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Hillmen send 11 individual events, two relays to State
Platteville boys finish third at Viroqua Sectional
pla track state qualifiers
Fourteen members of the Platteville track and field team qualified for this weekends state championships. The state qualifiers and their events are (front, from left) Noah Hoeper (4x100 relay, 4x200 alternate), Elissa Bahr (pole vault, 4x200 alternate), Julia Evans (high jump, 4x100, 4x200), (middle row) Sara Burton (4x100 alternate), Allie Serres (4x100, 4x200), Danielle Jentz (pole vault), Maggie Durni (100, 4x100, 4x200), Faye Bailie (high jump), Melanie Schaefer (4x200, 4x100 alternate), (back row) Matt Goodney (300 hurdles), Ryan Weber (discus), Ben Bahr (pole vault) and John Skubal (discus, shot put). Missing from the picture is Derek Schambow (triple jump).

VIROQUA — A successful sectional meet produced 13 state qualifying performances for the Platteville track and field team.
The Hillmen qualified for this weekend’s WIAA State Championships in La Crosse in 11 individual events and a pair of relays.
Five Platteville boys earned six berths in the Division 2 state meet, while eight Platteville girls combined to earn seven state berths, including two relays.
The Division 2 and 3 State Championships begin Friday at 3 p.m. at UW–La Crosse’s Veterans Memorial Stadium. Division 1 will be held in the morning. The finals for all three divisions will begin Saturday at 10:30 a.m.
Senior John Skubal earned his way back to state in the discus by winning the sectional title with a monster personal-best toss of 162–5. A year ago Skubal placed seventh at state with a throw of 150–0.
Skubal’s sectional winning throw has him seeded second out of 16 qualifiers in this year’s state field. Only Mondovi’s Ethan Palmer had a further sectional throw (168–4). The D2 discus competition will be held Friday.
Skubal also qualified for state this year in the shot put. He finished third in the event with a throw of 50–8½ and is seeded 11th.
Junior Ryan Weber will join Skubal in Friday’s discus competition. Weber, who will be making his first state meet appearance, finished second in the discus at sectionals with a season-best throw of 160–8, that top his previous PR by over 15 feet. He is seeded fourth in Division 2.
Senior Ben Bahr earned a return trip to state in the pole vault after finishing third on Friday by clearing a career-best 13–9. Last year Bahr tied for 14th in D2 with a jump of 12–0. He is seeded seventh this year.
Senior Derek Schambow placed second in the triple jump (43–0¾) eclipsing his PR by more than a foot to earn his first trip to state. He is seeded 13th entering Friday’s triple jump finals.
Senior Matt Goodney finished third in the 300 intermediate hurdles with a personal-best time of :41.22 seconds to qualify for his first state meet. He is seeded 14th.
The Platteville boys scored 58 team points and finished third at the Viroqua sectional behind only Monroe (86) and Mount Horeb (65).
On the girls’ side senior Danielle Jentz earned a return trip to state in the pole vault and will be joined by junior Elissa Bahr, the younger sister of Ben Bahr.
Jentz cleared 10–0 to place second at sectionals. A year ago she placed 10th at state by clearing 9–6.
Meanwhile, Bahr cleared a personal-best 9–9 on Friday to finish fifth and earn an extra qualifier berth to state.
It is believe that the Bahr’s will become the first Platteville brother-sister duo to compete in the same state meet.
Sophomore Maggie Durni qualified for state in a trio of events. She finished fourth in the 100-meter dash Friday with a time of :13.07 and also anchored both of Platteville’s state qualifying relays, the 4x100 and 4x200.
Durni, along with juniors Allie Serres and Julia Evans, and senior Noah Hoeper placed second in the 4x100 relay with a time of :50.71 seconds. They are seeded seventh.
The 4x200 relay of Durni, Serres, Evans and junior Melanie Schaefer placed fourth at sectionals (1:47.91). They are seeded 12th.
Evans is also a three-event state qualifier. She tied with sophomore teammate Faye Bailie for second place in the high jump. Both cleared 5–2 and are among a group of six jumpers that are seeded third.

WIAA D2 Viroqua Sectional
(from Friday, May 30 at Viroqua)
Top 10 team scores — 1.Monroe 86, 2.Mount Horeb 65, 3.Platteville 58, 4.Lodi 49, 5.Belleville/New Glarus 41, 6.Dodgeville/Mineral Point 39, 7.West Salem 38, 8.Marshall 31, 9.Gale–Ettrick–Trempeleau 30, 10.Westby 28.
Platteville’s state qualifiers
300 hurdles — 3.Matt Goodney :41.22. Pole vault — 3.Ben Bahr 13–9. Triple jump — 2.Derek Schambow 43–0¾. Shot put — 3.John Skubal 50–8½, Discus – 1.Skubal 162–5, 2.Ryan Weber 160–8.
Platteville’s other sectional results
100 — 15.Glory Obielodan :12.21. 400 — 5.Ben Bahr :50.55. 3,200 — 5.Vince Momot 9:58.78, 11.Dan Iselin 10:21.34. 110 hurdles — 13.Goodney :16.72. 4x100 relay — 8.Platteville (Derek Schambow, Tanner Ames, Nate Roling, Jake Baker) :45.39. 4x200 relay — 6.Platteville (N. Roling, Schambow, Ames, Baker) 1:32.87. 4x400 relay — 5.Platteville (Roling, Ames, James Bailie, Bahr) 3:27.85. 4x800 relay — 16.Platteville (Cullen Bryla, Iselin, Colton Henry, Momot) 9:02.56. Long jump — 10.Bailie 20–4¾. Shot put — 11.Ryan Weber 43–10.
Team scores — 1.McFarland 75, 2.Dodgeville/Mineral Point 82, 3.Mauston 51, 4.Arcadia 47.5, 5.Plattevillle 46, 6.Mount Horeb 45, 6(tie).Madison Edgewood 45, 8.Monroe 35, 9.Beloit Turner 34.75, 10.Gale–Ettrick–Trempealeau 28.
Platteville’s state qualifiers
100 — 4.Maggie Durni :13.07. 4x100 relay — 2.Platteville (Allie Serres, Julia Evans, Noah Hoeper, Durni, ) :50.71. 4x200 relay — 4.Platteville (Melanie Schaefer, Evans, Serres, Durni) 1:47.91. High jump — 2(tie).Faye Bailie 5–2, 2(tie).Evans 5–2. Pole vault — 2.Danielle Jentz 10–0,  5.Elissa Bahr 9–9.
Platteville’s other sectional results
3,200 — 14.Rachael Schwarzmann 13:54.69. 100 hurdles — 9.Julia Evans 17.60. 4x400 relay — 16.Platteville (Schaefer, Bahr, Rachel Emendorfer, Serres) 4:24.62. 4x800 relay — 10.Platteville (Holly Kasper, Cassidy Roth, Brelynn Updike, Emendorfer) 10:37.35.  Pole vault —13(tie).Schaefer 9–0. Long jump — 7.Durni 15–6½, 12.Hoeper 14–9. Triple jump — 10.Bailie 32–1¾.

