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Six bests for Hancock track and field

Mason Schmidgall cheers on teammate John Kellenberger during a 1600-meter run during a previous meet in Morris this season. (Brooke Kern / Forum News Service)

The Hancock Owl track and field team participated at Ortonville and Wheaton/Herman-Norcross Invitationals over the past week.


The Owls had four personal records at the Ortonville meet on Friday, May 12. John Kellenberger had two and so did Warren Osterman.

Kellenberger clocked a personal record 2:10 in the 800-meter run, which was good for second place at Ortonville. He also cleared a 5-05 in the high jump event, which was a varsity personal best. The freshman’s overall personal record is a 5-06 in the high jump, which he recorded at the Morris/C-A junior high meet back on April 21.

Osterman improved his mark in the discus and 300 hurdle events. He threw a 78 in the discus, which marked his first personal record in the event this year. He also improved his 300-meter hurdle time with a finishing time of 55.66.

SPRINTS – 100: (4) Charlie Marczak 11.96… 200: (4) Marczak 24.69

RUNS – 800: (2) John Kellenberger 2:10

HURDLES – 300: Warren Osterman 55.66

JUMPS – High: Kellenberger 5-05… Long: (2) Marczak 18-03.25

THROWS – Shot: Osterman 28-09.5… Disc: Osterman 78-0


The Owls were at the Wheaton/Herman-Norcross Invitational on Monday, May 15 and saw two more personal records bested.

Kellenberger bested his personal record in the high jump with a 5-08 at Wheaton/H-N. The jump was good for second place at the meet. The freshman also took first in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:12.76.

Senior Charlie Marczak took third in the 200-meter dash in a new personal best time of 24.21.

Junior Mason Schmidgall finished in first overall in the triple jump event. He had a best jump of 35-06.

Hancock participated at the Pheasant Conference meet Wednesday, May 17. The Owls now head back to Wheaton/H-N for the Subsection 21 meet next Thursday, May 25.

SPRINTS – 100: (4) Charlie Marczak 11.94… 200: (3) Marczak 24.21

RUNS – 800: (1) John Kellenberger 2:12.76… 1600: (3) Mason Schmidgall 5:22.44

HURDLES – 300: (5) Warren Osterman 57.28

JUMPS – High: (2) Kellenberger 5-08… Long: (3) Marczak 18-01.25… Triple: (1) Schmidgall 35-06

THROWS – Shot: (15) Osterman 26-08.5… Disc: (11) Osterman 74-03

Brooke Kern

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