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Reid Larson, Sr., and Brynlee Nelson, Fennimore track and field
FENNIMORE — Fennimore’s Reid Larson and Brynlee Nelson each won four individual conference titles at Monday’s SWAL conference meet at Fennimore High School to lead the Golden Eagles to a pair of third-place finishes.
Larson won the boys 110-meter high hurdles in 15.99 seconds and the 300 intermediate hurdles with a time of 44.62 seconds. He also claimed gold medals in the long jump (20’6.75”) and triple jump (40’7.5”) and was named the Male Athlete of the Meet after scoring 40 of the Golden Eagles’ 87 team points.
Nelson shared the Female Athlete of the Meet award with Cuba City senior Brinley Wood. Nelson won the girls’ 400 in a new conference meet record time of 59.71. She also won the 800 (2:24.73), the long jump (16’5.5”) and the triple jump with a new school record mark of 35’1.25”. Nelson scored 40 of the Fennimore girls 100 points.
HONORABLE MENTION (in alphabetical order):
Matt Davis, Jr., Benton/Scales Mound/Shullsburg boys track and field
Davis broke a meet record and won three events to lead the BSMS boys’ to a seventh straight Six Rivers Conference title Monday at UW–Platteville. Davis won the high jump with a new conference record mark of 6’6” and also won the 200 (23.15) and 300 hurdles (42.61), while placing second in the long jump (20’7”).
Colin Esser, Sr., Cassville/Potosi boys track and field
Esser won the 100 (11.68) and long jump (22’1.5”), finished second in the 200 (23.47) and third in the discus (128’7”) to help the Cassville/Potosi boys finish third at Monday’s Six Rivers Conference meet.
Taylor Ferretti, Sr., Fennimore softball
Ferretti (10–6) compiled a 4–1 record with a 3.50 ERA and 54 strikeouts in 32 innings in the past week to help the Golden Eagles improve to 12–9 on the season. Fennimore has now won 12 of their past 16 games after an 0–5 start. She struck out 15 and allowed just one earned run in Fennimore’s 12–5 win at Southwestern on Monday. She struck out 14 and allowed just one run in an 8–1 win over visiting Boscobel last Thursday. Ferretti helped her own cause going 6-for-18 at the plate over Fennimore’s last five games.
Peyton Heinberg, Darlington boys track and field
Heinberg repeated as SWAL champion in the 1,600 (4:42.76) and 3,200 (10:36.36) and won the 800 (2:06.45) to lead the Redbirds to a third straight SWAL team title.
Anna Kartman, So., Cassville/Potosi girls track and field
Kartman won the long jump (16’3”) and triple jump (33’0.25”), ran the anchor leg on the winning 4x100relay (54.13) and finished second in the 100-meter-dash (13.17) to lead the Lady Comets to a second-place finish at Monday’s Six Rivers Conference meet at UW–Platteville. Her winning jump of 16’3” also established a new school record. She is set the triple jump school record of 33’3.75” at last Friday’s Boscobel Sparky Reynolds Invitational.
Kayci Martensen, Fr., Benton/Scales Mound/Shullsburg girls track and field
Martensen set a new conference record and also won three events to lead the BSMS girls to the conference title. She swept the distance events, winning the 1,600 in a new conference record time of 5:17.73, as well as the 800 (2:20.17) and the 3,200 (12:11.70).
Brinley Wood, Sr., Cuba City girls track and field
Wood shared Female Athlete of the Meet with Fennimore sophomore Brynlee Nelson after winning four conference titles at Monday’s SWAL Conference Meet at Fennimore to help the Lady Cubans finish second as a team. Wood claimed gold in the 100-meter-dash (13.14), repeated as SWAL high jump champion (5’1”) and was on the winning 4x100 and 4x200 relay teams.