THS sweeps own invite
The THS co-ed track teams grabbed both ends of last Tuesday’s 11th annual Tomahawk Invite and pulled out wins.
The girls crushed the 5-team competition, amassing 150 point to nearly double runner-up Antigo, while the boys edged out Northland Pines 109-106.5 for their first tourney title of the season. The results were especially sweet since the Hatchets shifted athletes out of their normal events in numerous places.
“For our boys to pick up their first team title of the year at home was nice, and it was a bonus to get by Pines for the first time this year,” THS coach John Zuelsdorf said. “I felt a key ingredient for the team was the success of our throwers. They really came through, especially in the discus which came in at the end of the meet when we were down to Pines by a couple of points. We upended them 13-6 with a 1-3-5 finish.
“We broke our relays up for the girls and were able to get a few ‘open’ times on athletes. Anna (Sudbury), Kellan (Flynn), and Katie (Koth) were able to run in some individual running events and really shined.”
The girls captured all but 3 of the running events, and went 1-2 in the 400M with Flynn (1:04.99) and Koth (1:06.18), in the 100 HH with Marlee Kiander (:16.56) and Kayli Ogstad (:17.69), and the discus with Sam Schade (88′ 11″) and Megan Juedes (84′ 10″).
Other wins came in the: 100 (A. Sudbury, :13.54); 800 (Rachael Miller, 2:34.62); 300 IH (Kiander, :49.26); high jump (Flynn, 5′ 0″); long jump (A. Sudbury, 14′ 9.25″); shot put (Ogstad, 28′ 6″); and 1600 relay (Kiander, Koth, Emily Miller, Flynn, 4:21.95).
The crew of Zack Bruesewitz (105′ 3″), Nate Kuehn (101′ 0″) and Randal Freeman (98′ 11″) pulled that late points bonus.
Other boys wins were turned in by: Matt Gerber (400, :51.44, the second-fastest in THS history behind John Galloy’s :48.80 from 1986); Bryan Tomek (800, 2:03.76); Travis Spaeth (TJ, 40′ 7.5″); and the 1600 relay (Dan Galloy, Larry Hendzel, Eddie Yirsa, Garrett Daigle, 1:39.90).
Runners-up were: Spaeth (110 HH, :15.72/300 IH, :41.64); Yirsa (100, :12.09); Connor Ahrens (3200, 11:12.61); and the 1600 relay (Gerber, Spaeth, Yirsa, Tomek, 3:38.23).
Placing third were: Galloy (100, :12.11/200, :24.02); Brogan Lemke (PV, 10′ 0″); Freeman (SP, 34′ 9″); and the 3200 group (Dylan Dahl, Ahrens, Bruesewitz, Ryan Kuehn, 9:28.50).
Other girls runners-up were: A. Sudbury (200, :27.53); R. Sudbury (3200, 11:55.15); Grace Mickelson (PV, 8′ 0″); the 400 relay (Ogstad, Breanna Renn, Mickelson, McKena Viegut, :56.21); the 800M (E. Miller, R. Sudbury, R. Miller, A. Sudbury, 1:54.59); and the 3200 team (Amanda Koshak, Regan Swan, Deonna Schlinsog, Kelsey Renn, 11:14.19).
Rating third were: A. Koshak (1600, 6:00.64); and Schade (SP, 26′ 4.5″).
Team standings-Girls-Tomahawk 150, Antigo 83, N. Pines 56, Ladysmith 44, Rhinelander 40…….Boys-Tomahawk 109, N. Pines 106.5, Antigo 88, Rhinelander 58, Ladysmith 19.5).