The Caledonia/Spring Grove boys broke the meet record while winning the 4×200-meter relay, and six Warriors earned all-conference acclaim at the Three Rivers Conference Track and Field Championships on May 13 at Elgin. Cal/SG won two relay titles and took first place in three individual events. Despite competing in only 11 of the 18 events, the boys placed third among 10 teams in the team standings. The Cal/SG girls entered only 10 events and finished 10th.
To be All-TRC, an athlete must either win an event or score a total 14 points for the team. (The top nine places in each even earned team points.) All six Warrior boys qualified on both counts. Sophomore Fischer Wait (36 points) was a three-time conference champ while winning both the 200-meter and 400-meter dashes as well as running on the winning, record-breaking 4×200 relay (1 minute, 32.05 seconds) along with sophomore Eli Staggemeyer, junior Josh Beardmore and sophomore Owen Staggemeyer.
Beardmore (44 points) led Warrior scoring while running on both championship relays plus earning runner-up points in both the 100-meter dash and long jump. Tysen Grinde (34 points) scored very well in all four of his events, including his fourth straight high jump triumph, matching his personal best height of 6-feet, 2 inches. He was second with a personal-record triple jump (39 feet, 11.5 inches), third in long jump (19 feet, 11.5 inches) and fourth in the 400M dash.
Staggemeyer, Staggemeyer and Beardmore ran on both winning relays – joined by Wait in the 4x200M and by junior Gabe Curley in the 4100M. Owen Staggemeyer (34) was runner-up at 200 meters, and Eli Staggemeyer (32) ran third at 100 meters.
The 4x400M Warriors finished fifth with legs run by Lyle Myhre, Jason Schock, Eric Mauss and Sylas Flatin.
The boys’ highest scoring event (28 points) was the 200M dash with Wait first (23.35 seconds), Owen Staggemeyer second (24.05) and Maus fourth (24.32) among 25 sprinters. Next was the 100M dash (20 points) where Beardmore ran second (11.40), Eli Staggemeyer third (11.57) and Curley eighth (12.05) among 23 boys. At 400 meters, Wait won (50.82) and Grinde was sixth (54.48) among 21 competitors.
In long jump, Beardmore was second (20-04.50 feet) and Grinde third (19.11.50). In triple jump, Grinde was second with a personal-best 39-11.50 feet. With the discus, Mason Banse placed third among 27 throwers (116-10).
The Warrior girls placed seventh in two relays. Ayshia Gay, Sienna Augedahl and Nicole Banse ran on both, joined by Kloe Jore in the 4×100 and by Lexi Peters in the 4×200. Individually, Banse ran eighth among 26 girls in the 200M dash while Gay was eighth among 25 in the 100M sprint.
The team titles went to the host Plainview-Elgin-Millville girls and the St. Charles boys.
TEAMS BOYS: (1) St. Charles 200, (2) Rushford-Peterson/Houston 159.5, (3) Cal/SG 141, (4) P-E-M 113, (5) Chatfield 98, (6) Cotter 91, (7) Lewiston-Altura 55, (8) La Crescent-Hokah 36, (9) Dover-Eyota 25, (10) Wabasha-Kellogg 12.5
TEAMS GIRLS: (1) P-E-M 188.583, (2) Chatfield 146, (3) Rushford-Peterson/Houston 121.833, (4) Cotter 112, (5) St. Charles 94.5833, (6) Lewiston-Altura 71.75, (7) La Crescent-Hokah 68, (8) Dover-Eyota 63, (9) Wabasha-Kellogg 39.25, (10) Cal/SG 10