Falls boys third, girls fifth at Manty Invite

by Steve Ottman
Falls News Correspondent


THE SHEBOYGAN FALLS HIGH SCHOOL 1600-relay team of (front row, left to right) Parker Stangel, Daniel Fenn and (back row) Tony Bretall, Nick Bimmel took first place at the at the Manitowoc Lincoln Indoor Track and Field Invitational on Thursday, March 22. – Submitted photo THE SHEBOYGAN FALLS HIGH SCHOOL 1600-relay team of (front row, left to right) Parker Stangel, Daniel Fenn and (back row) Tony Bretall, Nick Bimmel took first place at the at the Manitowoc Lincoln Indoor Track and Field Invitational on Thursday, March 22. – Submitted photo MANITOWOC - The Sheboygan Falls High School boys and girls track and field teams competed at the Manitowoc Lincoln Indoor Invitational Thursday, March 22 and Friday, March 23.

The Falcons’ boys team took third place in a very competitive 16-team meet on March 22.

De Pere placed first with 80 points, Two Rivers had 77 to place second and Falls wound up third with 68 points.

The Falcons scored in every event but three and were led by the senior sprinters and relay teams.

Joel Zitzer finished sixth in the 55 dash, fourth in 200 dash and was a part of the third-place 640-relay team, along with Nick Bimmel, Giovanni LaBine and Drew Wilfahrt.

“Wilfahrt is also doing a great job for us as a captain and as part of that 640-relay team and helped the 960 relay to take first place,” said Falcons’ head coach Linda Goedert.

Wilfahrt, Bimmel, Easton Moberg and Dan Fenn finished with a time of 2:08.21 in the 960 relay.

The 1600-relay team of Tony Bretall, Bimmel, Fenn and Parker Stangel were also champions with a time of 3:52.96.

The 3200-relay team of Stangel, David Gremminger, Jacob Pyykkonen and Jed Walleser ran a season best and took fifth overall.

“This was a fun meet for the guys,” Goedert said. “They took home lots of hardware and did a great job supporting each other.”

Bretall also placed third in the high jump and fifth in the pole vault. Nate Garczynski was fifth in the shot put.

The Falcons girls team finished fifth out of 15 teams with 45.5 points. De Pere won the meet with 117 points.

Overall, Falls was led by their senior shot putters, Allison Antonie and Sara Klemme, who both piled up personal records in finishing second and fifth respectively.

Arissa Scott ran to second place in the 3200 run with a time of 12:44.59.

All of the relay teams placed well in the top six as they each earned hardware.

The 960-relay team of Ashley Spatz, Allison Leighton, Miranda Allee, and Brianna Kleckner finished fourth.

The 1600-relay team of Spatz, Megan Rammer, Kleckner and Savana Burg was fifth.

The 640-relay team of Spatz, Alyssa Sommerfeld, Allee and Burg took sixth. The 3200-relay team of Scott, Kleckner, Tessa Parrish, and Rammer took sixth.

Sommerfeld continues to score well for the team. She was part of the 640 relay, took third in the high jump and placed sixth in the 55 hurdles.

“It was a competitive and successful night for the girls team as they continue to work hard and strive for their goals,” stated Goedert.

Falls competed at the Sheboygan South Indoor Invitational on Tuesday, March 20.

“We were able to run a lot of new and young athletes at the South Invite to help our teams gain experience in a competitive atmosphere,” Goedert said.

One of the standout performances for the girls was the 960-relay team of Kim Dean, Allison Leighton, Kayla Pieper, and Ellie Horn taking first place.

Moberg won the 55 hurdle race. Shot put newcomer Jacoby Endreas had a big toss of 39-4.75 to take third.

Spatz, along with three freshman, Gretchen Huston, Allison Berg and Allison Leighton, took third in the 1600 relay.

Falls also competed at the Sheboygan North Co-ed Junior Varsity Indoor Invitational on Friday, March 23.

Alayna Milne won the shot put. Endreas took third in the triple jump. Jacob Thorne performed well in the 1600 run and 3200 run, breaking the sixminute barrier in the 1600 run and running a personal record time in the 3200 run.

“Overall, our athletes achieved 33 new personal records and gained valuable experience as they start preparing for the outdoor competitive season,” Goedert stated.


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