Chris Pieper repeated as the conference high jump champion, clearing a personal-record 6-feet, 5-inches for Caledonia/Spring Grove at the May 14 Three Rivers Conference Track & Field Meet at Dover-Eyota. His previous best effort was the 6-feet, 4-inches while winning the TRC title last year. Pieper has won the high jump at all six meets he has entered in 2022. The versatile senior also took fifth place with a discus throw of 116 feet and also ran on the eighth-place 4×400-meter relay. The top nine places in each event earned team points.
Freshman Fischer Wait and junior Eric Mauss finished third and fourth, respectively, in the 200-meter dash and fifth and sixth in the 100-meter event. Mauss also ran a leg on the third-place 4×100-meter relay along with Reid Bjerke, Hunter Holland and Josh Beardmore. They posted their best time of the year at 45.15 seconds.
Bjerke also contributed to fifth place in the 4x200M relay along with freshmen Owen Staggemeyer and Eli Staggemeyer plus sophomore Jason Schock. Joining Pieper on the eighth -place 4x400M relay were Schock, Lyle Myhre and Alec Weinbender. Garrett Ness had a sixth-place shot put of 38 feet, 5.5 inches.
The girls ran their best times of the season in placing sixth in both the 4x100M relay (0:54.74) and the 4x200M relay (1:55.14). Running both races were Kloe Jore, Charlese Walk, Loisah Gay and Ayshia Gay. Walk earned seventh-place team points in the 200M dash (29.43 seconds.)
Chatfield won the girls team championship while the Rushford-Peterson/Houston boys edged out Plainview-Elgin-Millville and St. Charles.
BOYS: (1.) R-P/H 171, (2) P-E-M 167, (3) St. Charles 161.5 (4) Chatfield 115.5 (5) La Crescent-Hokah 76, (6) Caledonia/Spring Grove 67, (7) Cotter 60 & Lewiston-Altura 60, (9) Dover-Eyota 28, (10) Wabasha-Kellogg 11.
GIRLS: (1) Chatfield 151, (2) P-E-M 130.5, (3) Cotter 130, (4) St. Charles 105, (5) Lewiston-Altura 99.5, (6) La Crescent-Hokah 94.5, (7) Wabasha-Kellogg 75, (8) R-P/Hou 63.5, (9) Dover-Eyota 54, (10) Cal/SG 11