McCabe, Pieper place first in field events

S. Lee Epps

Freshman Christopher Pieper took first place in boys high jump as did senior Nick McCabe in shot put and the 4x100-meter girls relay at the Lewiston-Altura invitational on April 18. Two days previous, Caledonia/Spring Grove had competed at the La Crosse Logan Invitational.

Despite some individual highlights, C/SG did not have enough athletes or enter enough events to challenge for any of the team titles. The Warrior girls and boys both finished eighth among eight teams at Logan, and both were fourth among five teams at L-A.

Girls at Logan

There were only nine girls for the Warriors, who entered only eight of the 18 events and earned team points in four events.  The highest finish was the third place in the 4x100M relay (54.66 seconds) with legs run by sophomore Eliza Welscher, freshman Alysha Heaney plus two eighth graders Kloe Jore and Alexis Schroeder.

Welscher was also fourth among 25 girls in the 100-meter dash and ran on the fifth place 4x200-meter relay along with Jore, senior Jenna Scanlon and eighth grader Arianna Tostenson.

Tostenson earned eighth place points in high jump.

Girls at L-A

The same 4x100M foursome took first place (55.76). It was a runner-up finish in the 2x200, featuring Scanlon, Arianna Tostenson, Alex Tostenson and Harlie Tostenson.

There were 20 girls in the 100M dash, and C/SG had half of the top six with Welscher second, Jore fourth and Heaney tied for fifth.

With 11 girls competing, the Warriors entered only six of the 18 events.

Boys at Logan

Pieper was third in high jump (5 feet, 10 inches), and Jack Beardmore ran third among 25 sprinters at 100 meters (11.17 seconds).

Beardmore was also on the fourth place 4x100 relay along with McCabe, Reed Gordon and Jack Strub.

With nine boys competing, C/SG entered 11 of the 18 events.

Boys at L-A

McCabe had a first place shot put with a personal-record 44 feet, 10 inches and placed second among 18 rivals in the 100M dash.

In high jump, Pieper took first place although he was two inches short of his third place height at Logan. The freshman also took fifth in long jump with a personal-best 17 feet even

Pieper also ran on the fourth place 4x200M relay along with Ethan Jacobson and Bronson Knutson.

Only eight boys competed for C/SG, which entered only eight of the 18 events.

This week and next

The Warriors were at Onalaska on Tuesday of this week before heading to La Crescent-Hokah on Friday, April 26. There is a Tuesday, April 30 meet at Rushford.