Girls take third at state True Team track meet


CHRISTINE VREEMAN/SPRING VALLEY TRIBUNE Victoria Hershberger throws the shot put for GMLOKS in the conference meet.

CHRISTINE VREEMAN/SPRING VALLEY TRIBUNE Lucas Howard takes the baton from GMLOKS teammate Luke Speer in the 4x100-meter relay during the Southeast Conference meet.

CHRISTINE VREEMAN/SPRING VALLEY TRIBUNE Kassidy Kirtz brings the baton to GMLOKS teammate Lauren Buchholtz in the 4x100 relay during the conference meet.

CHRISTINE VREEMAN/SPRING VALLEY TRIBUNE Anika Reiland hands off to Hailey Hindt in the GMLOKS 4x200-meter relay.
By: 
Chad Smith

The GMLOKS girls’ track team took third in the True Team state meet while both the boys and girls finished second in the conference meet last week.

After winning the Section 1 True Team championship, the GMLOKS girls’ team took part in the State Class A True Team state meet on Saturday morning, May 18, at Stillwater High School. The girls finished in third (463 points) place behind state champ Minnewaska Area (549.5) and Maple Lake (505.5).

The GMLOKS track teams didn’t have to travel very far for the Southeast Conference track meet. The meet took place at the Grand Meadow High School track and both GMLOKS squads wound up taking second place in the boys’ and girls’ divisions.

Lanesboro/Fillmore Central captured the girls’ title at 117 points and GMLOKS was right behind at 115. L/FC also took the boys’ team championship with a score of 130, while second place GMLOKS scored 100 points. The top five finishers in each individual and team event scored points for their respective teams.

The boys’ team hit the road on Friday, May 17, for the Triton Invitational. Most of the girls’ team stayed home to prepare for the State True Team Meet the next day. The GMLOKS boys finished fifth in the team standings with a score of 61. St. Peter won both the boys’ and girls’ team championships.

Conference girls’ results

The GMLOKS girls’ track team finished up with eight All-SEC winners. All-Conference Awards are given out to first-place finishers in each individual and team event. The girls won six individual and two team events.

The girls’ 4X200-meter relay team won all-conference honors, taking first with a time of 1 minute, 47.91 seconds. Team members included Anika Reiland, Lauren Buchholtz, Hailey Hindt, and Riley Queensland. The 4X100M team was first (51.13) with a team of Reiland, Isabelle Olson, Kirtz, and Lauren Buchholtz.

Lauren Buchholtz is all-conference in the 100-meter dash, winning the race in 12.96 seconds. Olson (13.46) was fourth and Kassidy Kirtz (13.52) finished fifth.

Reiland won the 200-meter dash in 26.43 seconds, winning all-conference honors. Riley Queensland was hot on her heels in second place (27.74) and Ellie Buchholtz took third (28.36).

Riley Queensland took the girls’ high jump event, winning all-conference with a jump of 4 feet, 10 inches. Hailey Hindt took second place, also hitting 4-10 but losing a tiebreaker.

Lauren Buchholtz was all-conference in the long jump, winning with a leap of 16 feet, 9 inches. Olson was second (15-4.50) and Kirtz took third (15-2.50).

Jordyn Glynn is all-conference in the triple jump, finishing first with 32 feet, 6.5 inches. Jaselyn Sathre was third (30-04).

Greta Warmka is an all-conference discus thrower, taking first at 102 feet, 1 inch. Callie Kiefer finished fourth (87-5.5).

The 4X800 relay team was second in 11 minutes, 6.8 seconds, with a team of Sydney Alstat, Shelby Beck, Maddy Bhend, and Kendyl Queensland. The 4X400 relay team also finished second (4:36.38) with a team of Beck, Glynn, Bhend, and Kendyl Queensland.

Hindt took second in the 100-meter hurdles in 16.02 seconds.  She was also second in the 300-meter hurdles (46.79), while Ava Wilde took fifth (1:15.81).

Anna Oehlke was third (1 minute, 7.91 seconds) in the 400-meter dash and Ellie Buchholtz finished fourth (1:10.39).

Beck took third in the 800-meter run (2 minutes, 40.48 seconds) and Kendyl Queensland was fifth (2:46.25).

Aubrey Schneider was fourth (six minutes, 6.78 seconds) in the 1600-meter run and Bhend finished fifth (6:15.20). Hope Dion was fifth in the 3200-meter run (14:08.55).

Beck finished fourth in the pole vault at 7-feet-even. Warmka finished second in the shot put (29-07) and Madison Reiland finished fifth (27-06).

Conference boys’ results

The GMLOKS boys wound up with four individual all-conference awards and one team award. The Grand Meadow 4X100-meter relay team took all-conference honors by finishing first in 47.09 seconds, with a team of Blake Ludemann, Lucas Howard, John Hegge, and Luke Speer.

