PREP TRACK: Top hurdlers go head-to-head at Pipestone InvitePIPESTONE — The Pipestone Area boys’ track team won seven events at its own, eleven-team invitational on Saturday, while the Luverne girls took home eight first-place finishes of its own.
PIPESTONE — The Pipestone Area boys’ track team won seven events at its own, eleven-team invitational on Saturday, while the Luverne girls took home eight first-place finishes of its own.
Two of the state’s best hurdlers — Pipestone Area’s Bree Woelber and Luverne’s Katlyn Sawtelle — traded places in the 100 and 300-meter hurdles, setting the tone for a competitive day between the two schools.
Sawtelle (15.40 seconds) edged Woelber (15.45) in the 100 hurdles, before Woelber (46.11) got Sawtelle (47.96) back in the 300 hurdles.
Woelber leapt 18 feet and one inch in the long jump to claim that title, as well.
PA also won the 4x100 relay, with Alyssa Petterson, Meg Viland, Tess Cooper and Courtnie Evans teaming up for a 54.09, just ahead of Luverne’s 55.62.
Luverne won plenty of its own events, though.
Alyssa Stegenga paced the 200 with a 28.56, and Liberty Robinson took the 400 in 1:03.25.
Anna Tofteland ran a 2:33.61 to win the 800 after teaming up with Kaitlin Wohnoutka, Melanie Van Meeteren and McKayla Schilling to win the 4x800 relay (10:25.60) earlier in the day.
Luverne also finished first in the 4x200 relay with a 1:48.09 (Stegenga, Robinson, Britton Dyer, Katlyn Sawtelle).
Makayla Hohn clocked a 5:37.10 to win the mile.
Callan Sawtelle won both the shot put (38-3) and the discus (121-9).
Murray County Central’s Colleen Everson was tops in the 100 (13.66) and the triple jump (34-1).
Everson also stretched out to beat Luverne by two-tenths of a second for the Class A 4x400 title.
Everson teamed up with Crystal Van Iperen, Hannah Schmidt and Sierra Van Iperen to clock a 4:24.64 in that event.
Southwest Christian shined in Class B, with Megan Walhof (100, 200), Hannah Van Dyke (400), Megan De Ruyter (13:10.79), Kaci Mouw (shot, discus), Kayla Broekhuis (high jump), the 4x200 and 4x800 relay teams each winning titles.
For H-BC/Ellsworth, the 4x100 team of Santana Wysong, Paige Leuthold, Natalie Leuthold and Megan Timmer combined for a 54.95 — tops in Class B.
Whitney Wilgenburg’s 5:37.75, Class B win in the mile was another highlight for H-BC/Ellsworth, as was Paige Leuthold’s Class B-winning triple jump of 30-2.
PA won three of the four relays, taking the 4x100 in 46.97 (Josh Groeneweg, Michael Merrill, Tyler Evans, Colin Cooper), the 4x200 in 1:36.60 (Merrill, Casey Kooiker, Evans, Cooper) and the 4x400 in 3:45.97 (Kooiker, Shandon Jones, Gathin Veldhuizen, Evans).
Eric Stark won a pair of weight-throw titles in the shot put (54 feet, 6 1/4 inches) and the discus (158-10).
Jones, meanwhile, claimed both the long jump (19 feet, 9 inches) and the triple jump (38-7 1/4).
Kooiker finished one-tenth of a second behind Flandreau’s (S.D.) Joe Parsley in the 400-meter dash, crossing in 54.12.
Luverne’s Greg Muller had the most individual titles on the day, winning the 100 (11.59), 110 hurdles (15.58) and the 300 hurdles (41.36).
The Cardinals also finished less than a second behind PA in the 4x100 and 4x200 relays.
Jon Ehde ran the 200 in 23.66 for first place.
Josh Friedrichson finished second in the mile with a 5:01.42.
For Murray County Central, Schuyler Canfield claimed the 800 with a 2:09.78.
Southwest Christian won several “Class B” events, including Tim Van Bockel in the 100 (11.51) Travis Vander Woude in the 200 (24.09) and Corey Vis in the two-mile (11:13.41).
Hills-Beaver Creek/Ellsworth won the Class B 4x800 relay, when Dalton Huisman, Jacob Conger, Luke Werner and Cory Tilstra teamed up for a 9:02.33
Windom girls, JCC boys win ML/B-O track invite.
MOUNTAIN LAKE — Jackson County Central’s boys won all four relay events en route to a first-place team finish on Friday at the Mountain Lake/Butterfield-Odin track invite, while Windom won in the girls’ team standings.
JCC was first in the boys with a 179, followed by Springfield/Cedar Mountain/Comfrey (116.5), Windom (64), ML/B-O (52), MCW (51), Mountain Lake Christian (41) and Adrian (36.5).
For the girls, Windom (142.5) was first, with ML/B-O in second (115), Adrian in third (93.5), MCW fourth (74), and JCC and S/CM/C tied for fifth at 51. MLC finished with 11.
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