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Tostrud wins 1,600 run at Platteville
Noah Tostrud wins the 1,600 at the UW-Platteville Invite Tuesday. (Photo for the Times: Duke Goetz)
PLATTEVILLE - Some of the area's top local talent competed against each other Tuesday at the Pioneer High School Invite at University of Wisconsin-Platteville. Area teams participating in the early-season meet included Monroe, Sugar River and Darlington.

In the boys' events, Noah Tostrud for the Cheesemakers finished first in the mile with a time of four minutes, 34.3 seconds, which garnered some praise from head coach Curt Miller.

"He ran really well. You have to give a lot of respect for a time like that this early in the season," Miller said.

Teammate Seth Calaway earned a second-place finish in the 55 meter dash, narrowly missing out on first place with a time of 6.84 seconds.

"Seth had a tremendous run," Miller said. "The field that he went up against was loaded, so it was great to see him put together that kind of finish."

For the 800, the Cheesemakers saw four of their athletes finish in the top six spots, led by talented senior and recently declared Arkansas recruit Ethan Moehn with a time of 2:00.22.

Turning in a solid night for the Raiders were Colton Boley and Garrison Woods. Boley finished first in the 55-meter hurdles, edging out teammate Kelvin Johson in the finals. Boley then finished second in the triple jump, while Woods won the long jump for the Raiders, with teammate Ryan Hayes taking runner-up.

Darlington standout Tyson Miehe took the top spot in the 3,200, edging out Sugar River trio Tyler Gilbertson, Max Cruse and Kyle Frederickson. Fellow Redbird Blake Cwynar finished second to Marshall's Cam Ward in the high jump.

On the girls' side, Monroe coach Doug Miller was pleased with the way that his athletes performed.

"I thought we ran really well," he said. "I'm really pleased with how we came out in tonight's meet. I think we're further along now than we were last year and that's always good to see."

The Cheesemakers received solid performances in a number of events. Jordan Hirsbrunner took the top spot in the high jump, finishing with a height of 4 feet, 10 inches and then turned around and finished second in the 800. Her versatility caught the attention of her coach.

"She (Hirsbrunner) runs so well," Doug Miller said. "She can do so many things for us, and we could probably place her in a number of events and she would do great."

Abby Ouidnot took first in the triple jump for the Cheesemakers, while the 800-meter relay team of Oudinot, Lauren Werth, Mafer Larraga and Isabel Bazley finished first with a time of 1:55.28, four seconds ahead of runner up River Valley.

"Our team did a nice job in getting ahead," Doug said. "We were way out front and they did a good job of finishing the job."

For the Raiders, freshman Noelle Maire took the top spot in the 3,200 with a time of 12:49.82, while Paige Schilling of Darlington took third. Krista Diaz finished first in the 55-meter hurdles, while the Raider 3,200-meter relay team took first in the event with a time of 11:26.57.