Track and Field: Hauer wins three events, LeBlanc a pair as Little Falls sweeps Foley quad

The Little Falls girls scored 97.5 points, the Flyers boys tallied 96, and each came away with decisive wins at Tuesday’s Foley quad.

The meet signaled the partial start to the outdoor season for the Flyers, with track events held outside while field events took place inside.

In the girls competition, the Flyers soared behind five combined wins from the senior duo of Maria Hauer and Rachelle LeBlanc.

Hauer eased to first in the 400-meter (1:06.56), in the 800 (2:36.04) and in the 1,600 (5:48.33), while Le-Blanc won twice in the field in the pole vault (9-feet, 6-inches) and in the long jump (14-feet, 4.5-inches).

Senior Katie Yorek added a first-place distance of 32-feet, 9-inches in the shot put and sophomore Hannah Veillette raced to first in the 300 hurdles (56.62).

Little Falls picked up second-place performances from senior Danielle Moran in the 300 hurdles (57.31), junior Hailey Claseman in the long jump (14-feet, 2.5-inches) and in the triple jump (31-feet, 3.5-inches), sophomore Carla Walquist in the shot put (30-feet, 9-inches), freshman Melissa Geisenhof in the 3,200 (13:44.78) and the 4×800 relay team of sophomore Amelia Kresha, Geisenhof, freshman Kacy Steinmetz and senior Laura Moe (11:10.21).

Adding third-place finishes were senior Vanessa Meschke in the 400 (1:09.08) and in the high jump (4-feet, 2-inches), freshman Erica Kurowski in the 200 (30.32), freshman MiKel Vacek in the triple jump (28-feet, 10.5-inches), Veillette in the 100 hurdles (18.74), Steinmetz in the 1,600 (6:21.67) and the 4×200 relay team of freshmen Layne Udy, Julia Noyes, Vacek and Ashley Hastings (2:03.86).

On the boys side, Little Falls took the top spot in seven events, receiving wins from senior Sebastian Sowada in the 1,600 (4:41.47), senior Dan Mushel in the pole vault (12-feet, 6-inches), senior Tucker Brastad in the triple jump (36-feet, 9.5-inches), senior Trysten Ross in the shot put (50-feet, 2-inches), sophomore Zane Pahl in the high jump (5-feet, 2-inches), freshman Tyler Moore in the 3,200 (10:38.94) and the 4×800 relay team of seniors Cam Smith and Matt Massmann, Moore and Sowada (8:44.26).

Finishing as runners-up were junior Connor Jorgensen in the pole vault (11-feet), freshman Brett Zawatzke in the high jump (5-feet, 2-inches), Matt Massmann in the 1,600 (4:43.14), the 4×200 relay team of junior Kyle Kabanuk, Zawatzke, senior Tyler Gastecki and sophomore Riley Loukinen (1:47.22) and the 4×400 relay team of Smith, Matt Massmann, Sowada and sophomore Jacob Massmann (3:54.83).

Placing third individually were senior Tom Tabatt in the shot put (45-feet, 1-inch), junior Brighton Goodrich in the long jump (17-feet, 4-inches) and in the triple jump (36-feet, 2-inches), Smith in the 800 (2:10.27), Kabanuk in the 400 (58.88) and Mushel in the 110 hurdles (16.82).