Future looks bright for Marshfield boys track
By Darren Kieffer
MARSHFIELD – The future looks bright for the Marshfield boys track team.
Randy Hartwig is entering his fourth season as the Marshfield boys varsity coach, showing an immense amount of optimism for his squad. Coach Hartwig has been a part of many track athletes’ careers as he has been with Marshfield dating back to 1993, when he was the middle school boys track coach.
State level talent can be hard to find, especially being a Division 1 track school, but Coach Hartwig expressed positive feelings when talking about potential back-to-back state qualifiers in Joey Goettl and Adam Maki.
Joey Goettl competed in the triple jump for Marshfield at the state meet last year and positioned 18th with a best jump of 41 feet, 11.5 inches.
Adam Maki qualified as a pole vaulter at last year’s state meet and positioned 13th with a vault of 13 feet. Coach Hartwig explained that Adam has taken over as a beneficial leader for the team. “He is a kid that leads by example. He’s there first and leaves last. He is definitely someone that you notice due to his big leadership role on the team,” Hartwig said.
Athletes on this year’s track team include a group of cross-country runners. Joseph and Joshua McKee competed at the state cross country meet this year and will be key runners in both the one-mile and two-mile races. Carter Chojnacki will also be running in longer distance races. A youthful Henry Hornemann, who achieved all-conference honors as a freshman in cross country, rounds out that group.
Sam Hinson, Caden Pierce, and Addison Hill are all short and mid-distance runners that could have a breakout year, and Dawson Tyseer is looking to make a run in pole vaulting behind leader Adam Maki. “We are really excited about our pole vault team, as we are looking to place one and two in big meets with Adam and Dawson,” Coach Hartwig added.