Falls girls take second at Valders

by Steve Ottman
Falls News Correspondent

VALDERS - The Sheboygan Falls High School girls track and field team placed second and the boys squad was fifth overall at the 11-team Valders Invitational Saturday, April 16.

Falls was led by senior Allison Dorn, who tied her personal record in the pole vault at 8-6 and took first overall.

Dorn also competed in the 100 high hurdles, taking fifth overall while setting a new personal record in the event as well. Dorn was also part of the 800 relay team, along with Haven Simonich, Kim Dean and Allie Ross, who took sixth overall with a seasonbest time of 2:03.57.

The Falcons received some excellent performances out of several freshman.

Savana Burg took second in the 400 run with a personal record time of 1:03.41, placed third in the 200 dash with a personal record time of 28.53 and helped the 1600 relay team, along with Brianna Kleckner, Kendra Ison and Savana Burg, to take second place overall with a season best time of 4:39.38.

Kleckner was fourth in the 200 dash with a personal record time of 29.06, finished fourth in the 400 dash with a personal record time of 1:05.7, was a member of the 1600 relay team and had a personal record in the long jump. Alayna Milne took third in the shot put with a personal record toss of 32-4 and was fifth in the discus with a personal record toss of 83-4.

The 3200 relay team of Autumn Scott, Lauren Verhulst, Elizabeth Behling and Arissa Scott ran a time of 11:12.36, taking second place.

Tessa Parrish stepped up in the 3200 run, taking seventh overall with a personal record time of 16:11.63.

Ross competed in four events with a personal record in the 200 dash, helping the 400 and 800 relay teams place seventh and sixth respectively and had a personal record in the discus taking seventh.

Allison Antonie had a personal record in the discus taking fourth with a toss of 84-6.5 and placed eighth in the shot put.

“We were missing some key athletes in some events in the meet related to other activities, so I thought we would do well, but how fantastic for the athletes who competed to really step it up as a team,” said girls head coach Linda Goedert. “I’m very proud of the way the athletes who competed took on the challenge and performed to the best of their abilities. This was a great start for our team to the outdoor invitational season.”

The boys track team took fifth place with 66 points.

The Falcons were led by Clark Otte who won the 1600 run and 800 run. Otte’s 1600 run time of 4:33.59 broke the meet record.. In the 800, Otte ran a time of 2:01.57

Brayden Kuester was third in the 400 dash with a time 53.37.

Kaleb Ison was third in the pole vault with a jump of 10-6. Max Kuplic placed fourth in the pole vault with a leap of 10-0.

Tony Bretall took fifth in the 110 high hurdles with a time of 18.25 and fifth in the high jump at 5-8. Nick Bimmel was fourth in the 300 hurdles with a time of 44.82.

The 400 relay team of Jake Long, Drew Wilfahrt, Josh Zitzer and Dan Fenn finished seventh with a time of 49.58. The 800 relay team of Long, Zitzer, Bretall and Wilfarht was sixth with a time of 1:42.68. The 1600 relay team of Kuester, Bretall, Bimmel and Otte came in sixth with a time of 3:49.38. Nate Garcyznski was sixth in the shot put and fifth in the discus with throws of 43-01.5 and 140-04.

The Falcons girls team too third overall at the Chilton quadrangular Tuesday, April 12.

Burg and Kleckner finished first and second in the 400 dash with times of 1:07.1 and 1:07.3 respectively. Burg also won the 200 dash. The 1600 relay team of Simonich, Dorn, Kleckner and Kendra Ison took first with a time of 4:43.30.

Alison Biederwolf placed fourth in the 100 dash with a time of 15.3. Dean also ran a good time of 15.5 in the junior varsity 100 dash portion of the meet.


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