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Hillmen soar to team sweep
Platteville Relays clebrates 50th anniversary
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Platteville senior Vince Momot cleared a meet best 12 feet in the high jump to win the high jump relay with teammate Kevin Donovan at Fridays 50th Annual Platteville Relays. Momot and junior Dan Iselin also set a new meet record in the 2x3,200 relay with a winning time of 20:12.91 as the Hillmen swept boys and girls team titles.

     PLATTEVILLE — Friday’s 50th Annual Platteville Relays was historic in nature and the host Hillmen made it one for the record books.

     Celebrating half a century of one of the longest running high school track meets in the state, the host Hillmen swept both team titles at their unique invitational.

     Each went is run as a relay, including field events, where distances and heights of two-person teams are combined to determine overall event winners.

     The Platteville girls scored 121 points and dominated the competition finishing 48 points ahead of runner-up Cuba City (73).

     The Hillmen boys held off a late charge from the Illinois co-op of Lena–Winslow (79) to win the boys’ title with 92 points.

     “This was the best run Platteville Relays that I have been a part of,” said Platteville head coach Rob Serres, who was coaching in his 30th Relays. “The weather was perfect, and the meet ran smoothly. “I was very proud of our kids as they raced with intention. They carried on a tradition of Hillmen pride that we want every student-athlete to embrace. It’s always special to have the girls and boys teams win an invitational title at the same meet; it’s even more special when it’s your own invitational.”

     Platteville senior Vince Momot was a part of three winning relays, including a meet-record-breaking performance in the 2x3,200 relay with junior Dan Iselin. The pair won the event in a new meet record time of 20:12.91.

     Momot and Iselin teamed with senior Blake Julius and freshman Jace Serres to win the 4x800 relay in a time of 8:30.48. Momot also cleared a meet best 12 feet in the pole vault and along with senior Kevin Donovan won the event with a combined height of 22 feet.

     Platteville’s 4x100 team of Marvin Kaye, Colin Thiele, Mike Musarra and Nick Mewhirter also won a gold medal with a winning time of 46.86 seconds.

     Cole Gore and Logan Weaver won the 2x110 shuttle hurdle relay with a time of 34.32 seconds.

     The Platteville girls won five events and finished second in eight others. Seniors Grace Hammermeister and Rachel Emendorfer, as well as sophomores Skye Digman and Hannah Langmeier were all two-event winners.

     Grace Hammermeister and Hannah Langmeier won the 2x100 shuttle hurdle relay in the 39.31 seconds.

     Emendorfer and Langmeier teamed up to win the triple jump relay with a combined distance of 60’5”. Emendorfer, Hammermeister, Maggie Durni and Brelynn Updike won the girls’ 4x400 relay in 4:18.19.

     Digman and Anna Skubal won the discus relay with a distance of 191’11” and teamed with Rabia Mead to win the shot put relay with a distance of 60’7½”.

     The Potosi girls scored 29 points and placed sixth out of nine varsity teams. Belmont scored 20 points and finished seventh.

     Lily Reynolds and Maggie Schmitz won a silver medal and scored eight points in the 2x100 shuttle hurdle relay.
Reynolds and Schmitz, along with Alison Kruser and Madelyn Kruser also earned a fourth-place finish in the 4x400 relay (4:45.93).

     Elsie deHaan and Sasha Wrege earned Belmont’s highest finish with a second-place in the shot put relay (59’4”). They also placed third in the discus (173’2”).

