Caledonia/Spring Grove won two of the three boys relays, won the high jump and collected six of the top nine long jumps at the Cotter Invitational in Winona on May 19. There were six teams competing, but no team scores were computed. Winning the high jump is nothing new, but it was not the usual winner. Conference champion Chris Pieper did not enter, but Warrior freshman Ethan Stendel did and won at 5 feet, 8 inches.
Winning the 4×400-meter relay with the best Warrior time of the season (3 minutes, 40.77 seconds) were Pieper, Eric Mauss, Fischer Wait and Lyle Myhre. The first-place 4×200 boys were
Mauss, Wait, Hunter Holland and Eli Staggemeyer. Runners-up in the 4×100 were Mauss, Holland, Reid Bjerke and Josh Beardmore.
In the long jump sand, Jake Gengler was second with a personal-best 19 feet, 10 inches. Ethan Stendel was fourth (17-09), Tristan Meyer fifth (17-03.5), Gavin Plantz tied for sixth (17-03), Gabe Curley eighth (16-11) and Eli Staggemeyer ninth (16-07.75) among 21 jumpers.
Thirty sprinters entered the 100-meter dash. All four Warrior boys placed in the top 10 with Beardmore second with a personal-best time of 11.54 seconds. Owen Staggemeyer ran sixth (PR 11.99) with Plantz seventh (12.02) and Holland 10th (12.33).
In the 200-meter dash, four Warriors were among the top nine: Eli Staggemeyer fourth (25.08), Owen Staggemeyer fifth (25.22), Landon Frauenkron seventh (25.52) and Gabe Curley ninth (26.25). At 400 meters, Alec Weinbender ran sixth (58.39) and Jason Schock eighth (1:01.90).
Among 36 throwers in the shot put, Jonah Dvorak was fifth with a personal-best 38 feet, 2 inches. Garrett Ness was sixth (37-05), Grant Ness eighth (36-03.75) and Jake Gengler 12th (34-07). Dvorak was sixth with the discus (102 feet 7 inches) and Bronson Knutson eighth (97-01) among 32 entrants.
For the girls, Warrior eighth grader Ayshia Gay ran sixth among 27 sprinters in the 100-meter dash with a personal-record time of 13.94. At 200 meters, Loisah Gay placed fifth (28.80) and Charlese Walk eighth (29.87) among 25 runners. Walk, Loisah Gay and Ayshia Gay plus Kloe Jore ran their best time of the year while finishing fourth in the 4x100M relay (54.51). That foursome was also third in the 4x200M relay (1:55.83).
Ayshia Gay, with her best long jump of the season (13-06.25), placed eighth and Walk 10th (13-05) in a field of 22 jumpers. Ellyce Walsh was 10th among 28 with her personal-best shot put of 26 feet.