What a debut for the Solon Springs High School track and field team.

In their first year of existence, the Eagles will be represented at the WIAA Division 3 State Track and Field Championships by junior Owen Dickson in the 800-meter run.

Dickenson, who doubles as a member of the Solon Springs baseball team, finished in second place in the 800 at the Cameron Sectional on May 23 with a time of 2 minutes, 0.55 seconds.

Charlie Bleskachek of McDonell Central won the 800 in 1:59.89.

Dickenson also just missed advancing to state with a fifth-place finish in the 3,200 with a time of 10.28.78. Johnathon Nowacki of Athens won the event in 10:13.12.

Also placing for Solon Springs at the sectional was Luke Dahlberg, who finished 15th in the 3,200.

As a team, the Eagle boys finished in 20th place with 12 points. Webster finished first with 56 points.

EAGLE EXTRAS: The 124th WIAA state championships will be held Friday, May 31, and Saturday, June 1, at the Veterans Memorial Stadium Complex at UW-La Crosse.

 

WIAA Division 3 Sectional

Thursday, May 23

At Cameron High School

Boys Team Scores

1. Webster, 56; 2. Regis, 48; 3. Chetek-Weyerhaeuser, 46; 3. Athens, 46; 3. Rib Lake, 46; 6. Stanley-Boyd, 44.50; 7. Colfax, 34; 8. Ladysmith, 32; 8. Spring Valley, 32; 10. Clear Lake, 31; 11. Abbotsford, 29; 12. Grantsburg, 28; 12. Washburn, 28; 14. Unity, 27.50; 15. Shell Lake, 25; 16. McDonell Central, 24; 17. Glenwood City, 18; 17. Cadott, 18; 19. Gilman, 16; 20. Solon Springs, 12; 21. Chequamegon, 11; 22. Hurley, 8; 22. Cameron, 8; 24. Turtle Lake/Clayton, 7; 24. Prentice, 7; 24. Cumberland, 7; 27. Lake Holcombe/Cornell, 4; 27. Valley Christian, 4; 29. Winter, 3; 30. Owen-Withee, 1; 30. Frederic/Luck, 1.

Individuals

800 - 1. Charlie Bleskachek, McDonell Central, 1:59.89; 2. Owen Dickenson, Solon Springs, 2:00.55; 3. David MacKean, Grantsburg, 2:02.42.

1,600 - 1 Johnathon Nowacki, Athens, 4:37.50; 14. Ben Fromm, Solon Springs, 5:20.11.

3,200 - 1. Nowacki, Athens, 10:13.12; 5. Dickenson, Solon Springs, 10:28.78; 15. Luke Dahlberg, Solon Springs, 11:34.87.