THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Fischer, Crivitz Shine In Opener
Sparked by a double win from senior Ben Fischer, the Crivitz Wolverines claimed runner-up honors at the 4-team Oconto Falls indoor meet Monday. The host Panthers totaled 56.5 points to claim the boys title followed by Crivitz 37, Algoma 27 and Coleman 23.5.
Oconto Falls made it a clean sweep, claiming 11 of 14 events for 91.5 points in the girls portion of the meet and first place. Coleman was a distant second at 25.5, Algoma totaled 21 and Crivitz 7.
Fischer enjoyed a great start to the track season, copping the high jump at 6-feet as well as the triple jump with a 394.5 leap.
The Wolverines enjoyed two other wins as Adam Slaby won the pole vault at a height of 96 along with the 4-lap relay in a time of 1:06.3.
Second place finishes for Crivitz included Fischer in the 45 yard dash 5.3, Billy Retza 1600 meter run 5:32.4, Adam Slaby 400 meters 58.3 and the 12 lap relay.
Talented junior CJ Pillath notched the lone Coleman first place with a 480 heave in the shot put. Brother Josh Pillath was second in the 50 yard hurdles at 8.2 and tied for second place in the high jump at 58. Gunnar Patz earned a runner-up spot in the triple jump at 362.5.
Oconto Falls won 7 events, including a double victory by Alex Young in the 200 meters (26.6) and 400 meter runs (57.0). The Panthers were also dominant in the relays, winning the 4, 12 and 24 lap races.
In the girls competition, sophomore Bailey Wolf won the 800 and 1600 meter runs to help lead the Panthers to the team title. Wolf turned in a 2:45.5 clocking in the 800 and 5:50.8 for the 1600 during her winning efforts.
Oconto Falls also saw Carly Lemke claim the high jump at 52, Vanessa VanDenElzen 50 yard hurdles 8.0, Liza Leja 45 yard dash 6.1, Bridgett Gorman 400 meters 1:15.5, Evy OHarrow 200 meters 30.5 and Kayla Virtues shot put 384.
Coleman earned four second place finishes...24 lap relay 11:25.1, 12 lap relay 4:58.2, Ashlee Mayer high jump 46 and Alicia Kasal in the pole vault 70.
The only Crivitz second place finish came in the 4 lap relay with a 1:18.1 clocking.
Coleman Claims Third
At Quadrangular Meet;
Pillath Brothers First
With the CJ and Josh Pillath capturing first place finishes in the shot put and high jump, the Coleman boys totaled 22 points to finish in third place at the West DePere indoor meet Tuesday.
Freedom claimed team honors with 109 points followed by West DePere 86, Coleman 22 and Lena 5.
CJ Pillath fired the shot put 472.5 inches for first place and won by nearly 5 feet. Meanwhile Josh leaped 58 to capture the high jump by two inches.
The Coleman boys did manage a second place time of 3:04 in the 8 lap relay and third place in the 20 lap relay 9:36, 12 lap 5:42 and 4 lap 1:24.03.
Host West DePere dominated the girls meet with 108.5 points followed by Freedom 61, Coleman 40.5 and Lena 0.
Coleman won the 20 lap relay in 12:22.59 while getting second place performances from Rymer in the 800 meter run 2:55.61, Ashlee Mayer high jump 48, Alicia Kasal pole vault tie at 66 and Barbeau triple jump 277.5.