Monday Prep Spotlight: Track and field regionals, boys state golf recap

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The spring sports season is hitting full throttle with playoffs for just about every WIAA sport. Burke Griffin has your Monday recap from Track and Field regionals, Boys State Golf, and Girls soccer.

(WFRV) Appleton, Wis. – The state track and field meet is quickly approaching. On Monday, athletes from around northeast Wisconsin took a big step towards a trip to La Crosse at regional meets in the area.

In division one, the Kaukauna Ghosts had a strong showing in the field events during the regional meet. Both Olivia Vanzeeland and Alissa Seidl got over the bar at five foot six in the high jump to share the top spot. Meanwhile in the boys pole vault, Teaken Leon rose to the occasion and cleared the bar at 12 feet to win a regional title.

On the track it was a close one in the boys one hundred yard dash with West De Pere’s Najeh Mitchell besting the rest of the field by .13 of a second. Kimberly’s Hannah Reichenberger pulled away to win the girls 100 yard hurdles.

The Papermakers also claimed both the boys and girls team titles at the regional.

In division two, the Little Chute Mustangs protected their home turf with both the boys and girls teams winning the regional. That was helped by Gavin Fritsch, who won the boys shotput at 51 feet and five inches.

The Luxemburg-Casco girls 4×200 relay team also advanced by besting Kewaunee and Little Chute. While Denmark’s Simon Alexander won the boys 400 meter run.

Wrightstown senior Grace Blauert won the girls pole vault by clearing nine feet six inches, and advancing to Thursday’s sectional as well.

The boys golf season is also winding down with the state tournament underway in Wisconsin Dells. West De Pere’s Mason Haupt and Sheboygan North’s Mason Schmidkte are the top players from Northeast Wisconsin at two over par, and tied for eighth overall on the division one leaderboard.

Marinette’s Ty Kretz is tied atop the leaderboard with two other players after a three over par first round. The Marines sit just ten shots back of Edgewood. Luxemburg-Casco’s Zach Schmidt posted a six over 78, and sits in a tie for ninth place overall.

In division three, Kohler leads the team standings. Led by Owen Multer at seven over par, Kohler holds a 15 shot lead heading into Tuesday’s final round at Trappers Turn.

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