Led by junior Lindsay Cunningham’s three victories, the Wisconsin Dells girls track and field team won the South Central Conference Meet on Tuesday at Wisconsin Dells High School.
Wisconsin Dells, which won six events overall, finished with 186 points, edging out Wautoma by eight points for the top spot in the girls standings.
Cunningham made it a clean sweep of the girls distance events, winning the 800 meters in 2 minutes, 30.38 seconds; while also taking first in the 1,600 meters in 5:32.89 and the 3,200 meters in 12:26.24.
In the 800 and 1,600 meter races, Cunningham beat out younger sister Emily Cunningham, who finished second in both races. Emily Cunningham was just over 2 seconds behind her sister in the 800, finishing in 2:30.38. In the 1,600 meters, Emily Cunningham finished second by about 14 seconds with a time of 5:46.23.
Also winning multiple events for Wisconsin Dells on Tuesday was Hailey Anchor. The talented freshman won the 400 meters in 1:02.69, while sophomore teammate Megan Jones was second in 1:02.69. Anchor’s other victory came in the high jump, where she was the only competitor to clear the bar at 5 feet.
Anchor had a two more top-three finishes on Tuesday, finishing second in the 200 meters in 0:27.32, which was just 0.25 seconds behind Adams-Friendship senior Brooke Livingston, who won the event in 0:27.07. Anchor also finished third in the 100 meters in 0:13.33.
The other first place for the Wisconsin Dells girls came in the discus, where senior Caelan Tourdot won with a throw of 113-7. That distance was 1 foot, 4 inches better than Wautoma’s Kiara Wedell, who finished in second place.
Wisconsin Dells also had a pair of relays finish in second place on Tuesday. In the 800 meter relay, the team of Angelica Campbell, Pamela Marquard, Azalea Torres and Madison Wilson was second with a time of 2:02.12. In the 1,600 meter relay, it was the team of Campbell, Jones, Lauren Prellwitz and Emma VandenLangenberg that finished second in 4:36.46.
Other top-three finishes for the Wisconsin Dells girls at the conference meet came from freshman Alisia Schwark, who was third in the 100 meter hurdles in 0:16.53, and Jones, who was third in the 800 meters in 2:35.06.
The Wisconsin Dells boys won a pair of events at the conference meet, helping them finish in third place with 111.5 points. Wautoma ran away with the boys team title, scoring 207 points. Mauston was second with 178 points.
Leading the Wisconsin Dells boys was junior Cade Ravenscroft, who won the high jump by clearing the bar at 5-10. Wautoma’s Max Bennett was second in the high jump, clearing 5-8. Ravenscroft also finished third in the triple jump, where he reached 40-1.
Earning the other victory for Wisconsin Dells was senior Nick Kruschke, who won the pole vault by clearing 12-6. That was full foot better than Nekoosa’s Brant Hall, who was second at 11-6.
Finishing in second place on Tuesday for the Wisconsin Dells boys was sophomore Nick Sabey in the 3,200 meters in 11:05.70, and sophomore Preston Backhaus in the shot put with a distance of 42-4 ½.
The Wisconsin Dells boys also had a relay finish in second place. In the 3,200 meter relay, the team of Jayce Dickman, Logan Janke, Pablito Schulz and Sabey was second in 9:18.40.
Wisconsin Dells also got third-place finishes from senior Kody Funmaker in the shot put (41-0 ½) and senior Kevin Coughlin in the discus (134-1).