Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Once again several BSMS athletes made the annual trek to Lawrence Kansas, this time for the 90th running of the Kansas Relays. The weather didn't cooperate as temperatures hovered near 50 degrees with a wind from the north and scattered rain late in the afternoon.
Six girls qualified for one of the nation's premier high school track and field invitationals. This year numerous athletes from 12 states competed on the Jayhawk's home facility. Leading the way for the second straight year was Junior Emma Lawrence who placed 8th out of the field of 45 runners. Her time of 47.21 is her seasonal best and leading Wisconsin's Div. 3. Also competing were; Senior Katie Pingel who jumped 32' 5” to claim 26th place out of a field of 30 jumpers, Junior Brianna Leahy tossed the discus 116' 5” to take home 15th place out of thirty throwers, and the 4x100 relay (Paige Murphy, Trinity Law, Chloe Matthews, Emma Lawrence) ran a Division 3 leading 52.18 to grab 23rd place in the field of 49 squads. Last year the 4x100 relay came in 28th place. Emma Lawrence also ran the 100 hurdles (and ran a personal best), but was disqualified for a trail leg infraction (we suspect that was what is was, as we were never notified).
“This meet is a great opportunity for our athletes to see better than state meet competition.” says Coach Raley “Back home we see very good competition. But here, everyone is good. You have to be at your very best to rank in the upper half of this meet. It truly simulates what we will experience up at LaCrosse in a little over a month. The athletes and I would like to thank the school boards and administrations for allowing us to go once again this season.”
Pictured are: Katie Pingel as she prepares to sprint down the runway on her first attempt in the triple jump.
The members of the 4x100 relay (Paige Murphy, Trinity Law, Emma Lawrence, Chloe Matthews) who ran 52.18.
Junior Brianna Leahy prepares to make her final throw in the discus.
Sunday, April 23, 2017
Last Tuesday, (18th) the BSMS track and field squads headed to Bloomington to take part in the 7 team meet hosted by River Ridge. On the day, the boys tallied 129 points to grab third place behind River Ridge (181.5) and Albany (149.5). The girls rolled up 62 points good enough for 4th place behind eventual winner River Ridge's (205.5).
Setting new Scales Mound School Records were Christian Vigrask who tossed the shot 44' 02” (2nd) and Ben Davis who cleared 10' 6” in the pole vault (1st). Also having an impressive afternoon were; Matt Davis (1st HJ- 5'6”, 2nd 300H – 49.12), Jacob Winslow (2nd discus – 115'05”), Caleb O'Neill (3rd 200m- 25.89), Alan Montanye (3rd 100m – 12.29), the 4x100 relay (2nd – 50.91) Reid Scott, Oren Charles, Caleb O'Neill, Alan Montanye, and the 4x400 relay (2nd – 4:16.63) Brett Cargill, William Martin, Josh Cole, and Nic Davis. The girls were led by double winner Brianna Leahy ( shot- 38' 10” and discus – 116' 10”), Sarah Lee (1st 3200m – 16:21.15), Abby Pahnke (4th 1600m – 6:25.07), and 5th place finishes by Donna Coley in the discus (71' 06”) and Megan Greenfield in the shot (27' 01”).
Up next for the tracksters are the Cuba City Becker Invitational (Thur. April 27th, 4:00pm) and the Fennimore Invitational (Monday, May 1st, 3:45 pm).
Friday, April 21, 2017
Great news! You can now find the Wisconsin Boys Honor Roll on the same website as you have for the girls. When you go to www.wisconsintrackonline.com (also found on BSMStrack.com's main page), click on the Boys Honor Roll icon to the left of the page. Boys Honor Roll will be updated on a weekly basis.
Thanks to those at the Wisconsin Track Coaches Association and Dave Figi for making it easier to access top performances in the State.
Thanks to those at the Wisconsin Track Coaches Association and Dave Figi for making it easier to access top performances in the State.
Monday, April 17, 2017
Last Thursday night, the split BSMS squad headed to either Cassville, WI or Port Byron, IL to compete in the respective schools' track invitationals. Due to a Good Friday conflict, the Riverdale Invitational was moved ahead one day which created some ingenuity to get all of the BSMS track squad members to two different meet locations.
At Port Byron, the girls defended their Riverdale Invitational crown by scoring 102 points behind seven first place finishes to easily outdistance Sherrard (80), Riverdale, and Stark County (79).
First place finishers were: Brianna Leahy (shot, 39' 2” new meet record, and discus 116' 10”), Emma Lawrence (100HH, 17.01, and 300H 47.44), Paige Murphy (LJ 16' 3” - new meet record), Trinity Law (HJ 5'1”) and the 4x100 relay (Matthews, Murphy, Pingel, Lawrence) 52.29. Second and third place finishers were: Paige Murphy (3rd 100m), Katie Pingel (2nd TJ, 3rd 100HH), and Emma Lawrence (3rd TJ).
