Waynesville high school hosted the Frisco League Conference Track Meet on Tuesday, April 18. Licking won the girls meet by a wide margin with 157 team points. The Lady Wolves took fifth with 70 points. Plato took home the top spot in the boys meet with 143 team points, edging out Crocker by 11 points. The Newburg boys finished in sixth place with 52 team points.


Audrey Suschanke was the top girls point scorer and the top scorer overall with 38 points. Allyssa Dondlinger was the ninth highest female point scorer with 19.

Suschanke started by placing second in the 100m dash with a time of 13.66, missing out of first place by just a 10th of a second. She then won the 200m dash with a time of 28.55. She had her second win in the pole vault by clearing nine feel. She rounded out the day by winning the javelin with a throw of 114' 1", she was the only thrower to clear more than 80'.

Dondlinger finished right behind Suschanke in the javelin with a throw of 79' 11". She also dominated the remaining throwing events. She took third in the shot put with a throw of 28' 5" and fourth in the discus with a throw of 82' 4.5".

Sarah West ran the distance events for the Lady Wolves with some strong finishes. She took third in the 3,200m run with a time of 15:32.04 and sixth in the 1,600m run with a time of 6:57.02.


Jacob Russell was Newburg's top point scorer at the conference meet with 18.5 points, which put him in ninth place overall. His top finish came in the javelin, where he threw a distance of 107' 4" to finish in second place. He a part of the Wolves' third place 1,600m relay team, which finished with a time of 4:01.66. His second third place finish came in the pole vault when he cleared 11' 6". He tied for second, but lost the tiebreaker by needing more jobs than Licking's Joshua Lilly. He also finished sixth in the triple jump with a distance of 34' 6".

Trey Gaedke also had several great finishes for the Wolves. He finished in second place in the 1,600m run with a time of 5:01. He missed out on first by just under four seconds. He then finished in second again in the 3,200m run with a time of 11:21.98. He was just two seconds out of first.

Mitch Ray also recorded a second place finish for Newburg, taking second place in the 400m dash. He recorded a time of 55.38, less than a second behind Iberia's Zach Shetler. He also finished in sixth in the 200m dash with a time of 25.32. He also joined Russell, alongside Tanner MacDonald and Gus Enke, on the 1,600m relay team.

The conference meet is not the end of Newburg's regular season, as they still have five events left on their schedule. Next up is a home meet on Friday, April 21.