Track and field: Shawano girls distance runners excel in loaded meet

The Shawano Community High School track and field team went through a big early season test Saturday, competing in the Ripon College Showcase Meet at Ripon College.

The Shawano girls came in 10th in the 15-team large division, while the boys took 15th.

Alice Hoffmann led the girls team with a first-place finish in the 3,200-meter run, posting a time of 13 minutes, 16.23 seconds.

Odessa Arce placed third in the 800 (2:30.39), while Claire Guenther was third in the 3,200 (13:23.06).

Grace Beyer, Lydia Beyer, Hoffmann and Arce formed the third-place 4x800 relay (10:43.14).

Lydia Beyer rounded out a strong effort from the Hawks distance runners by taking fifth in the 1,600 (5:51.13).

Parker Pues led the boys with a fifth-place finish in the long jump (20 feet, 9.25 inches). Crede Timm placed eighth in the high jump (5-06).

Team scores (large division girls): 1. Franklin 85; 2. Hortonville 61; 3. Arrowhead 60; 4. Sun Prairie 58; 5. West Bend West 55; 6. Oshkosh West 39; 7. Middleton 38.5; 8. Verona Area 38; 9. Mukwonago 38; 10. Shawano 32; 11. Ashwaubenon 23; 12. Kettle Moraine 22; 13. Beaver Dam 14; 14. Oshkosh North 10.5; 15. Homestead 10.

Team scores (large division boys): 1. Mukwonago 88; 2. Middleton 76; 3. Wisconsin Lutheran 63; 4. Homestead 62; 5. Franklin 51.3; 6. Arrowhead 42; 7. Hortonville 37; 8. West Bend West 31.5; 9. Marquette University 29; 10. Oshkosh West 27.5; 11. Sun Prairie 24; 12. Kettle Moraine 21.3; 13. Oshkosh North 18; 14. Ashwaubenon 9; 15. Shawano 4.3.