THS duels Stratford
The THS coed track team turned its performance up at least a notch in last Thursday’s dual with Stratford.
The girls cruised to a 97-17 blow-out, while the boys won solidly, 71-56.
“Several of our athletes left their mark at our facility as they broke long-established fieldhouse or school indoor records,” THS coach John Zuelsdorf said. “Rachel (Sudbury) Eddie (Yirsa), Bryan (Tomek) and the relay team all had outstanding performances in their events.”
All of the trio were involved in record-setting performances. Sudbury set a team and fieldhouse mark of 2:23.92 in the 5-lap run, while Tomek clocked 2:12.71 in the boys version for a school record. Yirsa set a team mark in the 2-lap (:46.77) and turned in a super leg in the THS record 8-lap relay. He was joined by Dan Galloy, Neko McMahon and Austin Bellile for a 3:14.22.
The girls amazingly won all but the final event, sweeping the shot put with Sam Schade (30′ 11″), Kellan Flynn (30′ 3″) and Kaili Ogstad (29′ 11″) and the triple jump with Katie Koth (31′ 2.5″), Emmy Larson (29′ 5.5″) and McKena Viegut (28′ 11.5″). They ranked 1-2 in the long jump with Larson (15′ 2.25″) and Schade (13′ .25″), the high jump with Fluynn (5′ 4″) and Hannah Gaedtke (4′ 8″), the 20-lap with Amanda Koshak (13:06.18) and Regan Swan (15:00.94), the 10-lap with Rachael Miller (6:00.43) and Alex Zedler (6:38.97), and the 5-lap with Sudbury and Kelsey Renn (2:52.67).
Other girls wins came from: Marlee Kiander (40HH, :07.37); Grace Mickelson (PV, 8′ 6″); Breanna Renn (40M, :06.30); Emily Miller (3-lap, 1:27.92); Ogstad (40LH, :07.37); Larson (2-lap, :56.73); the 8-lap (Flynn, Kiander, Viegut, B. Renn, 3:41.98); and the 12-lap (Flynn, Kiander, B. Renn, E. Miller, 6:18.51).
The boys swept the 5-lap with Tomek, Connor Ahrens (2:21.34) and Cody Strassman (2:35.69), and the 20-lap with Ryan Kuehn (11:40.96), Austin Kaiser (12:27.27) and Dakota Tomek (13:20.15). They went 1-2 in the high jump with Strassman (5′ 2″) and Tom Miller (5′ 0″), and the 45HH with Ben Yirsa (:08.21) and McMahon (:08.37).
Also capturing titles were: Galloy (40M, :05.57); Dylan Dahl (10-lap, 5:17.12); and the 8-lap (Galloy, E. Yirsa, McMahon, Bellile, 3:14.22).
“All of our athletes are really showing progress and improvement on their times and distances after four solid weeks of practices and meets,” Zuelsdorf said. “A real measure of where we stand will occur at the GNC Championships next week. Lakeland always brings their best to the table and this year is no exception, especially their veteran boys team. We are looking forward to the challenges the meet presents.”