Tomahawk competed at the seven-team Mosinee Invite last Thursday. The boys placed 6th, while the girls placed 4th. Lakeland won both ends of the meet.
- Championship efforts came from senior Dani Whiting as she cruised to her title in the 3200 meter run with a seasonal best effort of 12:43 and junior Hannah Schade as she tossed the discus a career best distance of 99’1”
- Dani also placed 2nd in the 1600 meter run and 3rd in the Pole Vault and Hanna tossed the Shot Put another PR distance of 29’9” to place 3rd
- Annaluz Fox vaulted 8’0” to place 2nd in the Pole Vault and teamed with Olivia Weber, Hanna Meyer, Sierra Schulz to place 2nd in the 400 meter relay in a seasonal best time of 55.18
Other top finishers for the Hatchets were:
- Hanna Meyer (3rd-Triple Jump, 4th-100 meter dash)
- Easton Phalin, Wyatt Wenninger, Kole Woodall, and Jacob Zietlow (3rd-800 meter relay)
- Jackie Wick, Brittany Jashinsky, Arianna Schreiner, and Makenzie Karlen (3rd-3200 Meter Relay)
- Mason Webster, Parker Johnson, Alex Johnson, and Orion Spaulding (3rd-1600 Meter Relay)
- Weber, Schulz, Sara Kouba, and Olivia Pintens (4th-1600 Meter Relay)
- Phalin, Wenninger, Woodall, and Dane Borchardt (4th-400 Meter Relay)
Tomahawk next travels to Eagle River for their annual outdoor invitational on Thursday. The meet gets underway at 4:30 from Eagle Stadium.
“Unlike the Medford meet, where we loaded the athletes up for a ‘work night,’ we backed things off a bit at Mosinee and allowed them to excel at seasonal best levels,” said THS coach John Zuelsdorf. “It seemed to work as both of our squads were able to score the most points in a larger invite this season and the athletes individually hit seasonal bests at over a 40% clip. All in all we felt like this was a step in the right direction.
“Lakeland dominated both ends of the meet and Edgar is always tough, so the competition level was a challenge in itself for the athletes. Hannah Schade had another strong meet in the throws with two PR’s and Dani Whiting (coming off a cold) handled her distance double with strong finishes. Annaluz Fox has been battling a sore hamstring, yet was able to work thru all of her events finishing with a medalist effort in the vault. Both of boys sprint relays and our girls 400 meter relay had strong seasonal best performances with nice exchanges.
“Although it’s been nice to finally be outdoors, we are still waiting for one of those ideal meet nights with low winds and temps in the mid 60’s. When that happens times will drastically drop and distances will improve. We are on the verge of getting a few of our injured athletes back in the next couple of weeks and that should bolster things a bit and make us stronger.”
Performers of the week
Dani Whiting… “…she has been training through her early season meets approaching the meets from a speed perspective or a mileage angle. What impressed us at Mosinee was that she was able to be so successful in both of her distance races after going home with the flu late the week prior. She didn’t appear to be bothered much by it though as she finished with negative split races in both her 1600m and 3200m runs. Her time in the 3200 was a seasonal best as well at 12:43.”
Grant Alvey… “…he was the only Hatchet to have seasonal best efforts in four events. He also scored for us in the 300 Meter Intermediate Hurdles for the second meet in a row. As his form evolves his hurdle race times will continue to drop. He is very focused this year and has intentions on being successful in competition and it shows in his results.”