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Raiders win Tri-State Invite
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PLATTEVILLE - Sugar River senior Garrison Woods won three individual events at the Tri-State Small Schools Invitational Saturday, March 22.

Woods won the high jump (6-0 feet), long jump (20-0 3/4) and triple jump (42-2 1/4) in the season-opening meet at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville.

Darlington senior Tyson Miehe, a University of Wisconsin-Madison recruit, finished first in the 800-meter run (2 minutes, 5.44 seconds) and won the 1,600 with a time of 4:27.36, which set a new meet record. Darlington sophomore Jaden Komprood won the 3,200 (10:40.41).

Darlington junior Dane Siegenthaler took third in the 800 (2:11.24) and junior teammate Thomas Schultz was third in the 3,200 (10:52.63) followed by Sugar River senior Tucker McMahan, who took fourth (11:02.23).

The Sugar River boys track team outdistanced Camanche 93-77 to win the small schools title at Platteville. Darlington (68) took third and Albany was last (5) at the 17-team invite.

"Sometimes you go to a meet and you just want to give kids opportunities and other times you try to put kids in their best events," Sugar River coach Dan Schettler said. "That is what we tried to do. We felt we had a good chance to win it. I set it up to score the most points. We put some people in some events where we could be successful as a team."

Sugar River junior Landon Zimmerman won the shot put (47-5 1/2) and teammate Jackson McMahan took third (42-7 1/2). Darlington's Kyle Johnson finished second in the 55 hurdles (8.28) after earning the fastest qualifying time. Darlington junior Cole Trumble took fourth in the triple jump (37-10 1/2).

Sugar River's Mitchell DeLorme finished third in the high jump (5-8) and teammate Ryan Hayes finished third in the long jump (19-6). Sugar River senior Caleb Fredrickson added a fifth-place finish in the 800 (2:18.22). Going 1-3 in the shot put and long jump showed the Raiders' depth.

"Any time you can go 1-3 in two different events and score points, that really helps in a meet like this," Schettler said.

The Raiders' 800 and 3,200 relays both finished second place and Darlington's 1,600 relay took fourth.

The top finish for Albany came from junior Aaron Johnson, who took sixth in the 1,600 (4:57.98).

In the girls' meet Northeast/East Central ran away with the team title 102-54 over Camanche. Sugar River finished fifth (41.3), Albany took 12th (20.5) and Darlington was 17th (12.5) out of 18 teams.

Sugar River freshman Brianne Roska won the 3,200 (12:19.76) and took seventh in the 400 (1:10.54).

Albany senior Bailey Hlavachek took second in the 800 (2;31.6) and she helped lead the Comets' 3,200 relay to a first-place finish (11:02.86) just ahead of Sugar River which took second (11:09.55).

Sugar River sophomore Maddie Macht finished fourth in the triple jump (29-9 3/4) and senior Ashley Clark took fifth in the pole vault (7-0).

Darlington junior Johanna Meister finished fourth in the 800 (2:45.59) and senior teammate Claire Cullen took fifth in the 3,200 (13:12.12).

The Raiders' 800 relay team took third (1:59.24) and Darlington's 1,600 relay team finished sixth (4:38.47). Sugar River freshman Noelle Marie took fifth in the 1,600 (5:53.65) and Albany sophomore Sydnee Woyak was seventh (6:12.61).

Sugar River and Monroe will both compete at the Platteville Invitational at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville Tuesday, March 25.

"We are not worried about winning the meet," Schettler said. "They don't even keep score at that meet. We just want to get the younger kids down there and get them some times."