Ladies claim a victory at Red Robin track and field invite|
Antigo’s ladies took the crown at the Red Robin indoor track and field invitational held Monday inside Sheldon Fieldhouse.
Playing host to four other schools, the home town team claimed the title by tallying a combined 100 points to beat out runnerup Wittenberg-Birnamwood which finished second with 93.5. Marion was third at 68.5 followed by Clintonville, 50; and Menominee Indian, 4.
“I could not be more proud of our girls for taking first place at their home meet,” coach Kristy Bovre said.
Antigo scored wins in three individual events and in a four-person relay while showing dominance in several other races including the 200 meter where on the lead of winner Sarah Duff, the Robins swept the top five spots.
“We have a tremendous group of sprinters,” Bovre said.
Duff won the 200 meter with a time of 30.9 followed by Chelsie Marshall in second at 32.59. Mandy Petts (32.88) was third, Katie Hoeppner (33.0) fourth and Sami Smits (34.03) fifth.
Chelsea Payant, Antigo’s lone female distance runner, won the mile with a time of 6:26.61, beating out Marion’s Kayla Habeck by a full 46 seconds.
Emily Marciniak was a winner in the triple jump, racking up a distance of 32’ 3 1/2’’.
The Robins only other win came in the 8-lap relay. Duff, Marciniak, Maddy Nelson and Chelsie Marshall ran the race, crossing the line in 2:31.17.
The 4-lap relay team — Emily McGhee, Hoeppner, Ellie Payant and Smits — took third with a time of 1:18.39.
McGhee also ran the 45 meter hurdles, high and low, finishing second (8.59) and third (8.39) respectively.
Duff earned a second in the 400 meter (1.09.06) while Nelson was third in both 400 (1:09.57) and 800 meter (2:51.5).
Smits placed second in the tough 45 meter dash (7.15) and was fourth in the pole vault (6’ 6’).
Sam Reichl ran the 45 meter hurdles, placing third in the high (9.45) and fourth (10.32) in low.
Hoeppner placed fourth on long jump (13’ 7 3/4’’) and was fifth in shot put (27’ 3’’).
Antigo will next compete on April 9 at Northland Pines for the Great Northern Conference indoor tournament.
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