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WBM/TRV?Boys Continue To Improve

By Staff | Apr 22, 2010

THE?RUNNER’S?SOLITUDE - Jack Riesenberg came away with a pair of third place finishes for West Bend-Mallard/Twin River Valley in the 1600 and 3200 meter runs Tuesday night at Spirit Lake. -- Dan Voigt photo

WEST?BEND – The Wolverines of West Bend-Mallard/Twin River Valley continue to improve after running meets at Manson on Thursday and Spirit Lake Tuesday night.

At the Manson Coed meet on April 15, the Wolverines earned ninth place in the boys competition.

The Medley Relay, with Mitch Bonnstetter, Logan Streit, Tanner Bruellman and Jack Riesenberg, was fourth in 4:01.3. The 4×100 relayy, with Jordan Knobloch, Logan Streit, Tanner Bruellman and Mitch Bonnstetter, took fifth with a :48.9 clocking. Also finishing fifth was the 4×800 relay, with Jack Riesenberg, Cody Hulbrich, Kurt Banwart and Collin Thatcher turning in a 9:39 time.

Jack Risenberg finished fifth in the 1600 meter run with a 5:16 time, while the 4×200 relay, with Sean Riesenberg, Logan Streit, Tanner Bruellman and Mitch Bonnstetter, took sixth in 1:41.4 and the shuttle hurdle relay, with Jack and Sean Riesenberg, Ben Jacobson and Jordan Knobloch, finished sixth with a 1:15.6 time.

“This was a tough night for us, as we had a few guys gone to an FFA?trip and a couple were sick,”?noted WBM/TRV?Head Coach Jerry Vanderhorst. “Tough competition was also a part of it, bu tthe guys competed hard in every race. Jordan Knobloch filled in on the 4×100 and did a good job for us. And, we had a couple of relays that showed some nice improvement.”

Tuesday night, the Wolverines finished fifth in Class B at the Spirit Lake Invitational.

The 4×200 relay, with Clay Douglas, Logan Streit, Tanner Bruellman and Ethan Fehr, was second in 1:39.9, while Jack Riesenberg finished third in the 1600 meters with a 5:19 time and third in the 3200 meter run with an 11;29 effort.

The 4×100, with Fehr, Streit, Bruellman and Mitch Bonnstetter, took third with a :48.3 effort and the Medley Relay, comprised of Bonnstetter, Kurt Banwart, Dustin Johnson and Collin Thatcher, was third in 4:04.9.

The 4×800 relay, with Aaron Montag, Kurt Banwart, Dustin Johnson and Collin Thatcher finished fifth in 9:58.1, while the Shuttle Hurdle Relay with Jack and Sean Riesenberg, Ben Jacobson and Jordan Knobloch, also took fifth in a time of 1:13.9.

Sean Risenberg would finish sixth in the 110 high hurdleswith an :18.7 clocking and Clay Douglas placed sixth in the 200 meter dash with a :24.7 effort.

“It was the best night so far for weather and the kids ran pretty good,” noted  Vanderhorst. “Our 4×200 ran its best time of the the year and Clay Douglas ran well in the 100 and 200 meter races. We still need to improve in many areas and the guys are continuing to work very hard.”