56).
Lemieux won the high jump (6’) and Benjamin Krueger won the discus (123-2). Kriescher was third in the high jump (5-6).
Brayden Tadisch took second in the shot put (40-7), VanErmen was second in the triple jump (39-0.5)
Florence-Niagara took fourth in both sets of standings and Crivitz was fifth on both sides.
Blake Smith won both boys hurdle events (15.89, 39.74) and the triple jump (40-2.5).
Truth Setner was second in the 200-meter dash (24.75) and third in the 400 (55.84).
Kamdan Johnson won the girls’ 400-meter dash (1:00.25). Morgan Borchardt took third in the 200 (28.36), 100-meter (13.68), and long jump (15-5).
Borchardt, Ingrid Holt, Bryn Sullivan, and Johnson won the 4x400 (4:37.1) and a 4x800 team of Sullivan, Abbey Tripp, Holt, and VanDenhuevel won the 4x800 (11:56.42).
Crivitz went one and two in the boys’ pole vault, with Karson Bins winning the event (12’) and Dominic Thoreson second (12’).
James Caine, Donny Brandow, Austin Doyen, and Ben Brown won the 4x800 (9:36.47) and Caine was third in the individual 1600 (4:59.57).
For the Wolverine girls, Senya Caine won the 100-meter dash (13.04), 200-meter dash (27.34), and long jump (16-0.5). Abby Langer won the shot put (31-1) and Karlie Goldberg took third in the discus (86’).
Suring’s boys were sixth and Oneida Nation took seventh in both sets of standings.
For Suring, Quinn Thomson won the 400-meter (54.32) and took second in the 100 (12.14).
Trent VanDenElzen took second in the 110-meter hurdles (17.34) and discus (118-5) and third in the 300-meter hurdles (45.32).

Peshtigo Girls Win
Packerland Conference

The Peshtigo girls squeaked out a Packerland Conference track & field title at Monday’s championship, beating Sturgeon Bay by just three points atop the standings.
Rachel Nelson won the 1600-meter run (5:27.27) and 800-meter run (2:27.79) and took third in the 3200 (12:36.24), with Holly Pesch fourth in that race (13:24.73) and Kayla Murphy sixth (14:19.55), which Bulldogs coach Derek Smith pointed to as keys to his team’s win.
“The meet was closer than we were hoping it would be. We had huge efforts by Holly Pesch and Kayla Murphy in the 3200 making last-minute passes,” Smith said.
Pesch was also fourth in the 800 (2:40.81) and fifth in the 1600 (5:56.99).
Alaina Archamabult won the 300-meter hurdles (51.13) and Mary Mayhew placed fourth (56.77).
Shayla Boettcher took fifth in the 400-meter dash (1:07.03) and Emma Raygo was third in the 100-meter hurdles (18.64).
A 4x200 team of Archambault, Kylie Villas, Jaycee Mullins, and Evelyn Hurley placed second (1:57.4), a 4x400 team of Archambault, Mullins, Boettcher, and Villas was second (4:33.28), and a 4x800 squad of Murphy, Sydney Cate, Riley Sabel, and Mayhew placed third (11:56.55).
Sabel took third in the pole vault (7-6), Mullins was fifth in the long jump (15-11.5), and Archambault placed third in the triple jump (31-1).
Christina Powers was second in the shot put (35-3.75).
“We asked a lot out of our girls doing multiple events and they worked hard,” Smith said. “They earned this conference win. It was a total team effort. So proud of all of them.”
Kewaunee won the boys’ title, with Peshtigo third. Oconto’s girls were ninth and the boys tied for seventh.
For Peshtigo, Ethan Brissette won the 110-meter hurdles (15.78) and 300-meter hurdles (41.62) and Kavin Kleikamp won the pole vault (12-3).
Tristan Krejcarek was second in the 100-meter dash (11.53) and fourth in the 400-meter dash (56.75) and Madison Vorpahl was fourth in the 200-meter dash (24.29).
Krejcarek also jumped 20-3 in the long jump to take fourth.
Andrew Nelson took third in the 800 (2:10.38) and won both the 1600 (4:40.05) and 3200 (10:51.77).
Vorpahl, Krejcarek, Mason Doberstein, and Reese Yunke were second in the 4x400 (3:49.88). Carter Roeder took fourth in the shot put (41-3).
Oconto’s Rylie Shallow was fourth in the girls’ 100-meter dash (13.01).
A 4x100 team of Jenelle Sowle, Gracie Simon, Shallow, and Kyanne Wusterbarth was fourth (55.63) and a 4x200 team of Alexis Martin, Simon, Shallow, and Wusterbarth took third (1:57.76). A 4x800 team of Elizabeth Finger, Harper Burke, Berta Linana Ramos, and June Iza took fourth as well (11:57.2).
Dominic Caylor took fourth in the boys’ 100-meter dash (11.81) and Dominick Baxter placed third in the 1600 (5:00.1) and 3200 (11:19.56).
Baxter, Dalton Bastian, Trenton Hartman, and Owen Bryzozowski took third in the 4x800 (9:51.75).

