WHITEWATER, Wis. — The Hononegah boys track team got its season off to an excellent start Saturday at the Nelson-Daniels Classic on the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater campus.
The Indians placed fourth of the 20 scoring teams, while Beloit Memorial took 14th. Brookfield East took home the boys team crown, while Cary-Grove beat out second-place Milwaukee Hamilton on the girls side.
Hononegah’s John Terry was the top local finisher, as the senior won the shot put with a top heave of 53-feet, 1 1/4 inches.
Terry’s teammate Nick Taylor also excelled, as the senior placed second in the pole vault with an effort of 13-6.
Jaden Jarnegan finished fourth in the 55-meter dash with a time of 6.75 seconds, while Hononegah’s Vito Guerrero was sixth with a 6.76.
Purple Knight standout Alberto Martinez finished fifth in the 400 with a time of 54.25 while teammate Tariq Amin placed third in the 55 hurdles with a time of 8.13 seconds.
Hononegah’s Josh Crull (10:01) recorded a fifth-place finish in the 3200, while the the Indians’ 4x800 relay team of Elliott West, Patriq Jones, Eddie Baines and Tyler Wilson placed fourth with a time of 8:30.20.
On the girls side, the Purple Knights had several key performers sit out the meet with various injuries, with the best outing coming from Yolonda Johnson, who finished third in the 55-meter hurdles with a time of 9.16.
• SMALL SCHOOL (FRIDAY): On Friday night, the track season kicked off with the Nelson-Daniels small school meet, with several local squads taking part.
Among the highlights of the event, which saw the Big Foot girls bring home a fourth-place finish:
• Clinton’s Austin Beaumont was the pole vault winner as he put up a 13-0 to take the crown. Teammate Jordan Jones placed second in the 55-meter dash with a time of 6.79.
Jones also placed third in the high jump with a leap of 6-1. Clayton Hahn finished third in the shot put with a 48.00-75. Overall, the Cougars placed sixth in the meet.
• Turner’s Destiny Wash placed fifth in the 55-meter dash with a time of 7.72.
• Big Foot’s Brooke Wellhausen was second in the 400 with a time of 1:01.66, while her teammate Alexandria Demco was third in the 800 with a 2:31. The Big Foot 4x200 relay team placed third with a time of 1:54.19.
Wellhausen added a fourth-place finish in the long jump with a 15-10.
Big Foot’s Jackson Enz came within .06 seconds of the meet record while winning the 55-meter hurdles with a time of 7.96.