By Stephen Knoll
The Spring sports season is getting off and running with the Seymour indoor triangular.
Shiocton and Iola-Scandinavia joined the Thunder on its home turf to start off the track season.
Both the Thunder and Chiefs had a lot of strong performances, both individually and as teams, but faced stiff competition from the I-S athletes as well.
Seymour’s boys came out on top of the event while the girls came in third. On the other side Shiocton’s boys and girls teams both finished second overall.
Freshman Brianna Scholz put on a clinic at the triangular coming home with three first place finishes topping the Girls 55 meter dash, 200 meter hurdles, and high jump.
The Seymour boys were able to come out on top thanks to some high finishers with bunches of Thunder athletes crowding the top five.
Joey Coonen, Josh Krause, Aaron Geurts, and Josh Molle took first, third, fourth, and fifth respectively in the 55 meter dash. Shiocton’s Brady Volkman came in second overall to prevent a total sweep by Seymour.
The Chiefs had high performers in every event, it put up athletes for often finishing in the top five.
Reis Stingle, a Shiocton junior, blew out the competition by almost two seconds in the 55 meter hurdles
Shiocton senior Mitchell Dahlke similarly trounced his opponents finishing 12 seconds ahead of Seymour’s Blake Linsmeyer in the 1600 meter run.
In the team events it was the Chiefs over the Thunder in the girls’ 4×200 relay and the boys’ 4×200 meter relay.
Seymour did manage to outpace Shiocton in the boys’ 4×400 meter relay.
In the field events Seymour and Shiocton went back and forth taking the top spot. Kaden Piechocki took first in the high jump joining fellow Chief Scholz who did the same in the girls high jump.
Adam Smith came in first for Seymour at the boys shot put throwing 38-10.00, over a foot and a half longer than teammate Zachary Gerhardt who took second.
The Chiefs next track meet will be on Thursday, April 5 at 4 p.m. at the Shiocton High School.
Seymour’s next track meet will be on Tuesday, April 17 at 4 p.m. at Shawano Middle School.
Shiocton’s Reis Stingle clears the hurdles as he blows past the competition at the Seymour Triangular. – Photo by Stephen Knoll
By Stephen Knoll