Girls advance to State True Team Track Meet

CHRISTINE VREEMAN/SPRING VALLEY TRIBUNE Victoria Hershberger throws the shot put while GMLOKS teammates wait their turn during a home meet.

CHRISTINE VREEMAN/SPRING VALLEY TRIBUNE Noah Watson lets loose of the shot put in GMLOKS’s home meet last week.

CHRISTINE VREEMAN/SPRING VALLEY TRIBUNE Lucas Howard of GMLOKS competes at the team’s home meet.

CHRISTINE VREEMAN/SPRING VALLEY TRIBUNE James Howard clears the long jump bar in GMLOKS’s home track meet last week.
Chad Smith

The entire Grand Meadow/LeRoy-Ostrander/Kingsland/Southland girls’ track team will compete at the State True Team Track Meet on Saturday, May 18, in Stillwater.

The girls advanced to state after winning the Section 1A True Team Track Meet at Dover-Eyota on Tuesday, May 7, which had 15 teams competing. The GMLOKS boys also competed at the section meet, finishing in seventh place in the boys’ standings. Lewiston-Altura won the boys’ team title.

Girls’ results

Team standings: 1. GMLOKS 809   2. Lanesboro/Fillmore Central 766.50   3. St. Charles 660   4. Dover-Eyota 651.50   5. Zumbrota Mazeppa 638.50 … 14. Triton 351.5.

The GMLOKS girls won two events at the meet, finishing first in the 4X100-meter relay and the 100-meter dash. Eighth-grader Anika Reiland won the event with a time of 12.83 seconds. Lauren Buchholtz was right behind in second place at 13.15. The GMLOKS 4X100 team took first in 52.11 seconds.

GMLOKS took second in the 4X200-meter relay in 1 minute, 51.12 seconds. The local girls were third in the 4X800-meter relay in 10:44.51. The GMLOKS 4X400-meter relay team was fourth at 4:25.84.

Hailey Hindt was second in the 100-meter dash in 16.25 seconds. Madison Hindt finished fourth at 17.45. Reiland was second in the 200-meter dash in 26.00 seconds and fourth in the 400-meter dash in 1:01.85.

Hailey Hindt was second in the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 47.28. 

In the distance events, Shelby Beck finished sixth in the 800-meter run in 2 minutes, 38.98 seconds. Aubrie Schneider was seventh in the 1600-meter run in 5.57.42.

In the field events, Lauren Buchholtz was seventh in the long jump at 15 feet, 3 inches.

Jordyn Glynn finished third in the triple jump at 32 feet, 6.5 inches. Riley Queensland tied for third in the long jump with a distance of 4-10.00.

Beck took fourth in the pole vault at 8-feet-even. Greta Warmka was seventh in the shot put at 30-09.00. She also finished fourth in the discus throw at 103-03.

Boys’ results

Team standings: 1. L-A 819.50   2. St. Charles 811.50   3. L/FC 804   4. Rushford-Peterson/Houston 765.50   5. Chatfield 626   6. Z-M 599.50   7. GMLOKS 556 … 14. Wabasha-Kellogg 160.

The boys’ 4X400-meter relay team was one of the top finishers, taking fourth with a time of 3 minutes, 42.77 seconds. The 4X800-meter relay team finished sixth in 9:03.97. The 4X200 relay team took seventh at 1:40.40. The 4X100-meter relay squad was ninth in 48.71.

In the sprints, James Howard finished seventh in the 400-meter run with a time of 54 seconds. Lucas Howard was right behind in eighth-place in 54.26.

Christian Hjelman was ninth in the 800-meter run at 2 minutes, 14.06 seconds.

In the field events, Howard tied for ninth in the high jump at 5 feet, 4 inches.

Noah Watson finished sixth in the discus with a throw of 115 feet, 3 inches. He was also in the top 10 of the shot put, taking 10th-place at 40-02.00.


The GMLOKS track teams get to stay home in their next action, hosting the Southeast Conference Meet on Tuesday, May 14. The boys and girls not competing in the True Team meet travel to an invitational at Triton High School on Friday, May 17.