Track heads to sub-section Thursday

Eliza Welscher. Photo by S. Lee Epps
S. Lee Epps

Sophomore Eliza Welscher won both the 100-meter and 200-meter dashes as the Caledonia/Spring Grove track and field teams wrapped up the regular season with a May 16 meet at Dover-Eyota.  Despite some outstanding individual efforts, both Warrior teams finished in last (sixth) place in the team tabulations. Plainview-Elgin-Millville dominated the boys' competition while Lake City edged out P-E-M for the girls' title.

The top six places in each event earned team points.

The sub-section meet is this Thursday, May 23, at Chatfield. Qualifiers will advance to the Section 1A Championships on May 28 and 30 at Winona.


Jack Beardmore won the 100M dash (11.15 seconds) and ran second at 200 meters (23.17).

Nick McCabe had two personal-record performances, including a second-place shot put of 46 feet, 8 inches. He was fifth at 200 meters with a personal-record time of 24.12 seconds. The versatile senior placed fourth among 22 sprinters in the 100M dash.

Freshman Chris Pieper was third with a high jump of 5 feet, 10 inches.

Brady Rosendahl was sixth in shot put with a personal-record 40 feet, 4 inches.

Running fifth in the 4x100-meter relay and earning sixth-place points in the 4x200 were Pieper, Ethan Jacobson, Jack Strub and Jackson Koepke.

In a separate conference junior high meet, Spring Grove eighth grader Hunter Holland placed fourth in the ninth grade 100-meter dash and ran on the third-place freshman 4x100M relay.


In addition to Welscher outrunning 18 other girls at 100 meters and 21 others at 200 meters, eighth grader Arianna Tostonson took third place in both the long jump (14 feet, 7 inches) and high jump (4-07).