Christian Hjelman is all-conference after winning the 400-meter dash in 55.02 seconds. Jacob Kerrins took third (57.36). Hjelman won multiple all-conference awards after taking first in the 800-meter run in (2:16.25). Matt Scaglione was fourth (2:24.24).

Luke Speer is all-conference in the 200-meter dash at 24.61 seconds. Morgan Jasper was second (25.32).

Noah Watson won all-conference honors in the discus throw at 123 feet. Hunter Lee was third (116-00) and Riley Paul was fifth (114-07). 

The boys’ 4X800-meter relay team finished second with a time of 9 minutes, 13.03 seconds. Team members included Ethan Imm, Kerrins, Brendan Kennedy, and Hjelman. The boys’ 4X200 team also finished second (1:37.17) with a team of Ludemann, Speer, Hegge, and James Howard. The 4X400 team also finished second (3:46.45) with team members Ludemann, Kerrins, Lucas Howard, and James Howard.

Lucas Howard was second in the 100-meter dash in 12.03 seconds. James Howard was third (12.04) and Morgan Jasper was fifth (12.43).

Trent Hungerholt finished third in the 110-meter hurdles in 18.88 seconds, followed by George Bird in fourth (22.82). Hungerholt was second in the 300-meter hurdles (48.02).

Kennedy was fourth in the 1600-meter run (5 minutes, 14.09 seconds) and Scaglione finished fifth (5:20.70).

Zach Hauser was second in the high jump (5 feet, 8 inches), while Ethan Gilbert was third (5-06) and James Howard fourth (5-06).

Kerrins was second in the long jump at 19 feet, 1 inch. Zach Hauser was fifth (17-08). Lucas Howard was fourth in the long jump (35-00) and Hjelman was fifth (31-5.50).

Watson was second in the shot put at 38 feet, 10 inches, while Christian Lathe finished third (38-3.50) and Paul was fifth (37-2.50).

Triton Invitational

Both GMLOKS track teams were originally scheduled to be at the Triton Invitational on Friday, May 17, but most of the girls’ team didn’t go as they prepared for the State True Team Meet the next day. The boys’ team shared a bus ride to the meet with a few members of the girls’ team.

The boys finished fifth in the team standings with a score of 61. St. Peter was boys’ team champ with a score of 156.

Noah Watson was the only individual event winner, taking first in the discus throw with a toss of 123 feet, 4 inches.

In the field events, Christian Luthe finished sixth in the shot put at 35 feet, 9.75 inches. Zach Hauser was fourth in the high jump at 5-04.00. Ethan Gilbert finished right behind in fifth (5-02).

In the sprints, Trent Hungerholt was fourth in the 110 M hurdles in 19.46 seconds.

Ethan Imm was fourth in the 800-meter run in 2 minutes, 19.76 seconds. Matt Scaglione finished fifth in the 1600M run in 5:18.71.

In the relays, the 4X800-meter team took second in 9 minutes, 8.65 seconds. Team members included Scaglione, Jacob Kerrins, Brendan Kennedy, and Christian Hjelman. The 4X200 relay team also finished second in 1:39.53, with a team of Ludemann, Luke Speer, John Hegge, and Morgan Jasper. The 4X100 relay team of Ludemann, Jasper, Hegge, and Speer also finished second in 47.96.

Katie Popenhagen was the highest GMLOKS girls’ finisher, taking sixth in the 200-meter dash with a time of 30.15 seconds.

St. Peter made it a sweep, taking the girls’ team title as well as the boys’ championship.

State True Team Meet

The GMLOKS girls came away from the meet with two True Team individual champs. Anika Reiland captured first place in the 200-meter dash with a time of 26.47 seconds. Riley Queensland was fifth (27.19). Hailey Hindt won the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 16.15.

Reiland was second in the 400-meter dash in 1 minute, 0.93 seconds. She was second in the 100-meter dash at 12.98.

Hindt finished third in the 300-meter hurdles in 47.59 seconds.

GMLOKS took second in the 4X100-meter relay in 52.82 seconds. The 4X200 relay team also was second (1:51.46).

In the field events, Riley Queensland was fourth in the high jump at 4 feet, 10 inches. Shelby Beck was fifth in the pole vault at 7-06.

Kassidy Kirtz finished fourth in the long jump at 15 feet, 8 inches. Jordyn Glynn took fifth in the triple jump (31-6.25).

Greta Warmka finished sixth in the discus at 100 feet, 5 inches.

Schedule

The sub-section track meet begins Thursday, May 23, in Chatfield with the Section 1A meet May 28 and 30 at Cotter.