Beautiful night on the oval

By Becky Walz,

Warrior Parker Timp traverses a hurdle.(Driftless Multimedia photo by Becky Walz)

The sun was shining down on Viking Stadium as the Decorah boys’ track and field team hosted its final home meet of the 2024 season Monday.
The Vikes won the Decorah Invite, securing 168 points. South Winn came in eighth with 33 points.

Winners circle
The Vikings had nine winners Monday night. Decorah nearly swept the field events winning three of the four. Peyton Webb claimed the high jump title with a height of 6 feet even. Going 21 feet even, Kaiden Quandahl won the long jump. William Hahn dominated the shot put, throwing a best 49 feet, 4.75 inches.
Grant Zilka was a two-time champion in the distance events. The junior won the 3200-meter run in 10:36.01 and the 1600-meter run in 4:43.65.
Four relays were golden during the night. Dakota Johnson, Kelley Gates, Gavin Groux and K. Quandahl broke the tape in the 4×100 in 43.37 seconds. The same quartet took the 4×200 relay title in 1:30.88. The 4×100 weightman relay posted the best time of 50.66. Combining for the win in the weightman race were Cash Riehle, Fisher Tweten, Luke Franzen and Hahn. In the distance medley relay it was Grant Remington, Garrett Waskow, Karter Orris and Oliver Bollinger winning in 3:55.71.
“What a great night to run a track and field meet. It was nice to win our final home meet of the 2024 season. We are trending in the correct direction with several personal records throughout the competition,” said Decorah head coach Joel Rollinger.

Making moves
The Warriors had a silver and a pair of bronze finishes to lead the way with all three in the field events.
Kaden Barton-Franzen was the runner-up in the high jump with a 5 feet 10 inch clearance. Teammate Irving Flores cleared the bar at 5 feet 8 inches for a bronze.
In the long jump, Lukas Weiss soared 18 feet 5 inches for third. The junior also claimed fourth in the 110-meter hurdles in 16.12 seconds.

Coming up
The Vikings are at Waukon Friday, April 19, at 4:30 p.m. Next week kicks off at Mason City Monday, April 22, at 4:30 p.m.
South Winn is at North Fayette Valley Friday, April 19, at 4:30 p.m.

Decorah Invite team scores
1. Decorah 168; 2. Osage 100; 3. Wahlert Catholic 69; 4. Waukon 62; 5. Crestwood 60; 6. North Fayette Valley 49; 7. MFL MarMac 40; 8. South Winn 33

Varsity event results
High jump – 1. Peyton Webb, Dec, 6’0”; 2. Kaden Barton-Franzen, SW, 5’10”; 3. Irving Flores, SW, 5’8”
Long jump – 1. Kaiden Quandahl, Dec, 21’0”; 3. Lukas Weiss, SW, 18’5”; 5. Dakota VanGundy, Dec, 17’10.5”; 11. Szymon Kailnowski, SW, 15.6.50
Shot put – 1. William Hahn, Dec, 49’4.75”; 6. Parker Timp, SW, 42’10”; 7. Luke Franzen, Dec, 42’6”; 11. Chandler Riehle, SW, 37’5”
Discus – 2. Tommy Sexton, Dec, 141’0.5”; 3. Franzen, Dec, 123’8”; 10. Timp, SW, 105’3”; 13. Riehle, SW, 96’0.5”
100m – 5. Webb, Dec, 12.03; 8. Weiss, SW, 12.27; 10. Timp, SW, 12.31; 13. Jace Buddenberg, Dec, 12.55
200m – 2. Webb, Dec, 24.16; 5. Buddenberg, Dec, 25.01; 12. Barton-Franzen, SW, 26.44; 13. Brennan Franzen, SW, 26.99
400m – 3. Brayden Hartl, Dec, 51.94; 4. Trevor Kuennen, Dec, 53.34
800m – 3. Thomas Hammel, Dec, 2:09.37; 4. Mitchell Stemper, Dec, 2:14.48; 5. Abe Conway, SW, 2:16.18
1600m – 1. Grant Zilka, Dec, 4:43.65; 3. Garrett See, Dec, 5:03.56
3200m – 1. Zilka, Dec, 10:36.01; 2. Davis Coppola, Dec, 10:45.73; 3. Conway, SW, 11:11.80
110m hurdles – 4. Weiss, SW, 16.12; 6. Joshua Adam, Dec, 16.97; 7. Kaiden Youngblood, Dec, 17.47
400m hurdles – 6. Youngblood, Dec, 1:03.22; 7. Caden Malanaphy, Dec, 1:03.37
4×100 – 1. Dakota Johnson, Kelley Gates, Gavin Groux, K. Quandahl, Dec, 43.37
4×100 weightmen – 1. Riehle, Tweten, Franzen, Hahn, Dec, 50.66; 5. Tristen Bodensteiner, Cody Bodensteiner, Casey Bohr, Shayde Wermers, SW, 1:00.54
4×200 – 1. Johnson, Groux, K. Quandahl, Gates, Dec, 1:30.88; 7. Franzen, Barton-Franzen, Brody Tieskoetter, Kailnowski, SW, 1:43.67
4×400 – 2. Hartl, Mason Avila, Karter Orris, Kyle Pattison, Dec, 3:36.49; 7. Franzen, Barton-Franzen, Tieskoetter, Conway, SW, 4:03.60
4×800 – 2. Thomas Hammel, See, Stemper, Bill Fullhart, Dec, 8:31.03
Sprint medley – 2. Adam, Gates, Hartl, Kuennen, Dec, 1:38.07
Distance medley – 1. Grant Remington, Garrett Waskow, Orris, Oliver Bollinger, Dec, 3:55.71

