Irish run away with two wins at home


The Maple Lake boys and girls track teams won their first home meet Tuesday, April 22 with 259 points and 197 points, respectively.
Crossing the finish line with a seven-second lead, Jessie Wohl-rabe, Sommer Carlson, Halle Geyen and Blair Stewig completed the 4×800 relay in 10:55.4.
Also securing the 4×800 relay, Evan Hertwig, Jackson Willard, Scott Jordan, and Ryan Kalinowski won by almost a minute at 8:44.0.
Hurdlers, Jordan Sifferle, Grace Thiele, Olivia Wolff-Herda, Shauni Johnson and Kaleigh Beehler, went two, three, four, seven, and 10 in the 100-meter hurdles in 16.70, 18.84, 20.41, 20.57 and 21.50.
 In the 110-meter hurdles, Charlie Stejskal, Aaron Reese, Austin Stuefen and Alec Hausladen finished second (16.81), third (18.13), fourth (18.27) and fifth (20.26).
In the open 100-meter dash, Catlin Weege  placed 10th  in 14.00.
In the boys open 100-meter dash, Dusty Strub, Zach Johnson, Trevor Borell and Henry Stecker placed first, sixth, eighth and ninth (tie) in 11.4, 11.93, 12.24 and 12.27.
Rayne Coughlin, Kayla Hoistad, Brynn Paumen and Brielle Paumen led the girls 4×200 to a win in 1:56.29.
Cody Bakka, Strub, Chase Olsen and Reese finished the boys 4×200 first in 1:37.84.
Geyen, Katelyn Kramer, Jordan, David Stokman and Adam Ruhland ran a combined girls and boys 1600-meter race, with Geyen placing fourth (5:56), Kramer placing ninth (6:25), Jordan placing third (5:03), Stokman placing fifth (5:10) and Ruhland placing 10th (5:25).
 “It was nice to finally have warm weather for our meet,” Geyen said. “I felt great in the mile and was happy with my time.”
In the girls 4×100 relay, Mac-kenna Brown, Jordan Sifferle, Kelly Beissel and Weege finished in 55.36, just behind Rockford.
Cody Bakka, Strub, Borell and Johnson also came in behind Rockford in the boys 4×100 relay (46.4).
Maddie Gagnon, Megan Webb and Mackenzie Miller ran the open 400-meter race, placing third (1:10), fourth (1:10.5) and eighth (1:15.3).
Evan Hertwig, Jordayn Spike and Trevor Paumen ran the 400-meter race, finishing second (54.2), fourth (57.3) and sixth (58.29). 
In the 300-meter hurdles, Brielle Paumen placed third (54.22), Ava Mergen placed ninth (1:02.6) and Thiele placed 10th (1:03.6).
In the boys 300-meter hurdle, Austin Stuefen and Aaron Reese went two, three in 45.65 and 45.74.
Wohlrabe placed 10th (3:01 )in the open 800-meter race.
More information appears in this week's Messenger.