DE PERE, Wis. (WBAY) – The Kimberly boys and Kaukauna girls won the WIAA Divison 1 Track Sectional at Schneider Stadium Thursday.
The Papermaker throwers pulled their weight. Boyd Dietzen won the shot put and discus while Kimberly swept the shot put podium, sending 3 to state.
“Yeah, this is what the goal was, as long as we're all there (at state) that's all that matters,” Dietzen said. “Right now I'm not at my peak. I need a good week of practices and hopefully I can get to my peak by next weekend.”
The athlete of the meet was Bay Port junior Cordell Tinch, who won the 110 hurdles, long jump, triple jump, and high jump. He advanced to state in all 4 events last year as well. As a sophomore he earned 4th, 6th, 8th, and 11th place finishes at state. His goals have been bigger all year this time around.
“The goal has been the same, to try to get 1 (state title), if not 2, if not 3, or hopefully 4,” Tinch said.
Ashwaubenon's Jose Guzman, the defending 400-meter state champ won Thursday, but did not set any records. He aims to take down the all-time state meet record next week.
Fellow Jaguar Tannor Wagner has overcome yet another injury, and in just his 3rd 1600 meter race of the year clocked 4:18 to win.
De Pere pole vaulter Olivia Fabry flew to a height of 12 feet. She will be the favorite at state next week.
Ashwaubenon's Erin Dunning, the defending state champ in the shot put and 4th-place finisher in the discus, won both events Thursday.
“It's great to be out there and competing and I'm just looking forward to the state meet next weekend,” Dunning said. “I know there's more in me and I haven't hit my peak yet. I'm just hoping for the best next weekend.”