Monday, May 1, 2017
Boys, Girls Heat Up Cold Night at Becker Invitational
Having their best combined team efforts of the season (Girls 1st, Boys 2nd) BSMS put on a great display of what's to come and set the tone for the remainder of the season at last week's Becker Invitational held in Cuba City. The girls tallied 122.5 points to outdistance Darlington (112.5) and Cuba City (100.5) in the sixteen team meet. Along the way, the girls grabbed seven first place finishes led by Emma Lawrence's golds in the 100H (16.68), 300H (48.26) and the Triple Jump (32' 7.5"), Brianna Leahy's top finishes in the Shot (39' 4"), and the Discus (117' 01"), the 4x100 relay (Murphy, Matthews, Pingel, Jerry) 54.23, and the 4x200 relay (Murphy, Lawrence, Matthews, Jerry) 1:55.26.
Other top three performances were turned in by Paige Murphy 2nd 100m (13.14) and Long jump (14' 7"), and Katie Pingel who finished 2nd in the TJ (31' 5.75"), 100H (17.51), and 300H (52.23).
The boys cruised to a second place finish, even though they were not at full strength. Darlington won the boy's side scoring 119 points, followed by BSMS (101) and River Valley (98). Leading the way for the boys were; Senior Jeremiah Bailey who set a meet, Shullsburg, and Tri-Op record in the High Jump with a leap of 6' 4". He also finished 2nd in the Triple Jump (36' 11.25") and 3rd in the 110HH with a season's best 16.67. Junior David Germaine grabbed the title in the 400m with a time of 53.23, the 4x400 relay (Pulvermacher, Germaine, Turpin, Shetler) 3:40.7 took home the gold, Junior Aaron Pulvermacher took 3rd in the 200m (24.12), Senior Lance Lierman leaped 18' 1.5" in the Long Jump to claim second place, the 4x100 relay (Lierman, Coffey, Sigwarth, Shetler) 46.92 took 2nd, as did the 4x200 relay (Sigwarth, Pulvermacher, Shetler, Lierman) with a time of 1:37.27.
Earlier in the week (Tue., April 25th) both squads travelled for the first time to Lancaster to participate in a quadrangular meet which included River Valley and Dodgeville-Mineral Point. At the meet, the boys scored 53 points to place fourth. Three new records were set on the day - Junior Aaron Pulvermacher lowered his own Tri-Op record in the 200m with a time of 23.94 and the 4x200 relay team (Pulvermacher, Germaine, C. O'Neill, Coffey) set a new Benton and Tri-Op record with a time of 1:36.94. This erased the past record in Benton which had been held since 1983. Other place finishers included; the 4x800 relay (Krueger,Cole, P. Martin, Faria) took 2nd, Junior Ben Davis won the HJ @ 6', took 2nd in the PV (10' 6"), and 3rd in the 110HH, Senior Alan Montanye ran to a 4th place finish in the 100m (12.44), Junior Josh Redfearn ran a personal best (54.9) in winning the 400m, Freshman Matt Davis (47.06) ran a season's best, setting a new Scales Mound record while taking 3rd in the 300H, David Germaine sprinted to a fourth place finish in the 200m (24.0), Christian Vigrask tossed 40' 10.5" to grab 3rd, and Sophomore Nic Davis vaulted 9' to take 4th. The relays also performed well. The 4x100 relay (Coffey, Lierman, Shetler, Sigwarth) ran a season's best time of 46.63 to take first, the "B" squad (Walton,Scott, Bastian, Charles) grabbed 4th, the "Shullsburg" 4x200 (Lierman, Bailey, Montanye,Sigwarth) ran 1:38.6 to claim 4th, while the 4x400 relay (Cargill, Redfearn, C. O'Neill, Krueger) also ran to a 4th place finish.
The girls tallied 60 points on the day just behind Dodge/Point's 61. Racing in her first ever 100m dash, Sophomore Trinity Law won the race with a time of 13.37 followed by Freshman Chloe Matthews, who took 2nd, timing in at 13.88, while Freshman Calli Jerry ran a 14.03 to take 4th. Other place finishers included; Abigail Pahnke (2nd 1600m - 6:33), Kristy Kruger (3rd 400m - 1:10.85), Paige Murphy (1st 200m 27.41, 3rd LJ 15' 3.5"), Chloe Matthews and Katie Pingel tied for 3rd in the PV (6'), Junior Brianna Leahy kept up her winning ways taking first in both the Discus (118' 4") and shot (40' 2") and Trinity Law capped off the field event scoring taking third in the HJ (4'8"). The 4x100 relay (Murphy, Matthews, Law, Pingel) ran one their season's best times of 52.37 to capture fist place.
Next up for the track squads are meets in Fennimore (May 1st), Blackhawk (JV-May 4th), and Darlington' Redbird Invt. (May 8th).