Prep roundup: La Follette boys run to championship in Sun Prairie track regional
Behind three individual champions and a relay victory, the Madison La Follette boys track and field team edged host Sun Prairie for the team championship in a WIAA Division 1 regional meet on Monday.
The Lancers scored 119 points to Sun Prairie’s 114.5. La Follette got victories from senior Tavion Wells in the 100-meter dash (11.17 seconds), senior Nick Hellrood in the 1,600 (4:38.14), junior Chris Wolfe in the 3,200 (9:35.04) and the 800 relay (1:30.56).
Sun Prairie won only one individual event and one relay. Monona Grove’s Michael Williams-Davis won the shot put (58 feet, 5 inches) and discus (152-1).
In the girls race, the host Cardinals scored 161 points to dominate the field. Sophomore Brooke Crosby won the 100 hurdles (:15.72) and 300 hurdles (:47.84), and Sun Prairie also got individual wins from freshman Morgan Cross in the 200 (:26.25), sophomore Kate Kopotic in the 1,600 (5:16.05), senior Ashley O’Connell in the pole vault (10-6) and freshman Naomi Andrews in the high jump (5-0).
Madison La Follette senior Kiara Lee won the long jump (17-8 ½) and triple jump (38-9).
The Baraboo girls finished second as a team, led by Jamie Runnels, who won the long jump (17-5 ¼).
Reedsburg took third in the boys team race, led by Jacob Dregney, winner in the 110 hurdles (:14.66) and 300 low hurdles (:39.70). Nick Crary won the triple jump (43-4).
In Division 2, Lakeside swept the boys and girls team titles at Jefferson, with the host Eagles second in both meets.
For the Lakeside boys, senior Casey Ponyiscanyi won the 200 (:22.49) and 400 (:51.14). The Warriors also got wins from four other individuals and the 400 relay.
Columbus’ Teagan Herschleb won the long jump (20-8½) and triple jump (43-8½).
The Lakeside girls had six individual winners and won two relay titles. For the Jefferson girls, Mariah Linse won the 1,600 (5:21.08) and 3,200 (12:11.37).
Prairie du Chien regional
Monroe won the boys and girls team titles. The Cheesemakers girls won six events, with Cammi Ganshert taking first in the 100 (:12.75) and 200 (:26.74), and Cassi Gersbach winning the 100 hurdles (:16.00) and 300 hurdles (:48.89).
Freshman Ava Foley of Belleville/New Glarus won the long jump (15-8 ¾) and triple jump (35-¼) and ran on the winning 400 relay.
Monroe’s boys had a double winner in senior Jordan Montgomery, who won the 100 (:11.27) and 200 (:22.47). McFarland senior Andrew Pahnke won the 800 (1:57.19) and 1,600 (4:42.16) and senior Evan Crane won the long jump (20-7¼) and triple jump (42-5).
Richland Center regional
Lodi swept the boys and girls team titles. For the Blue Devils girls, Mackenzie Heyroth won the 100 hurdles (:15.22) and 300 hurdles (:44.54), and senior Rhianna Walzer won the 200 (:26.86) and 400 (1:00.36) among seven total first places.
For the Lodi boys, Jacob Heyroth won the 110 hurdles (:15.40), 300 hurdles (:40.30) and long jump (21-6½). Poynette’s Jake Buss won the shot put (46-8¾) and discus (126-11).
DeForest 13, Madison East 3
The Norskies (23-4) used a seven-run fourth inning to advance past the Purgolders (3-18) in a WIAA Division 1 regional opener. Winning pitcher Taylor Shaw worked six innings, giving up three earned runs and striking out six. She also went 4-for-4 with three RBIs. Cammi Riemer went 3-for-5 with two doubles and three RBIs for the winners.
Mineral Point 14, Boscobel 2
Dana Schmitz pitched five innings for the win and doubled twice as the Pointers routed the Bulldogs in a Division 4 regional semifinal. Mineral Point scored six runs in the second inning and eight more in the fourth to end the game by run rule. Jenna Wedig was 3-for-3 and drove in three runs.
Janesville Craig 6,
Madison West 1
Micah Overley allowed two hits over four innings and doubled as the Cougars (16-0 Big Eight) extended their undefeated conference run with a road victory over the Regents (11-5).
Monona Grove 3,
Madison Edgewood 0
Brady Gerothanas and Trenton Herber combined on a three-hit shutout to lead the Silver Eagles (9-4) past the Crusaders (10-3) in Badger South play. Herber and Michael Zande had two hits apiece for Monona Grove, which scored all its runs in the third inning.
Beaver Dam 5, DeForest 2
Three consecutive batters drew walks and all three came around to score as the Golden Beavers (6-6 Badger North) broke the game open in the bottom of the fifth en route to a home victory over the Norskies (6-7). Brandon LeBeau pitched 6.2 innings to get the win for Beaver Dam.