East Wright County Conference Championships


Maggie Mahota (12) running hurtles at Orono

The 2018 track and field post season started Tuesday night at the East Wright County Conference meet where a number of athletes had exceptional performances, getting them excited as sub-sections approaches. There is a large group of athletes expected to go far this season and after the conference performances there are high hopes all around.

The meet started off with some strong performances in the throwers ring. Senior Jensen Skelton got sixth in shot put and seventh in discus, which were both personal bests for the three-year thrower. He commented on the performance saying, “throwing is a mental game, the louder you grunt the farther you throw.”

Other notable throwers were Sophomore Seth Thompson placing fifth in shot put and Senior William Beck placing fourth in discus.

As the night progressed the girls 4×200 meter relay consisting of Senior Captains Emma Terris and Gracie Lund, Senior Casey Krasowski, and Junior Evelyn Willenbring, placed second overall with a personal best of 1:48.21. They have high expectations looking into the sub-section meet next Thursday.

Distance runner and Senior Megan Beulke placed 12th in the girls 1600 meter run with a personal best of 5:55.08. Other fire runners in the mile included Ellie Marshall with a time of 5:56.23 and Gigi Augdahl with a time of 6:20.59. Senior Captain Danny Marshall who placed 9th in the open 800 gave his insight saying “we did it for chef Shelley… it’s not about being good, it’s about looking good.” Other Senior Emmett Curran who switched this year from distance to sprints claims it was “the best decision if my life switching because it’s quicker and I like speed.”

Next up on the track was the girls 4×100 meter relay consisting of Senior Captain Emma Terris, Seniors Alexis Pricco and Casey Krasowski, and Junior Evelyn Willenbring, placing third with a personal best of 50.92. This time made the runners optimistic, being only four milliseconds away from the state-qualifying standard.

In the jumps portion of the meet Senior Captain Emma Terris scored 5th place in girls high jump, and Senior Camilla Rosenberg placed 11th in triple jump and 13th in long jump. Being a first year track athlete as a senior Rosenberg comments “rigorous exercise has pushed my body how it’s never been pushed before, but it’s very rewarding when you are surrounded by the team and support of Holy Family.” Other jumper Senior Captain Kevin Schepers stated, “that as a two sport spring athlete I feel the stress, though it’s challenging it’s rewarding and I have two teams to be apart of.”

Girls 300 meter hurdles was a great success when Senior Maggie Mahota placed 1st with a time of 48.52, after placing fourth in the 100 meter hurdles with a time of 17.43. Additionally, Mahota scored the most points out of every Holy Family runner bringing in 24 points for the fire.

The victory from the night was the all-conference girl’s 4×400 m relay that was seeded third but dropped five seconds for a personal best of 4:13.66 and all conference title. Relay members include Senior Captain Gracie Lund and Seniors Maggie Mahota, Alexis Pricco, and Casey Krasowski. Four-year participant of the relay, Gracie Lund said enthusiastically “overall holy family had some amazing performances at conference, it’s always really exciting to see all of the hard workouts and time put in pay off with PRs and all conference titles.” The night ended on a high note looking forward with big expectations for the rest of the post season.


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