Hatchets go toe-to-toe with Cardinals

With an absolutely down-to-the-wire finish, the Hatchet girls pulled out a 82.5-75.5 home dual win over Wausau Newman last Thursday. The boys fell 89-61, but added two team records to one for the girls.
“It was exciting for all of our athletes to compete at home in front of their parents and home crowd,” THS coach John Zuelsdorf said. “They really responded well to the support, winning all four relays and scoring in every individual event. I cannot remember the last time that we did that in a meet!
“What was equally impressive was that the girls placed multiple times in all the individual events, except two, and one of those was because we only entered one athlete and she won the event.”
Grace Mickelson vaulted 9′ 6″ to break Alyssa Lampe’s 2006 mark of 9′ 0″. Eddie Yirsa chopped two full seconds off Terry Clements’ 1983 record in the 3-lap dash with a 1:11.71. Bryan Tomek took nearly 7 seconds off Cody Lemke’s 2008 record in the 3200 with a 10:31.84.
“The school indoor records by Eddie, Bryan, and Grace were phenomenal,” Zuelsdorf said. “Bryan appears in the D2 state-rankings with his two recent distance efforts. He is running strong with a lot of confidence. Grace is currently ranked 4th in D2 with her 9’6” effort. This equaled her PR from last season and she’s getting on a new pole, which, when she masters it, will take her to new record-setting efforts.
“Eddie set his second indoor record in as many years and is leaving his mark as one of the elite track athletes in Tomahawk school history.”
The girls also won the: 2-lap (Breanna Renn, :54.15); 800 (Dani Whiting, 2:55.77); 1600 (Alex Zedler, 6:29.31); 3200 (Talyn Jones, 14:35.71); triple jump (Hannah Meyer, 33′ 9″); shot put (Sam Schade, 32′ 1.5″); 8-lap relay (Mickelson, Renn, Katie Koth, Anna Nyberg, 3:46.46); and the 12-lap relay (Meyer, Nyberg, Sara Kouba, Audrey Dichsen, 6:27.98).
Runner-up finishes came in the: 40 (Renn, :06.21); 480 (Dichsen, 1:31.68); 3200 (Alice Egorov, 14:52.09); 45 HH (Annaluz Fox, :09.26); HJ (Nyberg, 4′ 8″); PV (Michaela Galganski, 7′ 0″); LJ (Koth, 14′ 9″); TJ (Emmy Larson, 33′ .5″).
Boys’ other wins came in the: PV (Peter Pintens, 11′ 6″); the 8-lap (Austin Ehn, Jacob Ungereer, Evan Russo, Justin Teal, 3:18.79); and the 12-lap (Yirsa, Austin Bellile, Jacob McGuire, Dakota Tomek, 5:27.55).
Runner-up placings were forged in the: 320 (Russo, :48.62); 1600 (Ryan Kuehn, 5:26.87); 45 HH (Ben Yirsa, :07.77); PV (Ehn, 11′ 0″); LJ (Neko McMahon, 19′ .75″); TJ (B. Tomek, 38′ 6.5″).

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