Another indoor for Hatchets
Last Tuesday’s weather turned a road outdoor into a home indoor dual with Mercer, but the Hatchets easily prevailed.
“The weather bug has finally started to affect our program,” THS coach John Zuelsdorf said. “We lost our second and third outdoor meets this week, and although we’ve been able to adjust to indoor venues for two of the three meets, it’s different and not ideal. Like many of the other teams in the northwoods, our athletes are not getting the seed times in several key events needed for the upcoming tournament series. Fortunately, we had a couple of open dates in our schedule in early May that we are beginning to fill.
Hurley and Mercer were on the same sled, and asked for this year’s third THS Indoor.
“Unfortunately, 12″ of snow on Tuesday morning prevented Hurley from leaving town as school was cancelled there,” Zuelsdorf said. “The meet was intended to showcase our younger athletes, but with no varsity competition on the schedule for the week we inserted our more experienced athletes for one event each on Tuesday.”
“In many events the meet became sort of an inter-squad scrimmage for us. All in all it gave us another chance to gather additional data that we can use to prepare for upcoming meets as we build relays and make critical decisions on the varsity level.”
The girls took down a 107-16 meet, and the boys prevailed 93-32. The girls swept five events, the: shot put (Sam Schade, 32′ .5″; Jenna Schade, 28′ 6.5″; Makenzy Moritz, 21′ 5.5″); pole vault (Grace Mickelson, 9′ 6″; Michaela Galganski, 7′ 6″; Dani Whiting, 7′ 0″); 45 HH (Annaluz Fox, :09.39; Galganski, :09.41; Julia Albert, :10.07); 45 LH (Fox, :09.03; Kate Gaedtke, :09.19; Galganski, :09.26); and 5-lap (Whiting, 2:50.88; Talyn Jones, 2:58.12; Kayla Gass, 3:15.02).
They went 1-2 in the triple jump (Emmy Larson, 33′ 4″/Gass, 28′ 6″), 20-lap (Alex Zedler, 13:34.30/Claire Kuehn, 14:57.88), 10-lap (Audrey Dichsen, 6:37.16/Alice Egorov, 7:10.99) and 3-lap (Sara Kouba, 1:55.53/Nicole Strassman, 1:57.52). First-and-third finishes came in the 40 (Breanna Renn, PR :06.08/Mickelson, :06.69) and the high jump (Anna Nyberg, 5′ 0″/Kouba, 4′ 2″). They won the 8-lap (Selah McMahon, Kouba, Olivia Pintens, Fox, 4:09.79) and 12-lap (Gass, Galganski, Kelsey Maki, Kuehn, 6:48.68) relays.
Ranking 2-3 were the long jump (Katie Koth, 14′ 9.5″/McMahon, 13′ 1″) and 2-lap (Hanna Meyer, :54.56/McMahon, 1:01.74).
The boys swept the: 20-lap (Bryan Tomek, 11:17.21; Jacob McGuire, 12:06.72; Tyler Wittmann, 12:25.20); 10-lap (Ryan Kuehn, 5:49.21; Austin Kaiser, 5:51.72; Troy VanStrydonk, 5:52.66); 45 IH (Wyatt Schumitsch, :07.67; Vic Ierulli, :08.12; Dylan Schiltz, :08.22); 5-lap (Dakota Tomek, tie 2:48.99/Nate Flohr, tie 2:48.99/Eli Vangarde, 2:56.72); and 2-lap (Eddie Yirsa, :47.07/Hunter Landon, :51.30/Justin Teal, :51.46).
Ranking 1-2 were the: 45 HH (Ben Yirsa, :7.59/Schumitsch, :07.67); 3-lap (Evan Russo, 1:24.82/John Rupel, 1:29.49).
THS placed 1st and 3rd in the: LJ (Neko McMahon, 18′ 10.5″/Schiltz, 16′ 9″) and SP (Mitch Schauer, 39′ 1.75″/Jacob Ungerer, 37′ 2.25″). Other wins came in the 8-lap (Han McMahon, Logan Loretz, Teal, Phoenix Ehn, 3:29.09) and the 12-lap (James Skubal, Jacob Pieffle, VanStrydonk, Witt­mann, 6:01.24). They went 2-3 in the TJ (Austin Bellile, 37′ 11″/Ierulli, 36′ 4″) and 40 (Austin Ehn :05.72/Ungerer, :05.75).
Thirds came from A. Ehn (PV, 11′ 0″) and Jake Dichsen (HJ, 5′ 2″).