BUREAU VALLEY COMMUNITY UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT 340: 2018 All-BCR Boys Track and Field Team
Bureau Valley Community Unified School District 340 issued the following announcement on June 26.
Kale Barnett (Bureau Valley)
• Barnett qualified for state on both place (second) and height (13-2) out of the Erie Sectional.
Zach Bohms (Princeton)
• Zach was the Bohms of all area triple jumpers with mark of 41-7 1/4. He also took part in the Tigers’ top 4x800 relay and led in hurdles until St. Bede’s Bret Dannis returned from injury in the middle of the season.
Bret Dannis (St. Bede)
• The St. Bede standout hurdler was hamstrung for most of his senior season. The two-time defending state champion was set back with a hamstring injury at the outset of the season and reaggravated it running a relay at sectional. Still, he ran just enough to dominate both hurdle events in the honor roll. He looks to bounce back strong, running for the University of Illinois.
Kyle Hunter (Amboy/LaMoille)
• The senior shot putter from LaMoille headed up the honor roll by more than 2 feet with a season best 46-2 1/4 thrown at state. Qualified for state by placing second at Erie Sectional.
Austen Lundquist (Amboy/LaMoille)
• The LaMoille senior teamed up with Kyle Hunter to rule the count in weights with an area best heave of 140-6 in the discus.
Mac Nugent (Bureau Valley)
• One of five high jumpers to make it out of the Erie Sectional, Nugent cleared 6-1 to advance to state as a sophomore.
Luke Peacock (Princeton)
• Peacock went the distance in the 3200 meters, leading the area pack with a time of 11:00.84.
Brett Schenck (Princeton)
• The senior Schenck was the fastest thing in Bureau County, leading the honor roll in both the 100 (10.93) and 200 (22.34). He was the lone area 2A state qualifier, making it down in the 200 by placing second at the LaSalle Sectional. Schenck will run for Davenport University in Grand Rapids, Mich., next year.
Dan Schoff (Bureau Valley)
• The Storm senior thrower punched his ticket to state by placing second at the Erie Sectional. He had the second best area throw of 138-0.
Thomas Stamberger (Amboy/LaMoille)
• The junior from LaMoille made his way to state by placing second in the 800 meters at sectional. He also broke a 69-year-old LHS school record in the 1600 meters with a time of 4:43.12. Rolland Allen held the record since 1949.
Marshall Walk (Hall)
• The super sophomore qualified for four events for state, medaling in the 100 (eighth), the 400 relay (fifth) and the 800 relay (eighth). The BCR Track Athlete of the Year also reached the state finals in the 200.
Austin Wierzbecki (Bureau Valley)
• The Storm senior saved his best for last, setting a school record in the long jump of 21-3 1/2 at state. He was the sectional champion at Erie and made the state finals, but did not medal, finishing 10th.
Mason Wierzbecki (Bureau Valley)
• The Storm sophomore paced the field in the 400 meters with a season best 53.54.
Hall 4x100: The Red Devils won sectional, but were seeded 15th going into state. The relay crew of juniors Steven Brust, Ethan Cattani and Anthony Buchanen and sophomore anchor Marshall Walk took their relay to the next level with a PR by one second to vault into the finals. They only got faster in the finals, resetting their own school record at 43.54, placing fifth.
Hall 4x200: The Red Devils also won sectional in the 800 relay, going on to run down an eighth-place medal at state with a time of 1:31.19. Senior Brandon DeJong, who missed sectional to attend Hall graduation, stepped in for Buchanen to run with Brust, Cattani and Walk.
Princeton 4x400: The Tigers circled the track four times for a top time of 3:40.89 on the legs of Collyn Walters, Eli Grundman, Zach Bohms and Colin Nelson.
Bureau Valley 4x800: The Storm’s foursome of seniors Bradley Sierens, Kendile Whitford, and Kurt Bitting and sophomore Devan Batten headed up the Honor Roll in the 3200 relay with a time 8:50.33.
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