Conference championships won
FAIRFIELD – The Washington High School boys’ and girls’ track and field teams competed for Southeast Conference championships both as teams and individuals last night in many events.
After all the events had concluded, the Demon varsity boys had a total of 59 team points to place fourth. The Washington girls’ varsity team came in second with 94 points.
The Demon boys and girls did bring back 11 conference championships in individual events, however. The junior varsity boys scored 24 points as a team and the JV girls finished at 52 points.
“The shuttle hurdle surprised me tonight. Their time is fantastic for that group. Jacob Green led 600 [meters] of the 800-meter [run]. Curtis Vest ran a great mile [1,600-meter run]; he stayed in contact with the leaders for about three laps and set a personal record. Alex Coker stepped up big and showed great leadership. Tommy [Peterson] had the best outdoor shot put throw of his life. Going forward we will correct some mistakes and try to keep fresh and stay healthy,” boys’ head coach Steve Roth commented.
“It was a great night for us. The girls have worked hard all season, so it was nice to see them run so well and get those six wins last night. Morgan Kimball continues to show how strong she is by running her fastest open 4 [400-meter relay] time of the season. She is peaking at the right time. It was a great race for her. Macy Marek was a conference champ in every event she ran last night. McKayla Miller and Emma Stout had outstanding performances in the shot put. Emma had a career best by 2 1/2 feet. The emphasis is to get as many girls to state as we can. We want to come home with some medals again this year from the state meet, so we will be looking to make sure we have the right combinations to accomplish that,” girls’ head coach Stefanie Tschantz said.
Coker is the 2014 conference champion in the long jump, landing at 20 feet, 4 ½ inches and in the 100-meter dash with a time of 11.4 seconds. Peterson also claimed a conference championship in the shot put at 51-9. Marek completed the sweep for Washington as far as championships in the 100 went with her time of 13.19.
Kimball claimed a fifth conference championship for the Demons in the 400-meter dash in 1 minute, 0.89 seconds. Noah Lebsack then made Washington two-for-two in the 400 with his time of 51.49 also being championship-caliber. The girls’ 4x200-meter relay (Kelly Wheeler, Grace Redlinger, Stephanie Fishback and Marek) brought the championship total up to seven with its time of of 1:50.64.
The boys’ 200 relay (Tanner Knupp, Carl Sivels, Gage Redlinger and Coker) followed suit, winning in 1:34.22. Marek won her second conference championship in the 200-meter dash with her time of 26.76. The girls’ sprint medley (Wheeler, Dema Giardino, Fishback and Kimball) brought the medal count up to double digits in 1:56.91.
The girls’ 4x100-meter relay (D. Giardino, Gr. Redlinger, Fishback and Marek) continued the run of success with a time of 51.92.
Dylann Schluetter was the runner-up in the discus, making her mark at 105-6. Miller’s shot put throw of 32-6 also made her a runner-up. Both the boys’ (Ga. Redlinger, Alex Gonzalez, Jacob Reighard and Jack Giardino) and girls’ (Emma Wood, Makenzie Knutson, Jessie Buchholz and Kailtin Roush) shuttle hurdle relays claimed runner-up honors in 1:04.58 and 1:14.02.
The boys’ 100 relay (Knupp, Ga. Redlinger, Sivels and Coker) was runner-up with a time of 44.97.
Stout finished third in the shot put at 32-5. Emme Keith took third place in the 3,000-meter run with a time of 11:43.18. Wheeler was third in the 100 in 13.7 and the 200 in 27.96.
The girls’ distance medley (D. Giardino, Amber Salow, Addison Gaal and Mariah Howard) finished third with a time of 4:50.73. Green took third in the 800-meter run in 2:10.17.
The girls’ 4x800-meter relay (Stephanie Loy, Jasmine Mares, Lexi Redlinger and Aubrey Zimmer) came in fourth place in 11:39.3. Buchholz was fourth in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 17.58. Knutson took fourth in the 400-mteter hurdles in 1:15.28.
