Phillipsburg junior Sean Newlan broke a school and meet record at home on Friday, and Plainville continued to dominate in week four of the track season.
Panther junior Sean Newlan set all kinds of marks at Friday’s home meet. The defending Class 3A state champion in the 110m hurdles won that event in 14.77, setting a new school-record, and breaking a 20-year old meet record. With that time, he also reclaims the No. 1 spot in Class 3A this year. Newlan also won the discus by three inches at 143-7, the eighth best throw in the class.
The effort was not enough to put the Panthers in first. Phillipsburg finished in second out of eight teams with 139 points, trailing Beloit’s 156 points. The Lady Panthers finished fourth, trailing Concordia by just six points.
Grant Wickham won the long jump at 20-9.75 by nine inches, and finished second in the triple jump at 42-8, less than a foot from the leader. Seth Derr took the silver in the high jump at 6-0, the same height as the winner. Brendan Ratzlaff finished third in the 800m run in 2:11.17, and fourth in the mile in 5:04.92, two seconds behind teammate Wyatt Ratzlaff in third. Wyatt took the silver in the two mile in 10:53.82. Hunter Kohler took third in the 300m hurdles in 43.73.
For the girls, Raegan Vanderplas won silvers in the 100m and 200m dashes. The 200m dash featured two of the top five times in Class 3A as No. 4 Vanderplas fell to No. 3 Bailey Brown of Beloit. Mindy Gower finished second in the two mile, and third in the mile. Shania Wilkison earned a silver in the triple jump, and a bronze in the long jump.
The Blue Jay track teams were in action Friday in Phillipsburg. The girls finished second with 110.5 points, trailing only Beloit’s 155 points. The Blue Jay boys finished fifth, trailing MCL foe Smith Center by only a point.
Teslee had the only gold medal for the Lady Jays, throwing the shot put 37-3, and beating teammate Alec Melvin by just half an inch. Those throws are both top five throws in 3A this year. Melvin missed the gold the discus by just two feet at 111-0, and won a third silver medal in the javelin at 115-05. Kamilla Jones won the silver in the long jump at 14-3.75 behind the best jumper in 3A. Bailey Ambrosier finished second in the 400m dash in 1:04.60. Sierra Griffith finished the two mile in 13:19.65 for the bronze, missing the silver by three seconds, and beating teammate Darcy Bainter by 13 seconds.
For the boys, Jacob Brooks won the 200m dash in 23.06, the fourth best time in 3A this year. He took third in the 100m dash in 11.64. Marc Miller won the 800m run by more than a second in 2:08.45. Seth Antrim won the pole vault at 13-0. He is the only 3A vaulter to clear 13-6 this year. Zach Hartwell ran the mile in 4:59.08 to finish second behind a top five 3A time. Bryan Henry finished third in the 400m dash in 54.05.
The Redmen tracksters were in competition Friday at Phillipsburg. The boys finished fourth with 108 points, just a point ahead of Norton. The Lady Redmen finished fifth, just three points behind Phillipsburg, and nine points from Concordia.
Truitt Kuhlmann won the 100m dash by 0.03 seconds in 11.38. He finished third in the 200m dash despite having the fourth best time in 2A this year. Weston Rothschild took the silver in the 800m run in 2:09.82, less than two second from the gold. Landon Wingerson finished third in the two mile. Kale Terrill had a nice showing in the throwing events with a silver in the shot put (48-1.5), a bronze in the javelin (154-10), and a fourth place finish in the discus (125-10). Nathan Cox finished third in that event with a throw of 127-2.
On the girls’ side, Tangie Hileman won the 400m dash in 1:02.75. Michaela Sasse won the discus by two feet at 113-0. McKenzie Benoit finished third in the javelin at 104-6. Lynzee Mace finished third in the 200m dash, and third in the 100m hurdles in 16.91, just 0.08 seconds from the silver, and less than a second from the gold.
The Cardinal track teams hosted a nine-school event on Tuesday. The boys finished seven points ahead of Norton for second place with 97 points, trailing only LaCrosse’s 151 points. The Lady Cardinals finished seventh with 34 points, edging out Ellis by a point, and missing the next two spots by just 12 points.
The Cardinals have several of the best efforts in 2A this year. Jameson Klein has the top discus throw (155-2) and shot put throw (52-6). He dominated those events, winning the discus by 20 feet at 153-05, and taking the shot put by five feet at 49-3.50. Brady Chard finished third in both of those events. Dalton Werner won the long jump by more than two feet at 21-5. He has the best jump in 2A so far at 22-4.75. Werner also finished fourth in the 200m dash in 24.28. Plainville also has the second best 4x100m relay time in 2A, and Brady Johnson has the best 2A times in both distance events. He did not compete on Tuesday.
Samantha Reif won a silver medal in the high jump at 4-10, four inches from the gold. Shelbe Pywell finished third in the shot put at 35-7.5, five inches from the silver. Kim Junkermeier and Cheyenne Armbruster finished fourth and fifth, respectively, in the discus. Hannah Friend placed fourth in the 100m dash, and Cassidy Rathbun finished fourth in the two mile.
The Golden Eagle track teams traveled to MCL foe Plainville’s nine-team invite on Tuesday. The girls finished third with 90 points, well ahead of Russell’s 46 points, but trailing Decatur (128) adnd Norton (119). The boys finished fourth with 65 points, trailing LaCrosse (151), Plainville (97), and Norton (90).
Lexi Riedel continues to be one of the top sprinters in Class 2A with top three times in all three events. Tuesday, she again completed the sweep with three golds, winning the 100m dash in 12.94, the 200m by more than a second in 26.56, and the 400m dash by more than two seconds in 1:00.58. Jerris Reeder won the long jump by over an inch at 15-3, and finished second in the triple jump at 32-2.75, less than five inches from the gold. Payton Nowlin finished second in the 800m run in 2:42.03.
Devon Ghumm had to throw against the best shot putter in the state, finishing second at 44-1.50, more than five feet behind Plainville’s Jameson Klein.
The Railroader tracksters were in action Tuesday in Plainville. The boys finished fourth out of nine teams, and the Ellis girls placed eighth, coming up a point shy of Plainville, and beating Victoria by 10 points.
Luke Lohrmeyer won a silver medal in the discus at 133-8. Jacob Towns finished the 3200m run in 11:48.69 for the silver medal, five seconds from the win. Riley Hunsicker cleared 12-6 in the pole vault for the bronze medal. Seth Fuller finished fifth in the 800m run in 2:28.12, three seconds from the bronze.
Megan Honas finished second in the javelin at 109-3, losing only to a top five throw in 2A. She placed third in the discus at 101-9, less than two feet from the silver. Stephanie Greenway grabbed a bronze in the triple jump at 30-7, and Kaleigh Soneson finished fifth in the long jump at 14-5.5, half a foot from the bronze.