G-E-T, Arcadia send nine to state track
Nine area athletes will compete in nine total Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Division Two state track meet events this Friday, after making it past regional and sectional competition last week.
Charlie Siewert of Arcadia qualified in shot put, while Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau sent four athletes competing across seven events. Luke Vance led the way with qualifications in the 100, 200 and 400, while Quinn Wenthe will compete in the 100 and 300 hurdles. Rachel Amoth and Will Thompson also qualified in the high jump and triple jump respectively, as did the Red Hawk girls 1600 relay team of Amoth, Kaylee Hauge, Caden Miralles and Wenthe.
The WIAA Division Two state track meet will be held Friday at University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.
West Salem Regional
Both G-E-T and Arcadia sent a host of qualifiers to sectional competition by earning top-four finishes in events last Monday in the West Salem regional.
Wenthe led the first place Red Hawk girls with wins in the 100 hurdles and 300 hurdles, while also serving as one quarter of the 1600 relay team that also included Amoth, Hauge and Miralles.
Amoth also won the triple jump while taking second in the long jump and high jump as well. Miralles won the 100, took third in the 200 and fourth in the triple jump to round out her day. Hauge won the 400, and Adrianna Rotering won the 1600 while finishing third in the 3200.
The 3200 relay team of Avali Bratberg, Emily Nelson, Aleah Hunter and Tauna Janssen also won, while the 800 relay team of Kayli Bratberg, Gracelyn Shanley, Kylie Schmitz and Emily Nelson finished second in their heat. Rounding out an impressive showing for the Red Hawk girls were Janssen’s second in the 800, Mikayla Wright’s third in shot and Kylie Schmitz’s fourth in discus.
G-E-T’s boys were led by Vance’s wins in the 100, 200 and 400, as well as Thompson’s seconds in the 110 hurdles, high jump, long jump and triple jump. Carter Gold took second in the 400 behind Vance, and Garret Towner took fourth in the pole vault.
The Red Hawk boys also qualified three relay teams for sectional competition, including the third-place 3200 relay team of Gold, Ethan Burmeister, Sam Ruiter and Charlie Caya, the fourth-place 400 relay team of Collin Corey, Aidan Henscheid, Matt Halverson and Jaren Miralles and the fourth-place 1600 relay team of Burmeister, Gold, Ruiter and Cody Schmitz.
Arcadia’s boys were led by Jose Monroy’s second place in the 3200, as well as the 800 relay team of Joe Nelson, Brett Rebhahan, Drew Teske and Benny Jimenez that also finished second. The 400 relay team of Nelson, Rebhahn, Jimenez and Landan Bremer finished third, as did the 1600 relay team of Teske, Rebhahn, Jimenez and Nelson. Rylie Pronschinske finished third in the pole vault, while Siewert also took third in shot put. Teske also qualified in the 300 hurdles with a fourth-place finish, as did Austin Zastrow in the high jump and long jump.
The Raider girls were led by Tegan Michalak’s third and fourth in the 1600 and 3200 respectively, as well as Avrie Marsolek’s third-place finish in the 400. The 1600 relay team of Marsolek, Autumn Passehl, Josee Pehler and Kianna Suchla also finished fourth.
G-E-T’s Vance solidified his candidacy as a state title threat with wins in the 100, 200 and 400 at Osceola to lead the Red Hawk boys once again on Thursday. Thompson also qualified in the triple jump, while narrowly missing the cut in the 100 hurdles, high jump and long jump.
The Red Hawk girls were led by the two state-qualifying performances from Wenthe in the 100 hurdles event she won, and the 300 hurdles event she took third in as well. Amoth finished third in the high jump to qualify as well, along with the 1600 relay team of Amoth, Hauge, Miralles and Wenthe. Alternates Nelson and Janssen are listed as well on the state heat sheet.
Arcadia’s lone qualifier was Siewert, who finished fourth in shot put in Osceola. Monroy barely missed the cut in the 3200, as did the boys 800 relay team as each finished fifth.
