Seymour and Shiocton Struggle in Omro

Lauren Rottier took 1st place for Seymour in the high jump at 5’ 0”. – Photo by Jazmyne Zakrzewski
By Stephen Knoll
The track season has kept moving along despite the weather with Seymour and Shiocton traveling down to the home of the Foxes, Omro, April 20.
It was a tough outing for both squads, finishing near the bottom, with the highest spot was fourth place for the Seymour girls squad.
The Thunder got a strong performance out of senior athlete Lauren Rottier who took home a handful of top finishes.
Rottier finished second in the 100 meter dash and first in the 200 meter dash. She also helped her team to a first place finish in the 4×100 relay.
Not content with just track events Rottier also took first place in the high jump, tying with Emily Leschke of Valders.
Jenna Krause also had a good outing for the Thunder usually coming in just behind teammate Rottier.
Krause finished third in the 100 meter and 200 meter dash, just barely trailing Rottier both times.
Sam Eisch and Laura Spaude nabbed another pair of third place finishes for the Thunder in the 1600 and 3200 meter runs respectively.
In the 800 meter run it was Hailey Schroth who rounded out the top five, taking fifth place for Shiocton.
Helena Jefferson, Seymour, finished second overall in the 100 meter hurdles while Brianna Scholz, Shiocton, finished at fourth.
Jefferson also finished second at the triple jump to finish off the top performers from the girls team.
On the boys side, Seymour and Shiocton struggled to break past the middle of the pack, often finishing just outside the top three.
Seymour saw some early success though, Joey Coonen and Josh Krause ended at third and fourth respectively in the 100 meter dash.
The Chiefs also had some big finishes at the start with Reis Stingle coming in second at the 200 meter dash. Stingle also finished third at the 110 meter hurdles.
Fellow Chief Shelden Anday ended his 300 meter hurdle run in third place.
Coonen and Krause, along with Devin Ver Voort and Caden Moede, took their Thunder relay team to first place in the 4×200 finishing two seconds ahead of second place.
Shiocton came in third in that relay with Anday, Stingle, Kaden Piechocki, and Alex Portillo making up the team.
On the field side of track and field, Adam Smith made a splash for the Thunder finishing third overall in the shot put.
In the high jump Shiocton’s Kaden Piechocki would tie with Seymour’s Logan Mattson for third place.
Finishing the day at the triple jump Ty Witthuhn finished at second for the Thunder.
Overall, the Seymour boys took sixth place overall while the girls finished in fourth.
Shiocton’s boys and girls both finished in seventh overall.