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Paynesville Press - April 24, 2002

Bulldogs take third at Willmar

By Andy Jones

Josh Trees The Paynesville boys' track team traveled to Willmar for the Optimist Relays on Thursday.

The competition was tough, and the weather wasn't very good. A strong wind and cold temperatures made for a tough ten-team meet.

Senior Josh Trees took three firsts at the Willmar Optimist Relays on Thursday, including the high jump, where he cleared six feet. He broke a meet and school record in the triple jump with a leap of 43' 7.25".

The Bulldogs had some good individual performances, but as a team came up short, losing to Montevideo and to the ACGC Falcons, the Dogs' archrivals.

Senior Josh Trees had three first place finishes, including the high jump and the triple jump. Trees broke his own school record and the meet record with an amazing leap of 43' 7.25". Trees was also part of the winning 400-meter relay team along with seniors Ryan Whitcomb, Nic Glenz, and Adam Schaefer.

Other top competitors included Glenz, who tied for second in the pole vault; senior Andrew Jones, who took second in the 400-meter dash; and senior Jesse Rien, who took second in the 1,600-meter run.

The Dogs' 800-meter relay team of Whitcomb, Glenz, and juniors Milan Virant and Lee Fuchs took third place. The 3,200-meter relay team of juniors Riley Flanders and Freddie Stock, senior Scott Thompson, and sophomore Chad Wyffels took third.

The Bulldogs have their second home meet on Thursday, starting at 4:30 p.m.

Individual Results
Team scores 1. Montevideo 134
2. Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City 122
3. Paynesville 110
4. Marshall 100
5. Willmar 81.5
6. New London-Spicer 46
7. Renville County West 45
9. BOLD 24
10. Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa 14.5

Individual Results
110-meter hurdles: Steve Mages, fifth, 16.6;
300-meter hurdles: Mages, fifth, 44.2;
100-meter dash: Josh Trees, fourth, 11.5;
400-meter dash: Andy Jones, second, 56.1;
800-meter run: Riley Flanders, seventh, 2:18.;
1,600-meter run: Jesse Rien, second, 4:42; Dan Pearson, sixth, 4:56;
3,200-meter run: Rien, fourth, 10:38; 400-meter relay: Ryan Whitcomb, Trees, Nic Glenz, and Adam Schaefer first, 45.5;
800-meter relay: Whitcomb, Glenz, Milan Virant, and Lee Fuchs, third, 1:37.4;
1,600-meter relay: Flanders, Freddie Stock, Jones, and Scott Thompson, seventh, 3:55.7;
3,200-meter relay: Flanders, Stock, Wyffels, and Thompson, first, 9:08.;
High jump: Trees, first, 6' 0";
Long jump: Whitcomb, sixth, 18' 4";
Triple jump: Trees, first, 43' 7.25" (school and meet record); Whitcomb, fourth, 38' 1"; Jones, fifth, 37' 8";
Pole vault: Glenz, second, 11'; Aaron Bachman, fourth, 10'.

Paynesville Invitational
The Bulldogs won their first home invitational on Monday, April 15. It was a beautiful sunny day with just a slight breeze, but only four teams attended.

The Bulldogs won their first matchup of the season against the Falcons of ACGC, edging them 103.5 to 99.

The Bulldogs won every relay with ease. Members of the 400-meter relay were: Whitcomb, Glenz, Schaefer, and Fuchs. Members of the 800-meter relay were: Glenz, Whitcomb, Schaefer, and Trees. Members of the 1,600-meter relay were Josh Teicher, Chad Wyffels, Flanders, and Tom Flannigan. Members of the 3,200-meter relay were Flanders, Stock, Dan Pearson, and Flannigan.

Senior Jesse Rien won both the 1,600- and 3,200-meter run for the Bulldogs.

Flannigan took second place in the 800-meter run, with Flanders right behind him in third.

Junior Steve Mages ran strong, taking third in both the 110- and 300-meter hurdle races.

Trees took first in the triple jump and gathered second place finishes in the high jump and the 100-meter dash. Whitcomb took second place in both the long and triple jumps. Andy Jones took second place in the 400-meter dash and third in the long jump.

Senior Jonnie Schefers took second place in the discus, Glenz took third in the pole vault, and Pearson took third in the 3,200-meter run.

Individual Results
Team scores 1. Paynesville 103.5
2. Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City 99
3. St. Cloud Cathedral 61.5
4. Eden Valley-Watkins/Kimball 5

Individual Results
110-meter hurdles: Steve Mages, third, 16.1; Chad Wyffels, fifth, 20.15;
300-meter hurdles: Mages, third, 44.39; Wyffels, fifth, 46.0;
100-meter dash: Josh Trees, second, 11.53; Adam Schaefer, fourth, 11.9;
400-meter dash: Andy Jones, second, 55.61;
800-meter run: Tom Flannigan, second, 2:12; Riley Flanders, third, 2:13.;
1,600-meter run: Jesse Rien, first, 4:42;
3,200-meter run: Rien, first, 10:39; Dan Pearson, third, 10:51;
400-meter relay: Ryan Whitcomb, Lee Fuchs, Nic Glenz, and Schaefer, first, 46.23;
800-meter relay: Whitcomb, Glenz, Schaefer, and Trees, first, 1:378.1;
1,600-meter relay: Flanders, Josh Teicher, Wyffels, and Flannigan, first, 3:46;
3,200-meter relay: Flanders, Stock, Pearson, and Flannigan, first, 8:54.;
Discus: Jonnie Schefers, second, 114' 5.5"; Adam Leyendecker, fourth, 101' 6";
Shot put: Schaefer, fourth, 41' 4";
High jump: Trees, second, 6' 0"; Mages, fourth, 5' 8";
Long jump: Whitcomb, second, 19' 3.5"; Jones, third, 19' .75"; Fuchs, fourth, 18' 8";
Triple jump: Trees, first, 41' 0.5"; Whitcomb, second, 38' 3"; Jones, fourth, 37' 4.25"; Fuchs, fifth, 37' 4";
Pole vault: Glenz, third, 11' 3"; Aaron Bachman, fourth, 10'.

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