WIAA D2 River Valley Regional
(from Tuesday–Wednesday, May 27–28 @ Spring Green)
Team scores — 1.Platteville 145, 2.Mount Horeb 138, 3.Dodgeville/Mineral Point 122, 4.River Valley 94.5, 5.Wisconsin Heights 72, 6.Lancaster 67, 7.Prairie du Chien 37.5, 8.Richland Center 18.
Platteville’s sectional qualifiers
100 — 4.Glory Obielodan :12.25. 400 — 2.Ben Bahr :51.23. 3,200 — 1.Vince Momot 10:17.67, 3.Dan Iselin 10:40.06. 110 hurdles — 4.Matt Goodney :16.99. 300 hurdles — 1.Goodney :42.0. 4x100 relay — 3.Platteville (Derek Schambow, Tanner Ames, Nate Roling, Jake Baker) :45.19. 4x200 relay — 2.Platteville (N. Roling, Schambow, Ames, Baker) 1:33.33. 4x400 relay — 3.Platteville (Roling, Ames, James Bailie, Ben Bahr) 3:31.02. 4x800 relay — 4.Platteville (Cullen Bryla, Iselin, Colton Henry, Momot) 8:38.44. Pole vault — 1.Bahr 13–6. Long jump — 4.Bailie 19–9. Triple jump — 2.Schambow 41–4¼. Shot put — 2.John Skubal 48–2, 3.Ryan Weber 45–7½. Discus – 1.Skubal 149–0, 3.Weber 145–6.
Platteville’s other regional results
100 — 10.Ryan Roling :12.92. 200 — 7.Jacob Bernhardt :24.73. 400 — 9.Jesus Fontain :56.84. 800 — 9.David Drecinski 2:15.11, 10.Bryla 2:15.28. 1,600 — 9.Mike Donovan 5:11.12. 3,200 — 6.Max Frommelt 11:20.74. 110 hurdles — 5.David Wawrzak :17.25, 9.Peshoua Xiong :19.11. 300 hurdles — 9.Cole Gore :45.99. High jump — 5.Chance Kupersmith 5–8. Pole vault — 8.Colin Thiele 10–0. Triple jump — 5.Aurileo Fernandez 40–0¾. Shot put — 10.Dillon Eastlick 36–9. Discus — 5.Nolan Carrol 119–2.
Team scores — 1.Dodgeville/Mineral Point 174, 2.Plattevillle 143, 3.Mount Horeb 126, 4.Wisconsin Heights 70, 5.River Valley 62.5, 6.Lancaster 52, 7.Prairie du Chien 41, 8.Richland Center 25.5.
Platteville’s sectional qualifiers
100 — 1.Maggie Durni :13.31. 3,200 — 3.Rachael Schwarzmann 13:20.82. 100 hurdles — 1.Julia Evans 17.31. 4x100 relay — 1.Platteville (Allie Serres, Evans, Noah Hoeper, Durni) :51.50. 4x200 relay — 3.Platteville (Melanie Schaefer, Evans, Serres, Durni) 1:50.72. 4x400 relay — 4.Platteville (Schaefer, Elissa Bahr, Rachel Emendorfer, Serres) 4:20.41. 4x800 relay — 4.Platteville (Cassidy Roth, Holly Kasper, Brelynn Updike, Emendorfer) 10:38.78.  High jump — 1.Faye Bailie 5–4, 3.Evans 5–2. Pole vault — 1.Danielle Jentz 9–0, 2.Bahr 8–6, 4.Schaefer 8–0. Long jump — 3.Durni 15–6½, 4.Hoeper 15–0. Triple jump — 3.Bailie 31–6¾.
Platteville’s other regional results
100 — 6.Sarah Burton :14.22. 400 — 11.Rachel Demaree 1:11.85. 800 — 5.Kasper 2:37.85, 6.Roth 2:42.40. 1,600 — 5.Updike 5:49.07, 8.McKenzie Scanlan 6:15.99, 11.Katelyn Brown 6:26.53. 3,200 — 5.Emma Bryla 14:12.26, 6.Hannah VanNatta 14:37.47. 100 hurdles — 5.Lydia Wawrzak :18.19, 8.Ashley Budden :19.56. 300 hurdles — 5.Wawrzak :54.56, 6.Grace Hammermeister :55.0. Shot put — 11.Emma Gore 24–3. Discus — 6.Budden 91–6, 9.Gore 83–11, 16.Courtney Jones 54–9.