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Belmont, Potosi compete at Bangor sectional

Wedig earns state berths in both throwing events

Belmont, Potosi compete at Bangor sectional

Belmont junior Jake Wedig was the shot put at Thursday’s D3 Bangor Sectional. He also qualified for state in the discus with a third-place finish.


POSTED May 31, 2017 1:17 p.m.

BANGOR — Belmont junior Jacob Wedig earned his first trip to the state meet after throwing his way to state berths in both the shot put and discus at the WIAA Division 3 Sectional Track and Field Meet hosted by Bangor High School on Thursday.

Wedig won a sectional title in the boys’ shot put with a winning heave of 51’4½” and he added a state berth in the discus by finishing third overall in 147’11”.

“Jake works very hard and deserves all that he can accomplish,” said Belmont throws coach Dave Kamps. 
Wedig is seeded fourth in both events heading into the 2017 WIAA State Track and Field Meet, which will be held at UW–La Crosse’s Veterans Memorial Stadium on Friday and Saturday, June 2–3. He will kick off the competition by competing in the discus on Friday morning starting at 9:30 a.m., and he will compete in the shot put on Saturday afternoon.

“Jake is a great kid and an amazing athlete,” said Braves’ head coach Amber Eisele. “He has such a drive and motivation to accomplish anything he sets his mind to. No matter what the obstacle is he overcomes it and does his best. He has fought hard to stay at the top this year across our division and he has done just that. I can’t wait for state and watch him compete there with all the competition to motivate and push him even further. I am very proud of how he did last night.”

Junior Isaac Wiegel finished seventh in the 400-meter dash in a personal-best time of 53.79 and he helped the Braves’ 3,200-meter relay team finish two spots higher than their seed position as they placed eighth in 9:01.03. Joining him on the relay team were sophomores Andrew Weber and Seth Peters along with freshman Tristen Gilbertson. Freshman Zach Mester ran a leg of the 4x800 relay for the Braves at regionals to help locked up the sectional berth.

“We had to put in our alternates at both the regional and sectional, and they both ran outstanding for not running the relays during the main season,” said Coach Eisele. “They dropped almost 10 seconds from regionals to sectionals. I am so proud of those boys.”

Sophomore Elsie deHaan is the lone member of the Lady Braves to compete at sectional, finishing 13th in the discus with a best toss of 98’10”.

“Elsie had a great season with her throws. I can’t wait to see how she excels into next year,” said Eisele.
The Potosi track and field season came to an end at Thursday’s Bangor Sectional.

The Chieftains, who are in their first year of postseason competition since 2003 when they were part of a co-op with Lancaster, qualified 10 events for sectional competition, but non finished in the top four to qualify for state.
Potosi was ineligible for postseason competition a year ago in its first season as a stand-alone program.

Freshman Nelson Bauer placed 11th in the 3,200 (11:04.18). Senior Christian Bauer placed 14th in the 300 hurdles (46.43), freshman Jeffrey Jacobson finished 14th in the 100-meter dash (12.16) and freshman Tyler Thingvold took 15th in the 400 (58.02).

The Potosi girls’ 4x200 relay team of sophomores Maggie Schmitz, Lily Reynolds, Brittany Horner and junior Madelyn Kruser finished sixth (1:53.77).

Junior Grace Morgan also placed sixth in the shot put with a throw of 32’9”. Senior Brooke Dressler placed eighth in the 800 (2:36.96), Reynolds finished ninth in the 300 hurdles (51.02), while Schmitz took 10th in the 100 hurdles (17.93).

The Potosi girls’ 4x400 relay team of Schmitz, Dressler, Reynolds and Kruser placed 10th at 4:29.85.

WIAA Division 3 Bangor Sectional
(Thursday, May 25 @ Bangor)
Top 10 team scores
— 1.Darlington 76, 2.Onalaska Luther 67, 3.Cuba City 47, 4.Royall 45, 5.North Crawford 42, 6.Benton/Scales Mound/Shullsburg 39, 7.Fennimore 37, 8.Boscobel 34, 9.Bangor 32, 10.Riverdale 28...16(tie).Belmont 19, Potosi 0.
Belmont state qualifiers
Shot put — 1.Jacob Wedig 51’4½”. Discus — 3.Jacob Wedig 147’11.
Belmont other sectional results
400 — 7.Isaac Wiegel 53.79. 4x800 — 8.Belmont (Wiegel, Josh Adams, Andrew Weber, Seth Peters) 9:01.03.
Potosi sectional results
100 — 14.Jeffrey Jacobson 12.16. 400 — 15.Tyler Thingvold 58.02. 3,200 — 11.Nelson Bauer 11:04.18. 300 hurdles — 14.Christian Bauer 46.43.
Team scores
— 1.Benton/Scales Mound/Shullsburg 75, 2.Cuba City 68, 3.Cochrane–Fountain City 53, 4.Darlington 52, 5.Melrose–Mindoro 47, 6.Bangor 34, 7.River Ridge 28, 8(tie).Pecatonica/Argyle 27, 8(tie).Wauzeka–Steuben 27, 8(tie).Alma/Pepin 27...25.Potosi 7, Belmont 0.
Potosi sectional results
800 — 8.Brooke Dressler 2:36.96. 100 hurdles — 10.Maggie Schmitz 17.93. 300 hurdles — 9.Lily Reynolds 51.02. 4x200 relay — 6.Potosi (Schmitz, Reynolds, Brittany Horner, M. Kruser) 1:53.77. 4x400 — 10.Potosi (Schmitz, B. Dressler, Reynolds, M. Kruser) 4:29.85. Shot put — 6.Grace Morgan 32’9”.
Belmont sectional results
Discus — 13.Elsie deHaan 98’10”.

