LFCMC hurdlers win three of four at St. Charles

HEATHER KLEIBOER/NEWS LEADER Katelin Prinsen runs a race at the St. Charles meet on Thursday, May 2.

HEATHER KLEIBOER/NEWS LEADER Hadrian Williams puts some force behind his shot put throw at St. Charles last Thursday, May 2.
S. Lee Epps

Lanesboro/Fillmore Central took first place in three of the four hurdle events at the rain-delayed St. Charles Invitational on May 2. Emma Breitsprecher won three events, including both of the girls hurdles while Connor Ruen ran first in the boys 300-meter hurdles.

In the team standings, the girls were third and the boys fourth among six teams. Plainview-Elgin-Millville took top honors and St. Charles was runner-up in both boys and girls.

In a six-team meet, the top six in each event earn team points.


Breitsprecher's was first among 23 hurdlers at 110 meters and first among 21 in the 300-meter low hurdles in addition to winning the high jump at 4 feet, 10 inches. She rounded out the day with a second place among 23 pole-vaulters at a season-best 9 feet even. Her 300-hurdle time (47.25 seconds) was also a season best,

Brielle Ruen won the 800-meter run and ran third among 37 sprinters in the 100-meter dash.

The 4x800-meter relay came in second, run by Adeline Miner, Madison Simon, Katelyn Kleiboer and Katelin Prinsen.

Miner also ran fourth and Simon fifth at 3200 meters and Simon tied for fifth in pole vault.

Among 46 discus throwers, Ashlyn Guenther was third and Taylor Sydney fifth.

The 4x100-meter relay placed fifth with Alida Berg, Kaylor Soiney, Macayla Brogle and Kassidy Broadwater.

Brogle was also third among 28 long jumpers. Berg was fifth and Brogle sixth among 31 sprinters in the 200-meter dash. Malia Tessum tied for sixth in the 1600-meter run.


Ruen won the 300-meter hurdles (43.89) and ran fourth in the 110-meter hurdles.

The 4x800-meter relay was second with legs run by Nate Betz, Jayce Kiehne, Jake Gathje and Carson Kiehne. Jayce Kiehne took sixth place in the individual 800.

Carson Kiehne was third and Drew Wyffels fifth among 32 sprinters at 200 meters. Wyffels also ran second among 34 sprinters in the 100-meter dash (11.89 seconds) and third among 23 triple jumpers (39 feet, 4.5 inches).

Josh Peters came across second among 22 in the 400-meter dash and was sixth out of 34 at 100 meters. Tyler Raaen was third of 19 at 1600 meters.

Running third in the 4x200-meter relay were Jared Peterson, Greysen Higbe-Harrah, Carter Clarke and Ben Snyder. Snyder was also fifth among 30 long jumpers.

The 4x400-meter team was fourth with Peterson, Clarke, Jake Gathje and JT Rein.

Higbe-Harrah had a busy and productive day. In addition to the relay run, he had a second-place pole vault (12-06) and a fourth-place high jump (5-08).

Frank Ochtrup-Dekeyrel had the fifth-place triple jump while Tate Pieper took sixth in pole vault.

This week and next

The True Team Section One Meet was hosted by Dover-Eyota on Tuesday of this week. The LFCMC girls were the section champs last spring while the boys also advanced to state as a wildcard qualifier.

The Southeast Conference Championships follow a week later on Tuesday, May 14. True Team State is on May 17 and 18 at Stillwater.