Track and Field: Pierz boys take third, girls fourth at Pillager

The Pierz boys finished third and the girls squad took fourth at Thursday’s Ogilvie meet.

The Pioneers boys were led by two sprint relays, with the 4×100 team of seniors Preston Weber, Ben Huffman, Dustin Waytashek and Michael Marshik (46.86) and the 4×200 team of seniors Tyler Kieffer, Caleb Janson, Waytashek and Marshik (1:37.9) taking first.

Contributing runner-up times were Janson in the 400 (53.2), sophomore Tyler Millner in the 100 (11.86) and freshman Kyle Becker in the 1,600 (4:54.6).

Senior Cassie Stangl topped the field in the pole vault (8-feet) to lead the Pierz girls, with runner-up finishes added by sophomore Bridget Bednar in the high jump (4-feet, 10-inches), senior Tracy Wimmer in the 800 (2:36.5) and junior Alyssa Boser in the shot put (32-feet).

The Holdingford girls squad tuned up for its true team meet by placing first.

Taking first for the Huskers were senior Chelsea Gerads in the shot put (33-feet, 8-inches) and the discus (99-feet), freshman Emily Wolter in the 800 (2:34.6) and the 1,600 (5:33.9), eighth grader Alli Ruprecht in the 3,200 (11:54.7), eighth grader McKenzie Schulte in the 100 (13.67), the 4×400 relay team of eighth grader Summer Storm, junior Kaitlin Preusser, seventh grader Jo Merten and Wolter (4:25.0) and the 4×800 relay team of Merten, Preusser, seventh grader Angel Rick and Ruprecht (10:20.11).

For the Upsala-Swanville Area (USA) girls team, junior Emma Guthrie placed third and freshman Stephanie Koetter took fourth in the high jump with identical marks of 4-feet, 8-inches, leading the Patriots to ninth.

The Holdingford boys earned sixth place, led by sophomore Brody Davidson in first in the 800 (2:05.3) and junior Kyle Kolstad in second in the pole vault (11-feet).