Craig track sweeps relays, Madison Memorial

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Gazette staff
Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Janesville Craig’s relay teams—both boys and girls—won all of their events Tuesday night to lead the Cougars to a track and field sweep in a Big Eight Conference dual.

The Cougar girls beat the Spartans 82-63 and the boys won 83-60.

“We’re really coming along,” Craig girls coach Brad Troeger said. “Coach Kind, our hurdles coach, was thrilled with our performance tonight, and our relays swept, which is good.”

Craig’s Amber Fry took the 300 hurdles in 51.52 seconds.

Jessie Larson won both the shot put (34 feet 2.5 inches) and the discus (108-11).

The boys were paced by a relay sweep of their own and swept the 100, thanks in part to a victory from Tre Hall.

Ian Reinicke captured the long jump at 21 feet and tied for the triple jump at 42-11.

“We won every relay for the first time in a long time, which says a lot about where we’re getting to,” boys coach Jeff Deininger said. “It’s good to have Reinicke back, and Ryan Kind is back at the 200, and Tre is back at the 100. We’re starting to get our pieces back in the right events.”

The Craig teams compete at the Burlington Invitational on Friday.


•  Parker splits with La Follette—The Parker girls track and field team swept the 800-meter run to help beat Madison La Follette 88.5-57.5 in a Big Eight road dual.

Bree Porter captured both hurdle events—17.94 in the 100 and 51.29 in the 300—and placed in the triple jump.

Mandy Slaback won the 800 and was part of the winning 3,200-meter relay for the Vikings.

“We’re finally getting a 4-by-800 team together,” Parker girls coach Kristin Collins said. “The first couple meets we didn’t run one. They did a great job.

“And our throwers had a good night, with Claire Fox and Maddie Meglic both placing.”

The boys fell in a close one, 78-68.

Marq Brooks took both hurdles events and ran the first leg of the winning 1,600-meter relay.

T.J. Steinke took both the shot put (46-1.25) and discus (142-5).

“Our throwers did a nice job,” boys coach Dick Schuh said. “We swept the discus without Paul (Jacobson) after he got hurt in the shot put. Something you might not see in the scores are a couple personal records for a couple of our young athletes.”

The boys compete at Madison Memorial’s Spartan Invite on Friday, while the girls are at Burlington.

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