It was another week of track and field teams doing strong work. Two did so in home meets.
LFCMC Girls, RPH Boys
Win Tro-Canes Home Meet
On Tuesday, teams, including Journal 11 squads LFCMC and Caledonia/Spring Grove, trekked to Rushford for RPH’s seven-team invite. On the girls side, LFCMC (203.5) easily bested nearest foes RPH (104.5) and Lewiston-Altura (91). On the boys side, the Tro-Canes (184) bested nearest foes LFCMC (120) and La Crescent/Hokah (76), though the Burros top relay teams didn’t run. D-E and L/P also competed. LFCMC girls were led by Brielle Ruen, who won the 100 (0:13.3), 200 (0:28.0), and 400 (1:03.4). Lynsey Ruen (300-hurdles > 50.57), Lauren Brogle (Long Jump > 14’8 ¼”), and Kammry Broadwater (Triple Jump > 31’2 ½”) also won individual events. The girls 4×200 (1:55.68 > Jersey Ristau, Kinley Soiney, L-Brogle, Macayla Brogle), 4×400 (4:24.9 > Morgan Pickett, Lillyan Kiehne, Broadwater, M-Brogle), and 4×800 (11:02.3 > Brooklyn Simon, Katie Pickett, Sahara Morken, M-Pickett) also took first. Soiney (400), Kiehne (1,600), L-Ruen (100-hurdles), J-Ristau (300-hurdles), and Broadwater (Discus) added second place finishes. Sari Rein (High Jump) and Addie Miner (Pole Vault) took second, as did the girls 4×100 (S-Rein, Bailey Erwin, L-Brogle, M-Brogle) and 4×400 “B” team (B-Simon, Madison Simon, Morken, Erwin). K-Pickett (800) and M-Simon (Pole Vault) added third place finishes. RPH didn’t have a girls first place. Brielle Rasmussen (100, 200) had two second place finishes, both behind LFCMC’s B-Ruen. Aubryanna Boldt (Triple Jump) and Ashtyn Meyer (Shot Put) took second, as did the girls 4×200 (Sydney Torgerson, Ava Helgemoe, Tayler Helgemoe, Rasmussen). T-Helgemoe (400) added a third place. On the guys side, team champion RPH got first place finishes from Dalton Hoel (400 > 53.67), Ryan Prinsen (800 > 2:19.9), Tyler Rislov (3,200 > 10:28.8), Aaron Prinsen (300-hurdles > 45.27), Gregg Gile (Triple Jump > 40’6 ½”), Jackson Bergan (Shot Put > 41’3½”), and the 4×400 (3:48 > Quintin Betthauser, A-Prinsen, Austin Agrimson, Hoel). A-Prinsen (110-hurdles, Pole Vault) added two second place finishes. R-Prinsen (1,600), Betthauser (300-hurdles), and Gile (Long Jump) added second place finishes. Matthew Sprague (800), and Jaxson Meldahl (Triple Jump) took second, as did the boys 4×800 (Tyler Betthauser, Hunter Mart, Sprague, Rislov). Agrimson (400), Q-Betthauser (100-hurdles), and Hoel (Long Jump) added third place finishes. LFCMC got first place finishes from Isaac Snyder (1,600 > 5:01.6), J.T. Rein (110-hurdles > 17.54), Tate Pieper (Pole Vault > 10’), and Seth Semmen (Discus > 128’5”). Carson Ruen (3,200) and Brock Taylor (Discus) took second. Cal/SG got first places finishes from Josh Beardmore (100 > 11.6), Chris Pieper (High Jump > 6’), and the 4×200 team (1:37.5 > Fischer Wait, Beardmore, Eric Mauss, Reid Bjerke). Wait (200) added a second-place finish. The boys 4×100 (Eric Mauss, Wait, Hunter Holland, Beardmore) took second.
Win Home Meet
The thing they most fought was the elements. Amidst a home track and field meet where the wind and rain whipped up about halfway through, GMLOKS squads each handily won. The Bulldog girls (254) easily topped nearest foe St. Charles (85) for first. The GMLOKS boys (191.5) also topped the Saints (128). BP, K-W/Goodhue, W-K, L/P, D-E, and Hayfield also competed. The girls got first place finishes out of Anika Reiland (100 > 12.55, 400 > 1:02.92), Chantle Reiland (200 > 27.27), McKenna Hendrickson (800 > 2:41), Naomi Warmka (1,600 > 6:09.42), Nevaeh Shaw (High Jump > 4’6” – tie), and Lexy Foster (Shot Put > 33’, Discus > 121’5”). The girls 4×200 (1:50.98 > A-Reiland, C-Reiland, Anna Oehlke, Grace Soltau), 4×400 (4:31.84 > Shelby Beck, Hendrickson, Kendyl Queensland, Lauren Queensland), and 4×800 (10:47.16 > Beck, Queensland, Queensland, Hendrickson) teams also won. C-Reiland (100) and A. Reiland (Long Jump) added second place finishes. Kaylie Betts (3,200), Katelyn Hauser (100-hurdles), Gracie Foster (300-hurdles), Breeley Galle (Triple Jump), and Becca Hoffman (Discus) took second. The girls 4×100 (Soltau, Kailyn Schneider, Emma Lewison, Oehlke), 800 sprint medley (Hauser, Soltau, G-Foster, Lydia Redman), and distance medley (Galle, Schneider, Redman, Warmka) also took second. C-Reiland (Long Jump), Lewison (100-hurdles), Galle (300-hurdles), Beck (Pole Vault), and Hoffman added third place finishes. The GMLOKS boys got first place finishes from James Howard (200 > 23:07, 400 > 53.22), Garrison Hubka (800 > 2:15.75), Teague Alden (3,200 > 12:00), Zach Reiland (300-hurdles > 46.37), and Riley Paul (Shot Put > 47’5”, Discus > 126’8”). Additionally, the boys 4×400 (3:56.11 > Hubka, Cam Ruechel, Z-Reiland, Ayden Howard), 4×800 (9:11.79 > Hubka, Andrew Imm, Tate Georgen, Carter Glynn), 800-sprint medley (1:44.25 > J-Howard, Brendan Kennedy, Odear Granle, Seth Howard), and distance-medley (4:06.59 > Hubka, Ruechel, Z-Reiland, A-Howard) squads also took first. Georgen (1,600) and Glynn (800) added second place finishes. Christian Luthe (Shot Put) and the boys 4×100 (Kennedy, Ruechel, A-Howard, Kaaleem Reiland) took second. Z-Reiland (110-hurdles) and J-Howard (Long Jump) added third place finishes. It was GMLOKS’ second meet and both teams have won both.