GMLOKS dominates home track and field meet

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

CHRISTINE VREEMAN/SPRING VALLEY TRIBUNE Noah Watson lets loose of the shot put in Grand Meadow during a home meet for GMLOKS.

CHRISTINE VREEMAN/SPRING VALLEY TRIBUNE Lucas Howard of GMLOKS took second in the 800-meter run at home last week.

CHRISTINE VREEMAN/SPRING VALLEY TRIBUNE James Howard of GMLOKS clears the bar in the high jump. He won the event at Grand Meadow during the home meet last week.
Chad Smith

The Grand Meadow/LeRoy-Ostrander/Kingsland/Southland boys’ and girls’ track teams lost a meet to wet weather early last week, but dominated their first home meet of the season later in the week when the weather turned around.

The meet at Rushford-Peterson on Tuesday, April 30, was canceled because of rain. That left the Thursday, May 2, home meet at the Grand Meadow High School track as their only competition last week. The Bulldogs made the most of it, winning both the boys’ and girls’ team championships convincingly at the five-team meet.

Girls’ results

Team standings: 1. GMLOKS 185   2. Blooming Prairie 76   3. Rochester Area Christian Educators (RACE) 49   4. Lyle/Pacelli (L/P) 33.5   5. Schaeffer Academy

The GMLOKS girls finished first in 13 events and were especially dominant in relays, which continue to be a strength this spring.

The Bulldogs finished first in the 4X200-meter relay in 1 minute, 49.32 seconds. Team members included Anika Reiland, Lauren Buchholtz, Hailey Hindt and Riley Queensland. GMLOKS took the 4X400 relay in 4:32.94, with team members Shelby Beck, Jordyn Glynn, Maddy Bhend and Sydney Alstat. GMLOKS took the 4X800 relay in 10:49.21, with Alstat, Beck, Bhend and Kendyl Queensland. They made it four of four wins in the relays, taking first in the 4X100 relay in 51.68, with Reiland, Isabelle Olson, Kassidy Kirtz and Lauren Buchholtz running the four legs.

In the sprints, Hailey Hindt took first in the 100-meter hurdles, doing so in 16.48 seconds. Madison Hindt was right behind in second place at 17.53. Hailey Hindt also took the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 49.02.

Lauren Buchholtz won the 100-meter dash in 13.31 seconds. Olson was fourth (13.94), Kirtz fifth (14.04), Anna Oehlke took sixth (14.55) and Elise O’Connor was seventh (14.90).

Reiland took the 200-meter dash in 26.31 seconds. Riley Queensland finished second (27.80), and Ellie Buchholtz was fourth (29.19).

Beck won the 800-meter run in 2 minutes, 39.82 seconds. Kendyl Queensland (2:59.64) was third, Hope Dion fourth (3:08.47), Sydnie Bissen (3:09.13) fifth and Madisyn Nackers sixth (3:09.64).

In the field events, Riley Queensland took the high jump at 4 feet, 10 inches. Hailey Hindt was second at 4-08.

Lauren Buchholtz took the long jump at 16 feet, 9 inches. Olson was third (15-05.00), Ellie Buchholtz fourth (15-01), and Kirtz was fifth (15-00).

Jordyn Glynn won the triple jump at 32 feet, 7.5 inches. Jaselyn Sathre was second (29-11), and Kendyl Queensland fourth (28-04).

Greta Warmka won the discus throw at 88 feet, 10 inches. Callie Kiefer was third (80-03).

Aubrie Schneider was third in the 1600-meter run in 6 minutes, 20.50 seconds. Maddy Bhend was fourth (6:30.62). Schneider also finished third in the 3200-meter run in 14:04.20.

Oehlke was third in the 400-meter dash in 1 minute, 9.76 seconds. Kendyl Queensland was fourth (1:09.95), Ellie Buchholtz fifth (1:11.21), and Maddie Snitker sixth (1:13.40).

Beck finished second in the pole vault at 7 feet, 6 inches.

Greta Warmka was second in the shot put at 29 feet, 11 inches. Madison Reiland took third (26-10).

Boys’ results

Team standings: 1. GMLOKS 157   2. Blooming Prairie 80   3. RACE 59.5   4. Schaeffer Academy 19   5. L/P 2.5

The GMLOKS boys took first place in six events, doing well in both the sprint events and the field events.

James Howard took first in the 400-meter dash with a time of 53.88 seconds. Christian Hjelman was second (55.93), and Jacob Kerrins third (56.97). 

Luke Speer won the 200-meter dash in 24.94 seconds. Blake Ludemann was second (25.52), and Morgan Jasper was fifth (26.00).

GMLOKS won the 4X400-meter relay in 3 minutes, 41.61 seconds, with a team of Ludemann, Kerrins, Lucas Howard and James Howard.

James Howard also won the high jump at 5 feet, 6 inches. Zach Hauser was second (5-04), and Ethan Gilbert took third (5-04).

Hauser won the long jump at 18 feet, 4 inches. Kerrins took third (17-02).

Noah Watson won the discus at 122 feet, 5 inches. Riley Paul was third (118-08), Hunter Lee fourth (108-08), and Christian Luthe was fifth (97-00).

Lucas Howard was second in the 800-meter run in 2 minutes, 17.79 seconds. Hjelman was fourth (2:20.54), and Matt Scaglione fifth (2:21.58).

Scaglione was second in the 1600-meter run in 5 minutes, 27.84 seconds. Ethan Gilbert was third (5:31.68).

Hjelman finished second in the triple jump at 34 feet, 1 inch. John Hegge finished third (33-07.50).

Paul took second in the shot put at 41 feet, 8 inches. Watson was third (41-06), and Luthe was fourth (37-02.50).

Trent Hungerholt was fourth in the 300-meter hurdles at 50.34 seconds. Brendan Kennedy was fifth (51.49).


The GMLOKS boys and girls will hit the road for their only meet this week, set for Dover-Eyota High School. Their next action is a week later when the Bulldogs are home to host the Southeast Conference Meet on Tuesday, May 14.