School record falls once more at State Track Meet
June 8, 2022
Ten nervous and excited Cashton Eagles traveled to the UW-La Crosse campus on Friday, June 3rd and Saturday, June 4th, to compete in the 126th Wisconsin State Track meet for the boys and the 51st State Track meet for the girls. The top ten performances on the track in preliminaries advanced to the finals on Saturday. The top six individual final competitors in distance races and field events were recognized for a State medal.
Braylee Hyatt started out the day by running the 100m dash in record-breaking fashion. Hyatt ran a career best 12.66 to finish 5th in the preliminary races to secure a spot in the finals on Saturday. Hyatt also qualified to finals in the 200m dash by running a time of 26.35, breaking her sister Adelynn's school record by .01. Hyatt's long jump of 16' 4.5" was strong enough to make finals but fell short of a scoring position by placing 9th.
The boy's 4x100m relay team with Colin O'Neil, Jake Wall, Ethan Klinkner, and Onesimo Tirado broke their own school record during Friday's preliminary race, running a time of 44.87 to place 13th.
The boy's 4x400m relay team with Brady Hemmersbach, Onesimo Tirado, Brett Hemmersbach, and Michael Sueppel ran a time of 3:31.72 to break their school record en route to qualify for the finals race on Saturday.
Saturday's cold and rainy conditions made running and jumping more challenging. Hyatt completed the 100m dash finals with a time of 13.22, placing 6th and reaching the podium for a medal. Hyatt ran to an 8th place finish in the 200m dash by running a time of 26.83. Hyatt scored 4 points for the Lady Eagles.
Jack Schlesner faced challenging jumping conditions along with a strong field of quality jumpers. Schlesner cleared 6'2" to place 6th in the competition to make the medal podium.
The 4x400m relay team finished their season by running a 3:32.41 in the finals race to place 8th. The Eagle team finished with 4 points.
Complete results can be found on the WIAA website at http://www.wiaawi.org (click on the Tournaments tab). Congratulations to the great efforts that the track team gave all season. The Cashton Track and Field Recognition night will be held Monday, June 6th at 6:30 pm at the High School.