ABE At OTC Meet Monday, May 15…

by Coach J. Froemming
Senior Madison Krupke led the ABE girls team to their sixth consecutive Pheasant Conference championship on Wednesday, May 17 in Wheaton, Minnesota. Krupke claimed gold in the long jump (15-05.75), triple jump (33-06.50), 300 hurdles (50.96), and 200m dash (29.00).  “Madison had a great night tonight and helped set the pace for others, but this was a team victory ,” said coach Jennifer Froemming.
Senior teammate, Brett Peterson also claimed victory in the 100m hurdles and season best in a time of 17.21 seconds. Peterson also had a personal best in the triple (29-09.50) where she was in fourth place, finished sixth in the 300m hurdles, and was on the second place 1600m relay team with fellow senior Kylee Hansen, and juniors Elizabeth Schiele and Jacey Schlosser. Hansen claimed a victory in the pole vault (7-00) and was a member of the winning 400m relay and second place 800m relays with teammates Aanika Anderson, Kylie Hanson, and Catherine Koefod. Anderson was first in the 400m dash (1:06.56), Koefod was second in the 300m hurdles (54.58) and sixth in long jump (13-00). Allie Satterlie also placed in all three of her events. She was fourth in 100m hurdles (19.18), and fifth in both the 300m hurdles (55.94) and high jump (4-04). 
Junior throwers Jacey Schlosser and Bethany Wach along with eighth grader Cailey Schlosser helped add to the points total. Jacey won the shot put (34-10) and was second in the discus (95-03). Wach was third in the shot put (31-00) and fourth in discus (73-10). Cailey placed sixth in the discus (67-02).  Cailey also placed fourth in the pole vault (6-00) and was on the fourth place 3200m relay with Abby Kangas, Taylor Peterson, and Katrina Buccholz. Kangas also pole vaulted and placed sixth (5-00). Sophomore Holly Henneman wrapped up the team points with her fourth place finish in the 3200m run (14:29.90). 
“Holly ran a mentally tough race tonight,” said Froemming, “ the rain and wind made the back stretch of the two-mile hard to see, but she persevered for all eight laps and ran a great race. She stepped off the track smiling despite the weather. That was the attitude a lot of the girls had tonight, they came prepared to compete and defend the title. I’m very proud of all of our girls. It was a great night to be a member and coach of the ABE track team.”
By Coach J. Froemming
Ashby-Brandon-Evansville boys, placed third in the meet with 93.5 points behind West Central with 146.5 and Wheaton-Herman-Norcross with 104 points.
Junior James Strese, swept the throwing events with a 129-07 discus throw and a 42-11.25 inch shot put throw. Avery Wendt placed third in the discus with a throw of 105-10 inches and also placed sixth in the shot put with a distance of 35-06. 
Seventh grader Derick Novotny and eighth grader Kobe Reiland took second and third in the pole vault, clearing 7 feet and 6 feet, 6 inches, respectively. Reiland was also third in the triple jump with a distance of 34 feet, 2 inches. Novotny and Reiland were also members of the third place 800 meter relay in a time of 1:49.78 with eighth graders Cade Carlson and Jake Rein.  Novotny, Carlson, Rein, and Morgan Storey were also third in the 400m relay with a time of 51.24 seconds. Carlson ran an 11.92 second race in the 100m dash and finished fifth. “Nathan Bauman, an original member of both relays, experienced a hip flexor injury and was pulled from both relays at the last minute. Reiland and Storey were both ready and able to compete at a moments notice, and did a great job,” said coach Jennifer Froemming.
Roland Fossel finished second in the 1,600 running in 5:11.21 and  was later fourth in the 800 with a time of 2:18.90. In addition, he tied for fifth in the high jump (5-00) and was on the fourth place 1600m relay team with Rein, and last minute replacements Nolan Bitzan and Michael Cochran. Bitzan, Cochran, Storey,  and Deklin Goeden, all ran together on the third place 3200m relay team. Rein also placed third in the high jump with a height of 5-02.
Abram Fossel placed fifth in the 3200m run in a time of 12:44.40. 
“I’m very proud of the boys for placing third tonight.  Roland is the only senior on the boy’s team, James and Avery are the only juniors. All the other members of the boy’s team tonight were middle school athletes. For them to pull of third at conference is an impressive feat. We as a coaching staff are looking forward to coaching this group of boys as they get older,” said Froemming.  “They all have the hard work and dedication needed to be a great team. All they need is to get a little taller and stronger which will come with age.  There are some exciting years ahead for the boy’s team in the near future!”