Track: Girls take top spot at Hatchet Invite; boys place sixth
For the Tomahawk Leader
TOMAHAWK – The Tomahawk Hatchet track and field team hosted the Hatchet Invite on Tuesday, May 10.
The Hatchet girls placed in 1st overall with 120.5 points, while the boys finished in 6th place behind 1st-place team Rhinelander with 160 points.
“This was a great meet overall for all of our athletes,” said head coach Kurt Cordova. “It’s always nice to be able to compete on your home field, and for the ladies tonight to take 1st place overall was even better. This was the first time since 2015 that our Hatchet girls team won their home invitational. Also, for it to be so close by coming down to the pole vault scores and winning by just a half a point was exciting.”
Tomahawk’s Joey Reiter took first place in the shot put.
Other Hatchet finishes: Robin Schmidt, Serena Reinke, Rachel Reilly, Macey Mann, 3200m relay, 2nd; alle Derleth, Macey Mann, Marie Gorell, Kate Reilly, 800m relay, 2nd; Morgan Hansmann, 1600m run, 2nd; Macey Mann, 800m run, 2nd; Serena Reinke, 3200m run, 2nd; Halle Derleth, long jump, 3rd; Emily Maki, 100m hurdles, 3rd; Emily Maki, 300m hurdles, 3rd; Alli Palmer, 1600m run, 3rd; Halle Derleth, 200m dash, 3rd; Alli Palmer, Rachel Reilly, Ava Dragosh, Morgan Hansmann, 1600m run, 3rd; Sam Zastrow, 800m run, 3rd; Emily Maki, long jump, 4th; Emily Maki, triple jump, 4th; Ava Dragosh, pole vault, 4th; Micah Arnott, high jump, 4th; Sam Zastrow, 1600m run, 4th; Zach Hanse, 300m hurdles, 4th; Halle Derleth, triple jump, 5th; Arawen Alberg, pole vault, 5th, tie; Ayla McCormic, discus, 5th; Nadia Schoone, Amalie Kurth, Ayla McCormic, Mariah Sparbel, 400m relay, 5th; Presley Gutbrod, 200m dash, 5th; Taje Casey, 1600m run, 5th; Zach Hanse, Ryan Larson, Dane Schonenberger, Presley Gutbrod, 800m relay, 5th; Ryan Larson, Keagyn Schoone, Zach Hanse, Micah Arnott, 400m relay, 5th.
“Like the last few meets, we had this one was no different when it came down to our athletes performing at their best,” Cordova stated. “We again had a vast majority of our athletes break their own personal bests in one event or another. With this season starting to wind down and get to the tournament time, it is nice to see our athletes start setting their sights to the future meets. All of the coaches are proud of how far they have come in a short amount of time.”
Athletes of the Week
Morgan Hansmann – 1600m run, 2nd; 4x400m relay, 3rd.
“Morgan had a great run tonight in the 1600m run. Her time ended up being a big personal record on the season for the 1600m run. She has been a strong runner in all of the distance events that we had placed her in and her kick at the end of a race had gotten even better. That kick at the end of a race had helped the 4x400m relay team finish 3rd tonight, as well to score even more points for the girls team.”
Alli Palmer – 1600m run, 3rd; 4x400m relay, 3rd.
“Alli was the second runner on the Hatchet girls’ team that had a great run in the 1600m run. She had eclipsed her previous personal record by a large margin just like Morgan did. It was great to see two of our distance runners work together to reach for new heights in a race like this, as well as having a freshman push as far as she has in her first season. Alli also had an impressive split time in the 4x400m relay to help the team take a 3rd-place finish.”
Joey Reiter – Shot put, 1st.
“Joey has had a great night tonight by starting it off with a three-foot personal record on his shot put throw. He has been working hard at it all season and is looking to progress even further than that. He has been a big help getting much-needed team field event points on an already small boys team.”
Zach Hanse – 300m hurdles, 4th; 4x200m relay, 5th; 4x100m relay, 5th.
“Zach had a great season so far and has been progressing as an important part of our sprint team. He has helped lead our 4x200m relay team to some competitive times and finishes. This week he asked to be able to try the 300m hurdles for the home meet. His first attempt of the season had resulted in a 4th-place finish on a competitive time. This was a great start to hopefully a new event for him to compete in the future.”
The Tomahawk tracksters are slated to travel to Antigo on Tuesday, May 17 before taking part in Regionals in Tomahawk on Tuesday, May 23. The meet gets underway at 3:30 p.m.