PHS advances eight events to state


SAMUEL STAEHLING (left) and Plymouth teammate Jake Schneider compete in the 200-meter dash finals at Friday’s sectional track meet. Schneider and Staehling finished 1-2, respectively. – Photo by Todd Novotny SAMUEL STAEHLING (left) and Plymouth teammate Jake Schneider compete in the 200-meter dash finals at Friday’s sectional track meet. Schneider and Staehling finished 1-2, respectively. – Photo by Todd Novotny BEAVER DAM – The Plymouth Panthers qualified a combined eight events in the boys and girls competition for state at the Division 1 sectional track meet here Friday.

The boys team, which finished third in the meet with 67 points, was led by junior Jake Schneider who won the 200-meter dash in 11.41 seconds and anchored the winning 800 relay. The other relay members were junior Samuel Staehling and seniors Dominic Bocchini and Evan Sebranek.

Leading the Panther girls was junior Sophie Bolich who won the 3,200 run in 11 minutes, 26.14 seconds and was second in the 1,600.

The top-three finishers in each sectional event automatically qualify for the state meet which will be held Friday and Saturday at UW-La Crosse’s Memorial Stadium.

The Panthers’ other state qualifiers include: boys – Staehling in the 200 dash, placing second, and the 100 with a third-place finish; junior Zach Albers in the 300 intermediate hurdles, taking third; and sophomore Gavin Falk in the long jump with a third; and the girls – senior Mary Albert in the 100 high hurdles with a third-place effort.

“We had a great meet as we had a good number of events with qualifiers. Our kids responded very well to the tough competition and we are very proud of what they accomplished,” said PHS head coach Jay Grosshuesch.

“All the qualifiers are dedicated track-and-field athletes, so it is good to see these kids achieve this success. In fact this may be the most events we have qualified for state since I have been coaching.

“Our sprinters had a great night as they have all season. Samuel looked real good in making it to state in three of his events. Jake ran real well in the open 200 and a very strong leg in the 800 relay,” said Grosshuesch.

“Evan and Dominic ran real smooth and fast in their legs to help the foursome to reset their school record [1:28.99] in the 800-meter relay.

“Gavin put together a real nice night in the long jump and Zach got a great start in the hurdles and finished real strong to run his best time of the year.

“Mary had a great finish in her 100 hurdle race to secure her state meet run. Sophie look real strong and smooth in her two races,” added the coach.

The PHS girls placed 12th in the meet with 34 points. Slinger (89.5) and Fond du Lac (97) were the girls and boys champions, respectively.


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