Springs track sweeps regional titles at Markesan

Springs track sweeps regional titles at Markesan


Springs track sweeps regional titles at Markesan


Markesan Regional: St. Mary’s Springs claimed both the boys and girls regional titles.

The boys racked up nearly 200 points en route to the title, which included five individual first-place finishes and a sweep of all four relays.

Zach Hintze posted a pair of individual wins in the triple jump and long jump for the Ledgers, while Zach McLaughlin in the 110-meter hurdles, Sam Spranger in the 400 meters and Sam Schrauth in the shot put also posted wins.

Also advancing to sectionals with second-place finishes were Mark Austin in the 200 meters, Alan Burkart in the 1,600 meters and Andrew Skiff in the 400 meters. Third-place finishers for the Ledgers were Austin in the pole vault, McLaughlin in the triple jump, Matt Laska in the 110 hurdles and Alex Strigenz in the 100.

Rounding out the sectional qualifiers for the Ledgers with fourth-place finishes were Kurt Mueller in the discus, Laska in the 300-meter hurdles, Spranger in the high jump, Luke Walber in the long jump and Andrew Riehl in the shot put.

The Ledger girls were led by Melanie Schneider, who won both the 200 and 400 meters and placed second in the triple jump.

Lizzy Leichtle finished first in the discus and second in the shot put, while Bailey Hoch was first in the pole vault and second in the 100 meters.

Megan McGovern added a win in the 100-meter hurdles and was fourth in the long jump, while Liz Bohn won the 800 meters and was fourth in the 1,600 meters.

Springs also advanced all four relays to sectionals, posting wins in the 400-meter, 800-meter and 3,200-meter events.

Central Wisconsin Christian also qualified five events for the sectional meet, including three individual events.

Luke Jonker led the way with a second-place finish in the 800 meters and will be joined on the boys side by Jared Regnarus, who was fourth in the triple jump. The CWC boys also qualified in the 800-meter and 1,600-meter relays.

Katie Miller finished third in the triple jump to earn a trip to sectionals.


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