Track and field programs GMLOKS, LFCMC, Chatfield, and RPH took on the 1A True Team meet. Of the eight total boys and girls’teams competing from those schools, all finished at least sixth. Seventeen total schools competed. GMLOKS’ girls (981.5) won the 1A True Team title for a fourth straight year (2019, 2021, 2022, 2023) while their boys (889) were runner-up to St Charles (982.5). Chatfield’s girls were 1A runner-up (842) while the boys took fifth (816). LFCMC’s boys (867) and girls (834.5) each took third. RPH’s boys took fourth (844) while the girls took sixth (682). A virtual meet determined “Wild Card” state teams. In addition to the GMLOKS girls’ automatic bid, the GMLOKS boys, both LFCMC teams, and the Chatfield girls made state (RPH’s boys missed by one spot). The headliner was again Aaron Thauwald’s GMLOKS gals group, led for a last time by senior Anika Reiland. One of the state’s top T/F athletes, the speedy competitor again did her thing, winning three races, the 100 (12.39), 200 (25.58), and 400 (59.71). She was the only athlete, boys, or girls, to post three individual firsts. Reiland won the same three events at last year’s meet. Fellow speedster, Chantle Reiland took second in the 100 (12.53) and 200 (25.96), as sprints were a strong point for GMLOKS. Katelyn Hauser had a first (300-hurdles > 49.95), a third (100-hurdles), and a seventh (Long Jump). Gracie Foster (100-H > 17.24) and Breeley Galle (300-H > 50.33)
each took second to make hurdles another strong event. Galle also took eighth in the Triple Jump. In field events, Lexy Foster, in just her second meet this year, had a first (Shot Put > 36’5 ¼”) and a third (Discus). Rebecca Hoffman took seventh in each event. Senior Kendyl Queensland (2nd-tie High Jump > 4’10”, 5th 800, 5th Triple Jump) had three top five finishes. McKenna Hendrickson took third (Pole Vault) while Nevaeh Shaw tied for fifth (H-Jump). All four relays finished top five, the 4×200 (1:53.31 > Lydia Redman, G-Foster, Kailyn Schneider, Galle) took second, the 4×400 (Cassidy Redman, C-Reiland, K-Queensland, Lauren Queensland) third, the 4×800 (Keyawin Stier, Naomi Warmka, C-Redman, L-Queensland) fourth, and the 4×100 (L-Redman, G-Foster, Hauser, Grace Soltau) fifth. Jeff DeBuhr’s runner-up Chatfield group was strong in the distance runs, led by Lexi Kivimagi (3rd 1,600, 9th 800), Aletta Strande (4th 3,200, 7th 1,600), and Charlotte Oeltjen (5th, 3,200). Sprint relays were also strong, as the 4×200 (1:52.86 > Savannah Peterson, Evy Goldsmith, Breah Schlink, Lauryn Daniels) took first, the 4×100 (52.61> Chloe Berg, Peterson, Goldmith, Daniels) second. Anna Kivimagi (3rd 300-H) also had a top five finish. The Gophers had 11 individual performances between sixth and tenth including Jaelyn LaPlante (7th 100, 7th 200, 10th H-Jump) and Rebecca Copeman (7th 100-H, 7th P-Vault). Lori Anderson’s LFCMC group had the top two Pole Vaulters, Addie Miner (1st > 9’6”) and Madison Simon (2nd > 8’6”). Miner also took 6th in the 400. Kammry Broadwater had three top eight finishes (2nd
Discus > 119’2”, 3rd T-Jump, 8th 400). Lynsey Ruen (4th 100-H), Chloe Miller (6th 100-H), and Lillyan Kiehne (4th 1,600, 7th 3,200) each finished top seven. The 4×100 (Sari Rein, Aubrey Daniels, Lauren Brogle, Kinley Soiney) took third, 4×400 (Miner, Brooklyn Simon, Soiney, Bailey Erwin) fourth, and the 4×800 (Kyla Hellickson, Klaudia Biel, B-Simon, M-Simon) fifth. RPH’s top athletes were freshman Aubryana Boldt (1st 100-H > 16.19, 7th T-Jump, 8th L-Jump), Sydney Torgerson (2nd Shot, 5th Discus), Tayler Helgemoe (5th-tie H-Jump), and Brielle Rasmussen (6th 200). The 4×200 (Boldt, Ava Helgemoe, T-Helgemoe, Rasmussen) took third. On the guy’s side, distance running headlined things for Rebecca Young’s GMLOKS group, led by Garrison Hubka, who had two
individual firsts (1,600 > 4:28.05, 3,200 > 10:11.96). He took second in each event last year. Zach Reiland (1st 300-hurdles > 42.2, 3rd 110-hurdles) and Ayden Howard (2nd 300-H > 43.51, 4th T-Jump) each had two top four finishes. Andrew Imm (800 > 2:05.43) and Sam Snitker (H-Jump > 6’2”) also took first. The 4×400 (3:34.69 > Z-Reiland, Imm, Nathaniel Drees, Hubka) and 4×800 (8:34.37 > Imm, Carter Glynn, Erik Shaw, Tate Georgen) each took first while the 4×200 (Kale Mensink, Jayden Brink, Beau Wiersma, Seth Howard) took fifth. Georgen (4th 3,200), Glynn (5th 400), Odear Granle (5th P-Vault), Lucca Sween (5th Discus, 6th Shot), Shaw (6th 800), and Brede Nelson (7th P-Vault) had top seven finishes. Drees had two eighth places (1,600, T-Jump). Alex Aiken’s LFCMC group was led by multiple top three finish guys, thrower Lucas Nikoloski (1st Discus > 137”, 2nd Shot > 43’5 ¾”), distance runner Luke Ruen (2nd 800 > 2:06.14, 2nd 1,600 > 4:48.19), and Parker Storhoff (2nd 100 > 11.41, 3rd P-Vault). Boston Wright (P-Vault > 11’6”) also took first Isaac Snyder (4th 800, 6th 1,600) and Henry Liew (5th T-Jump, 7th L-Jump) had two top sevens. Will Harvey (5th 110-H) had a top five finish. The 4×200 (1:36.78 > Storhoff, Liew, Davis Penhollow, Michael Rein) took second, the 4×400 (Sam Springer, Snyder, Mason Howard, Ruen) third, and the 4×100 (Storhoff, Rein, Harvey, Cayden Tollefsrud) fifth. Chatfield was led by Sam Backer’s sprint first place sweep (100 > 11.22, 200 > 22.74). Blake Thompson (2nd Discus > 128’4”, 5th Shot) had two top five finishes. Eli Hopp (4th 200, 6th 400) and Isaac Stevens (6th Discus, 7th 110-H) had two top sevens. Keegan Patten (5th 300-H) and Gabe Erding (6th T-Jump) had top six finishes. The 4×200 (Isaac Erding, Thad Evans, Alden Pearson, Backer) took third. RPH was led by Ryan Prinsen (2nd 3,200 > 10:21.28, 6th P-Vault), Quintin Betthauser (2nd 110-H > 16.08, 6th 300-H), and Dalton Hoel (3rd 800, 4th L-Jump). Grady Hengel (L- Jump > 19’4 ½”) and Gregg Gile (T-Jump > 38’8”) each took second. Tyler Betthauser (5th 1,600), Brennan Kunst (6th 3,200), and Casey Herek (6th 100-H, 7th 300-H) had top seven finishes. The 4×800 (Dave Wallace, T-Betthauser, Matt Sprague, Prinsen) took third, the 4×400 (Alex Wedl, Wallace, T-Betthauser, Hoel) fifth. Most individual events had around 25-30 competitors.