Tigers girls take fourth, boys sixth at Merrill
By Paul Lecker
MERRILL — The Marshfield boys won one event and finished sixth, and the girls team had two runner-up finishes and took fourth at the 2015 Wisconsin Valley Conference Track Relays on Tuesday at Merrill High School.
Stevens Point swept the team titles at the annual event.
The Tigers boys’ lone win came in the triple jump where Will Spindler, Nate Beyer, and Chris Pahl combined for jumps of 115 feet, 6 ½ inches.
Tyler Peterson, John Wittman, and Andrew Gilkerson combined to take second in the shot put with tosses totaling 128-9 ½. Peterson was the top individual with a shot put of 50-8 ½.
Taking second for the Marshfield girls were the triple jump team of Martha Kupfer, Olivia Tierney, and Ana Jensen (95-11) and the 1,600 relay team of Dani Bender, Emma Boson, Alexa Aumann, and Kupfer (4:17.02).
“The girls stepped up tonight big time,” Marshfield girls coach Dan Akin said. “We have been battling a number of injuries this season, and we are still missing some key people. We hope to have our full lineup in time for regionals in three weeks. Until that time comes, we have to have efforts like we had tonight in order to be competitive.”
The Marshfield girls return to Merrill on Friday for the Otto Bacher Invitational while the boys team is off until May 15 at Wisconsin Dells.
(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)
2015 Wisconsin Valley Conference Track Relays
Team scores: 1. Stevens Point 132; 2. Wausau West 101; 3. D.C. Everest 96; 4. Marshfield 62.5; 5. Wausau East 54.5; 6. Merrill 46; 7. Wisconsin Rapids 39.
Winners and Marshfield finishers
Shot put: 1. Stevens Point (Elizabeth Hirzy, Taylor Louis, Maggie Pozorski) 99-2; 4. Marshfield (Amy Martorano, Jamila Ougayour, Madi Hall) 83-9.5
Discus: 1. D.C. Everest (Miranda Lang, Natalie Morhing, Kendra Polzin) 279-1; 3. Marshfield (Martorano, Hannah Meverden, Ougayour) 251-1.
Long jump: 1. Stevens Point (Kaitlin Woyak, Sydney Neale, Margaret Negaard) 48-5.5; 4. Marshfield (Martha Kupfer, Mariah Goeppinger, Ana Jensen) 42-4.5.
Triple jump: 1. Stevens Point (Woyak, Jordan Egner-Schnitzler, Kayla Stutesman) 97-8; 2. Marshfield (Kupfer, Olivia Tierney, Jensen) 95-11.
Pole vault: 1. D.C. Everest (Sophia Schuessler, Mariah Larson, Elizabeth Metz) 27-9; 5. Marshfield (Lilly O’Brien) 6-0.
High jump: 1. Merrill (Rylee Folz, McKenna Folz, Morgan Wardall) 14-5; 5. Marshfield (Stephanie Rhodes, Courtney Brown, Riley Slade) 12-10.
6,400 relay: 1. Wausau East (Jordan Burton, Brenna Urmanski, Elizabeth McDonald, Kennidi Knoblock) 22:49.13; 5. Marshfield (Slade, Madie Koehn, Sophia Schrodi, Maddison Clemens) 25:58.65.
300 hurdles shuttle: 1. Wausau East (Adrienne Burton, Brittany Waldinger, Keagan Sather) 52.88.
800 relay: 1. Stevens Point (Talyn-Katiana Solinsky, Kaitlin Woyak, Hannah Sankey, Lauren Woyak) 1:48.23; 5. Marshfield (Madeline Chaltry, Goeppinger, Rylee Hill, Alexa Aumann) 1:57.84.
1,600 sprint medley relay: 1. Stevens Point (Abbey Hyland, Makani Peters, McKenzie Fueher, Hallie Gregorich) 4:23.76; 3. Marshfield (Angelina Dunomes, Emma Boson, Dani Bender, Kupfer) 4:33.28.
400 relay: 1. D.C. Everest (Bryce Cebula, Jade Hackbarth, Hannah Tipple, Sydney Olund) 52.35; 3. Marshfield (Chaltry, Goeppinger, Brown, Tierney) 53.80.
900 hurdles relay: 1. Wausau West (Taylor Baine, Lauren Conley, Nina Kilcoyne).
3,200 relay: 1. Stevens Point (Miranda DeBot, Hyland, Erica VanHelden, Hannah Beilke) 10:10.75; 5. Marshfield (Hill, Jensen, Molly Schuster, Clemens) 11:52.14.
