Hatchets host first meet on new track, travel to Rhinelander
TOMAHAWK – The Hatchets hosted their first meet on the new track at the Tomahawk school complex on Tuesday, May 11 and visited Rhinelander on Thursday, May 13.
Coach Kurt Cordova said the boys stayed competitive and placed 4th with 103 points, falling short of the champions, 156-point Rhinelander.
The Lady Hatchets worked their way to a 3rd-place finish with 97.5 points, falling to champions Ashland at 148.5 points.
First-place finishes for Tomahawk included: Rachael Reilly, 3200m run; 4x200m relay, Maddie McCormick, Kambyl Mattke, Mallorie Watland-Copiskey, Karlie Woodall; Mallorie Watland-Copiskey, 300m hurdles; 4x800m relay, Brett Borchardt, Hunter Borchardt, Alex Norman, Noah Buckwalter; Noah Buckwalter, 800m run; Ethan Liebnitz, pole vault; Drew Bolder, 1600m run, 3200m run.
Other Hatchet results: Emily Maki, 2nd, 100m hurdles; Adam Hall, 2nd, triple jump; Micah Arnott, 2nd, high jump; Ava Dragosh, 3rd, pole vault; Kate Reilly, 3rd, 800m run; Adam Hall, 3rd, long jump; Macey Mann, 4th, 1600m run; Ayla McCormick, 4th, discus; Dakota Jelinek, 4th, triple jump; Alex Norman, 4th, 800m run; Dakota Jelinek, 5th, long jump; Mallorie Watland-Copiskey, 5th, 200m dash.
Relay finishes: 4x400m relay, Macey Mann, Morgan Hansmann, Ava Dragosh, Kate Reilly, 2nd; 4x800m relay, Rachael Reilly, Kate Reilly, Macey Mann, Morgan Hansmann, 2nd; 4x200m relay, Ben Schertz, Ryan Larson, Zach Hanse, Dakota Jelinek, 4th; 4x100m relay, Ryan Larson, Joey Reiter, Adam Hall, Ethan Liebnitz, 5th.
“Running at our home meet and getting to break in the new track was something special for our athletes this week,” Cordova stated. “Eight first-place finishes for our varsity athletes showed they were ready to compete. We also had numerous personal records by our JV and varsity athletes. It’s great to see this much improvement at such an early part of the year.”
Cordova noted that the freshman girls in all events set personal records in at least one event that they participated in.
“Ayla McCormick beat her old PR in discus by almost 25 feet and Logan Hoen by 12,” he said. “The JV 400m relay had also hit their goals for split times and would have been competitive at the varsity level. Rachael Reilly with a first-place finish in the two-mile was great at setting up points for the Lady Hatchets as well. Their efforts tonight helped feed the points for the Lady Hatchets to a 3rd place finish.”
Cordova said the boys team pushed themselves to produce 13 personal records on their way to a 4th-place overall finish.
“Ben Schertz and Joey Reiter had both set new PR’s in discus for the second week in a row,” he stated. “With three of our varsity distance boys also hitting their PRs in the 800m run as well put even more points on the board for the Hatchet boys. Overall, this was a great meet for the Hatchets and we hope it fuels the team to keep progressing for the GNC Conference meet later on this season.”
The Hatchets competed in the Rhinelander Invitational on Thursday, May 13.
The boys competed against seven teams and placed 6th with 71.25 points, behind the champions, 169.5-point Rhinelander.
The Lady Hatchets worked their way to a 3rd-place finish with 92 points, falling to the champions Ashland at 149.5 points.
First-place finishes for the Hatchets included: Rachael Reilly, 3200m run; Morgan Hansmann, Rachael Reilly, Robin Schmidt, Macey Mann, 4x800m relay; Drew Bolder, Hunter Borchardt, Alex Norman, Noah Buckwalter, 4x800m relay; Noah Drew Bolder, 800m run; Ethan Liebnitz, pole vault.
Other top performances: Mallorie Watland-Copiskey, 2nd, 300m hurdles, 100m hurdles; Noah Buckwalter, 2nd, 1600m run; Micah Arnott, 2nd, high jump; Macey Mann, 3rd, 1600m run; Rachael Reilly, 3rd, 800m run; Ava Dragosh, 4th, pole vault; Morgan Hansmann, 4th, 1600m run; Robin Schmidt, 5th, 800m run; Emily Maki, 5th, 100m hurdles; Joey Reiter, 6th, discus; Karlie Woodall, 6th, 200m dash; Kate Reilly, 6th, 1600m run.
Top relay finishes: Maddie McCormick, Karlie Woodall, Ava Dragosh, Halle Derleth, 2nd, 4x400m relay; Logan Hoen, Kambyl Mattke, Halle Derleth, Sophie Urmann, 5th, 4x100m relay; Dakota Jelinek, Micah Arnott, Drew Bolder, Noah Buckwalter, 5th, 1600m relay; Logan Hoen, Kambyl Mattke, Nadia Schoone, Halle Derleth, 6th, 4x200m run.
“This has been a rough week for our team as we are dealing with a few lagging injuries,” Cordova stated. “We had many of our athletes resting during this meet since we had one day rest in between meets. Those of our athletes that competed had fared well in the competition and did very well. They are working hard and looking to the end of the season tournaments.”
Cordova said the team’s underclassmen carried a lot of weight on their shoulders for the meet, noting that many set personal records and placed to help score points for varsity.
“They have been progressing through this part of the season very well and the hard work is starting to show,” he stated.
Athletes of the Week
Ayla McCormick: PR in shot and disc two meets in a row.
“One of the discus PR’s happened to be by over 25 feet. She has been working hard in not only her running but her field events. She is pushing herself beyond what she thought capable and we are excited to see where that takes her.”
Joey Reiter: PR in shot and disc for the third meet in a row.
“Joey has a great attitude on the team and is already a great leader on the team. He is reaching new distances and is at a great point as a sophomore and could be heading to a point to be very competitive at the end of the season.”