High school track: Bonduel boys third, girls fourth at CWC Meet

Bears’ Szoszorek wins shot put, discus
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By Morgan Rode sports@newmedia-wi.com


Leader Photo by Morgan Rode Bonduel’s Canaan Szoszorek winds up to throw the discus during Saturday’s Central Wisconsin Conference-Large Division Meet at Rosholt High School.

Leader Photo by Morgan Rode Menominee Indian’s Tego Warrington competes in the long jump during Saturday’s Central Wisconsin Conference-Large Division Meet at Rosholt High School.

Leader Photo by Morgan Rode Wittenberg-Birnamwood’s Jenna Stone crosses the finish line of the 1,600-meter run during Saturday’s Central Wisconsin Conference-Large Division Meet at Rosholt High School.

Behind strong individual performances and top finishes in relays, the Bonduel High School track and field teams each placed in the top four at the Central Wisconsin Conference-Large Division Meet at Rosholt High School on Saturday.

Canaan Szoszorek won both the shot put and discus, with throws of 47 feet, 10.25 inches and 135-3, respectively, to lead the boys team. His finish in the shot put set a new school record.

“To me, getting first in both of those events made me smile actually,” said Szoszorek. “I knew I had it in me to win, and to go out there and actually perform was what I needed. Although I didn’t do great in discus, I still won.”

The boys 4x800-meter relay team of Colin Ewing, William Beaumier, Carter Kurey and Jared Wondra started the running portion of the meet with a first-place finish in 8 minutes, 36.51 seconds. Wondra, Kurey, Isaac Garside and Isaac Banker capped the day with a first-place finish in the 4x400 relay (3:37.58).

“We knew coming into today that we were expected to win the two races, but both races were going to be close between us and Rosholt,” said Wondra, who also took third in the 800 (2:09.98). “We were right about it being close. But we ended up running really well in both the 4x400 and 4x800, and we ended up running our best times for the season for each race.”

“I’d say the biggest factor to that is knowing that we’ve put forth the effort in practices to win these tight races. Adding in the fact that it was conference also just gave us all an extra boost of motivation to do well, and it paid off in the end.”

The Bonduel girls 4x800 relay (10:20.4) also came in first, setting a new school record in the process. Madison Kurey, Breanna Schnell, Kalleigh Schroeder and Kara Troxel formed the team.

Jessie LaBerge placed first in the 300 hurdles (49.44) and third in the 100 hurdles (17.82), while Jessica Ewing won the high jump (4-9).

“After running a couple of PRs (personal records) today, I have seen how I am capable of running and I am motivated to get even better for the postseason,” said LaBerge on her top finishes. Her time in the 300 hurdles set a school record.

“I was able to calm my nerves by giving myself small pep talks before I jumped and by jumping to make my team and family proud,” said Ewing, a freshman, on winning the high jump.

Madison Kurey finished second in the triple jump (32-5). Troxel was third in the 1,600 (5:34.22), while the girls 4x100, 4x200 and 4x400 relay teams also came in third.

Garside finished third in the 100 (11.83) and shot put (45-7), while Colin Ewing took third in the 1,600 (4:52.04).

Wittenberg-Birnamwood

The Witt-Birn girls scored 62 points to place fifth, while the boys earned 29 points to take ninth.

Emma Herb earned Witt-Birn’s only first-place finish with a throw of 108-7 in the discus.

“Now that I know what I am capable of throwing, I know I can do more,” Herb said. “I only need a few more feet to make it to state, and that will not come easily. I will not only have to practice hard for the rest of the season, but also in the offseason.”

Chloe King earned plenty of points for the Chargers on the day. She placed second in the 200-meter dash (28.25 seconds) and 400 (1:03.43) and third in the 100 (13.98).

Jenna Stone continued her strong freshman season with a pair of top-five finishes, claiming third in the 3,200 (12:46.64) and fourth in the 1,600 (5:47.83).

Cole Schairer led the Witt-Birn boys by placing second in the 1,600 (4:44.92) and third in the 3,200 (10:50.15). He was also on the 4x400 relay team that placed third in 3:49.06. Deakyn Suess, Simon Schairer and Luke Muscha rounded out the relay team.

Menominee Indian

Both Menominee Indian teams placed tenth, with the boys scoring 21 points and the girls 14.

Pasen Waupoose came in third in the discus (115-9) and fifth in the shot put (40-4.75). Darius Wayka was second in the shot put (46-10.25).

Guadalupe Cruz led the girls team with a second-place finish in the shot put (36-11.75).

“Growing up, I was always very competitive with everything I did,” said Cruz. “I always push to be the best version of myself. Finishing where I did motivates me to work even harder than before and pushes me to do better in the rest of season.”

Girls team scores: 1. Weyauwega-Fremont 130; 2. Rosholt 101.5; 3. Manawa 89; 4. Bonduel 86; 5. Wittenberg-Birnamwood 62; 6. Iola-Scandinavia 55; 7. Pacelli 51; 8. Amherst 45; 9. Shiocton 14.5; 10. Menominee Indian 14.

Boys team scores: 1. Manawa 107.5; 2. Rosholt 100; 3. Bonduel 98.5; 4. Shiocton 81; 5. Weyauwega-Fremont 69; 6. Iola-Scandinavia 63; 7. Pacelli 46; 8. Amherst 36; 9. Wittenberg-Birnamwood 29; 10. Menominee Indian 21.