PLATTEVILLE, Wis. — Clinton’s Ethan Holmes won titles in the 400 meters and the 55 hurdles, teammate David Johnson was the champion in the 200 and Adam Young won the long jump to lead Clinton to the team title Saturday at the Tri-State Invitational track and field meet at Wisconsin-Platteville’s Williams Fieldhouse.

The River Kings finished with 109 points. Verona (Wis.) was a distant second with 60, and Central DeWitt took third with 51.5. Frank Futselaar of Central DeWitt was the champion in the 1,600, winning by almost four seconds in 4:43.92.

The Clinton girls placed third.

Holmes and teammate Jake Mangler went 1-2 in the hurdles. Holmes crossed the finish line in 7.72 seconds, with Mangler clocking in at 8.14. Central DeWitt’s Casey Kreiter placed fifth in the race (8.47). Ethan Holmes won the 400 in 52.28, while Ben Comer of Central DeWitt was fourth (54.72) and Kaleb Frazier of Clinton was fifth (55.14).

Johnson won the 200 for Clinton in 23.97, finishing .23 ahead of teammate Alex Baker, the runner-up. Alex Dalldorf of Central DeWitt was third in 24.52, and his teammate, Ross Curtis, took eighth in 25.21.

Johnson also took second in the high jump at 6-feet, and he and Alex Dalldorf of Central DeWitt finished 3-4 in the 55. Johnson finished in 6.74, Dalldorf in 6.82. Also in the high jump, Michael Burke of Central DeWitt was third at 6-0, Adam Young of Clinton was seventh at 5-8 and Zane Pennock of Clinton was eighth at 5-8.

Young went 19-10.25 to win the long jump. Chris Lubben of Central DeWitt (18-11.25) was fourth, and Maurice Walker of Clinton (18-9) of Clinton was seventh.

Clinton’s Matt Murphy placed third in the shot put (48-8.5), and teammate Jaryd Prince was fifth (47-3.5).

Clinton also won the 1,600 relay in 3:34.10, was fourth in the 800 relay (1:38.01) and fifth in the 3,200 relay (8:45.80). Central DeWitt took third in the 3,200 (8:43.12), sixth in the 1,600 (3:43.63) and eighth in the 800 (1:41.40).

James Smith took eighth in the 800 in 2:11.72.

Marike Kirchenberger and Sarah Wenzel led Clinton’s girls team with a 1-2 finish in the long jump. Kirchenberger leapt 16-feet-9.75, while Wenzel went 15-8.5. The River Queens finished third in the team standings with 58 points, behind Evanston, Ill. (101) and Freeport, Ill. (63.5).

Kirchenberger also placed sixth in the 200 meters in 27.91 seconds. Kirchenberger was the third-fastest qualifier for the finals in the 55-meter dash but scratched in the finals.

Hattie Buikema was the runner-up in the 3,200 meters. Her time of 12 minutes, 19 seconds, was 17.08 behind the winner, Erin Poss of Antioch, Ill. Clinton’s Ashley Haugen placed sixth in the 400 (1:05.00). Grace Shemwell took sixth in the 800 (2:36.26)

A pair or River Queens scored in the shot put. Kayla Hernandez (34-0.5) was third and Taylor Rippon (32-9.5) was eighth

Larissa Wilden was fifth in the triple jump (30-6) and seventh in the high jump at 4-foot-8.

The River Queens placed third in the 800 relay, sixth in the 3,200 relay and eighth in the 1,600 relay.

“Hattie Buikema is having a really great breakout season,” Clinton head coach June Wilden said. “Sarah Wenzel, Ashley Haugen, Kayla Hernandez, Maike Kirchenberger and Grace Shemwell really had good days. We placed a lot in the top eight. We got points in just about every event. It was just a really nice meet for us.”

Central DeWitt’s Lindsay Smith placed seventh in the 55 hurdles in 9.93 seconds.



Small-school invitational

Camanche placed third in the girls team race with 51 points and Northeast was fourth (46), while the Northeast boys took fifth (45) with Camanche sixth (41) in the small-school portion of the meet.

McKinzie McDaniel of Camanche won the 55 meters in 7.61 and Ashley Gonzalez won the high jump at 4-10. The Indians’ Courtney Harksen was third in the 200 (28.90), Lorena Temple was third in the 3,200 (12:50.33), Gonzalez was third in the 55 hurdles (9.65) and Sarah Powell was fourth in the shot put (35-0).

Camanche also placed second in the 800 relay (1:54.20) as Hudson (Wis.) broke the meet record by almost two seconds, winning in 1:51.23.

Morgan Casey of Northeast was the champion in the 800 and 1,600, winning in 2:23.26 and 5:17.56. Shawna Spain was fourth for the Rebels in the 55 hurdles. Kristin Hanrahan was sixth for Northeast in the long jump (13-11.25).

Northeast was the runner-up in the 1,600 relay (4:30.88), seventh in the 800 (2:00.08) and sixth in the 3,200 (11:26.94).

In the boys competiton, Northeast got titles from its 3,200-meter relay unit, Shaun Eberhart in the 800 (2:05.70) and Ryan Krogmann in the 1,600 (4:41.30). Matt Bowman (sixth in 5:12.88) and Seth Mommsen (eighth in 5:18.52) also placed for the Rebels in the latter event. Baron Loots took fourth in the 400 (56.27). The Rebels also were third in the 1,600 relay (3:47.12).

Camanche got runner-up finishes from Codie Adams in the 400 (55.57) and Brad Maxwell in the 800 (2:07.37). Adams also was fourth in the 3,200 (11:04.60), while teammates Blake Bark (8.82) and Aaron Jewell (8.97) placed sixth and eighth in the 55 hurdles. Cory Snodgrass placed fifth in the long jump (18-6), and Julian Emert was seventh in the 55 (7.08) and eighth in the 200 (25.29).

The Indians placed sixth in the 1,600 (3:51.13) and 3,200 (9:40.15) relays.