After barely missing out on the state meet last season, it would seem junior Dane Nelson is on the fast track to rewrite his wrongs from last season.
The Milton track and field teams competed against DeForest and Fort Atkinson at the DeForest Triangular on Friday, April 5, at DMB Stadium in DeForest, with the girls taking first with 78 points and the boys placing second with 66 points.
In the three running events Nelson competed in, he finished first in all of them.
“Dane did a great job on Friday,” Milton head coach Matt Lee said. “It was a fast meet so it was impressive how he could run and recover for his next race.”
Freshman Allison Jones finished first in the 400-meter run with a time of 1 minute, 13.90 seconds.
Junior Chrissy Hughes and sophomore Lindsey Heitsman placed first and second in the 100-meter hurdles with times of 16.00 and 17.30, respectively.
Heitsman placed first in the 300-meter hurdles, clocking in at 53.90.
The 3200 relay squad of freshmen Samantha Benson, Alayna Borgwardt and Mara Talabac and sophomore Samantha Henry claimed the top spot in the event with a 10:52.20.
“We had some great performances in the 1600 and 3200 on Friday night,” Lee said. “We have some young athletes who we think are really going to shine there this year.”
Junior Amanda Ferguson and senior Sophie Randall placed one and two in the long jump with distances of 15 feet, 2 inches and 15-00.
Ferguson and Randall also finished first and second in the triple jump. Ferguson leaped to a 31-07, while Randall finished with a 29-10.
Nelson finished first in the 200-meter run, 400-meter run and 110-meter hurdles. He clocked in at 23.90 in the 200-meter, finished with a time of 53.34 in the 400-meter and timed in at 15.20 in the 110-meter hurdles.
Senior Dalton Soergel finished second in the 200-meter run with a time of 24.50.
Junior Ben Soergel claimed the second spot in the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 16.00.
Ben Soergel placed first in the high jump with a height of 6-02. He also finished second in the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 47.40.
Sophomore Trey Smith clocked in at 2:18.90 in the 800-meter run, good for first place.
Senior Trenton Jenson’s discus distance of 118-07 was good for second overall in the field.
Sophomore Evan Jordahl finished second in the long jump with a 19-05.
Milton competed in the Badger Challenge on Tuesday, April 9, at Portage High School, but results were not available by publication time. The Red Hawks will get back on the track next on Tuesday, April 16, when the team hosts Watertown for a meet at Milton High School. Events begin at 4 p.m.