Area track and field: E-PC boys win regional againThe Elmwood-Plum City boys defended their regional title Monday in Boyceville by scoring 152 points while the E-PC girls came in just two points behind the winners and took second.
By: R-E Sports Staff, The Republican Eagle
The Elmwood-Plum City boys defended their regional title Monday in Boyceville by scoring 152 points while the E-PC girls came in just two points behind the winners and took second.
The boys advanced two individuals to Thursday’s sectional competition in Colfax in four events -- the 300-meter hurdles, triple jump, 400 and 800.
“(That) was pretty big from our team standpoint,” Plum City coach Rick Stewart said.
E-PC finished third at sectionals last year and is expected to contend for the title again this year.
Plum City’s Tyler Churchill (first, 43.52 second) and Chase Lanz (third, 45.47) are both moving on in the 300 hurdles. Churchill also took first in the triple jump with a jump of 40 feet, 2 1/2 inches. Plum City teammate Tyler Dink advanced in the same event by placing third (37-0 1/2).
Plum City’s Alex Gilles won the 400 in 52.45 while teammate Lawton Radle came in third 56.11.
Gilles also took second (2:02.72) in the 800. Elmwood’s Seth Jones earned a top-four finish in the same event and is moving on.
The E-PC girls dominated the relays, taking first in the 4x200, 4x400 and 4x800. Plum City’s Sarah Gilles and Marah Boyer were on the victorious 4x200 team (1:51.48). Heather Von Holtum and Boyer helped comprise the winning 4x400 team (4:18.78). Von Holtum, Elaina Danzinger and Morgan Sweeney were part of the winning 4x800 team (10:36.71).
Regis won the girls competition with 117.5 points.
Other Plum City students to advance to sectionals with a top-four finish included:
• boys 4x200 team with Lance Von Holtum, Dink and Gabe Rodriguez (third, 1:37.52)
• boys 4x400 team with Von Holtum, Churchill and Gilles (first, 3:33.35)
• boys 4x800 team with Dink, Churchill and Von Holtum (first, 8:35.65)
• boys 110 hurdles, Lanz (second, 18.98)
• boys long jump, Von Holtum (fourth, 18-8)
• girls 1,600, Sweeney (fourth, 5:57.26) -- she dropped five seconds off her previous personal record
• girls 400, Von Holtum (second, 1:03.96)
• girls triple jump, Boyer (second, 32-2 1/2)
• girls triple jump, Jordyn Mark (third, 32-2 1/4)
• girls long jump, Boyer (fourth, 14-7 3/4)