PRINCETON — Dodgeland’s girls and boys track and field teams qualified athletes in four events out of the Princeton sectional on Thursday.

Ozaukee won the girls sectional with 58 points while Dodgeland and Rio tied for second with 53 points each.

The girls 3,200 meter relay team of senior Jada Kohn, freshman Miranda Firari and seniors Jamie Huber and Meygan Benzing won in 10 minutes, 14.41 seconds.

Huber won the girls 1,600 meter run in 5:20.74. Waterloo junior Christi Forman took second behind Huber in 5:25.04, while Benzing took fourth in 5:30.76. Huber also won the 3,200 in 11:43.04 and Forman followed her in once again with a second place time of 11:47.51.

Firari won the pole vault at 10 feet, 3 inches.

Dodgeland’s boys also took second with 40 points behind sectional champion Cambridge with 71.

The boys 1,600 relay team of senior Joel Esteves, senior Hirochi Ura, senior Dalton Klentz and sophomore Evan Finger won  in 3:32.58.

The 3,200 meter relay team of senior Joel Esteves, senior Jacob Stuebe, senior Hirochi Ura and sophomore Evan Finger won in 8:23.68.

Finger also won the 800 meter run in 2:02.50, followed by Waterloo sophomore Brenen Skalitzky in second place in 2:03.28.

Klentz won the pole vault at 13-6.

Husitsford freshman Ari Hildebrandt advanced with a third place finish in the girls 400 in 1:02.62, as did senior Matthew Greeb with a third place finish in the 40 (52.28).

Waterloo senior Spencer Noel qualified in the boys 300 hurdles with a fourth place time of 42.92 and the boys pole vault with a fourth place height of 12-0.

Constable advances in three events

This marks the third year in a row the Johnson Creek Bluejays are sending athletes to the Wisconsin State Track and Field Meet in La Crosse.

Junior Hannah Constable took first (2:20.73) and is returning in the 800 meter run. She has claimed the D3 state championship title in this event for the past two years. She had the third fastest time across all three divisions going into the sectional meet, according to WisconsinTrackOnline.com. Constable also qualified in the 400 meter dash after taking first (58.88). She placed third in the event last year at the state meet and fourth as a freshman.

The 1600 relay team of Hallam, Kittana Kulig, Mateah Roehl, and Constable placed first at the sectional meet in a time of 4:13.67 to secure their second trip to the state meet.

This group won a sixth place medal at state last season.

Johnson Creek’s girls scored 33 points overall to finish sixth. The boys scored seven points.

(1) comment

tinabenzing

Benzing also qualified in the 800 meter run

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