The Panthers’ 1,600-meter relay team finished first to lead the Oregon boys track and field team at the Stoughton Invitational on Friday, May 6, at McFarland High School.
Mason Konopacki finished first in the pole vault to lead the Panthers at a Badger West Conference quadrangular on Wednesday, May 4, at Monroe High School.
Oregon placed ninth with 51.5 points. Fort Atkinson finished eighth in the 11-team invitational with 56 points. DeForest (107) edged Reedsburg (106) for the team title.
The Panthers’ 1,600 relay team clocked in with a time of 3 minutes, 34.57 seconds to finish first. Oregon got a runner-up finish from its 800 relay team, clocking in at 1:35.34. The Panthers also finished fourth in the 3,200 relay with a time of 9:03.2
The Panthers’ best individual finish of the night came from Yordanos Zelinski. The senior finished the 400 dash in 49.96, good for second.
Junior Wil Cram took third in the 3,200 with a time of 10:33.2. Sixth-place individual finishes for Oregon included senior Evan Burmeister (100 dash, 11.68), senior Eli Weink (1,600, 4:39.29) and freshman Noah Hansen (400 dash, 54.41). Seniors Chad Karolczak (110 hurdles, 18.01) and Axel Berglund (200 dash, 23.67) both raced to individual seventh-place finishes.
Badger West quad
Host Monroe won the quad with 130 points. Madison Edgewood earned runner-up honors with 79 points, while Mount Horeb placed third with 37 points. Oregon finished fourth with 24 points.
Konopacki won the pole vault with a height of 10 feet.
Amir Warren took third in the 200 dash with a time of 23.88. Cooper King finished fourth in the 400 dash with a time of 55.02. Aaron Dieter clocked in with a time of 2:22.52 in the 800 to take fourth. Quyen Wirts earned a fourth-place finish in the 300 hurdles with a 44.08.