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Benton/Scales Mound/Shullsburg boys win title at River Ridge track meet
Tri-op athletes compete at 89th Kansas Relays
Benton senior Kyle Pulvermacher won the shot put, discus and 4x100 relay at last Tuesday's River Ridge Six Rivers Meet at Bloomington.

BLOOMINGTON – The Benton/Scales Mound/Shullsburg boys’ track and field team won seven events on the way to claiming the boys’ title at the River Ridge Meet held on Tuesday, April 19.

Kyle Pulvermacher won the boys’ shot put (48’1”) and discus (146’6”), and he joined with Ben Sigwarth, Brandon Erdenberger and Joel Fawcett to win the 400-meter relay in 48.16 seconds.

Nathan Wagner won the 300-meter intermediate hurdles (50.56) and teamed with Aaron Pulvermacher, Josh Redfearn and Dane Tiedeman to win the 1,600 relay (3:56.77). A. Pulvermacher and Redfearn also teamed with David Germaine and Brendon Carlberg to win the 3,200 relay (9:42.50). 

Alex Wright added a title in the pole vault (10’0”) for the Zephyrs, who won the seven-team meet with 188.5 points.

The BSMS girls’ team also turned in seven first-place performances en route to a second-place finish in the girls’ meet with 135.5 points. River Ridge won the girls’ team title with 206 points.

Trinity Law garnered three firsts after winning the 100-meter high hurdles (20.45) and teaming with Katie Pingel, Sonja Townsend and Kaylee DuBord to win the 400 relay (56.78– a new Scales Mound record) and with Brianna Mellenberger, Ally Jansen and Payton Bastian to win the 800 relay (1:55.95).

Brianna Leahy won the girls’ shot put (35’10.75”– a Shullsburg and Tri-Op record) and discus (105’6”) events, while Emma Lawrence won the 200-meter dash (28.40) and joined Bastian, Townsend and Eve Notrott to win the 3,200 relay race (11:26.17).

Over the weekend, a group of seven BSMS athlete participated at the prestigious Kansas Relays held at the University of Kansas’ Rock Chalk Park.

K. Pulvermacher set a new Benton and Tri-Op record in the discus with a toss of 161’3” to place 10th in the event on Friday, April 22, and he added a 13th-place finish in the shot put with a mark of 50’4”.

Lawrence also had a record-setting effort on the way to the award stand in the girls’ 300-meter hurdles, turning in a Benton and Tri-Op record time of 46.33 second in her heat race to finish seventh overall. She also placed 31st in the 100-meter high hurdles (16.57).

The girls’ 4x100-meter relay team of Lindsey Walton, Paige Murphy, Bastian and Jansen turned in their top time of the season with a 51.66 finish to place 28th overall, and the 4x200-meter relay team of Murphy, Bastian, Jansen and Law added their top season of the season to take 24th in 1:51.40.

“It was a great experience for these athletes. To be able to qualify, then compete against some of the Midwest’s best can’t be duplicated anywhere else. It’s much tougher than our state meet as there were no divisions here. Our kids stepped it up and performed extremely well,” said Coach Paul Raley, who noted there were athletes from 13 different states at 89th running of the Kansas Relays.

  BSMS is scheduled to compete at the Cuba City Invitational on Thursday, April 28 (4 p.m.), at the Black Hawk Meet in South Wayne on Tuesday, May 3 (4 p.m.), and at the Fennimore Invitational on Monday, May 2, at 3:45 p.m.



Boys Meet– Team Scores: Benton/Scales Mound/Shullsburg 188.5, River Ridge 173.5, Albany 97, Pecatonica/Argyle 94, Belmont 55, Black Hawk 15, Potosi 8. 

Other BSMS Placewinners: 100- 2- Ben Sigwarth, BSMS, 12.46; 5- Alex Wright, BSMS, 12.58; 200- 4- David Germaine, BSMS, 26.39; 110HH- 3- Nathan Wagner, BSMS, 21.99; 400R- 3- BSMS (Zach Wiegel, Rodrigo Ruelas, Wright, Devon Jones), 51.39; 4- BSMS (Jacob Winslow, Dane Tiedeman, Kyle Wienen, Shane O’Neill), 53.37; 800R- 3- BSMS (Trevor Grate, Ben Davis, Brett Cargill, Brendon Carlborg), 1:52.25; 4- BSMS (Wiegel, Tiedeman, Alan Montayne, Jones), 1:52.46; 1600R- 3- BSMS (Ryan Krueger, Grate, Cargill, Max Carlborg), 4:28.15; 4- BSMS (B. Davis, Nic Davis, Trevor Oman, Jake Paquette), 4:49.99; 3200R- 3- BSMS (Krueger, Monardo Faria, N. Davis, M. Carlborg), 10:39.66; PV- 2- Joey Fawcett, BSMS, 10’0”; 3- B. Davis, BSMS, 9’0”; 4- N. Davis, BSMS, 7’6”; HJ- 3- B. Davis, BSMS, 5’4”; LJ- 2- Montayne, BSMS, 16’1.25”; SP- 3- Kyle Wienen, BSMS, 36’11.5”; 5- Winslow, BSMS, 35’9.5”; D- 5- Adam Curtiss, BSMS, 104’1”. 

Girls Meet– Team Scores: River Ridge 206, Benton/Scales Mound/Shullsburg 135.5, Albany 110.5, Pecatonica/Argyle 80, Potosi 52, Black Hawk 29, Belmont 25. 

Other BSMS Placewinners: 100- 3- Lindsey Walton, BSMS, 14.34; 6- Kaylee DuBord, BSMS, 14.48; 200- 3- Walton, BSMS, 30.20; 4- Hagen, BH, 30.64; 1600- 2- Abby Pahnke, BSMS, 6:28.72; 4- Kristy Kruger, BSMS, 6:41.34; 5- Kenzie Jones, BSMS, 6:43.06; 100HH-  6- Jadyn Meyer, BSMS, 24.30; 400R- 5- BSMS (Allysa Anderson, Anna Stukenberg, Jessica Cousins, Meyer), 1:08.06; 1600R- 2- BSMS (Brianna Mellenberger, Eve Notrott, Paige Murphy, Katie Pingel), 4:44.07; PV- 4- Mellenberger, BSMS, 6’6”; 4- Pingel, BSMS, 6’0”; HJ- 2- Law, BSMS, 4’4”; SP- 5- Anderson, BSMS, 28’7”.

At Bloomington, on Tuesday, April 19