By PATRICK SLACK
Royalton senior Daniel Borash set two meet records and senior Megan Wiener had four top-two finishes at Wednesday’s Prairie Conference track and field meet at St. John’s Prep.
The Royals boys placed fourth and the girls took fifth at the meet, while the Upsala-Swanville Area (USA) girls earned sixth and the boys placed seventh.
Wiener soared past the field to claim the conference title in the triple jump with a mark of 32-feet, 11-inches, while also earning all-conference honors in the 100-meter dash (13.09), 200 (27.03) and the long jump (16-feet, 3.5-inches).
Wiener was named one of the meet’s two most valuable athletes.
Senior Katie Schmitt supplied 14 points in the throws, taking second in the discus (93-feet) and third in the shot put (29-feet, 8-inches).
Other individual point-earners were freshman Abby Duevel in seventh in the 200 (28.61), eighth grader Madi Rudolph in seventh in the 300 hurdles (54.73) and senior Bridget Tschida in eighth in the high jump (4-feet, 4-inches) and shot put (25-feet, 7-inches).
USA was paced by all-conference runner-up marks by freshman Stephanie Koetter in the high jump (4-feet, 8-inches) and the 4×200 relay team of freshmen Brooke Westrich and Danica Cheney and juniors Marissa Evans and Makenna Peterson (1:53.29).
Peterson also took third in the long jump (16-feet) and triple jump (32-feet) and freshman Danica Hanson earned third in the high jump (4-feet, 8-inches) to earn honorable mention honors.
Placing fifth for the Patriots were Evans in the triple jump (30-feet, 8.5-inches), the 4×100 relay team of Hanson, Koetter, freshman Ashlie Kaun and junior Emma Guthrie (57.68) and the 4×400 relay team of Cheney, seniors Sara Roerick and Dawn Evoniuk and Guthrie (4:52.37).
Adding sixth-place finishes were Westrich in the 100 (13.81), Cheney in the 800 (2:37.36) and Roerick in the discus (76-feet, 4-inches), with sophomore Amanda Rieffer taking seventh in the high jump (4-feet, 6-inches) and freshman Lacey Brezinka placing seventh in the shot put (26-feet, 3-inches).
Borash blazed across the line first in the 1,600 (4:32.81) and 3,200 (10:03.82) to lead Royalton, with all-conference runner-up times turned in by senior Curtis Makela in the 110 hurdles (18.34) and freshman Zach Carlson in the 1,600 (4:43.87).
Earning third for the Royals were sophomore Tony Plemel in the discus (107-feet, 9-inches) and Carlson in the 3,200 (10:25.5), with fourth-place finishes added by junior Andrew Kroll in the shot put (38-feet, 2-inches) and freshman Tremayne Collins in the 3,200 (10:26.35).
Posting the top finish for USA was the fifth-place 4×200 relay team of juniors Milo Koubsky, Travis Koetter, Jacob Opelia and Paul Fruechte (1:46.44).
Taking sixth were senior Callan Drill in the discus (104-feet, 10-inches), the 4×100 relay team of sophomore Joey Jensen, Drill, sophomore Leo Serna and junior Cory Wensmann (51.58) and the 4×400 relay team of Koubsky, junior Jake Goodell, Opelia and Fruechte (4:11.87).