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Jump leads Ithaca track qualifiers
Ithaca senior Molly Jump qualified for the sectional in three individual events and a relay at the Boscobel regional.

lighted the Ithaca Bulldogs’ effort in the WIAA D-3 Regional at Boscobel Tuesday.

Despite the weather conditions, the regional was completed while some others were postponed.

Jump placed in three events and anchored the Bulldogs’ winning 4x100 relay team. She won the 200 (28.70), took second in the long jump (15-2.5) and finished third in the 100 (13.97). The Bulldogs’ 4x100 team of Jump, Emily Mueller, Katy Stafford and Ashley Kast won in 54.66 seconds.

Stafford took sixth in triple jump (29-1) and eighth in long jump (13-7.25). Alicia Brisbois added seventh in the 1600 (6:38.24).

River Ridge scored 120 points to win the girls title. Boscobel took second with 113 and Fennimore third with 101. Ithaca totaled 40 points for eighth in the nine-team meet.

Host Boscobel scored 110 points to take the boys’ title in a close battle. Kickapo/La Farge finished second with 106 followed by North Crawford with 104 and River Ridge with 101. Ithaca was fifth with 79 points.

Senior Aaron Kepler, junior David Johnson, and the Bulldogs’ weight contingent led the way.

Kepler won the high hurdles (17.82), and Johnson, a returning state placewinner in the high jump, cleared 6-0 for first place. Isaiah Mueller took first in discus (122-3) while teammates Wyatt Gundlach was second (119-5) and Keegan Bindl sixth (100-9). 

Brandon Fowell took second in shot put (43-4.5) while Tyson Alvin was third (42-2) and Brandon Bee seventh (35-7).

Johnson finished seventh in the long jump (18-2.25) and fourth in triple jump (38-3.75). McKenzie Foege was eighth in long jump (17-6) and Austin Durst eighth in triple jump (34-6.5)


Durst finished fifth in the 100 (12.34). The Bulldogs also had three relays score points. The 4x100 team of Johnson, Mueller, Durst and Foege was fifth in 48.75. the 4x200 team with Jordon Aspenson, Anthony Johnson, Stetson Clary and Foege was sixth in 1:47.69, and the 4x800 team of Connor Bloczynski, Ossian Sharp, James Nee and Anthony Johnson finished seventh (12:12.60).