Ferdie Wagner soars through the air on a long jump attempt. He finished 10th with a distance of 17-feet, 4.25 inches.
Ferdie Wagner soars through the air on a long jump attempt. He finished 10th with a distance of 17-feet, 4.25 inches.

   The Ripon High School track and field teams used Tuesday’s Kewaskum Quadrangular to experiment with different events.
Head coach Chris Gatzke was pleased with the results he saw.

   Ripon finished third out of the four schools for both the boys and the girls. Kewaskum won the boys’ title, while Plymouth captured the girls. Campbellsport was the other school in attendance at the meet.

   “We had a lot of people running some different events, doing different things and the effort and commitment that was put forth tonight was amazing,” he said. “... Nobody questioned anything. They ran and they gave their all. We had some very good performances.”

   Among the strong performances were Niko Heinz and Carter Hahn in the 100-meter dash as they finished 1-2; Daniel Mader winning the 1,600 and 3,200 runs; and the girls’ 800 relay team of Celina Lopez, Kelly Rudolph, Lexi Elegbede-Peer and Lillian Schram, which ran away with the win with one of its better times.

   The Tigers also recorded four other first-place finishes and six more runner-up performances.

Read the full story, which includes information on how Ripon fared at the indoor ECC meet, in the April 11, 2019 edition of the Ripon Commonwealth Press.