Aquinas' bid for state

By RICK SOLEM
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Maybe this can be a thing for the Aquinas High School track and field team.

You win it all one year. We'll win it all the next.

If that's the case, it's the boys turn.

Two years ago, the Aquinas boys won a Division 2 state track and field championship.

Last year, it was the girls turn behind a senior dominated performance.

Now up, the boys again? Perhaps, depending on how they do at Thursday’s Division 2 sectional at Boscobel High School.

The Blugolds will be led by a couple Michaels, as in Michael Christianson on the track and Michael Conway in the field events.

Conway, a senior, has the top seed in the long jump (22-feet, ¾-inch) and the second seed in the triple jump (43-2½).

Meanwhile, Christianson, also a senior, is seeded second in the 1,600-meter run (4:39.21) and sixth in the 3,200 (10:19.91).

Last year at state, Christianson took fourth in both the 1,600 (4:18.94) and 3,200 (9:28.28). Conway took third in the triple jump (44-6) and sixth in the long jump (21-6½).

While competing against the field to get to state, Conway will also be fighting teammate Robert Wettstein in the long jump. The junior is seeded second (21-9¾).

The Aquinas boys also have solid seeds in two relays. Wettstein leads an 800 relay team made up also of Ben Bettis, Collin Meyer and Reggie Rabb. They have the third seed with at 1:31.59. The 400 relay – same guys, different order – has the fourth seed (43.97).

REST OF THE FIELD

Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau looks to go 1 and 2 in the discus led by senior Brad Walski. He’s the top seed in both with a 167-4 discus and a 55-9½ shot. Teammate Mitch Scherr is right behind with the two seed in shot (51-3¾) and the three seed in the discus (153-3).

Teammate Brandyn Domnie has the fourth seed in the 200 (23.37).

Walski won a state title in shot last year (55-11¼) and took sixth in the discus (156-2).

Viroqua’s Josh Stohr is looking strong to get to state in both hurdles events. He holds the top seed in both with a 15.52-second time in the 110 and a 39.98 in the 300.

Teammate Alex Maldonado has the fourth seed in both the 200 (23.3) and 400 (51.01).

West Salem’s Mitchell Lehmann has the top seed in the 400 (50.55), while teammates Austin Pasch and Brett Thompson are both seeded third in the 1,600 (4:39.6) and high jump (6-foot), respectively.

Arcadia’s Bryce Koval has the third seed in the 400 (50.84) and teammate Dalton Jeske is seeded fourth in shot (50-1).

PARRISH LEADS VIROQUA GIRLS

Jalli Parrish will be one tired girl after Thursday’s meet. She’s the top seed in both the 100 (12.76) and 400 (58.77), and the No. 2 seed in the 200 (26.29).

Teammate Lyssa Veres has the top seed in the 100 hurdles (15.53) and the third seed in the pole vault (10-6) – two events she qualified for last year, but did not make finals.

REST OF THE FIELD

Pamela Fuschel has the top seed in the 300 hurdles for Aquinas (47.51). Teammate Ivy Gierszewski has the two seed in the long jump (16-8¾). She took eighth last year at state.

G-E-T’s Annalese Lamke is the top seed in the shot put (38-8¼), where she placed fifth last year at state (37-7¼). She also has the fourth seed in disc (115-4). Teammate Meg Sill is the two seed heading into the triple jump (34-1½).

West Salem’s Anna Lattos is seed fourth in the shot (35-3¼), while Westby’s Allyson Daines is seeded second in the 800 (2:21.68).

 

TRACK AND FIELD

DIVISION 2 SECTIONAL

BOSCOBEL HIGH SCHOOL

BOYS

3,200-meter relay: 9. West Salem (Bryce Dejno, Kyle Lang, Zach Lang, Hunter Longworth-Quam) 8:36.36, 13. Aquinas (Sean Van Domelen, McChale Sterba, Chris Poellinger, Riley Campbell), 8:50.59.

