Pictured are 11 of 12 New Haven runners headed to state.
Special thank you once again to Principia High School for their wonderful hospitality. Also make sure to thank New Haven High School Students, Fey Chavez and Clara Roth, for all the photos from today's meet. They were a huge help, making it a little easier to keep track of each event and posting results.
UPDATED: All results posted.
Quick rundown on today's State Sectionals
Principia High School - Take away the wind and it could not have been a better day for runners. Coming into today’s State Sectionals the goal for both New Haven and Chamois was simple; finish in the top four and move on.
In today’s first race, New Haven’s girls 4x800m relay team (Kayla Borcherding, Taylor Covington, Hannah Kruse, and Hannah Pruessner) finished second, running a season best 10:17, breaking their previous time of 10:32, and nearly a minute faster than last week at districts.
In the boys 4x800 it was Chamois (Austin White, Clay Nolte, Zach Davis, and Brent Dudenhoeffer) and New Haven (Zach Grater, Dominick Pataky, Kevin McDowell, and Seth Schenck) finishing first and second.
Chamois' boys and girls both advanced on in the 4x400 finishing third and fourth.
Pictured: Chamois' Autumn Baker.
Both of New Haven’s 4x100 and 4x200 teams (Megan Bauer, Moly Munsinger, Kelsey Pecaut, and Kierstin Monzyk) took third place and the 4x400 team (Borcherding, Covington, Pruessner, Munsinger) easily taking first, securing the “Feisty 4” relay teams a bid in the State Meet.
Alison Mehmert was one of three from Chamois to qualify in field events, taking first in the high jump, clearing 5’3”. Jacob Keilholz also advanced in the high jump with a fourth place finish. Chris Binggeli moves on after his fourth place finish in the Discus.
In the open races, Chamois’ freshman Autumn Baker ran a career best in the 1600m, 5:31, taking first and finished third in the 3200m. Clay Nolte also advanced in two events, taking third in the 1600m and second in the 800m.
For New Haven; Seth Schenck (the beast) held off Nolte to win the 800m, but in the 1600m Schenck was slightly inpatient as he approached the final turn. Instead of drafting off the leader, Schenck made his move a little early, still finishing in second place. Coach John Tucker said, “Mentally Seth is fine. He simply made a mistake by passing the guy to early. Seth still ran a great time and will be ready to go next Friday.”
Dominick Pataky and Zach Grater finished three - four in the 3200.
Hannah Pruessner and Taylor Covington finished second and third with Pruessner just two-tenths of a second from breaking her career best, while Covington’s 64.24 was a season best.
Molly Munsinger will have a chance to win four state medals after finishing third in the 200m dash, along with the three relay teams she is on.
Below are all the results with the exception of some events we hope to have results for by tomorrow.
Note: Some events we do not have results and/or times.
Top 4 in each event advance to State
|Girls High Jump||1st||Alison Mehmert||5-03||Chamois||State|
|Boys High Jump||4th||Jacob Keilholz||5-08||Chamois||State|
|Girls Long Jump||6th||Alison Mehmert||14-08||Chamois|
|Girls Triple Jump||5th||Ereka Bailey||31-06||NHHS||Freshman - 2 inches from 4th place|
|Boys Triple Jump||7h||Brent Dudenhoeffer||37-04||Chamois|
|Boys Discus||4th||Chris Binggeli||120-06||Chamois||State|
|Girls Discus||5th||Cheyenne Hemeyer||83-10.50||Chamois|
|Boys Shot Put||5th||Chris Binggeli||39-09||Chamois|
|Girls 4x800||2nd||New Haven||10:17||NHHS||State (Season Best)|
|Boys 110 Hurdles||7th||Tanner Mitchem||20.54||Chamois|
|Girls 4x200||3rd||New Haven||1:54||NHHS||State|
|Girls 1600m||1st||Autumn Baker||5:31||Chamois||State (Freshman - Career Best)|
|5th||Michaela Nolte||5:52||Chamois||(Freshman- Career Best)|
|Boys 1600m||2nd||Seth Schenck||4:35||NHHS||State|
|Girls 4x100||3rd||New Haven||54.75||NHHS||State|
|Girls 400m||2nd||Hannah Pruessner||63.95||NHHS||State|
|Boys 400m||5th||Brent Dudenhoeffer||55.10||NHHS|
|Girls 200m||3rd||Molly Munsinger||NHHS||State|
|Boys 800m||1st||Seth Schenck||2:05||NHHS||State|
|Girls 3200m||3rd||Autumn Baker||12:21||Chamois||State|
|Girls 4x400||1st||New Haven||4:16.26||NHHS||State|