New Haven - Chamois Combine 22 Athletes Advance To State

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 Jump1stAlison Mehmert5-03ChamoisState
 7thBeth Schenck4-06NHHS 
Boys High Jump4thJacob Keilholz5-08ChamoisState 
Girls Long Jump6thAlison Mehmert14-08Chamois 
 7thKelsey Peacut14-03NHHS 
Girls Triple Jump5thEreka Bailey31-06NHHSFreshman - 2 inches from 4th place
Boys Triple Jump7hBrent Dudenhoeffer37-04Chamois 
Boys Discus4thChris Binggeli120-06ChamoisState 
 6thEli Strobel116-05Chamois  
Girls Discus5th Cheyenne Hemeyer83-10.50Chamois 
Boys Shot Put5thChris Binggeli39-09Chamois  
 6thEli Strobel39-02Chamois  
Girls 4x8002ndNew Haven10:17NHHSState (Season Best)
Boys 4x800 1stChamois8:52Chamois State 
 2ndNew Haven 9:00NHHS State 
Boys 110 Hurdles7thTanner Mitchem20.54Chamois 
Girls 4x2003rdNew Haven1:54 NHHS State 
Girls 1600m1stAutumn Baker5:31ChamoisState (Freshman - Career Best)
 5thMichaela Nolte5:52Chamois(Freshman- Career Best)
Boys 1600m2ndSeth Schenck4:35NHHS State
 3rdClay Nolte4:41Chamois State 
Girls 4x1003rdNew Haven54.75NHHSState 
Girls 400m2ndHannah Pruessner63.95NHHSState 
 3rdTaylor Covington64.24NHHS State
Boys 400m5thBrent Dudenhoeffer55.10NHHS 
 7thJacob Keilholz57.24Chamois  
Girls 200m3rdMolly Munsinger NHHSState
 7thKierstin Monzyk NHHS 
Boys 800m1stSeth Schenck2:05NHHSState
 2ndClay Nolte2:07ChamoisState
 5thAustin White2:14Chamois 
Girls 3200m3rdAutumn Baker12:21ChamoisState
Girls 4x4001stNew Haven4:16.26NHHSState
 4thChamois4:36.75 Chamois State 
Boys 4x4003rdChamois3:41.51ChamoisState