By Colton Westby
The Shiocton track team traveled to Marion High School for a meet on Thursday, May 2.
Starting off with the boys, the Shiocton 4×800 meter relay team consisting of Logan Heindl, Ayden Lango, Sandy Schmidt, Jr., and Alfredo Ramirez took home the first place. In the boys’ 110 meter hurdles, Shiocton’s Reis Stingle took first place with a time of 16.65 seconds followed by Shelden Anday with a time of 19.42 seconds. Anday also came through with a first place finish in the 300 meter hurdles with a time of about 47 seconds. The boys 4×200 meter relay team was able to break away with a second place finish with a time of 1:44. Stingle took the top spot in the 200 meter dash, finishing at about 23 seconds; Kaden Piechocki took fourth place in the same event. Piechocki took the top spot in the high jump with a jump of 6’2”. In the boys 3,200 meter run, Sandy Schmidt, Jr. and Ayden Lango both took the top spots, topping out over Manawa and Gresham/Bowler with times under 11:50. The 4×400 meter relay team was able to come through with a second place victory with a time of a little over 4:30. In the boys’ long jump, Stingle was able to make a jump of 17’9”, giving him the silver. Anday took first place in the shot put category with a final of 37’5”.
Moving on to the lady Chiefs, Melanie Herb took home third place in the 200 meter dash and fourth place in the girls 400 meter dash. Morgan Brux jumped high to achieve first place in the girls high jump, finishing with a jump of 4’7”. Brux was also able to break away with silver in the girls long jump with a stretch of 14’3”, just half an inch short of Tigerton’s first place jumper Monika Minniecheske.
In the end, the lady Chiefs took sixth place at the meet, while the men finished in second place, just behind Manawa.