Records fall during Three Rivers Conference meet held here May 12

Warrior sprinters Adam Drenckhahn, at right and Ryan Pitts placed one and two in the 100 meters. Photo by Zach Thomas

By Charlie Warner
Argus Editor

Caledonia hosted the 2012 Three Rivers Conference Track and Field Championships this past Saturday with Plainview-Elgin-Millville winning both the boys and girls titles.

The PEM boys racked up 219.75 team points to easily outdistance second place Dover-Eyota/St. Charles with 122.75 points. Chatfield finished third with 85 points, Rushford-Peterson/Houston was fourth with 78 points, Caledonia/Spring Grove was fifth with 74 points, Wabasha-Kelleogg was sixth with 57 points, Lewiston-Altura was seventh with 43 points and Kingsland was eighth with six points.

The PEM girls won the team championship with 171 points. DE/St. Charles was second with 164, Chatfield was third with 134, the Warriors finished fourth with 100, R-P/Houston was fifth with 46, L-A was sixth with 43, W-K was seventh with 26 and Kingsland was eighth with 11.

Record-setting day

Warrior sprinter Adam Drenckhahn set a new track record in the 100 meters with a winning time of  11.12.

Drenckhahn was also part of two record-breaking relay teams. The 4 by 100 meter team of Drenckhahn, Ryan Pitts, Adam Buttell and Aric Elmore set a new track record with a winning time of 44.34.

The 4 by 200 meter relay team broke the old track record with a time of 1:32.39. Members of that relay team were Drenckhahn, Pitts, Elmore and Connor McCormick.

Boys results

The following are the Warriors who earned team points:

• 100 meters- Drenckhahn- first place (11.21) and Pitts- second (11.41).

• 200 meters- Buttell- eighth place (25.21).

• 400 meters- Elmore- second place (55.59), Sean Kearney- sixth place (57.71) and Nick McGraw- eighth place (59.83).

• 4 by 100 meter relay- (Pitts, Buttell, Elmore and Drenckhahn) first place (44.34).

• 4 by 200 meter relay (Pitts, Elmore, Drenckhahn and McCormick)- first place (1:32.39).

• High jump- West Spier- first place (6-02), Alex Goetsinger and Buttell- tied for sixth place (5-02).

• Long jump- Spier- fifth place (19-03.25).

• Shot put- Bryan Barthel- fifth place (40-04).

Maria Fruechte placed first in the 100 meters and second in the 200 meters. Photo by Zach Thomas

Girls results

The Warrior girls got first place finishes from Maria Fruechte in the 100 meters, the 4 by 800 meter relay and defending state high jump champ Emma Lange, who competed for the first time this year, after undergoing foot surgery last fall.

The following are the Warriors who earned team points:

• 100 meters- Fruechte- first place (13.00).

• 200 meters- Fruechte- second place (26.96).

• 400 meters- Fruechte- fifth place (1:04.84) and Richelle Mehus- sixth place (1:05.12).

• 800 meters- Nichaela Neuzil- third place (2:26.24).

• 3200 meters- Brenna Werner- eighth place (13:02.78).

• 100 meter hurdles- Hannah Russert- second place (16.41).

• 300 meter hurdles- Russert- fourth place (49.87).

• 4 by 100 meter relay- (Remi Sonsalla, Samantha Colleran, Alyssa Albert and Josie Wagner) fourth place (54.77).

• 4 by 200 meter relay (Sonsalla, Colleran, Albert and Wagner)- fifth place (1:55.79).

• 4 by 400 meter relay (Richelle Mehus, Russert, Lydia DeMorett and Neuzil)- fourth place (4:25.80).

• 4 by 800 meter relay- (Richelle Mehus, Randi Mehus, Werner and Neuzil)- first place (10:22.01).

• High jump- Emma Lange- first place (5-06) and Alexix King- sixth place (4-06).

• Triple jump- Russert- sixth place (31-06.75).

• Shot put- Aly Folz- second place (32-07.50) and Trece Frank- seventh place (29-08).

• Discus throw- Folz- fourth place (90-00).

Up next

The Warrior boys and girls will be competing in the Section One Sub-section meet on May 17 in Rushford.

Brenna Werner was part of the winning 4 by 800 meter relay team. Photo by Zach Thomas