WIAA Division 3 Cuba City Regional
(Monday-Tuesday, May 22-23 @ Cuba City)
Team scores
— 1.Darlington 163, 2.Benton/Scales Mound/Shullsburg 157, 3.Cuba City 131, 4(tie).Belmont 42, 4(tie).Potosi 42, 6.Pecatonica/Argyle 41, 7.Southwestern 37, 8.Monticello 36, 9.Cassville 20, 10.Black Hawk 5.
Potosi sectional qualifiers (top 4)
100 — 3.Jeffrey Jacobson 11.54. 400 — 3.Tyler Thingvold 59.04. 3,200 — 4.Nelson Bauer 11:11.74. 300 hurdles — 3.Christian Bauer 45.94.
Potosi other regional results
200 — 6.Jacobson 24.43 (DQ in finals), 9.Thingvold 25.72. 400 —5.Andrew McKillip 1:00.24. 800 – 15.McKillip 2:31.84, 17.Nathaniel Schmitt 2:38.54. 1,600 — 5.Nelson Bauer 5:13.14, 14.Blake Cooley 6:03.34. 110 hurdles — 5.Christian Bauer 20.34. 300 hurdles — 6.Evan Bloyer 47.04. 4x200 — 5.Potosi (Jacobson, C. Bauer, Thingvold, Bloyer) 1:44.04. Shot put — 18.Nate Wieseler 31’5½”. Discus — 16.Wieseler 87’1”.
Belmont sectional qualifiers (top 4)
400 — 2.Isaac Wiegel 55.24. 4x800 — 3.Belmont (Wiegel, Josh Adams, Andrew Weber, Seth Peters) 9:10.81. Shot put — 1.Jacob Wedig 46’0¾”. Discus — 1.Jacob Wedig 152’7”.
Belmont other regional results
100 — 13.Troy Johnson 14.11. 200 — 13.Johnson 27.26, 14.Austin Adams 27.55, 15.Zach Mester 30.07. 800 — 9.Peters 2:25.24, 18.Tristen Gilbertson 2:38.74. 1,600 — 13.Gilbertson 5:55.74. 3,200 — 10.Mester 13:00.44. 300 hurdles —12.Johnson 51.64. 4x200 — 6.Belmont (Wiegel, Adams, Weber, Peters) 1:45.34. Long jump — 7.Wiegel 17’3¼”, 11.Johnson 15’2”. Triple jump — 6.A. Weber 35’9¾”, 9.Gilbertson 28’5”. Shot put — 19.A. Adams 30’6”. Discus — 18.A. Adams 81’2”.
Team scores — 1.Darlington 158, 2.Cuba City 136, 3.Benton/Scales Mound/Shullsburg 128, 4.Pecatonica/Argyle 61.5, 5.Potosi 50, 6.Monticello 47, 7.Southwestern 29, 8.Belmont 21.5, 9.Black Hawk 20, 10.Cassville 17.
Potosi sectional qualifiers (top 4)
800 — 2.Brooke Dressler 2:37.24. 100 hurdles — 4.Maggie Schmitz 19.10. 300 hurdles — 3.Lily Reynolds 51.64. 4x200 relay — 3.Potosi (Schmitz, Reynolds, Brittany Horner, M. Kruser) 1:56.04. 4x400 — 4.Potosi (Schmitz, B. Dressler, Reynolds, M. Kruser) 4:30.14. Shot put — 3.Grace Morgan 33’7½”.
Potosi other regional results
100 — 19.Alysha Jacobson 15.98, 20.Jacy Koeller 16.3, 23.Marissa Mayers 16.78. 200 — 5.Madelyn Kruser 28.54, 10.Makylie Parkins 30.83, 12.Alison Kruser 31.29. 400 — 12.Ryann Dressler 1:24.04. 4x100 — 8.Potosi (Brittany Horner, Allison Kruser, Makylie Parkins, Jacy Koeller) 59.64. Long jump — 5.M. Kruser 14’1½”. 7.Schmitz 13’11½”. Shot put — 15.Alexandria Pennekamp 25’3¾”. Discus — 6.Morgan 92’9”.
Belmont sectional qualifiers (top 4)
Discus — 4.Elsie deHaan 101’4”.
Belmont other regional results
100 — 16.Maddy Travis 15.45. 200 — 15.Travis 32.2, 16.Trinity Rucker 32.22. 400 — 10.Rucker 1:16.74. 800 — 9.Taylor Reuter 2:46.64. 4x100 — 7.Belmont (Lori Moctezuma-Zayas, Lizzy Haag, Travis, Taylor Foecking) 59.64. 4x200 — 5.Belmont (Moctezuma-Zayas, Reuter, Foecking) 2:01.74. 4x400 — 5.Belmont (Moctezuma-Zayas, Haag, Reuter, Foecking) 4:36.24.  High jump — 7.Haag 4’4”, 8(tie).Taylor Reuter 4’2”. Triple jump — 7.Trinity Rucker 28’0½”. Shot put — 7.Sasha Wrege 31’6¾”, 9.deHaan 29’3”, 22.Karsen Johnson 18’11¾”. Discus — 11.Wrege 78’0”.

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