The boys set a new Tri-Op record in the 4x200 relay (Lance Lierman, Ben Sigwarth, Ethan Shetler, Aaron Pulvermacher) with a time of 1:36.99 to take 2nd place. Other great performances on the day were turned in by; Jeremiah Bailey (1st HJ 6' 2”, and 3rd 110HH), Christian Vigrask (3rd shot), Jacob Winslow (2nd discus), Lance Lierman (3rd LJ) and the 4x800 relay (Krueger, Germaine, Redfearn, Pulvermacher) took home the silver.. For the meet (12 teams), the boys scored 59 points to grab third place behind Sterling Newman Catholic (116) and Morrison (69).
At Cassville, the boy's team tallied 85 points to grab third place in the seven team meet behind North Crawford's 198 and River Ridge's 147. Top three place finishers were; Alan Montanye (3rd 100m, 12.64), Nic Davis (2nd 3200m, 12:15.82), Matt Davis and Tyler Allen (tied 3rd HJ, 5' 2”), Wyatt Bastian (3rd TJ, 34' 01”), Shane O'Neill (3rd discus, 104' 8”), the 4x200 relay (Montanye, Scott, Cargill, Walton) grabbed 1st place with a time of 1:48.29, while the 4x100 relay (Walton, Charles, Scott, Montanye) 51.09, brought home the silver.
The girl's squad at Cassville was very limited, only competing in four events. They scored 19 points just ahead of Blackhawk's 16. River Ridge took home the title amassing 198 points. The girls did manage to grab first place in the 4x800 relay (Michelle Greenfield, Abby Pahnke, Sarah Lee, and Kristy Kruger) with a time of 11:56.78 and take 2nd place in the 4x400 relay (same team) in the time of 4:56.13. Donna Coley rounded out the scoring grabbing 6th place in the discus with a toss of 72' 7”.
Pictured are 6 of the 7 BSMS team members with their team trophy from the Riverdale Invitational track meet.
First row: Chloe Matthews and Trinity Law
2nd row: Katie Pingel, Paige Murphy, Brianna Leahy, and Calli Jerry.
Not pictured Emma Lawrence.
On a blustery day last Monday (April 10th) the BSMS track squads loaded the bus and headed to Monroe for the annual Glendenning Green/Lafayette Co. Track Meet. The boys squad had a stellar performance as they tallied 210 points to easily outdistance Monroe Red (135) and Albany (127) to claim their first ever Monroe Invitational title. Leading the way for the boys were; David Germaine -1st 400m (52.41), Christian Vig Rask - 1st shot (40' 9.5”), Jeremiah Bailey 1st HJ (5' 10”), the 4x100 relay - 1st (Aaron Coffey, Lance Lierman, Ethan Shetler, Ben Sigwarth) 47.29, the 4x200 relay - 1st (Sigwarth, Shetler, Lierman, Bailey) 1:38.69, and the 4x800 relay - 1st (Ryan Krueger, Josh Redfearn, Aaron Pulvermacher, Troy Turpin) 8:56.38. Also placing in the top three on the afternoon were; Aaron Coffey (2nd 100m), Lance Lierman (3rd 100m, 2nd LJ), Jeremiah Bailey (3rd 110HH), Ben Davis (2nd pole vault, 2nd HJ), Tyler Allen (3rd HJ), Caleb O'Neill (3rd TJ), Jacob Winslow (2nd shot, 3rd discus), Shane O'Neill (2nd discus), and the 4x400 relay (Pulvermacher, Redfearn, Turpin, C. O'Neill) finished 2nd.
For the ladies, first place finishes were turned in by; Brianna Leahy - in the shot (38' 7”) and discus ( 119' 8.5”) also Katie Pingel in the TJ (33' 5”). Other top three performances; Paige Murphy (2nd LJ, 3rd 100m), Abbey Pahnke (3rd 3200m), Emma Lawrence (3rd 100HH, 2nd 300H), Trinity Law (2nd HJ),
the 4x100 relay 2nd (Matthews, Law, Jerry, Murphy), the 4x200 relay 2nd (Murphy, Jerry, Law, Matthews), and the 4x400 relay which finished in 2nd (Kruger, Law, Jerry, Pingel). On the day the girls scored 130.5 points to take third place behind Monroe Red (144.5) and Monroe White (140).
Results can be found by clicking the link on the right hand side of the page under schedule.
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Sunday, April 9, 2017
The BSMS track and field squads headed outside for the first of two meets held in Darlington last week. On Tuesday (4th) Darlington and BSMS co-hosted a triangular which also had Cassville competing. There was no letting up as both squads started where they left off coming out of the indoor season. On the boy's side, Ben Sigwarth (100m), Aaron Pulvermacher (200m), Jeremiah Bailey (HJ and LJ), Jacob Winslow (shot) and the 4x100 relay (Sigwarth, Aaron Coffey, Ethan Shetler,Lance Lierman) all claimed first place finishes. Aaron Pulvermacher's time of 24.54 set a new Tri-Op record in the 200m dash. Other outstanding performances were turned in by: Ben Sigwarth (2nd 200m), Ethan Shetler (3rd 100m, 200m), Troy Turpin (2nd 1600m), Jeremiah Bailey (3rd 110m HH), Josh Redfearn (2nd 3200m), Nic Davis (3rd 3200m), Matt Davis (3rd 300m H), Lance Lierman (2nd LJ), Alan Montayne (3rd LJ), Christian Rask (2nd shot) Jacob Winslow (2nd discus), Shane O'Neill (3rd discus), the 4x400 relay (Josh Cole, Preston Martin, Nic Davis, Ryan Krueger) 2nd, the 4x200 relay (Tyler Walton, DJ Hamp, Reid Scott, Alan Montayne) 2nd, and the 4x800 relay (Cole, Martin, Nic Davis, Krueger) also finished 2nd.
