The Chequamegon High School boys' and girls' track and field teams both finished second in a quadrangular meet at Rhinelander on Friday, May 10.
"It was a perfect meet to tune up before conference and we really needed it," Screaming Eagles' coach Mary Patterson said. "The Chequamegon girls finished with 94 points, just five points behind a very strong Three Lakes' team. On the girls' side, this meet was extremely important as we moved a few girls to new events and it showed to be beneficial."
Three Lakes/Phelps won the girls' meet with 99 points to 94 for Chequamegon 59 for Rhinelander and 14 for Wabeno.
Jeanna Scanlon won the 800- (2:52.01) and 1,600-meter (6:18.84) runs, tied for fourth in long jump (13-4), and teamed with Marissa Niehoff, Abby Herbst and Lilah Pearson to win the 3,200-meter relay (11:40.68).
Kristina Peterson won the 100-meter hurdles (17.34), was second in the 300-meter hurdles (56.59) and fourth in high jump (4-8), and teamed with Jordann Pollex, Taylor Pritzl and Sophie Wells to win the 800-meter relay (2:00.84).
Pritzl won triple jump (33-3.75), was second in long jump (15-3.5), and teamed with Malakowsky, Jordann Pollex and Wells for third in the 400-meter relay (57.09).
Malakowsky, Olivia Ocker, Abby Herbst and Emma O'Meara won the 1,600-meter relay with a season-best 4:54.87.
Pearson was second in the 800 (2:52.03) and 1,600 (6:33.6), with O'Meara placing third in the 1,600 (6:42.48). Jovi Miguel (14:34.09) and Marissa Niehoff (14:49.75) finished second and third in the 3,200.
Shea Mineau was second in shot (27-7.5) and discus (78-10).
Malakowsky (1:13.0), Ocker (1:14.91) and Herbst (1:15.07) ran three-four-five in the 400-meter dash. Serena Weber, Leah Wagner and Miguel tied for third in pole vault (5-6).Wells was fifth in high jump (4-8); Pollex tied for fourth in long jump (13-4); and Herbst was fifth in triple jump (26-10.75).
"Taylor Pritzl turned in a personal best to win triple jump once again and had a strong second in long jump. Taylor is peaking perfectly in her jumps at the right time this season," Patterson said. "Shea Mineau had a pair of seconds in shot put and discus to continue to score nicely in the throws for the girls. Overall it was a great team effort by the girls' team and we feel we are ready to give it our best Monday for conference."
Rhinelander won the boys' meet with 89 points. Chequamegon was second with 77, Three Lakes/Phelps scored 645 points and Wabeno had 23.5.
"The boys finished with 77 points without a few key distance boys due to rescheduling," Patterson said. "I was very proud of how the boys fought hard to make up points to fill the gaps. We had some big first-place finishes, highlighted by David Graf and Zach Poetzl. Graf soared to 11-6 to win pole vault and set a new personal best. David also placed fourth in high jump, fourth in the 110-meter hurdles and third in the 3,200 to have a big night for boys. Zach Poetzl made his long jump debut, going 18-9 to win. Poetzl turned in season bests in the 100 and 200 We are very excited about the potential Zach has and feel he is capable to doing something big. Poetzl anchored the 800-meter relay team with Jason Short, Christian Waltenberg and Ethan Weber to place second in a season-best 1:40.16."
Samuel David, Grayson Kief, Michael Zilinger and Gabe Howse won the 1,600-meter relay (4:10.67).
Kief was second in the 110- (17.98) and 300-meter (48.89) hurdles. Graf (18.74) and David (19.71) ran fourth and fifth in the 110-meter hurdles and Zilinger (50.26) was fourth in the 300-meter hurdles.
Vincent Kohler (58.3) and Mason Freiberger (1:00.49) were second and fifth in the 400. Kohler (5:33.47) and Howse (6:01.82) were third and fifth in the 1,600.
Poetzl placed second in the 100-meter dash (11.52). Thomas Mineau was second in shot (35-9). Charlie Birchmeier (99-10) and Mineau (98-7) were second and third in discus.
Graf (14:20.1), Freiberger (14:20.31) and Koby Dyre (15:36.96) ran three-four-five in the 3,200.
Ethan Weber, Jason Short, Christian Waltenberg and Poetzl were second in the 800-meter relay (1:40.56); Freiberger, Andrew Schienebeck, Howse and Zilinger were second in the 3,200-meter relay (10:52.91); and David, Waltenberg, Joseph Newbury and Weber were third in the 400-meter relay (50.01).
Charlie Birchmeier was fourth in pole vault (8-6); Jason Short was fourth in long jump (16-10); and Ethan Weber was fourth in triple jump (34-3).