Wolverine Thinclads End Season At District
ARMSTRONG The track and field season closed Thursday night for the West Bend-Mallard/Twin River Valley Wolverines at the Class 1A District Meet. Even though the Wolverines did not have any entries advance to the State Track Meet, the Wolverines had several solid efforts at the District meet.
The best placing the Wolverines earned on Thursday was a third place from Jesse Zinnel in the 3200 meter run with a time of 10:52. The 4×200 relay, comprised of Nikko Wheeler, Logan Streit, Collin Thatcher and Mitch Bonnstetter, also finished third with a time of 1:37.47.
Earning a fourth place finish was Mitch Bonnstetter in the 200 meter dash, as he turned in a :24.67 clocking. Jesse Zinnel also earned a fifth place finish in the 1600 meter run, as he finished with a time of 5:12.59 and the 4×800 relay, with Dan Eubank, Nathan Grimm, Kurt Banwart and Aaron Montag, turned in a 9:10.07 effort to place fifth.
Jesse Zinnel finished sixth in the 800 meter run with a 2:21.96 clocking, while the shuttle hurdle relay, comprises of Collin Thatcher, Clay Douglas, Dustin Johnson and Sean Riesenberg, took sixth place with a time of 1:09.79. The Medley relay, with Nikko Wheeler, Logan Streit, Mitch Bonnstetter and Aaron Montag also finished sixth with a time of 3:57.21.
Also earning a sixth place finish was the 4×100 relay, comprised of Clay Douglas, Logan Streit, Collin Thatcher and Mitch Bonnstetter, with a :48.0 clocking. The 4×400 relay, with Nikko Wheeler, Jordan Buhs, Ashton Fehr and Collin Thatcher also finished sixth with a time of 4:01.
Clay Douglas finished seventh in the long jump, leaping 17’3.25″ and in the 400 low hurdles, Dustin Johnson finished with a time of 1:05.5 for seventh place, while Nikko Wheeler took seventh in the 200 meter dash with a time of :25.6. Rounding out the finishes was Sean Riesenberg in the 110 high hurdles with a time of :18.3.
“This was a very tough district for us, yet our guys performed and competed well,” noted Coach Jerry Vanderhorst. “Jesse Zinnel finished up a very good freshman year with a good showing in the 3200. The 4×200 relay has been consistent all year and everyone on the team has improved his time. We have no seniors on this year’s team and everyone put forth a great effort all season. I’m looking forward to next year with all our returning letterwinners.”