Fairfield’s Schwarz breaks own record at outdoor opener
MOUNT PLEASANT — Fairfield senior Daniel Schwarz is making up for lost time.
Competing in his first outdoor meet in nearly two years Thursday, Schwarz buried the high jump competition, and he took down his own school record in the process. The senior’s clearance of 6-feet, 6-inches broke his previous high mark of 6-feet, 5-inches established in 2011, and it also earned his shorthanded team its lone win of the evening at the Mount Pleasant Co-Ed.
Schwarz won the event by 5 inches as Mount Pleasant’s Logan Mulford finished second at 6-feet, 1-inch. And he could have gone even higher.
“Even with a year off, you kind of hope he can return to that form. And he has,” Fairfield head coach Brian Dunlap said of Schwarz. “He really had some good attempts at 6-foot-7. I thought he cleared 6-foot-6 with ease.
“We haven’t been able to practice a ton in the high jump, so we were looking forward to getting outdoors. He’ll be competing with the best at state and Drake now.”
Although the Trojans had less than half their lineup due to Spring Break, they were still able to post impressive times on the track, as well.
Jonathan Hoehne finished third in the 200-meter dash with a time of 24.98, and Jonny Swanson also ended up third in the 110-hurdles (15.79). Fairfield’s 4x200 featuring Mason Carnahan, Justin Hammes, Kooper Dahlstrom and Hoehne earned third place (1:38.78).
Fifth-place finishes came from Jake Mineart in the shot put (40’ 1.5”), Dahlstrom in the long jump (17’ 8.75”) and Carnahan, Hammes, Dahlstrom and Swanson in the 4x100 (47.11).
Senior Brandon Taglauer had a trio of eighth-place finishes in his 2.5-mile day. Taglauer kicked off the day with an 11:09 finish in the 2-mile race and ran the 1600 in 5:07. He capped it all with a 2:16.58 time in the open-800.
“We were certainly not at full force, but I saw some encouraging things from kids,” said Dunlap. “Considering the cold temperatures and Spring Break we accomplished some things, and now we’ve seen where we lie with some outdoor marks.”
The Trojan boys return to action Tuesday at Davis County.
Mount Pleasant Co-Ed
Fairfield Boys Individual Results
Discus — 6. Jake Mineart (114’ 3.25”), 8. Justin Leonard (96’ 1.25”)
Shot Put — 5. Jake Mineart (40’ 1.5”), 16. Justin Leonard (30’ 0.25”)
High Jump — 1. Daniel Schwarz (6’ 6”)
Long Jump — 5. Kooper Dahlstrom (17’ 8.75”), 10. Jonathan Hoehne (16’ 7.25”)
3200-run — 8. Brandon Taglauer (11:09), 12. Aaron Gevock (11:45)
Shuttle hurdle-relay — 5. Fairfield (Jackson, Angstead, Schwarz, Swanson, 1:08.06)
100-dash — 8. Mason Carnahan (12.61), 12. Kooper Dahlstrom (12.73)
400-dash — 11. Alex Christensen (1:01.04)
4x200-relay — 3. Fairfield (Carnahan, Hammes, Dahlstrom, Hoehne, 1:38.78)
110-hurdles — 3. Jonny Swanson (15.79), 8. Daniel Schwarz (18.69)
1600-run — 8. Brandon Taglauer (5:07), 12. Zane Richmond (5:18)
200-dash — 3. Jonathan Hoehne (24.98), 18. Cheyten Johnson (28.29)
400-hurdles — 11. Logan Angstead (1:14.95)
1600 medley-relay — 5. Fairfield (Jackson, Christensen, Hoehne, Richmond, 4:18.89)
800-run — 8. Brandon Taglauer (2:16.58), 9. Aaron Gevock (2:19.19)
4x100-relay — 5. Fairfield (Carnahan, Hammes, Dahlstrom, Swanson, 47.11)
Repp leads girls’ team
MOUNT PLEASANT — The severely undermanned Fairfield girls’ track and field team received a second-place finish from junior Marisa Repp in the high jump at the Mount Pleasant Co-Ed Thursday.
Repp tied a personal best with a jump of 5-feet, 1-inches in the event. The Trojan junior ended up one inch short of winner Sammy Ellingson of Washington.
“I thought the highlight of the meet had to be Marisa in the high jump,” said Fairfield head coach Ron Hunerdosse. “She probably jumped well enough to clear 5-feet-2 on her best jump, but when she needed to clear it she just didn’t jump high enough.”
Repp also turned in Fairfield’s top performance on the track. The junior’s 100-meter hurdle time of 17.55 placed her sixth.
Hunerdosse said he was also pleased to see Madison Roberts’ progress in the discus. Roberts finished ninth in the event with a heave of 84-feet, 3-inches, but it was far from her best throw.
“She had one throw that landed on the line, and it was over 95 feet,” said Hunerdosse. “That was the second biggest thing for us last night, and we know she’s going to throw it farther.”
Freshman Taylor Ferrel tacked on an eighth-place time of 2:44.58 in the open-800.
The Trojans had just 12 girls, and as a result were unable to fill some of their best relays, including the 4x8, shuttle hurdle and distance medley. The relays they did fill were dotted with freshmen.
“We were running with 75 percent of the kids being freshmen,” said Hunerdosse. “It’s a tough meet with a really good field, and it’s an awful lot to take in when coming out of eighth grade.”
No team score was kept Thursday in either boys’ or girls’ action.
The Trojan girls will be back to full strength in time to host the Fairfield Relays Tuesday at FHS.
Mount Pleasant Co-Ed
Fairfield Girls Individual Results
Discus — 9. Madison Roberts (84’ 3”)
High Jump — 2. Marisa Repp (5’ 1”)
3000-run — 14. Holly Bennett (14:22)
100-dash — 23. Miranda Sanders (19.37)
400-dash — 17. Alyssa Fitch (1:13.83)
4x200-relay — 11. Fairfield (E. Kuehl, G. Kuehl, Harwood, Hoskins, 2:02.73)
100-hurdles — 6. Marisa Repp (17.55)
800-run — 8. Taylor Ferrel (2:44.58), 16. Brianna Redmann (2:57.08)
200-dash — 22. Miranda Sanders (36.13)
800 medley-relay — 10. Fairfield (E. Kuehl, G. Kuehl, Harwood, Fitch, 2:12.97)
1500-run — 16. Holly Bennett (6:30)
4x100-relay — 11. Fairfield (E. Kuehl, G. Kuehl, Harwood, Box, 1:00.63)
4x400-relay — 10. Fairfield (Repp, Ferrel, Hoskins, Redmann, 4:50.03)