For the ladies: Paige Murphy (200m), Brianna Leahy (shot, discus), Emma Lawrence (100HH, 300HH), the 4x100 relay (Matthews, Murphy, Law, Lawrence), and the 4x200 relay (Murphy, Matthews, Law, Jerry) all took home first place finishes. In the discus Brianna Leahy (118' 5") set new Shullsburg and Tri-Op records. Remaining top three place finishers for the girls were; Chloe Matthews (100m 2nd), Calli Jerry (100m, LJ, 3rd), Trinity Law (200m, 2nd), Katie Pingel (2nd 100HH, 300 H, and 3rd PV), Kristy Kruger (2nd 800m), Abigail Pahnke (2nd 3200m), while the 4x800 relay (Michelle Greenfield, Sarah Lee, Eve Notrott, Pahnke) claimed 2nd place.
On Friday, April 7th, both squads loaded up the bus and headed back to Redbird country to compete in the annual nine team Darlington Invitational. The 4x800 relay ( Pulvermacher, Redfearn, Germaine, Turpin) got the boys started by setting a new meet and Tri-Op record with the time of 8:37.54 taking home first place. Jeremiah Bailey continued the run on records - setting new Shullsburg and Tri-Op records in winning the HJ with a leap of 6' 3.5". He also took 3rd place in the 110HH, and 2nd in the TJ (39' 3.25"). The 4x100 relay (Coffey, Lierman, Sigwarth, Shetler), the 4x400 relay (Shetler, C. O'Neill, Turpin, Germaine), Ben Sigwarth (100m), Josh Redfearn (800m), Aaron Coffey (LJ), Jacob Winslow (shot) all claimed first place finishes. Top three finishers included; Ryan Krueger (2nd 1600m), Ben Sigwarth (2nd LJ), Caleb O'Neill (3rd TJ), Christian Rask (2nd shot), Jacob Winslow (2nd discus), the 4x200 relay (Coffey, Sigwarth, Bailey, Shetler) 2nd, and the "B" 4x100 relay team (C. O'Neill, Tyler Walton, Oren Charles, Alan Montanye) grabbed 3rd place.
The girls squad not to be outdone by the boys, also set numerous records on the afternoon. New meet records were set by Emma Lawrence in the 300H (48.54), and by the 4x200 relay
(Lawrence, Murphy, Matthews, Law) with a time of 1:51. 64. A new Shullsburg and Tri-Op record was set by Brianna Leahy in the discus with a winning heave of 124' 7". Others grabbing medals on the day were: Emma Lawrence (100mHH 1st, TJ 2nd), Katie Pingel (1st TJ, 2nd 100m HH), Trinity Law (1st HJ), Brianna Leahy (2nd shot), the 4x800 relay(Mi. Greenfield, Lee, Notrott, Kruger) 3rd, and the 4x100 relay (Jerry, Matthews, Pingel,Law) took 1st place (54.24).
Finally on Saturday, April 8th a number of girls travelled to the University of Wisconsin - Whitewater to compete in the all division WTFA (Wisconsin Track and Field Association) State Indoor Championships. Athletes have to meet qualifying standards to qualify for this annual meet. Leading the way for BSMS was Junior Brianna Leahy who tossed the shot 37' 8" on her last throw to move up two spots and claim third place in the prestigious meet. She is only the second girl to ever place (Brittany Davis 2nd 800m, 6th 400m, 2015) for BSMS. There were other outstanding performances including two new records turned in on the day. Paige Murphy and Emma Lawrence both set new Benton and Tri-Op records in the 55m dash ( 7.76) and 55m HH (9.08) respectively. Emma took 11th place out of 49 hurdlers that competed while Paige also performed well in the LJ, jumping a season best 16' 2.5" to grab 15th place in the field of 47
jumpers. Sophomore Trinity Law who came in seeded 32nd jumped a season's best 5' 0" and finished in 10th place only one miss from placing 7th. Senior Katie Pingel once again qualified for the Triple Jump finals - with a leap of 33' 8.5" to take 9th. She also had a season best 9.78 in the 55m high hurdles. Running in her first WTFA meet, freshman Chloe Matthews ran a season best 7.99 in the 55m trials. The girls (Lawrence, Murphy, Law, Matthews) also competed in the 4x200 relay (1:54.39)to finish 19th.
A busy week lies ahead for the track teams as they travel to Monroe on Monday (10th) for the Green/Lafayette Meet and they split their squads on Thursday (13th) some traveling to Cassville for the Cassville Invitational and the remainder head to Port Byron, IL for the annual Riverdale Invitational.
BSMS' Brianna Leahy takes the podium (3rd place) at the WTFA Indoor State Championship