Lena/STAA Girls Win
Manawa Invitational

The Lena/Saint Thomas Aquinas girls won Tuesday’s track & field invite in Manawa and the boys were third.
Lena/STAA won events and had good depth, with four of the top five runners in the 100-meter dash and five of the top eight in the 200-meter, for example.
Alabama Lambert was first in the 100-meter dash (13.66 seconds) and Kaelyn Cook was second (14.37). Claire Brooks took second in the 200-meter dash (30.56).
Eva Brooks won the high jump (4-10) and was second in the 100-meter hurdles (18.01). Lambert also won the long jump (15-1) and Della Kostreva won the triple jump (30-5.5).
Kali Fischer took second in the triple (29-0.5). Mackenzie Vorpahl was second in the discus (85-3) and third in the shot put (28-10) and Whitney Potter took third in the discus (81’).
The boys won five events: Colton Skrobel won the discus (112-5), Anthony Seefeldt won the shot put (42’), Zander Thomson won the 300-meter hurdles (45.33) and 110-meter hurdles (17.77), and Erik Kosch won the 800 (2:23.76).
Kosch took second in the 1600 (5:32.12), Lucas Heimke was third in both hurdle events (18.99, 46.57) and second in the long jump (18-7.5), Skrobel took second in the shot (37-8), and Seefeldt was second in the discus (109-6).

Compete  at NEC
Conference Meet

The Little Chute Mustangs were crowned the North Eastern Conference track & field champions at Saturday’s conference title meet, which they hosted.
Oconto Falls’ girls were fifth of 10 teams and Marinette’s were eighth.
The Panthers’ Brailyn St. Louis won conference gold in the high jump at 5-foot-3. She was also fourth in the 100-meter hurdles (16.84) and eighth in the 300-meter hurdles (52.86).
Josie Saari took ninth in the 300-meter hurdles and 11th in the 100-meter hurdles (18.54). Mackenzie Lotto placed 11th in the 300-meter hurdle event (53.67).
Brooke Hodkiewicz took third in the 800 (2:25.59) and fourth in the 1600 (5:27.9) and Hailey Delzer placed fourth in the 3200 (13:13.18). Maddy Przybylski was 10th in the 800 (2:42.97).
Hailyn St. Louis was seventh in the long jump and Delzer was 10th in the triple jump (29-0.5). Morgan Moynihan placed eighth in the discus (86-4) and sixth in the shot put (30-4.75), with Grace Molitor ninth in the shot (29-1.25) and Ava Hodkiewicz 10th in the discus (82-2).
Abby Budz took seventh in the 100-meter dash prelims (13.46) but did not start the finals. Bailee Gorman took 11th in the 200-meter dash (28.59).
Falls had four top-five relay teams, with the 4x100 and 4x800 each third (53.41, 10:44.6), the 4x200 fourth (1:55.43), and the 4x400 fifth (4:30.67).
Marinette’s top finish came from Addison Lacy in the 3200-meter run, where she took second (12:32.98).
Lacy was also eighth in the 1600 (5:58). Madison Kunick was 11th in the 1600 (6:17.96) and eighth in the 3200 (14:05.06).
Kylie Veriha took ninth in the 100-meter hurdles (17.78), Olivia Hanson took sixth in the discus (92’), Rylee Hansen was eighth in the triple jump (30-5.5) and 100-meter dash (13.68), and Lauren Sadowski pole-vaulted to ninth (7’).
The Marine 4x800 team took fifth (11:13.09).
The Marinette boys were sixth and the Panther boys took seventh.
Oconto Falls’ Ben Adams was second in the 3200-meter (10:13.13) and Mitch Kallies earned bronze in the shot put (43-7.25).
Kallies was also eighth in the discus (125-4), with Bryce Schefdore sixth in the shot (42-5.5) and 11th in the discus throw (114-1).
Alex Haines took ninth in the high jump (5-6) and 110-meter hurdles (17.48).
Devon Dorn took eighth in the long jump (19-6.75) and Brady Bursa was sixth in the triple jump (37-11.5).
Isaac Bramer placed eighth in the 200-meter dash (23.66), Evan Yuma was 10th in the 400 (54.89), Emerson Rice took eighth in the 800 (2:11.94), and Griffin Kopke placed ninth in the 1600 (5:07.93).
Oconto Falls’ 4x800 relay team was second (8:48.82).
Marinette’s Cale Ducane took home silver in both throwing events, with a 48-5 shot put and a 144-foot discus throw.
Caden Genrich was fourth in the shot (42-9.25) and fifth in the discus (135’). Logan Paris placed seventh in the shot (41-11.25).
Paris also took third in the 110-meter hurdles, moving up from sixth in the prelims by shaving a second and a half off his time to 15.86. He was also third in the 300-meter hurdles (41.73).
Jackson Draheim took fifth in the 800-meter run (2:08.82). David Jezowski was seventh in the 1600 (5:01.53) and 10th in the 3200 (11:35.91).

Maroons Compete at
Negaunee Lions Invite

Menominee’s track & field teams headed north for the Negaunee Lions Invitational on Friday.
Negaunee’s girls and Marquette’s boys each topped the standings, while the Menominee girls were eighth and the boys took sixth.
The Maroons’ Darrent Butler won the high jump with a six-foot burst and Nathan Komp took second in the 400-meter dash (55.04).
Aaron Brunelle took ninth in the 300-meter hurdles (47.66) and Lucas Thoune was ninth in the discus (106’), Tucker Baxley was 11th in the long jump (17-5.5), and Brayden Bourion took 12th in the 1600-meter run (5:23.93).
Menominee’s girls’ 4x400 relay team of Erin Schuettpeltz, Emily Schuettpeltz, Gianna Coduti, and Attica Brandt took second (4:29.98).
Lexi Marineau took fifth in the 100-meter hurdles (18.75) and eighth in the 300-meter hurdles (55.83) and Brandt was sixth in both the 800 (2:45.68) and 1600-meter runs (6:11.8).
Richele Milostan took 11th in the 200-meter dash (31.16) and Jade Jasenovsky was 12th in the 400 (1:15.03).
Emily and Erin Schuettpeltz each jumped 4-8 in the high jump, with Emily taking sixth and Erin 10th.
Mackenzie Pesola placed eighth in the long jump (14-4) and Emily Sandahl was 12th (12’). Erika Peterson took 12th in the discus (57-1).



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