Athletes from the district performed well at the southern Bavarian indoor championships.
This was especially true for Hannah Petsch from TSV Penzberg in the long jump.
Munich – Athletics is now a year-round sport.
The indoor season traditionally begins just a few days after the turn of the year.
The southern Bavarian championships for women, men and U18 formed the start for the athletes from the district.
In the Werner-von-Linde-Halle in Munich there were various top places for the local athletes.
TSV Penzberg: Hannah Petsch surprised in the long jump
"I didn't expect that." Hannah Petsch was honestly surprised about her fourth place in the long jump at the South Bavarian Championships in Munich.
In the U18 age group, she unexpectedly set a personal best of 5.05 meters.
For Petsch it was the first appearance after more than three years of competition break.
In addition, she had hardly been able to train in the past five weeks.
Before Christmas she had to take a break due to a wisdom tooth operation and after that the Penzberg sports stadium was closed.
"Because Hannah could neither train with spikes nor on the long jump pit, we had to improvise during the approach," reported trainer Conny Lechner-Brennauer, who looks after the 16-year-old athlete together with her husband, Markus Brennauer.
In the very first attempt, she jumped a personal best of 4.89 meters.
"I had already noticed during the warm-up that it could go a long way today," said the high school student.
On the second try, she hit the take-off bar almost perfectly and catapulted herself to 5.05 meters.
After that she showed a constant series with jumps of over 4.75 meters.
Victory in the long jump went to Florentine Toppe (TSV Wolfratshausen), who increased to 5.54 meters in the last attempt.
Petsch was 15 centimeters short of the bronze medal.
But that didn't annoy the young athlete, who had previously reached the intermediate run in the 60-meter sprint with 8.46 seconds and was satisfied with 17th place.
Lea Lange shows courageous 400 meter race
Maximilian Stockinger, who, also after a three-year break from competition, had reached the intermediate run in the U18 age group with a time of 7.64 seconds over 60 meters, was also satisfied.
The 15-year-old secondary school student showed that he could keep up with the mostly older competition.
In the long jump he increased his personal best by almost 90 centimeters to 5.22 meters (15th place).
He had very big start-up problems because of course he wasn't able to train in the Penzberg sports stadium in the past few weeks.
Courageous: Lea Lange (left) from TSV Penzberg tried to keep up with favorite Liah-Soline Gerich (right) over 400 meters.
© Conny Lechner-Brennauer/TSV Penzberg
For Lea Lange, the indoor season began with an excellent fifth place for her in the 400 meters in the U18s.
With 66.23 seconds, the 16-year-old high school student was only two tenths of a second short of her best time from last year.
In the course of her time she bravely attached herself to the later winner, Liah-Soline Gerich (LG Stadtwerke Munich/60.88).
It was only in the final phase that Lange had to let her competitor pull away.
"In the last 100 meters I could hardly get my legs up," summed up the young woman from Penzberg, who was only 0.82 seconds off the podium.
Her brother, Sven Lange, finished seventh in the men's two indoor laps with a time of 56.81 seconds.
According to a TSV message, he was not satisfied with that, after all he missed his best time by more than three seconds.
Top favorite Andreas Kölbl had to cancel his start in Munich due to illness.
The man from Sindelsdorf could very likely have stood up to the winner, Severin Michael Bächle (LG Stadtwerke München), who won gold with 52.42 seconds.
The 20-year-old Italian Christian Okunrobo had his first competition in the jersey of TSV Penzberg.
He ended up in midfield with 7.72 seconds over 60 meters as well as over 200 meters (25.59).
Gold surprisingly went to Raffieu Deen Johnson (6.94) over 60 meters.
The 23-year-old from Sierra Leone wore the shirt for TSV Penzberg from 2015 to 2022 and has been with LG Stadtwerke München since January 1st.
The reason for the change of club was the consequence of his move from Penzberg to Munich.
Johnson is still in close contact with his former trainer in Penzberg, Conny Lechner-Brennauer.
"In Munich, with the athletics hall, he has optimal training conditions that we cannot offer in Penzberg," said the trainer, who was very happy about the victory and the best performance of her former protégé.
TSV Schongau: Bastian Müller is missing 5 centimeters to bronze
In the field of track and field athletes from Upper Bavaria, Swabia and Lower Bavaria, two Schongau U18 athletes also showed remarkable performances.
Bastian Müller (16) started the competition day with the 60 meter hurdles.
The time of 9.15 seconds brought him eighth place among 17 starters.
A highlight in this discipline was provided by winner Jonatan Toldy (8.04) from LG Sempt, who put himself at the top of the current DLV best list.
Fourth place in the high jump went to U18 athlete Bastian Müller (TSV Schongau) with 1.65 meters.
© Ludwig Stuffer
In the high jump, Müller convinced as fourth with a jump of 1.65 meters.
He was five centimeters short of bronze.
The South Bavarian champion was the favored Clemens lead digit (1.85) from TSV Wasserburg.
Last year, Müller achieved a personal best in the high jump at the open-air competition in Dachau with a height of 1.74 meters.
In the "eternal best list" of TSV Schongau, he is in second place among the M16 boys.
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The second Schongauer starter in Munich, Kevin Gierth, had to deal with great competition in the 60-meter sprint.
63 runners had registered in the U18.
With 8.16 seconds, Gierth took sixth place in his pre-run.
That wasn't enough to get into the intermediate run.
David Kantzog (7.02) from LAC Passau won the title – he is currently second best in the German U18 ranking.
LG Augsburg: Vogl takes bronze in the long jump
Two athletes from the district are now working for LG Augsburg: Katharina Vogl (23/Hohenpeissenberg) and Franziska Aderbauer (22/Peißenberg).
Both started in the Werner-von-Linde-Halle over 60 meters and in the long jump.
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Vogl qualified in the sprint with a time of 8.04 seconds as third in her lead for the intermediate heat.
There, however, was the end of the line with 8.06 seconds and fourth place.
As in previous years, Vogl won a medal in the long jump.
5.53 meters meant bronze behind Mara Vonnahme (MTV Munich/5.73) and Lea Holtmann (LG Sempt/5.60).
The battle for the medals was exciting: in the end, Vogl was only four centimeters ahead of fourth place.
Aderbauer was unlucky in the long jump: In the end, she was only four centimeters short of reaching the final with the top eight.
With 5.15 meters (jumped in the first attempt) she took ninth place.
Aderbauer was consistent in the 60 meter sprint.
She finished in 8.35 seconds in both the preliminary and intermediate heats, which gave her second place (qualification for the next round) and then eighth place (intermediate round elimination).