Thursday was a record-setting day for two local track and field athletes at a pair of area meets.
Senior Nate Carrier jumped into the Shullsburg High School record book with an impressive long jump performance at the second annual Richard Glendenning Green/Lafayette County Invitational, while Belmont senior Kailee Kamps added a few more inches to her own shot put record at the Lancaster Invitational.
Carrier uncorked a leap of 22’2.5” to take first in the event and establish a new standard at SHS. The senior also won the 100-meter dash in a time of 11.44 seconds to help the Miners finish eighth overall with 27 points at the 10-team event.
Belleville/New Glarus won the boys’ team title with 175.5 points ahead of Monroe Red (105) and Brodhead/Juda (98).
Darlington pulled in fourth with 87 points and Black Hawk was seventh with 37 points.
Senior Michael Sinclair won the 3,200-meter run (10:02.12) and the relay team of Kent Miehe, Tyson Miehe, Quinn Cullen and Destin Komprood combined to win the 4x800 race (8:28.03) for the Redbirds.
The Lady Redbirds claimed the girls’ team title with 154.5 points after winning five events at the Glendenning Invitational, which was moved from Tuesday to Thursday due to the cold weather.
Belleville/New Glarus was second (126) and Brodhead/Juda (83) was third, followed by Black Hawk in fourth (67) and Shullsburg in 11th (6).
Darlington swept the girls’ relay races on the afternoon. Tatum Evenstad joined with Christa Wamsley, Amy Jorgenson and Cheyenne Wolfe to win the 4x800 (10:22.7), and she teamed with Hannah Huffman, Carly Reilly and Alison Wedig to win the 4x200 (1:54.39).
Evenstad, Huffman and Wedig also combined with Claire Scott to finish first in the 4x400 (4:20), while Rebecca Mathias, Haleigh Sonsalla, Shannon McDaniel and Alix Brandt teamed up to win the 4x100 (:55.03).
Senior Hannah Robiolio also won the 3,200 run (12:46.1) for the Redbirds.
Black Hawk sophomore Jen Wellnitz won three events at the meet with firsts in the 100 (12.74), the 200 (26.61) and the triple jump (31’3”). She was also sixth in the high jump (4’8”).
Kamps made one final stop before joining the rest of her classmates for Belmont’s Senior trip, and in the process broke one of her own school records. During her brief pitstop at Lancaster High School last Thursday evening, Kamps tacked another two and a half inches onto her own school record in winning the shot put (43’10”) and she also won the discus (136’1’) to lead the Belmont girls track team to a sixth place team finish with 50 points at the annual Lancaster Invitational.
Sophomore Jordyn Kamps finished third in the discus (99’2”), fourth in the 200 (28.46) and sixth in the 400 (1:05.90) for the Braves.
Junior Cassie McCarthy finished fifth in both hurdles events with a time of 17.97 seconds in the 100 hurdles, and a time of 55.70 in the 300 hurdles. She also placed sixth in the triple jump (29’8”).
Platteville scored 171 points in the girls’ competition to beat out runner-up Dodgeville/Mineral Point (130) for the team title.
The Hillmen boys completed the sweep dominating the competition with 193.33 points. Dodge/Point also took home the boys’ runner-up trophy with 121.33 points.
Junior Brandon Wedig earned the Braves top finish with a third-place performance in the 300 hurdles (46.48). He also placed fifth in the triple jump (39’10”) and sixth in the 100 (12.30) for Belmont, who placed ninth in the boys’ meet with 19 points
At Cassville, on Friday, April 13, the Black Hawk girls’ and boys’ track and field teams each won six events at a five-team Six Rivers Conference Meet.
The Lady Warriors pulled in second in the girls’ standings with 61 points after getting first-place performances from Jen Wellnitz in the 100 (13.03), 200 (27.75), high jump (4’6”) and the triple jump (31’1.5”), and Kristen Walters in the 800 (3:02.72) and as a member of the 4x800-meter relay team along with Olivia Holland, Katie Powers and Brittany Klemm (12:31).
Belmont finished third in the girls’ meet (47) thanks to firsts from Jordyn Kamps in the 400 (1:06.5), Cassie McCarthy in the 100 high hurdles (17.62) and Keegan Kamps in the discus (100’0”).
The Warriors placed third in the boys’ meet with 56 points. Jace Johnsrud won the 100 (11.59) and Hayden Schliem won the high jump (5’2”) for Black Hawk, and the duo joined with Jayden Rufenacht and Shawn Woodruff to win the 4x100 (47.59).
Dakota Meier won the 800 (2:27.06), Chris Priebe won the 1,600 (4:58.5) and Tanner Sweeney won the long jump (17’11.5”) for the Warriors.
Brandon Wedig finished first in the triple jump (38’4.75”) for the Braves, who finished fourth (24).
River Ridge swept the girls’ and boys’ team titles with 108 points apiece.
Girls Meet– Team Scores: Darlington 154.5, Belleville/New Glarus 126, Brodhead/Juda 83, Black Hawk 67, Monroe White 66, Benton/Scales Mound 59, Pecatonica/Argyle 48, Monroe Red 38, Albany 31.5, Monticello 20, Shullsburg 6.
Boys Meet– Team Scores: Belleville/New Glarus 175.5, Monroe Red 105, Brodhead/Juda 98, Darlington 87, Benton/Scales Mound 66.5, Monroe White 53, Black Hawk 37, Shullsburg 27, Albany 20, Monticello 1.
At Monroe H.S. on Thursday, April 12
Girls Meet– Team Scores: Platteville 171, Dodgeville/Mineral Point 130, Lancaster 95.5, Boscobel 73, Cuba City 51.5, Belmont 50, Fennimore 47.5, River Valley 43.5, Prairie du Chien 31.
Boys Meet– Team Scores: Platteville 193.33, Dodgeville/Mineral Point 121.33, Lancaster 102.33, Fennimore 83.5, Boscobel 67.5, Prairie du Chien 40, River Valley 38.5, Cuba City 29.5, Belmont 19, De Soto 4.
At Lancaster H.S. on Thursday, April 12
SIX RIVERS MEET
Girls Meet– Team Scores: River Ridge 108, Black Hawk 61, Belmont 47, Cassville 29.
Boys Meet– Team Scores: River Ridge 108, Cassville 59, Black Hawk 56, Belmont 24, Benton/Scales Mound 5.
At Cassville H.S. on Friday, April 13