110 hurdles: 1. Josh Stohr (Viroqua) 15.52, 11. Jacob Rooney (Westby) 16.47, 14. Ryan Onshus (Viroqua) 16.63.

300 hurdles: 1. Josh Stohr (Viroqua) 39.98, 6. Logan Petree (West Salem) 42.08, 11. Jim Hoesley (Arcadia) 43.94.

200: 4. Alex Maldonado (Viroqua) 23.3, 4. Brandyn Domnie (GET) 23.37, 6. Erik Van VLeet (GET) 23.41.

1,600: 2. Michael Christianson (Aquinas) 4:39.21, 3. Austin Pasch (West Salem) 4:39.6, 12. Alex Egbert (Aquinas) 4:47.23.

800 relay: 3. Aquinas (Robert Wettstein, Ben Bettis, Collin Meyer, Reggie Rabb), 5. West Salem (Nic Szart, Shane Craig, Athen Viner, Cody Greene) 1:31.01, 12. GET (Lucas Scherr, Dan Parrish, Brandyn Domnie, Erik VanVleet) 1:33.1.

400: 1. Mitchell Lehmann (West Salem) 50.55, 3. Bryce Koval (Arcadia) 50.84, 4. Alex Maldonado (Viroqua) 51.01, 5. Chris Paulino (Aquinas) 51.18.

400 relay: 1. West Salem (Logan Petree, Shane Craig, Nic Swart, Cody Greene) 44.48, 4. Aquinas (Ben Bettis, Robert Wettstein, Reggie Rabb, Collin Meyer) 43.97, 13. GET (Erik VanVleet, George Yang, Dan Parrish, Brandyn Domnie) 44.82.

800: 9. Austin Pasch (Westby) 2:03.91, 11. Hunter Longworth-Quam (West Salem) 2:05.21, 12. Ben Oanes (GET) 2:05.5.

3,200: 6. Michael Christianson (Aquinas) 10:19.91, 9. Isaiah Abt (Viroqua) 10:22.69, 11. Micah Nordgen (Viroqua) 10:25.48.

1,600 relay: 7. West Salem (Tim Schauf, Athen Viner, Hunter Longworth-Quam, Mitchell Lehmann) 3:29.2, 8. Viroqua (Josh Stohr, Jack Poshepny, Isiah Abt, Alex Maldonado) 3:31.73, 11. Aquinas (Ben bettis, Collin Meyer, Reggie Rabb, Chris Paulino) 3:34.87.

Discus: 1. Brad Walski (GET) 167-4, 3. Mitch Scherr (GET) 153-3, 7. Bryce Dejno (West Salem) 136-1.

Shot put: 1. Brad Walski (GET) 55-9½, 2. Mitch Scherr (GET) 51-3¾, 4. Dalton Jeske (Arcadia) 50-1, 15. Austin Maas (West Salem) 43-9¼.  

Pole vault: 9. Bryce Galstad (Westby) 12-6, 10. Mac Anderson (West Salem) 12-6, 13. Jacob Rooney (Westby) 12-0.

High jump: 3. Brett Thompson (West Salem) 6-0, 8. Eldred Jones (Aquinas) 5-10, 9. Hans Hoesley (Arcadia) 5-10.

Triple jump: 2. Michael Conway (Aquinas) 43-2½, 14. Tim Schauf (West Salem) 40-5¾, 16. Jeremy Lee (Viroqua) 40-4½.

Long jump: 1. Michael Conway (Aquinas) 22-¾, 2. Robert Wettstein (Aquinas) 21-9¾, 6. Eldred Jones (Aquinas) 21-1½, 11. Tyus Hoeppner (West Salem) 20-6¾.

