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Paynesville Press - April 21, 2004

Boys run fifth at home track meet

By Michael Jacobson

Lee Fuchs-Thielen with the jump The Paynesville boys' track team hosted their first outdoor meet of the season last week, finishing fifth at the ten-team meet on Tuesday, April 13.

Conference rival LPGE won the meet at PAHS with 121 points, followed by Annandale (112.5), ACGC (100), NL-S (91), and Paynesville (70).

The Bulldogs' highest individual finish was by senior Chad Wyffels, who placed second in the 800-meter run. Wyffels also placed seventh in the triple jump and helped two relays to place in the top five.

Senior Lee Fuchs-Thielen leaps during a long jump attempt at the home meet last week. He placed fourth in the long jump and fourth in the triple jump at home, then took second in the triple jump at Willmar

Senior Lee Fuchs-Thielen and sophomore Aaron Bachman each placed in three individual events for the Dogs. Both had three fourth-place finishes. Fuchs-Thielen was fourth in the 100-meter dash, the long jump, and the triple jump. Bachman was fourth in the pole vault and both hurdle races (110 meters and 300 meters).

Seniors Scott Millner and Derek Burris also placed in two events. Millner placed in both hurdle races (fifth and sixth), and Burris placed in both the shot put (fourth) and the discus (sixth).

This week, the Bulldogs will compete at Melrose on Thursday, and next week they will travel to Long Prairie for a meet on Tuesday, April 27.

Team scores
1. LPGE 121
2. Annandale 112.5
3. ACGC 100
4. NL-S 91
5. Paynesville 70
6. Minnewaska 62
7. Maple Lake 43
8. Melrose 40
9. Dassel-Cokato 31
10. EV-W/Kimball 20

Individual Results
110-meter hurdles: Aaron Bachman, fourth, 17.3; Scott Millner, fifth, 18.0;
300-meter hurdles: Bachman, fourth, 45.7; Millner, sixth, 46.1;
100-meter dash: Lee Fuchs-Thielen, fourth, 11.5;
800-meter run: Chad Wyffels, second, 2:08.4;
3,200-meter run: Dugan Flanders, sixth, 11:26.7;
1,600-meter relay: Wyffels, Millner, Jason Wendroth, and Anthony Benson, fifth, 3:59.4;
3,200-meter relay: Wyffels, Benson, Flanders, and Chris Utsch, fourth, 9:13.2;
Discus: Derek Burris, sixth, 109';
Shot put: Burris, fourth, 42' 6";
Long jump: Fuchs-Thielen, fourth, 18' 10";
Triple jump: Fuchs-Thielen, fourth, 39'; Wyffels, seventh, 36' 10";
Pole vault: Bachman, fourth, 11'; Troy Fuchs-Thielen, sixth, 10' 6".

Willmar Optimist
The Bulldogs tied for sixth with New London-Spicer at the Willmar Optimist on Thursday. Class AA schools dominated the meet, with Marshall taking first, Willmar second, and Rocori fourth. Only ACGC, at third, slipped into the top four among the big schools.

Seniors Lee Fuchs-Thielen and Derek Burris each placed in two events individually. Fuchs-Thielen was second in the triple jump and seventh in the long jump. Burris was seventh in the discus and eighth in the shot put.

Senior Chad Wyffels and sophomore Sean Glenz each placed in one event individually and ran on two relays that placed. Wyffels was sixth in the 400-meter run, and Glenz was seventh in the 800-meter run. They both ran legs on the 1,600-meter relay, which placed sixth, and the 3,200-meter relay, which placed third.

Sophomore Aaron Bachman and senior Troy Fuchs-Thielen both placed in the pole vault for the Dogs, with Bachman fifth and Fuchs-Thielen eighth.

Team scores
1. Marshall 179
2. Willmar 175
3. ACGC 92
4. Rocori 75
5. Montevideo 64
6. Paynesville 32
6. New London-Spicer 32
9. BOLD/BL-H 15
10. Renville County West 4
11. BBE 3

Individual Results
400-meter run: Chad Wyffels, sixth, 54.0;
800-meter run: Sean Glenz, seventh, 2:09.5;
1,600-meter relay: Glenz, Wyffels, Scott Millner, and Jason Wendroth, sixth;
3,200-meter relay: Wyffels, Anthony Benson, Glenz, and Matt Mehr, third;
Discus: Derek Burris, seventh;
Shot put: Burris, eighth;
Long jump: Lee Fuchs-Thielen, seventh;
Triple jump: Fuchs-Thielen, second;
Pole vault: Aaron Bachman, fifth; Troy Fuchs-Thielen, eighth.

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