Several Gophers advance to Section 1A meet


LEIF ERICKSON/CHATFIELD NEWS Treyton Lanning takes the baton from Brady Woltz in Chatfield’s 4X800-meter relay at the sub-section in Chatfield.

LEIF ERICKSON/CHATFIELD NEWS Karla Gomez hands off to Chatfield teammate Sydney Allen in the 4X800-meter relay at Chatfield Thursday.
By: 
Bill Bentson

Chatfield girls advanced to the Section 1A track meet in seven individual events and three relays while the boys qualified in four individual events and three relays as a result of their performances at the Sub-District 1 meet at Chatfield Thursday, May 23. 

The top four places, plus standards, advance to the Section 1A meet May 28 and 30 in Winona.

Section qualifiers

Girls: Abbi Gillespie (1600-meter run, fourth, 5:51.26); Joanna Salerno (100-meter hurdles, fourth, 17.87); Rebecca Fox (300-meter hurdles, third, 50.11); 4x200-meter relay (third, Zayda Priebe, Alyssa Baum, Ann Warren, Lauren Cole); 4x400-meter relay (second, Cole, Fox, Steph Bradt, Karla Gomez, 4:23.10); 4x800-meter relay (second, Gillespie, Tessa McMahon, Gomez, Sydney Allen, 10:45.27); Cole (high jump, second, 4’9); Autumn Frederick (high jump, fifth, standard, 4’9); Kaci Goldsmith (shot put, fourth, 29’10.5); Silja Erickson (discus, third, 106’1).

Boys: Jack Tuohy (200-meter dash, second, 24.25); 4x100-meter relay (third, 45.64, Gage Tuohy, Jack Tuohy, Carson Larrabee, Chance Backer); 4x200 relay (first, 1:32.99, Larrabee, Jared Baker, Jack Tuohy, Backer); 4x800 relay (third, 9:04.93, Cooper Frederick, Brady Woltz, Treyton Lanning, Colby Aarhus); Simon Swartzentruber (high jump, tied fourth, 5’6); Jonathan Frank (shot put, second, 45’10.5; discus, first, 140’3)

Others placing in top six

Girls: Cole (200-meter dash, fifth, 28.66); Sydney Ellis (800-meter run, sixth, 2:44.21); McMahon (1600-meter run, fifth, 5:56); Aletta Strande (3200-meter run, fifth, 12:28.92); Fox (100-meter hurdles, fifth, 18.11); Joanna Salerno (300-meter hurdles, sixth, 53.11); 4x100 (fourth, Burnett, Bradt, Salerno, Alyssa Baum, 53.65); Priebe (discus, sixth, 96’4).

Boys: Gage Tuohy (200-meter dash, fifth, 24.86); Eli Hopp (400-meter, fifth, 56.07; pole vault, tied sixth, 9’4); 4x400 (Ethan Ruskell, Hopp, Braden Thompson, Levi Schott, fourth, 4:11.75); Isaiah Froese (discus, fifth, 107’6).

Others competing

Girls: Frederick (100m, 400m); Alexis Demorest (100m, 400m), Burnett (100m, long jump); Priebe (200m), Isabelle Berg (1600m), Beatrice Martin (3200m), Katelyn Dornack (3200m), Erickson (100m hurdles), Abbigail Dahley (300m hurdles), Warren (high jump), Emma Mulhern (pole vault), Ellis (pole vault), Goldsmith (long jump), Priebe (triple jump), Sarah Baum (shot put, discus).

Boys: Gage Tuohy (100m), Braden Thompson (100m, triple jump), Schott (100m), Woltz (800m), Aarhus (800m), Lanning (1600m), Logan Thompson (1600m), Alex Wright (3200m), Frederick (3200m, pole vault), Sam Miron (3200m), Ruskell (110m hurdles, 300m hurdles), Swartzentruber (300m hurdles), Joe Steien (shot put, discus).