50th Platteville Relays
(from Monday, April 18 @ Prairie du Chien)
Team scores — 1.Platteville 92, 2.Lena–Winslow 79, 3.Cuba City 77, 4.River Valley 70, 5.Galena 58, 6.Lancaster 54, 7.Cassville 27.5, 8.River Ridge 19.5, 9.Belmont 5, 10.Potosi 1.
Platteville place winners (top 8)
2x3,200 relay — 1.Platteville (Vince Momot, Dan Iselin) 20:12:91. 2x100 relay — 4.Platteville (Mike Musarra, Nick Mewhirter) 24.05. 4x100 relay — 1.Platteville (Marvin Kaye, Colin Thiele, Musarra, Mewhirter) 46.86. 4x400 relay — 2.Platteville (Jace Serres, Mewhirter, Thiele, Kevin Donovan) 3:39.54. 4x800 relay — 1.Platteville (Serres, Momot, Iselin, Blake Julius) 8:30.48. 800 sprint medley relay — 5.Platteville (Musarra, Kaye, Logan Weaver, Logan Henry) 1:45.33. 1,600 distance medley relay — 2.Platteville (Kaye, Thiele, Donovan, Serres) 3:56.82. 2x110 shuttle hurdle relay — 1.Platteville (Cole Gore, Weaver) 34.32. High jump relay — 4.Platteville (Tyler Moss, Gore) 10’6”. Pole vault relay — 1.Platteville (Momot, Donovan) 22’0”. Long jump relay — 7.Platteville (Ying Xiong, Austin Wein) 34’2½”. Triple jump relay — 3.Platteville (Gore, Moss) 75’6½”. Discus relay — 5.Platteville (Caleb Lueder, Ian Carter) 217’8. 4x100 throwers relay — 6.Platteville (Lueder, Carter, Josh Taber, Venkat Reddy) 55.75.
Potosi place winners (top 8)
2x100 relay — 8.Potosi (Christian Bauer, Tristehn Duncan) 26.50.
Belmont place winners (top 8)
4x400 relay — 8.Belmont (Andrew Weber, Seth Peters, Levi Kasten, Jacob Wedig) 4:03.59. 1,600 distance medley relay — 8.Belmont (Weber, Josh Adams, Peters, Kasten) 4:12.90. Discus relay — 8.Belmont (Wedig, Adams) 202’10”.
Team scores — 1.Platteville 121, 2.Cuba City 73, 3.Lancaster 71, 4.River Ridge 63, 5.River Valley 35, 6.Potosi 29, 7.Belmont 20, 8.Cassville 14, 9.Lena–Winslow 0, 9.Galena 0.
Platteville place winners (top 8)
2x3,200 relay — 2.Platteville (Cori Kettler, Courtney Jentz) 29:04:92. 2x100 relay — 2.Platteville (Maggie Durni, Katherine Kasper) 27.05. 4x100 relay — 2.Platteville (Emilie Busch, K. Kasper, Hannah Langmeier, Durni) 52.72. 4x400 relay — 1.Platteville (Rachel Emendorfer, Durni, Brelynn Updike, Grace Hammermeister) 4:18.19. 4x800 relay — 2.Platteville (Emendorfer, Jentz, Julia Kasper, Updike) 10:36.01. 800 sprint medley relay —2.Platteville (Busch, K. Kasper, Skye Digman, Emendorfer) 2:00.16. 1,600 distance medley relay — 2.Platteville (Busch, Langmeier, Hammermeister, Updike) 4:43.48. 2x100 shuttle hurdle relay — 1.Platteville (Hammermeister, Langmeier) 39.31. High jump relay — 2.Platteville (Digman, Makayla Loeffelholz 9’2”. Pole vault relay — 1(tie).Platteville (Busch, Hammermeister) 15’0”. Long jump relay — 3.Platteville (Durni, Rachel Burkhard) 29’0”. Triple jump relay — 1.Platteville (Langmeier, Emendorfer) 60’5”. Shot put relay — 1.Platteville (DIgman, Rabia Mead) 60’7½”. Discus relay — 1.Platteville (Digman, Anna Skubal) 191’11. 4x100 throwers relay — 3.Platteville (Sami Kelly, Rabia Mead, Skubal, Jayla Miesen) 1:08.58.
Potosi place winners (top 8)
2x100 relay — 8.Potosi (Lexi Brandt, Jacy Koeller) 33.17. 4x100 relay — 8.Potosi (Lexi Brandt, Alysha Jacobson, Marissa Mayers, Koeller) 1:04.75. 4x400 relay — 4.Potosi (Lily Reynolds, Maggie Schmitz, Alison Kruser, Madelyn Kruser) 4:45.93. 800 sprint medley relay — 6.Potosi (A. Kruser, Brittany Horner, M. Kruser, Reynolds) 2:12.10. 1,600 distance medley relay — 6.Potosi (Brandt, Horner, Mayers, Ryann Dressler) 6:03.80. 2x100 shuttle hurdle relay — 2.Potosi (Reynolds, Schmitz) 41.07. Long jump relay — 6.Potosi (M. Kruser, Reynolds) 26’1¼”. Shot put relay — 6.Potosi (Grace Morgan, Jacobson) 51’2”. Discus relay — 8.Potosi (Morgan, Jacobson) 138’2”.
Belmont place winners (top 8)
4x100 relay — 7.Belmont (Brooklyn Barth, Elsie deHaan, Ricca Varvil, Holly Rath) 1:02.44. 4x400 — 7.Belmont (Varvil, deHaan, Karsen Johnson, Rath) 5:09.53. 800 sprint medley relay — 8.Belmont (Barth, Rath, Varvil, Johnson) 2:19.90. Shot put relay — 2.Belmont (deHaan, Sasha Wrege) 59’4”. Discus relay — 3.Belmont (Wrege, deHaan) 173’2”. 4x100 throwers relay — 4.Belmont (Megan Schroeder, Wrege, Sydney Johnson, Jenna Richardson) 1:11.27.

     Belmont’s Levi Kasten won the 3,200 in 12:47.71 and Josh Adams won the boys’ triple jump (32’6¼”) at last Tuesday’s River Ridge Six Rivers Meet in Bloomington to lead the Bemont boys to a fifth-place finish with 55 points. The Belmont girls finished seventh with 25 points.

