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Darlington boys win SWAL; girls finish second
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CUBA CITY - The Darlington boys track team showed its depth and parlayed it into winning the SWAL Conference title Tuesday.

The Redbirds won eight of the 18 events to outdistance Fennimore, 187-150 for the championship. The Darlington girls track team finished second to conference champion Fennimore.

Darlington senior Jeff Reichling won the shot put (52 feet, 9 3/4 inches) and the discus (155-3).

Junior Jordan Heinberg finished first in the 800-meter run with a time of 2 minutes, 10.3 seconds and he also won the 3,200 (11:07.18), which was about five seconds ahead of teammate Michael Sinclair.

The Redbirds' 3,200 relay team of Markus Garrison, Aaron Stauffacher, Matt McDaniel and Kent Miehe won the race with a time of 9:17.26, which blew away runner-up Fennimore by 13 seconds.

Stauffacher teamed with Jordan Bryson, Trynton Schwartz and Cedric Flesher to win the 1,600 relay with a time of 3:41.24.

Darlington sophomore Alex Erickson won the 400 (:54.18) and finished second in the 200 (:23.71).

Darlington junior Bruce King won the high jump (6-0) and Miehe added a second place finish in the 1,600 (5:02.48).

In the girls conference meet, Fennimore defeated Darlington, 180-112. Darlington senior Hana Miehe had a hand in winning three conference championships. She won two individual conference championships in the 1,600 (5:37.72) and in the 3,200 (12:47.15).

Miehe teamed up with Ciara Wiegel, Olivia Wedig and Amy Jorgenson to win the 3,200 relay with a time of 10:50.10.

The Redbirds won three of the four relays. In the 400 relay, Kelsi Blosch, Kara Krahenbuhl, Chayse Hermanson and Hannah Huffman took first with a time of (:54.38).

The Redbirds' 1,600 relay team of Blosch, Olivia Wedig, Kayla Lange and Huffman finished first with a time of 4:18.6. Blosch ran to a second place finish in the 400 (1:01.62).