Chatfield has had some trouble orchestrating its annual track and field meet over the years. The event has been hit or miss per weather. On a most decent 2019 April day (60s finally), the Gophers hosted RPH and LFCMC along with D-E and L-A. The Tro-Cane boys/girls had a meet high ten total first place finishes, five second places. Junior Triton Meldahl led the way with a hat trick of firsts (110-H, L-Jump, T-Jump), the only competitor to do so in individual events. Kjersta Hinz (100), Emma Geiwitz (L-Jump), Kaitlyn Beiberdorf (T-Jump), Kaleah Davis (Shot), Ricky Buchanon (800), Mitchell Ledebuhr (3,200), and Ben Wieser (Shot) also won events. Taking second were Allison Papenfuss (200), Hinz (H-Jump), Alayna Helgemoe (T-Jump), Tyler Rislov (3,200), and the girls 4×200 (Helgemoe, Jaelyn Connaughty, Geiwitz, Jenny Albrecht). Wieser (Disc), Ledebuhr (1,600), and Connaughty (100-H) added thirds, Geiwitz (400), Rislov (1,600), and Albrecht (L-Jump) fourths. RPH’s boys had two guys in the top four of all of the 800, 1,600, and 3,200. Relay teams highlighted the LFCMC team effort. Four of eight took first. The Burros had eight total firsts and eight seconds (three were in one event). The boys 4×200 (Ben Snyder, Josh Peters, J.T. Rein, Carson Kiehne), 4×400 (Snyder, Carson Schwichtenberg, Peters, Kiehne), and 4×800 (Ben Eversole, Jake Gathje, Carter Clarke, Tyler Raaen), the girls 4×200 (Alida Berg, Emma Breitsprecher, Kammry Broadwater, Brielle Ruen) were the relay winners. Hurdler-extraordinaire Emma B. (100-H, 300-H) added two individual firsts. Greysen Higbe-Hurrah (P-Vault) and Sydney Taylor (Disc) also won events. Ruen (400), Taylor (Shot), Allison Freese (P-Vault, tie), Addie Miner (P-Vault, tie), Madison Simon (P-Vault, tie), Tyler Raaen (400), Jayce Kiehne (1,600), and the girls 4×800 (Halle Norby, Katelyn Kleiboer, Jersey Ristau, Katelin Prinsen) took second. B-Ruen (200), Prinsen (800), Miner (3,200), and Higbe-Hurrah (H-Jump) added thirds, Clarke (800) and Peters (L-Jump) fourths. Chatfield had just four firsts but 13 seconds. Tessa McMahon (1,600), Aletta Strande (3,200), Lauren Cole (H-Jump), and Jack Tuohy (400) won events. Abbi Gillespie (1,600) and Bea Martin (3,200) had seconds, as the Gopher girls swept first and second in the 1,600 and 3,200. Becca Fox (100-H, 300-H), Ann Warren (H-Jump, tie), Silja Erickson (Disc), Chance Backer (100), Ben Muller (200), Ethan Ruskell (300-H), Manny Perez (T-Jump), the boys 4×100 (Carson Larrabee, Gage Tuohy, Jared Baker, Perez) and 4×200 (Backer, Baker, J-Tuohy, Muller), the girls 4×100 relay (Alyssa Baum, Rylee Burnett, Joanna Salerno, Cole) also took second. Backer added a third (200) and a fourth (H-Jump, tie). G-Tuohy (200) added a fourth. Teams scored were not kept for the event.
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