WIAA Division Two Regional boys results, June 14, 2021 at West Salem High School
La Crosse Logan 174 West Salem 138 Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau 117 Neillsville 80.5 Arcadia 74 Black River Falls 53 Nekoosa 24.5 Adams-Friendship 11
Firsts — Vance, 100, 11.17; Vance, 200, 22.71; Vance, 400, 51.27
Seconds — Gold, 400, 55.05; Thompson, 110 hurdles, 15.79; Thompson, high jump, 5-10; Thompson, long jump, 19-11.25; Thompson, triple jump, 40-6.25
Thirds — 3200 relay (Gold, Burmeister, Ruiter, Caya), 9:05.38
Fourths — Towner, pole vault, 10; 400 relay (Corey, Henscheid, Halverson, Miralles), 48.81; 1600 relay (Burmeister, Gold, Ruiter, Schmitz), 3:43.26
Seconds — Monroy, 3200, 10:42.59; 800 relay (Nelson, Rebhahn, Teske, Jimenez), 1:37.89
Thirds — 400 relay (Nelson, Rebhahn, Jimenez, Bremer), 47.56; 1600 relay (Teske, Rebhahn, Jimenez, Nelson), 3:41.85; Pronschinske, pole, 10-6; Siewert, shot, 47-4
Fourths — Teske, 300 hurdles, 45.17; Zastrow, high jump, 5-9; Zastrow, long jump, 19-3.25
WIAA Division Two Regional girls results, June 14, 2021 at West Salem High School
Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau 163 La Crosse Logan 152 West Salem 141 Black River Falls 71 Neillsville 45 Arcadia 44 Adams-Friendship 32 Nekoosa 12
Firsts — Miralles, 100, 13.00; Hauge, 400, 1:03.17; Rotering, 1600, 5:47.70; Wenthe, 100 hurdles, 16.10; Wenthe, 300 hurdles, 48.44; Amoth, triple jump, 33-4; 1600 relay (Amoth, Huage, Miralles, Wenthe), 4:18.23; 3200 relay (A. Bratberg, Nelson, Hunter, Janssen), 10:49;
Seconds — Janssen, 800, 2:38.54; Amoth, high jump, 5-2; Amoth, long jump, 15-11.5; 800 relay (K. Bratberg, Shanley, Schmitz, Nelson), 1:58.59
Thirds — Miralles, 200, 26.86; Rotering, 3200, 13:02.68; Wright, shot put, 34-11.25
Fourths — Miralles, triple jump, 31-6.25; Schmitz, discus, 100-9
Thirds — Marsolek, 400, 1:08.31; Michalak, 1600, 6:00.11;
Fourths — Michalak, 3200, 13:12.86; 1600 relay (Marsolek, Passehl, Pehler, Suchla), 4:39.25
WIAA Division Two Sectional boys results, June 17, 2021 at Osceola High School
Top 10: Osceola 63 La Crosse Logan 56 Ashland 50 Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau 50 West Salem 41 Mosinee 37 Lakeland Union 34 Neillsville 30 Tomahawk 27 Medford Area 27
Firsts — Vance, 100, 11.07; Vance, 200, 22.51; Vance, 400, 49.84
Thirds — Thompson, triple jump, 41-6.75
Fifths — Thompson, 110 hurdles, 16.22; Thompson, long jump, 19-10
Sixths — Thompson, high jump, 5-8
Sevenths — 3200 relay (Gold, Burmeister, Ruiter, Caya), 8:51.04
Eighths — Gold, 400, 54.39; 1600 relay (Burmeister, Gold, Ruiter, Schmitz), 3:41.67
Fourths — Siewert, shot, 49-0.5
Fifths — Monroy, 3200, 10:15.64; 800 relay (Nelson, Rebhahn, Teske, Jimenez), 1:35.75
WIAA Division Two Sectional girls results, June 17, 2021 at Osceola High School
Top 10: Osceola 65 Rice Lake 62 Mosinee 48 Hayward 43.5 Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau 40.5 La Crosse Logan 40.5 Prescott 40 Wittenberg-Birnamwood 38 St. Croix Falls 34.5 Ashland 31
Firsts — Wenthe, 100 hurdles, 15.81
Thirds — Wenthe, 300 hurdles, 47.41; Amoth, high jump, 5-1; 1600 relay (Amoth, Hauge, Miralles, Wenthe), 4:11.42
Sixths — 3200 relay (Bratberg, Nelson, Hunter, Tanssen), 10:27.32
Sevenths — Hauge, 400, 1:02.54; Rotering, 3200, 12:31.96; Amoth, triple jump, 32-11.5; Wright, shot, 34-6.5
Eighths — Miralles, 100, 13.39; Amoth, long jump, 15-3.25
Eighths — Michalak, 3200, 12:41.48