State meet this weekend
When and Where: June 14 at Rice Lake
Outcome: The St. Croix Falls girls’ team placed fourth and the boys were sixth out of nine schools at the Regional meet in Rice Lake. Rice Lake won the girls team title with Osceola placing first for the boys.
When and Where: June 17th at Osceola
Outcome: St. Croix Falls was among the 34 teams in the Osceola Sectional. The Lady Saints placed ninth as a team and the young boys’ team finished 23rd.
Boys’ Results: Dayo Oye finished first in the 100m Dash at Regionals (11.20 PR) and finished third at Sectionals and advanced to State. Viktor Knigge was fourth in the 3200m Run (11:13.32) at Regionals and finished eighth at Sectionals (10:28.53). Layton Borst placed third in the 110m Hurdles at Regionals (17.30) and finished 10th at Sectionals (17.26). The 800m relay team of Oye, Austin Opel, Layton Borst and Kieran Defoe was third in Regionals (1:37.27 PR) and seventh at Sectionals (1:36.46 PR). Layton Borst was second in the pole vault (11’-6”) in the Regionals and finished seventh at Sectionals (11’-6”).
Comments: “The boys worked hard this season and performed well against steep competition,” SCF Head Boys’ Coach Kris Wallace said. “Many PRs (personal records) were set this past week with the boys peaking at the right time. The boys of the 4x200 set two PRs for the week, and ran their best race of the season (at Sectionals), but ultimately finished outside of the top four (to qualify for State). While most finished the season up at Sectionals, we did have one athlete punch a ticket to the State meet with Dayo (Oye) in the 100m dash. The 100m dash was tightly contested with only 0.03 seconds separating second from fifth place. All in all a fun night on the track and we look forward to watching Dayo perform in La Crosse this coming weekend.”
Girls: “We had a strong week on the track and in the field,” St. Croix Falls Head Girls’ Coach Stephanie Belisle said. “On the girls’ side, we have seven athletes advancing to State in three events. Kylie Broten had an awesome throw to become the Sectional champion. She is only eight inches away from breaking a long-standing school record. We are hopeful she can break that record and find herself a spot on the podium this week in La Crosse (State meet). Emily McCurdy was second in the triple jump with a season’s best jump of over 34 feet. Finally, our girls 4x100 of Emily McCurdy, Ella Waterworth, Grace Bergstrom, and Kaylee Miron ran a beautiful race and finished third with a big upset out of lane 9. We knew they were capable of moving the baton around the track faster, and they worked hard improving handoffs throughout the week to qualify with a big PR. Our 4x200 and 4x400 relays also made big leaps of improvement with gritty races on the track. Finally, Lucy Belisle placed sixth in the high jump and eighth in the triple jump, with a personal best there, as well. Overall, I was very happy with the meet. In the last race of the night, our girls fell to fifth in the final steps to the finish line. It was a bit of a heartbreaking way to end the meet, but they ran a tremendous race. I am excited to see our kids compete on such a big stage in La Crosse, and I look forward to seeing their success.”
Upcoming: St. Croix Falls will compete in La Crosse at the state meet on June 25.