West Bend-Mallard Thinclads Open Seasons On Tuesday
WEST?BEND – The Spring sports seasons blew in for both the Lady Wolverine and Wolverine track teams Tuesday night, in somewhat less than Spring-like conditions.
Coach Jaime Fehr and the Lady Wolverines started their track and field season at Prairie Valley, where they earned a third place team finish.
For Coach Jerry Vanderhorst and the Wolverine boys, the season started at Southern Cal, where West Bend-Mallard competed with a field of 10 teams.
The Lady Wolverines earned 100 points to take third place behind the host Prairie Valley Warriors and Southern Cal on a blustery Tuesday. Leading the way for West Bend-Mallard/TRV were a pair of first place finishes, starting with Kenzie Grimm in the 200 meter dash, where she won in a time of ::27.84. The 4×400 relay, comprised of Shayla Simms, Megan Foth, Kaley Lempke and Kenzie Grimm claimed first place honors with their :55.96 clocking.
Meredith Collins would capture second in the 200 meter dash behind her teammate with a :29.63 effort, while Shayla Simms earned second in the 100 meter dash with a :13.41 effort. Missy Abrahamson collected second place honors in the shot put, throwing the orb 33’9” and Amanda Frieden placed second in the high jump, clearing 4’6”.
The Lady Wolverines’ Sprint Medley relay, made up of Missy Abrahamson, Kaylee Lanus, Jenny Auten and Amanda Frieden, placed second with their time of 2:13.85, and the 4×400 relay, with Missy Abrahamson, Kayla Banwart, Erin Larsen and Wendy Grimm, also earned a second place finish with a 5:02.19 clocking.
The Distance Medley relay, with Jenny Auten, Meredith Collins, Kayla Banwart and Erin Larsen, took third place honors with a time of 5:21.15.
Haley Hiscocks placed fourth in the shot put, throwing 28’10” and fourth in the discus, throwing 84-11”. Wendy Grimm placed fourth in the long jump, leaping 12’6.5”.
Brooke Bennett finished fourth in the 3000 meter run with a time of 12:35.20 and the 4×800 relay, comprised of Amanda Frieden, Sarah Berte, Cassie Schneider and Megan Foth, placed fourth with their time of 12:49.69.
Bailey Cavanaugh would finish fifth in the 400 hurdles with her time of 1:24.71 and Brooke Bennett ran a 6:07.66 in the 1500 meter run to take fifth place honors.
Kaylee Lanus earned a sixth place finish in the long jump, leaping 12’2” and Wendy Grimm finished sixth in the 400 meter dash with her time of 1:15.33.
Other efforts by the Lady Wolverines included Sara Foley with a 13:57.0 time in the 3000 meter run and Kaley Lempke with a :13.95 effort in the 100 meter dash. Amanda Frieden ran the 400 meters in a time of 1:15.37, while Bailey Cavanaugh ran the 100 hurdles in :20.3 and Elsie How ran the 100 hurdles in :21.1
In the 800 meter run, Sarah Berte rand a 3:11.85 and Cassie Schneider rand a 3:19.93, while in the 400 hurdles, Melanie Vote turned in a 1:44.25 effort.
The story was a little different for the Wolverines at Southern Cal, as they scored eight team points on the night.
The Shuttle Hurdle Relay, with Jack Riesenberg, Ben Jacobson, Jordan Knobloch and Sean Riesenberg, took fourth place with a time of 1:17.3 to lead the Wolverine efforts.
In the 3200 meter run, Jack Riesenberg took sixth place with his 11:33 effort, while in the 800 meter run, Aaron Montag finished sixth with a time of 2:25.
West Bend-Mallard/TRV’s 4×200 relay, made up of Ethan Fehr, Logan Streit, Tanner Bruellman and Sean Riesenberg, earned a 1:44.5 clocking, which was good for a sixth place finish and the 4×100 relay, with Clay Douglas, Logan Streit, Tanner Bruellman and Mitch Bonnstetter, also finished sixth with a time of :48.4.
“On a cold and windy night, we had trouble placing against a very strong field of teams,” noted Head Coach Jerry Vanderhorst. “I was impressed with Aaron Montag, who ran two pretty good 800’s for a freshman’s first meet. We are looking to improve each day and each meet.”
Next action for the West Bend-Mallard/Twin River Valley boys and girls track squads will be this Friday, April 9, when they compete in the Clay Central-Everly Relays at Spencer. Action is slated to begin at 5 p.m. at Spencer’s Dale Norton Field.