Middle school track teams have a good start

This article submitted by Darrel Carstens on 5/5/99.

The Paynesville Area Middle School track teams had a strong showing in their first meet of the season at home on April 19 against tough competition. The eighth grade boys and girls won their meets while the seventh grade boys and girls both finished second.

Eighth grade boys
Team scores:
Paynesville - 83
New London-Spicer - 78
Rocori - 53
Litchfield - 27
BBE - 16

Individual results:
1600-meter relay team: Riley Flanders, Tony Spates, Freddie Stock, and Tom Flannigan, first;
1600-meter run: Flanders, second; Flannigan, third; and Stock, fourth;
400-meter dash: Todd Stelling, second;
800-meter run: Flanders, second; Stock fourth;
200-meter run: Stelling, third;
High jump: Spates, second;
Long jump: Spates, first; Flanders, fifth;
Triple jump: Flanders, first; Stock, second; Flannigan, fourth;
Discus: Spates, third, Stelling, fourth;
Shot put: Stelling, first.

Seventh grade boys
Team scores:
Rocori - 81
Paynesville - 62
BBE - 55
Litchfield - 20
NL-S - 11

Individual results:
Hurdles: Kyle Rausch, second; Phillip Yungk, third;
100-meter dash: Zach Groshens, second; Troy Fuchs, fourth;
1600-meter run: Chad Wyffels, third;
Long jump: Fuchs, first; Wyffels, third;
Triple jump: Groshens, first;
Discus: Rick Magedanz, fifth;
Shot put: Magedanz, third;
Pole vault: Yungk, first;
400-meter relay: Fuchs, Groshens, Wyffels, Rausch, first.

Eighth grade girls
Team scores:
Paynesville - 86
NL-S - 72
Litchfield - 60
Rocori - 43
BBE - 8

Individual results:
1600-meter run: Amanda Mayer, first; Jenny Berg, second;
400-meter run: Danielle Lieser, first; Melissa Kolb, third;
800-meter run: Berg, second; Chelsea Hartmann, third;
400-meter relay: Cassie Chrast, Cassie Salzl, Kolb and Rachel Sogge, fourth;
1600-meter relay: Morgan Martinson, Berg, Mayer, and Lieser, first;
High jump: Lieser, fourth; Chrast, fifth;
Long jump: Hartmann, second; Berg, third;
Triple jump: Lieser, first; Hartmann, second;
Discus: Sogge, first;
Shot put: Sogge, fifth.

Seventh grade girls
Team scores:
NL-S - 77
Paynesville - 65
Rocori - 57
Litchfield - 36
BBE - 28

Individual results:
Hurdles: Jessica Virant, first; Peggy Thompson, third;
400-meter run: Bridgette Johnson, third;
800-meter run: Amy Roberg, third;
200-meter run: Virant, fifth;
400-meter relay: Jessica Paul, Roberg, Virant, Thompson, first;
High jump: Ashley Ahrens, second; Johnson, third;
Triple jump: Thompson, second; Ahrens, fourth; Laura Haagenson, fifth;
Discus: Alicia Kohnen, fourth;
Shot put: Paul, second; Thompson, fifth;
Pole vault: Haagenson, first.

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