800 sprint medley relay: 1. Wisconsin Rapids (Tia Dorshorst, Dayna Schultz, Grace Hartman, Elizabeth Keena) 1:52.10; 4. Marshfield (Tierney, Boson, Dunomes, Brown) 2:01.36.
Distance medley relay: 1. D.C. Everest (Ariana Christophersen, Emma Baeten, Teagan Tretter, Rylie Westfall) 13:33.86; 4. Marshfield (O’Brien, Lizzy Scheider, Koehn, Schrodi) 15:05.06.
1,600 relay: 1. Stevens Point (Sankey, Makani Peters, Hyland, Cassie Kiener) 4:12.05; 2. Marshfield (Bender, Boson, Aumann, Kupfer) 4:17.02.
Team scores: 1. Stevens Point 136; 2. D.C. Everest 124; 3. Wausau West 92; 4. Merrill 58; 5. Wisconsin Rapids 51; 6. Marshfield 48; 7. Wausau East 31.
Winners and Marshfield finishers
Shot put: 1. D.C. Everest (Zach Mueller, Kyle Schepp, John Wierzba) 137-9.5; 2. Marshfield (Tyler Peterson, John Wittman, Andrew Gilkerson) 128-9.5.
Discus: 1. Wausau West (Jake Whalen, Jakob Tordsen, Brady Lenz) 350-6; 5. Marshfield (Peterson, Wittman, Gilkerson) 308-4.
Long jump: 1. Stevens Point (Zach Mancl, Ethan Clark, Eli Wachowiak) 58-11; 5. Marshfield (Chris Pahl, Adam Elhandy-Gunnarsson, Thomas Gisvold) 51-0.
Triple jump: 1. Marshfield (Will Spindler, Pahl, Nate Beyer) 115-6.5.
Pole vault: 1. D.C. Everest (Darren Sanchez, Jake Rucinski, Jeremy Husnick) 37-6; 5. Marshfield (Noah Schulz, Taylor Schreiner, Chase Conrad) 28-0.
High jump: 1. Wausau West (Carson Weber, Jakob Tordsen, Jared Mortenson) 17-8; 6. Marshfield (Alex Sainterme, Beyer, Conrad) 15-2.
6,400 relay: 1. Stevens Point (Derek Franz, Matthew Altmann, Thomas Negaard, Derek Cruz) 19:22.84; 6. Marshfield (Jordan Dzikowich, Paul Fischer, Sam Huettl, Jared Oemig) 21:41.24.
330 hurdles shuttle: 1. D.C. Everest (Konner Fierek, Stephen Paoli, Jason Borneman) 50.22; 4. Marshfield (Beyer, Alex Peters, Spindler) 53.28.
800 relay: 1. Stevens Point (Aaron Simonis, Zach Mancl, Zach Ross, Colton Kizewski) 1:31.97; 6. Marshfield (Quinton Alexander, Elhandy-Gunnarsson, Nathan McGrath, Skylar Theison) 1:41.50.
1,600 sprint medley relay: 1. Stevens Point (Franz, Grant Czaikowski, Nolan Metz, Evan Hatton) 3:41.31; 7. Marshfield (Johanne Friedli, Zach McManus, Neil Ott, Oemig) 4:19.31.
400 relay: 1. Stevens Point (Simonis, Mancl, Tyler Patoka, Victor Kizewski) 43.70.
900 hurdles relay: 1. D.C. Everest (Fierek, Paoli, Borneman); 7. Marshfield (Peters, Skylar Theison, McCurtis).
3,200 relay: 1. Stevens Point (Mark Stoskopf, Franz, Sam Smith, Liam Belson) 8:28.11; 5. Marshfield (Dzikowich, Hunter McManus, Devon Klement, Huettl) 9:09.51.
800 sprint medley relay: 1. Stevens Point (Simonis, Ross, C. Kizewski, V. Kizewski) 1:36.01; 5. Marshfield (Elhandy-Gunnarsson, Gisvold, Z. McManus, Jimmy Draeger) 1:44.78.
Distance medley relay: 1. Stevens Point (Cruz, Franz, Negaard, Tyler Tanko) 10:59.12; 5. Marshfield (Klement, Sainterme, Calden Wojt, H. McManus) 12:09.02.
400 relay: 1. Stevens Point (Belson, Cruz, Hatton, V. Kizewski) 3:26.32; 7. Marshfield (Spindler, Pahl, Klement, Friedli) 4:05.32.