Track and Field: Royalton girls dominate in field, boys in distance at Ogivlie
By PATRICK SLACK
The Royalton girls track and field team excelled in the field while the boys squad cruised in the distance events at Tuesday’s Ogilvie meet.
Senior Megan Wiener took first in all of her events to lead the Royals girls, winning the 100-meter dash in 13.18 seconds, the 200 (27.55) and the long jump (14-feet, 4-inches), with senior Bridget Tschida matching her personal best to win the high jump at 4-feet, 8-inches.
Senior Katie Schmitt added a pair of runner-up performances in the discus (101-feet, 2-inches) and shot put (28-feet, 7.75-inches) and freshman Abby Duevel finished right behind Wiener in the 200 (27.97).
The 4×400 relay team of Duevel, freshman Hayley Gottwalt and eighth graders Madi Rudolph and Lexi Witucki turned in Royalton’s top time in the past two years to place third (4:53.22).
Sophomore Ciara Kowalczyk took fifth in the 800 (2:56.64), as did Duevel in the 100 (14.4).
In the boys competition, freshman Tremayne Collins took the top spot in the 3,200 (10:52.18) and freshman Zach Carlson ran away with the 1,600 (4:50) to pace Royalton.
Other top placers included the 4×400 relay team of junior Stephen Strusz, seventh grader David Wimer, Carlson and sophomore Wyatt Anderson (4:10.62), eighth grader Ben Borash in the 1,600 (5:17.92) and Collins in the 800 (2:19.84) placing third; Borash earning fourth in the 800 (2:21.19); and fifth-place efforts by senior Curtis Makela in the 110 hurdles (18.32), sophomore Tony Plemel in the discus (109-feet, 1-inch) and Strusz in the 800 (2:23.3).
Royalton competes at Osakis, Thursday.