Wolverines Run At SCC
WEST?BEND – The Wolverines of West Bend-Mallard/Twin River Valley competed last week at Lake City and earned several solid placings.
West Bend-Mallard/Twin River Valley finished eighth overall with 20 points. Madrid took the team title with 114 points.
Mitch Bonnstetter led the way for a young Wolverines with a third place finish in the shot put, throwing 44’7″, a full two feet further than his best effort of 2010, according to WBM/TRV?Head Coach Jerry Vanderhorst.
The 4×800 relay, comprised of Nathan Grimm, Jesse Zinnel, Jason Zinnel and Aaron Montag, ran a 9:04 to finish fourth, the first time out for the relay, .
Also finishing in fourth place was Jesse Zinnel in the 1600 meter run, as he turned in a time of 5:00.
The Wolverines’ 4×200 relay, with Collin Thatcher, Logan Streit, Nikko Wheeler and Mitch Bonnstetter, took fifth place with a time of 1:39.6, while the 4×100 relay, with Clay Douglas, Logan Streit, Collin Thatcher and Mitch Bonnstetter finishing in :47.5, also for fifth place.
Rounding out the efforts on April 5 was the Medley Relay, as the foursome of Mitch Bonnstetter, Logan Streit, Nikko Wheeler and Aaron Montag finished in 4:03, good for a fifth place finish.
“I was really pleased with our overall effort at this first meet,” noted Vanderhorst. “Mitch threw the shot two feet further than his best last year, the 4×800 group is made up of three freshmen and a sophomore and ran a decent time. We’ve only been practicing for three weeks and all of our times are ahead of last year’s. We’ll look to improve our times at the next meet.”
And for Vanderhorst, the meet at Lake City on April 5 was also special in another way – “It was also a thrill for me to coach against my son Kyle, who is the head coach at IKM-Manning. Needless to say, though, son got the best of Dad at this meet, but wait till next time!”