Klocek, Kerkoff pace NRHEG at subsection

Published 8:57 am Saturday, May 29, 2010

New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva boys’ and girls’ track and field placed fourth and third, respectively, Thursday at the Subsection 5A meet at Maple River.

The boys’ team finished with 102.53 points behind St. Clair’s 124. The girls’ The girls’ team fell just short of second place with 132.5 points, 3.5 points behind United South Central/Alden-Conger.

Pacing the boys’ was senior Kevin Klocek, who placed first in the 100m and set a new school record in the 200m, finishing in 22.61 sec.

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David Lindell, Geoff Ramaker and Matt Young joined Klocek in the 4×100 relay and grabbed first place in 46.35 sec. David Lindell also placed first in the discus, throwing 156’11”.

Tony Wacholz earned second place in the shot put, and Josh Schroeder and Evan Ferber placed third in the 1600m and triple jump, respectively. All top three finishers will advanced to the section meet.

Head coach Duey Ferber was satisfied with the results and hopes the boys’ performances carry onto next week.

“We are happy to be sending seven boys to the section meet,” he said. “Klocek and Lindell won their events convincingly.”

The girls’ team had only one individual place first, but grabbed enough second and third place finishes to send seven girls to the section meet.

Junior Alyssa Kerkhoff was team’s lone first place winner, finishing first in the 400m in 59.43 sec.

Kerkhoff also grabbed second place in the 100m and 200m along with Abby Crabtree, wh finished the 1600m in 5:50.0 sec. and Emmy Hobbs, who reached 7’6” in the pole vault.

Carlie Wagner placed third in both the high jump and 400m and Alearah Newman finished third in the triple jump.

The group advancing to the section meet was rounded out by Jill Kalis who placed fourth in the discus, throwing 114’1.5”.

Ferber expects to the girls’ to perform well after taking care of business, individually.

“We had a few personal records tonight,” he said. “Now we can focus on sections.”