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RIB LAKE TRACK & FIELD - Three wins for boys; Lopez extends her record at Edgar

Three wins for boys; Lopez extends her record at Edgar Three wins for boys; Lopez extends her record at Edgar




Rib Lake track and field athletes made several improvements from the first to second outdoor meets of the spring, most notably Olivia Lopez, who extended her school record in the triple jump by 11 inches during Monday’s Dr. H.A. Schulz Invitational at Edgar.

Lopez won the triple jump at 34 feet, 3.5 inches, obliterating the mark of 33-4.5 she had hit in both the indoor season and at the April 9 outdoor opener at Stratford. She easily won the event over runner-up Adrianna Goodman of Cadott (31-11.5).

That was Rib Lake’s only win in the girls meet, where the Redmen placed sixth out of 10 teams with 56 points. The boys got three wins while scoring 55 points and tying Antigo for fifth place in a meet that was moved up a day to avoid the wind and rain forecasted for Tuesday.

For the boys, Jed Henderson hit 5-10 for the third straight meet to win the high jump competition. He won it by a 4-inch margin over Antigo’s Garrett Kufner. Jack Regier pulled away from the other nine entrants to comfortably win the 3,200-meter run in 11:13.25. He held a margin of 22.68 seconds over runner-up Gavin Hynes of Newman Catholic, while Redmen Elijah Scott (11:58.93) and Connor Highfill (11:58.96) were seventh and eighth. Regier and Scott set their best two-mile times of the season.

Kaleb Scott competed in his first 800-meter run of the spring and won it in 2:14.8, beating Columbus Catholic’s Seth Roewe by 0.83 seconds. Henry Regier was fourth in a season-best 2:19.58. Scott also took sixth in the 400-meter dash at 55.93 seconds.

Kaleb Scott, Elijah Scott, Henry Regier and Jack Regier teamed up to post a solid time of 9:05.42 in the 3,200-meter relay, earning eight points with a second-place finish. Antigo won in 8:55.25, while Edgar was a distant third at 9:33.45.

Gus Zuleger added the final six points to Rib Lake’s total by placing sixth in the long and triple jumps. He went 17 feet in the long jump and 32-3 in the triple jump, while Seamus Highfill got 10th at 30-11.5.

Connor Highfill (5:31.97) and Truman Smith (5:35.24) were ninth and 10th in the 1,600-meter run. Smith was 11th in the 800 at 2:27.74. Demetrio Garelli cracked the last top-10 spot in the 200-meter dash at an improved 26.82 seconds.

Edgar easily won the boys meet with 204 points, followed by Newman Catholic (119), Columbus Catholic (73) and Abbotsford (67.5). Assumption was one point behind the Redmen and Red Robins with 54 points, beating Cadott (41), Prentice (21.5) and Greenwood (4).

Along with her winning triple jump distance, Lopez took third in the 200-meter dash and fifth in the 100-meter dash and long jump to account for 24 of Rib Lake’s girls points.

Lopez’s time of 27.96 seconds in the 200 put her just behind Assumption’s Bella Thomas (26.57) and Newman’s Mel Severson (27.66) and just ahead of Assumption’s Autumn Moon (28.06), the fourth-place finisher. Rib Lake freshman Kloey Paul was one spot shy of scoring, taking ninth in 31.09 seconds and freshman Maddie Rademacher was 11th at 31.87 seconds. All of those Rib Lake times were season bests. Lopez was timed at 13.53 seconds in the 100, which Thomas won in 12.48 seconds.

In the long jump, Lopez went 15-5.25, while Rib Lake’s Emma Tlusty got the eighth-place point at 13-11.5. Antigo star MacKenzine Wissbroecker won with a jump of 17-5.25.

Tlusty scored in three events for Rib Lake and Isabelle Gumz scored in four.

Gumz took second in the 300-meter hurdles in 52.54 seconds, a 3.15-second improvement from the first meet. Tlusty was fourth in 54.79 seconds, cutting 1.47 seconds. Newman’s Evie Bates won in 52.5 seconds.

In the 100-meter high hurdles, Tlusty was fourth in 18.51 seconds, while Gumz was sixth in 18.85 seconds and Rademacher was one spot away from scoring, taking ninth in 19.83 seconds. Those were personal-best times for all three. Cadott’s Iszy Sonnentag won the race in 16.76 seconds.

Gumz was 2 inches off her personal best in the shot put while placing fourth at 30-5 and she was seventh in the discus at 78 feet, an improvement of 37 inches over the first outdoor meet. All of Rib Lake’s discus entrants improved, including Coralee Glenzer (58-1), Tlusty (57-9.5) and Tessa Krause (57-5.5), who were 14th through 16th. Krause (24-8) and Camryn Glenzer (24-6.75) were 12th and 13th in the shot put.

Hadassah Nelson tacked on three more points for the Redmen with her sixth-place finish in the high jump. She cleared 4-2.

Cadott edged Newman 124-121 for the team title, while Assumption was third with 94 points ahead of Abbotsford (75) and Edgar (68). Rib Lake’s 56 points put the Redmen 1.5 points ahead of Antigo. Columbus Catholic (45), Prentice (43.5) and Greenwood (1) rounded out the scoring.

Rib Lake will be at the Stanley-Boyd Invitational on Friday.