JV event results
Long jump – 2. Justin Fortman, Dec, 16’9”; 5. Noah Vilardo, Dec, 14’5.5”; 6. Brayden Miculinich, Dec, 14’0.5”
Shot put – 2. Fisher Tweten, Dec, 37’1.75”; 8. Cash Riehle, Dec, 34’8”; 10. Mason Vote, Dec, 33’6”; 11. Landen Schnuelle, SW, 33’2.75”; 12. T. Bodensteiner, SW, 32’9.5”; 17. Thatcher Brown, Dec, 31’4.5”; 20. Anthony Putnam, Dec, 30’1.25”; 23. Ray Lienau, SW, 28’11”; 29. Wermers, SW, 27’3”; 30. Bohr, SW, 27’0”; 33. Nathan Rhodes, Dec, 24’7”; 34. C. Bodensteiner, SW, 23’7”
Discus – 1. Hahn, Dec, 121’2”; 2. Tweten, Dec, 115’7.5”; 3. Schnuelle, SW, 105’7.5”; 4. Carter Riley, Dec, 105’3”; 7. T. Bodensteiner, SW, 97’0.5”; 11. Lienau, SW, 85’5”; 18. Brown, Dec, 80’3”; 24. Putnam, Dec, 67’0.5”; 25. Vote, Dec, 66’0”; 26. Rhodes 65’3.5”; 27. William Tallier, Dec, 63’5”; 31. Wermers, SW, 58’0”; 31. Bohr, SW, 58’0”; 33. C. Bodensteiner, SW, 57’8”
100m – 5. VanGundy, Dec, 12.47; 8. Flores, SW, 12.79; 9. Riehle, SW, 12.88; 10. Brady Ohrt, SW, 12.90; 11. Landon Quandahl, Dec, 12.93; 11. Tanner Caddell, Dec, 12.93; 13. Schnuelle, SW, 12.97; 14. Eric Greve, SW, 13.02; 18. Gunnar Sims, Dec, 13.28; 20. Landon Livingood, SW, 13.95; 24. Vilardo, Dec, 14.43; 26. Owen Rix, Dec, 14.52; 27. Ryan Northup, Dec, 14.55; 28. Tyler Fels, SW, 16.48
200m – 5. G Sims, Dec, 27.21; 7. Livingood, SW, 27.74; 12. Northup, Dec, 29.19; 15. Yahir Macario, SW, 30.31; 16. Rix, Dec, 30.69; 17. Vilardo, Dec, 31.01; 18. Fels, SW, 35.97
400m hurdles – 1. Sexton, Dec, 100.77
Shuttle hurdle – 1. Cade Averhoff, Youngblood, Riley, Kyan Oftendahl, Dec, 1:12.97
4×100 – 1. Kade O’Hara, Waskow, L. Quandahl, Averhoff, Dec, 46.81; 2. VanGundy, Remington, Fortman, Archer Sims, Dec, 47.60; 5. Flores, Greve, Livingood, Schnuelle, SW, 48.75
4×100 weighmen – 1. Macario, Kailnowski, Lienau, Fels, SW, 58.04; 3. Tallier, Vote, Putnam, Brown, Dec, 59.92
4×200 – 1. Pattison, Averhoff, Fortman, Max Grimstad, Dec, 1:38.25; 3. O’Hara, Riley, A. Sims, Thomas Davis, Dec, 1:42.90
4×400 – 1. D’mitry Lesser, Coppola, Landyn Hook, Bollinger, Dec, 3:49.57; 3. Riley, Carson Bohner, Miculinich, Parker Low, Dec, 3:59.14; 7. Zander McConnell, Spencer Christensen, Esteban Fernandez, Evan Madsen, Dec, 4:31.58
4×800 – 1. Lesser, Hook, Bohner, Clarence Nimrod, Dec, 9:08.80
Sprint medley – 1. Caddell, O’Hara, Avila, Grimstad, Dec, 1:46.03; 4. Macario, Kailnowski, Tieskoetter, Brad Dahl, SW, 1:52.34; 5. Malanaphy, Miculinich, Low, Oftedahl, Dec, 1:54.28; 8. McConnell, Vilardo, Davis, Christensen, Dec, 2:03.15

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