The boys’ distance medley (Bryce Rickey, Ethan Hanson, Kyle Schindler and Vest) came in fourth place with a time of 4:11.14.
Knutson also scored for the Washington in the 400, placing fifth with a time of 1:07.17. Lebsack came in fifth in the 200 in 24.53. The boys’ 4x400-meter relay (J. Reighard, Matt Reighard, Schindler and David Mares) took fifth with a time of 4:03.11.
Gaal and Salow placed fifth and sixth in the long jump at 14-9 ¼ and 14-3 ½.
Vest finished sixth in the 1,600-meter run with a time of 5:12.79. Keith also placed sixth in the 800 in 2:40.46.
Both the boys’ and girls’ teams will participate in sectionals at Mt. Pleasant on Thursday, May 15.
Following are all the varsity results outside of the top six places and all the junior varsity results, listed by gender and event.
Boys’ discus – Karlton Skubal, eighth, 84-6.
Boys’ JV discus – Grant Shive, fifth, 85-2. Seth Townsend, sixth, 68-8.
Girls’ discus – Stout, eighth, 79-9.
Girls’ JV discus – Makenna Goodwin, second, 79-10. Addy Pacha, sixth, 71-6.
Boys’ long jump – Bryce Craff, eighth, 16-8 ¼.
Boys’ shot put – Kyle Stout, eighth, 34- ½.
Boys’ JV shot put – Ted Leeper, seventh, 30-6 ½. Lane Keeler, ninth, 27-10 ¾.
Girls’ JV shot put – Goodwin, first, 29-11 ½. Libby Schnicker, fifth, 23-6 ½.
Girls’ JV 100-meter dash – Clarissa Perez, sixth, 15.75. Cheyenne Davis, ninth, 17.67.
Boys’ 100-meter dash – Hunter Bell, eighth, 12.42.
Boys’ JV 100-meter dash – Michael Dillon, fifth, 13.22. Dante Clark, ninth, 14.58.
Girls’ JV distance medley – Hannah Purner, McKenna Reighard, Roush and Alexis Turner, second, 5:22.44.
Girls’ JV 400-meter dash – Stephanie Gutierrez, fifth, 1:15.61. Maggie Voss, seventh, 1:20.99.
Boys’ 400-meter dash – Ma. Reighard, eighth, 57.19.
Boys’ JV 400-meter dash – Chase Litchfield, fourth, 1:09.65.
Girls’ JV 4x200-meter relay – Salow, Purner, Mc. Reighard and L. Redlinger, second, 2:02.72.
Boys’ JV 4x200-meter relay – Craff, Rickey, Hanson and Jose Tapia, first, 1:41.55.
Girls’ 800-meter run – Howard, seventh, 2:49.19.
Girls’ JV 800-meter run – Brynna DeLong, fourth, 3:06.18. Sammie Landstrum, fifth, 3:07.73.
Girls’ JV 200-meter dash – Perez, ninth, 35.6. Davis, 10th, 38.2.
Boys’ 200-meter dash – Rickey, 10th, 27.33.
Boys’ JV 200-meter dash – Dylan Kinman, sixth, 29.24. John Dillon, eighth, 29.45.
Girls’ 400-meter hurdles – Roush, ninth, 1:28.71.
Boys’ JV distance medley – Victor Miller, Jack Carter, D. Mares and Ryan Loy, third, 4:42.32.
Girls’ JV sprint medley – Stout, Purner, Mc. Reighard and L. Redlinger, third, 2:14.43.
1,500-meter run – S. Loy, seventh, 6:04.66. J. Mares, eighth, 6:17.1.
JV 1,500-meter run – Zimmer, fifth, 6:42.26.
Girls’ JV 4x100-meter relay – Gaal, Wood, Salow and Knutson, first, 55.09.
Boys’ JV 4x100-meter relay – J. Giardino, Rickey, Hanson and Tapia, first, 46.92.
Girls’ JV 4x400-meter relay – Gaal, Howard, Wood and Keith, first, 4:41.56.