GIRLS

1,600 relay: 1. Arcadia (Samantha Hoesley, Grace Backes, Mikaela Sobotta, Hillary Filla) 4:05.34, 7. Viroqua (Jessica Abt, Fiona Conlon, Ginny Young, Brianna Abt) 4:15.7, 10. Westby (Caycee Bean, Hailey Hansen, Kelsey Daines, Allyson Daines) 4:20.76.

3,200-meter relay: 8. Arcadia (Mikaela Sobotta, Hanna Hoesley, Katie Bisek, Taylor Ackerman), 10. Viroqua (Maddy Wiltrout, Samantha Dach, Olivia Amerhein, Mackenzie Schneider).

100: 1. Jaali Parrish (Viroqua) 12.76, 6. Emily Collum (Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau) 13.30, 9. Eve Kramer (Arcadia) 13.42, 13. Abby Althoff (West Salem) 13.67.

100 hurdles: 1. Lyssa Veres (Viroqua) 15.53, 10. Meg Sill (GET) 17.06.

300 hurdles: 1. Pamela Fuchsel (Aquinas) 47.51, 11. Ali Clements (West Salem) 49.27.

200: 2. Jaali Parrish (Viroqua) 26.29, 9. Jacey Olson (West Salem) 27.6, 10. Ginny Young (Viroqua) 28.08,

1,600: 6. Sammy Peterson (West Salem) 5:35.39, 7. Mackenzie Schneider (Viroqua) 5:35.839.

800 relay: 2. Viroqua (Fiona Conlon, Jessica Cummings, Brianna Abt, Ginny Young) 1:50.35, 4. Arcadia (Samantha Hoesley, Eve Kramer, Grace Backes, Hllary Filla) 1:46.95, 12. West Salem (Jillian Olson, Jacey Olson, Anna Lattos, Morgan Weber) 1:51.84.

400: 1. Jaali Parrish (Viroqua) 58.77, 9 Marissa Massoth (West Salem) 1:03.54, 10. Caycee Bean (Westby) 1:03.42.

400 relay: 3. West Salem (Abby Althoff, Jillian Olson, Jacey Olson, Morgan Weber) 52.28, 4. Arcadia (Samantha Hoesley, Brandi Bjorge, Eve Kramer, Hillary Filla) 51.66, 11. Viroqua (Fiona Conlon, Lauren Woody, Haley Stafslien, Jessica Cummings) 53.57.

800: 2. Allyson Daines (Westby) 2:21.68, 8. Sammy Peterson (West Salem) 2:29.73, 11. Anna Smith (Aquinas) 2:32.8.

3,200: 5. Jennifer Lichter (Aquinas) 11:54.64, 6. Mackenzie Schneider (Viroqua) 11:57.26, 10. Hannah Thorn (West Salem) 12:23.4, 11. Rebecca Maxwell (Westby) 12:25.08.

Discus: 4. Annalese Lamke (GET) 115-4, 10. Megan Gunderson (Aquinas) 106-9, 13. Jessica Schmidt (Viroqua) 102-4.

Shot put: 1. Annalese Lamke (GET) 38-8¼, 4. Anna Lattos (West Salem) 35-3¼, 6. Megan Gunderson (Aquinas) 34-1¾, 9. Katherine Gibson (Aquinas) 33-2¼.

Pole vault: 3. Lyssa Veres (Viroqua) 10-6, 6. Geena Whalen (Arcadia) 9-6.

High Jump: 6. Caycee Bean (Westby) 5-0, 9. Sidney Severson (GET) 4-10, 12. Grace Backes (Arcadia) 4-10.

Triple jump: 2. Meg Sill (GET) 34-1½, 11. Brianna Abt (Viroqua) 33-2¾, 14. Katie Bisek (Arcadia) 32-9¾.

Long jump: 2. Ivy Gierszewski (Aquinas) 16-8¾, 5. Brandi Bjorge (Arcadia) 16-6, 8. Laney McCartney (Aquinas) 16-2, 11. Meg Sill (GET) 16-0.

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