     Lily Reynolds finished second in both the 100 hurdles and 300 hurdles and Madelyn Kruser won the long jump to lead the Potosi girls, who finished fifth out of seven teams with 52 points. The Potosi boys finished seventh.

River Ridge Six Rivers Meet
(from Tuesday, April 19 @ Bloomington)
Teams scores — 1.Benton/Scales Mound/Shullsburg 188.5, 2.River Ridge 173.5, 3.Albany 97, 4.Pecatonica/Argyle 94, 5.Belmont 55, 6.Black Hawk 15, 7.Potosi 8.
Belmont place winners (top 8)
1,600 — 5.Seth Peters 6:01.0. 3,200 — 1.Levi Kasten 12:47.71. 300 hurdles — 3.Josh Adams 54.56. High jump — 2.Josh Adams 5’4”. Long jump — 6.Jozef deHaan 14’5”. Triple jump — 1.Adams 32’6¼”. Shot put — 2.Jacob Wedig 44’5¼”. Discus — 3.Wedig 130’1”.
Potosi place winners (top 8)
400 — 7.Christian Bauer 1:03.63. 1,600 — 6.Nathaniel Schmitt 6:25.0. 300 hurdles — 4.Christian Bauer 53.4. Long jump — 7.Tristehn Duncan 14’2½”, 8.Bauer 14’0¾”.
Teams scores — 1.River Ridge 206, 2.Benton/Scales Mound/Shullsburg 135.5, 3.Albany 110.5, 4.Pecatonica/Argyle 80, 5.Potosi 52, 6.Black Hawk 29, 7.Belmont 25.
Belmont place winners (top 8)
4x400 relay — 7.Belmont (Elsie deHaan, Taylor Reuter, Taylor Foecking, Holly Rath) 5:16.02. Long jump —7.Ricca Varvil 11’6¼”.  Shot put — 3.deHaan 31’8”, 4.Sasha Wrege 30’6”. Discus — 2.Wrege 83’6”, 7.deHaan 62’11”.
Potosi place winners (top 8)
200 — 6.Madelyn Kruser 30.83. 800 — 7.Ryann Dressler 3:28.0. 100 hurdles — 2.Lily Reynolds 21.09. 300 hurdles — 2.Reynolds 59.07. 4x100 relay — 3.Potosi (Marissa Mayers, Alysha Jacobson, Jacy Koeller, Brittany Horner) 1:03.90. 4x200 relay — 4.Potosi (Kruser, Lexie Brandt, Mayers, Kruser) 2:14.02. 4x400 relay — 6.Potosi (Reynolds, Maggie Schmitz, Alison Kruser, M. Kruser) 5:10.90. Long jump — 2.M. Kruser 13’0”, 6.Reynolds 11’8”. Shot put — 6.Grace Morgan 28’1½”. Discus — 4.Morgan 75’10”.

The Belmont track team participated in Monday’s Bosocbel Bulldog Relays.

Boscobel Bulldog Relays
(from Monday, April 25 @ Boscobel)
Teams scores — 1.Boscobel 98, 2.Fennimore 92.08, 3.Benton/Shullsburg/Scales/Mound 83.74, 4.North Crawford 80.75, 5.Ithaca 43, 6.Richland Center 42.75, 9.Belmont 19, 10.Seneca 4, 11.Fennimore JV 1.
Belmont place winners (top 8)
300 hurdle relay — 5.Belmont (Josh Adams, Seth Peters, Levi Kasten). 4x400 relay — 7.Belmont (Andrew Weber, Peters, Kasten, Jacob Wedig) 4:06.06. 800 sprint medley relay — 4.Belmont (Adams, Jozef deHaan, Weber, Wedig) 1:49.39. Long jump relay — 6.Belmont (Adams, Weber, deHaan) 45’9”. Shot put relay — 6.Belmont (Wedig, Kasten, Peters) 86’0½”. Discus relay — 6.Belmont (Wedig, Adams, deHaan) 253’1”.
Teams scores — 1.Benton/Scales Mound/Shullsburg 108, 2.Fennimore 93, 3.North Crawford 64, 3.Boscobel 64, 4.Richland Center 59, 6.Hillsboro 29, 7.Riverdale 28, 8.Belmont 22, 8.Ithaca 22, 10.Fennimore JV 5, 11.Seneca 2.
Belmont place winners (top 8)
4x200 relay — 6.Belmont (Brooklyn Barth, Karsen Johnson, Ricca Varvill, Elsie deHaan)) 2:09.58. Long jump relay —5.Belmont (Taylor Foecking, Varvil, Johson) 33’5”.  Shot put relay — 2.Belmont (deHaan, Sasha Wrege, Jenna Richardson) 81’10¼”. Discus relay — 3.Belmont (Wrege, deHaan, Richardson) 250’8”.