The Caledonia Argus
The Caledonia Warriors played host to visiting track and field programs from two states on Friday, April 7. That’s when La Crosse Central, La Crosse Aquinas, Lanesboro/Fillmore Central/Mabel-Canton, and Rushford-Peterson/Houston all met for a five-way competition.
The meet was the first of 2017 for Caledonia/Spring Grove, since the scheduled season opener on March 30 (at Rushford) was cancelled due to poor weather. Logan finished first in both boys and girls team totals.
For the ladies, there were 17 events. Central scored 131 points, R-P/H 76, L/FC/MC 58, C/SG 38, and Aquinas 29. For the gents, 16 events were scored. Central totaled 117, R-P/H 78, C/SG 72, L/FC/MC 42, and Aquinas 21.
Warrior Maria Schieber won the 400 meter dash, took third in the individual 200M, and ran on the winning 4x200M relay with Amber Conniff, Kaitlyn Conniff, and Rachel Welsh. Amber Conniff also took third in the 100M dash, and ran on the third-place 4×100 team with Kaitlyn Conniff, Haley Jennings, and Welsh. Team points were also scored by Madison Winjum (second in long jump, fifth in the 100M dash), Melanie Seymour (fifth in the 400M), Haley Jennings (fifth place, high jump), and Taryn Meyer (fifth in triple jump).
The C/SG boys once again showed their prowess in the sprints. In the 4x100M, two Warrior teams snagged first and second. The first place team consisted of Ben McCabe, Ezekiel Ott, Mitchel Bechtel and Cullen Patterson, while the crew of Nick McCabe, Jack Beardmore, Ethan Jacobson and Noah Snell finished right behind – and ahead of the rest of the field. The individual 100M went to Austin Steele of Central, but he was followed by five Warriors (in order) Bechtel, Ben McCabe, Ott, Patterson, and Snell.
The 4×200 was also won by the Warriors. That team consisted of Ben McCabe, Ott, Bechtel, and Patterson. Marten Morem won the 400M dash, and took second in high jump. Bechtel took second in long jump. Ott took second in shot put. Taylor Holtey took second in discus. Luke Schneider took third in the 400M, and Ethan Zahn took third in the 300M hurdles. Bryan DeWitt took fourth in the 800M run. Jordan Jaster took fourth in discus.