Tuesday, May 16, 2017
BSMS Boys & Girls Claim their 5th CONSECUTIVE Conference Championship
For the 5th consecutive year the BSMS boys and girls track and field squads swept the Six Rivers Conference Championships. Both squads came to compete and compete they did!
The girl's squad had a "Total Team Effort" as they defended their crown on a muggy day at UWP's track complex. Missing one of their better athletes (Trinity Law) and having other's work loads cut back due to injury concerns, the girls pieced together all four of their relays using athletes who had never competed in those events before to hang on to a slim victory (152) over Albany (143) and River Ridge (134).
" My hat goes off to the athletes who stepped it up today and filled in on the relays. Without those efforts, we don't win - plain and simple!', Coach Raley.
"It seemed to me that the 4x800 relay really got our girls pumped to compete", commented Coach Raley. Two throwers, Megan Greenfield and Trista Starr stepped up to help distance runners Michelle Greenfield and Sarah Lee race to a third place finish in the meet's first event. After that, the girls seemed to have blood in their eyes.
Emma Lawrence (16.35) and Katie Pingel (17.51) then swept the 100HH race, while Senior Paige Murphy defended her 100m crown (13.16) and teammates Chloe Matthews (4th, 13.58) and Calli Jerry (8th 13.92) brought home two more place finishes in the 100m.
On the afternoon, everyone on the girl's squad placed: Sophomore Eve Notrott (6th 3200m), Sophomore Kaylee Turpin (7th 1600m, 6:08.43), Senior Abby Pahnke (4th 3200m), Junior Sarah Lee (5th 3200m), Junior Emma Lawrence (1st TJ 34'.05", 1st 300H), Senior Katie Pingel (2nd TJ 33' 7.5", 4th 300H 51.23), Freshman Chloe Matthews (3rd PV 7' 6"), Paige Murphy (1st LJ 15' 10.75, 2nd 200m 27.45), while Junior Brianna Leahy was a double winner(1st shot 40' 2", 1st discus 122' 11"). Emma Lawrence's time (46.33) set a new conference meet record in the 300H.
The relays also competed extremely well: the 4x100 (Matthews, Murphy, Kristy Kruger, Jerry) placed 1st in 54.28, the 4x200 relay (Matthews, Jerry, Pingel, Pahnke) grabbed 3rd in 1:58.07, and the 4x400 relay (Turpin, Kruger, Leahy, Mi. Greenfield) took 6th. Kruger, Pahnke, and Leahy all were competing in relays they had never run before.
Depth was the key to victory for the boys as they scored in every event. Leading the way for the boys was Senior Jeremiah Bailey who claimed four first place finishes (110HH 16.81, 300IH 43.12, HJ 6'0", and the TJ 39' 9"). Multiple place winners on the day were: Senior Ben Sigwarth (2nd 100m 11.9, 1st LJ 19'11.75"), Senior Lance Lierman (4th 100m 12.12, 2nd LJ 18' 10.5"), Freshman Caleb O'Neill (3rd 400m 56.07, 2nd TJ 38' 10"), Junior David Germaine (1st 400m 52.65, 3rd 200m 24.66), Junior Ben Davis (2nd 110HH 17.86, 2nd PV 9' 6", 2nd HJ 5' 10"), Sophomore Troy Turpin (2nd 800m 2:09.51, 3rd 1600m 4:54.55), Freshman Matt Davis ( 4th 300IH 46.32, 5th HJ 5'6"), Sophomore Nic Davis (5th PV 9', 7th 3200m). Also placing were; Senior Jacob Winslow (3rd discus 116' 8"), Junior Christian Vig Rask (2nd shot 41' 6"), Junior Josh Redfearn (2nd 3200m 11:07.85), Junior Aaron Pulvermacher (2nd 200m 23.85), Junior Ryan Krueger (4th 1600m 5:13.5), and Junior Ethan Shetler (5th LJ 17' 11").
The relays contributed in a huge way as the boy's team grabbed three first place finishes (4x100, 4x200, 4x400) and a 5th place finish in the 4x800. Members of the relay teams were: 4x100 (Lierman, Sigwarth, Shetler, Alan Montanye) 46.79, the 4x200 (Shetler, Montanye, Pulvermacher, Sigwarth) 1:37.95, the 4x400 (Germaine, O'Neill, Pulvermacher, Shetler) 3:38.49, and the 4x800 (William Martin, Josh Cole, Brett Cargill, Monardo Faria) 10:02.33.
Next up for BSMS is the Regional Meet @ Cuba City (May 22nd) and the Sectional Meet @ Bangor (May 25th).