State track and field round up

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CWS Sports Desk

June 1, 2019

La Crosse – Athletes from the central Wisconsin area combined to win 10 titles on Saturday in the final day of the WIAA state track meet.

Rosholt senior Adam Rzentowski also captured his second and third state titles of the weekend as he won the Division 3 800 in 1 minute, 56.35 seconds and the 1,600 in 4:20.38 seconds. It gave him a sweep of the division’s distance events as he captured the title in the 3,200 on Friday.  Marathon’s Joe Kraimer was third in the 800 in 1:59.54.

D.C. Everest sophomore Danni Langseth completed a weekend sweep of the Division 1 girls weight events at Veteran’s Memorial Coliseum as she won the discus a day after she captured the shot put title. Langseth won the discus with a throw of 145 feet, 1 inch which she hit on her first attempt of the day.

It initally appeared to be the first of two titles for the Evergreens on Saturday as the D.C. Everest boys 1,600 team of Payton Peterson, Zach Rahn, Lucas Pecha and Ethan Strashek won in 3:24,84 in the final event of the weekend. But the results did not hold and the race was re-run with Appleton North winning the title in 3:24.13 and the Evergreens finishing third on the second attempt. Only four teams ran the second race.

Loyal’s Mason Malm was a dual winner as he was first Division 3 boys 110 hurdles in 14.53 and the 300 hurdles in 38.59. Spencer’s Mason Barth was fourth in the 100 hurdles in  15.22.

Columbus Catholic sophomore Noah Eckelberg was a dual winner on Saturday as he took the state title in both the wheelchair 400 and 1.600 and helped his school take second overall in the division. Medford’s Zach Lewandowski also reached the podium for the wheelchair division as he was sixth in the 100 wheelchair.

SPASH freshman Rosiin Willis ran the anochor leg for Panthers girls 1,600 relay which won the state title in 3:53.81. It was the second championship of the weekend for Willis, who set a state record as she won the 800 on Friday. The Panthers team also consisted of Taylor Konczal, Mallory Greenwood and Maddie Hyland.

The Auburndale girls 3,200 relay team of Macie Schmeiser, Erricka Zenner, Jordyn Karl and Vanessa Mitchell took the state title in a time of 9:51.18. Auburndale also placed third in the 1,600 relay in 4:07.79. Schmeiser, was part of the Auburndale 1,600 team which was third along with Paityn Hamus, Isabelle Hilber and Isabella Jewell.

Spencer’s Hannah Zastrow won the Division 3 girls 100 hurdles in 14.98 and Abbotsford’s Melanie Kunze was third in 15.41. Spencer’s Leah Zastrow also reached the podium in the event as she was sixth in 15.64. Kunze also was third in the 300 hurdles.

Here is a look at the other central area athletes who reached the podium on Saturday:


Division 1

Stevens Point Area Senior High’s Gage Haack was fourth in the boys shot put with a throw of 56-5.75. His teammate. Blake Milkowski, was fifth in the boys 800.

Marshfield’s Gracie Holland was fifth in the girls pole vault at she cleared 11-0. The Tigers’ Caden Pearce was fourth in the boys 400 in 49.33

Wausau East’s Antiana Walsh was sixth in both the girls 100 and 200.


Division 2 

Adams-Friendship’s Brooke Livingston was second in the girls 100 hurdles in 14.71 and also was third in the 300 hurdles in 45.06.

Mosinee senior Kianan Pugh was fourth in the girls shot put with a thorw of 39-9.5.

The Medford team of Franny Seidel, Lauren Meyer, Alicia Kawa and Katie Phillips were sixth in the girls 3,200 relay.


Division 3

Colby’s Mackenzie Huber was second in the girls shot put with a throw of 42-2.50

Spencer’s Logan Zschernitz reached the podium for the second time over the weekend as he was second in the boys discus with a throw of 172-11

Iola-Scandinavia’s Will Cady placed third in the boys triple jump with a leap of 43-11.5.

The Edgar’s boys  800 relay team of Karson Butt, Mason Stoudt, Drew Guden and Kyle Brewster placed third in 1:32.19 and Almond-Bancroft (Dylan Omernick, Jackson Briggs, Noah Kollock and Matt Lukes) was fourth in 1:32.19.

Brewster, Guden, Stoudt and Austin Dahlke were members of the Wildcats’ 1,600 relay team which was second, and the Marathon team of Aaron Schumacher, Cameron Schilling, Will Priheada and Kraimer were fourth.

Edgar’s team of Rachel Brewster, Dana Hoesly, Danielle Lemanski and Bailey Imhoff was fourth in the girls 800 relay in 1:46.45. The four also placed fourth in the 400 relay in 50.67, and the Wildcats also took fourth in the 1,600 realy in 4:09.25.

Edgar junior Marissa Ellebecker ran the anchor leg of the 1,600 relay and also  was third in the girls 3,200 in 11:23.96 and Rosholt’s Jordan Zdroik was sixth in 11:38.30. as the Wildcats finished second overall in the Division 3 team standings with 33 points.

Loyal’s Savannah Schley and Iola-Scandinavia’s Jada Beacom were third and fifth, respectively, in the girls 400.  Schlay’s teammate, Gabrielle Hederer, was fifth in the girls long jump with a leap of 16-10.25.

Thorp’s Molly Milliren was third in the girls 100 in 12.45, fourth in the 200 in 25.87 and sixth in the 400 as well.

Marathon’s Jenna Aschbrenner was part of a three-way tie for sixth in the girls high jump as she cleared 5-0.