PREP TRACK AND FIELD: MCC boys, ML/B-O girls win RRC track meetSLAYTON — Fueled by five individual first-place performances and several other top-five finishes Thursday afternoon, the Murray County Central Rebels claimed the boys’ team championship at the Red Rock Conference track and field meet.
By: Lucas Knutson, Worthington Daily Globe
SLAYTON — Fueled by five individual first-place performances and several other top-five finishes Thursday afternoon, the Murray County Central Rebels claimed the boys’ team championship at the Red Rock Conference track and field meet.
MCC racked up 146 points to win the nine-team meet, while Mountain Lake/Butterfield-Odin scored 124 points to earn the girls’ team championship.
Hills-Beaver Creek/Ellsworth/Edgerton’s boys scored 99 points to place second, while Fulda was third with 68 points. Southwest Christian (55), Mountain Lake Christian (51), Adrian (41), Southwestern United (36), ML/B-O (31) and Westbrook-Walnut Grove/Red Rock Central (31) rounded out the team standings.
MCC’s girls were conference runners-up with 94 points, with Adrian scoring 86 points to take third. H-BC/E/E (72), SWC (57), Fulda (55), SWU (46), W-WG/RRC (20) and MLC (4) completed the nine-team field.
Thony, Canfield and Nepp lead MCC to boys’ title
Jack Thony, Schuyler Canfield and Tanner Nepp combined to account for 10 of MCC’s 21 top-five individual finishes, as the Rebels claimed the boys’ team championship.
Thony had four of those highlight performances, winning both the 200-meter dash (22.96) and the 400-meter dash (52.68). He also charted a second-place finish in the 100-meter dash (11.36) and a third-place effort in the long jump (19-1 1/2).
Canfield was also a double-event winner, taking home gold medals in both the 800-meter run (2:06.68) and the 1,600-meter run (4:56.55). He added a third-place performance in the triple jump with a distance of 37-9.
Nepp turned in MCC’s fifth individual winning result, tossing the shot put 44-9 3/4 for a gold medal. He also placed second in the discus (121-8) and fourth in the high jump (5-4).
MCC’s Sam Beech was third in both the shot put (39-5 1/2) and the discus (116-6), while Tyler Scotting also collected two thirds (100, 11.62; 200, 23.98) and added a fourth (400, 54.97). Max Whitehead’s second-place finish in the 110-meter hurdles (18.11) was among the other top performances for the Rebels.
H-BC/E/E’s Tate Bork was the champion in the 100 with a time of 11.31 and the runner-up in the 200 with a time of 23.48. Casey Schilling (high jump, 5-8), Austin LaFollette (300-meter hurdles, 45.79) and Tyler Jacobs (800, 2:13.35) each notched a second-place silver medal for the Patriots.
LaFollette added a third-place finish in the 110 hurdles (18.38), while Dillion Hoiland was third in both the 1,600 (5:14.83) and the 3,200-meter run (11:45.68).
Fulda’s Max Dibble, who placed second in the shot put (42-9), was the winner in the discus with a whirl of 122-4. Nate Getting garnered second place in the 400 (53.93) and was third in the 800 (2:14.45), while John Getting placed second in the 1,600 with a time of 5:09.99.
Kyle Kirlin (11-6) and Brock Burchill (11-0) gave the Raiders a 2-4 finish in the pole vault, while Matt Thier was fourth in the discus with a toss of 111-9.
SWC’s best individual performance came from Travis Vander Woude in the long jump, as he placed second with a distance of 19-8. Klint Knutson (800, 2:14.65) and Spencer Kiers (110 hurdles, 18.49) were both fourth in an event, with Kiers adding a third-place finish in the 300 hurdles (47.06).
The Eagles won both the 4x200 and the 4x400 relays, clocked at 1:39.3 and 3:42.19, respectively.
MLC’s Taylor Klassen (10:57.54) broke 11 minutes and won the 3,200, while Jordan Holmen (38-9) was the champion in the triple jump. The Bears won the 4x800-meter relay with a time of 8:59.24.
Adrian’s Jase Pater raced to a second-place finish in the 3,200, clocked at 11:31.64. Cody Reckamp (long jump, 18-11 1/2), Dillon John (shot put, 39-0 1/2) and Austin Lyons (100, 11.64) were each fourth in an event, and the Dragons won the 4x100 with a time of 47.11.
Marty Schmitz was a double winner for SWU, topping the field in the high jump (5-10) and in the long jump (19-11). Jameson Collin (third, high jump, 5-8) and Mitchel VanWesten (fourth, 1,600, 5:16.52) were the Wildcats’ other top performers.
ML/B-O’s tandem of Tyler Friesen (12-0) and Derek Swoboda (11-6) went 1-3 in the pole vault. Britton Pankratz took second in the triple jump (37-9) and fifth in the high jump (5-2).
W-WG/RRC’s Blake Stevens was the meet’s fourth twin-event winner, clocking first-place times of 17.16 (110 hurdles) and 44.89 (300 hurdles). He was also fifth in the discus (109-1), followed by Levi Brummer in sixth (108-7).
Wilgenburg, Romsdahl each win two events
H-BC/E/E’s Whitney Wilgenburg won two events on the girls’ side, finishing ahead of a pair of Adrian runners in both the 1,600 and the 3,200 with her first-place times of 5:26.89 and 11:46.27, respectively.
The Dragons’ Jordin Kopplow was second in both of those races with times of 5:28.38 (1,600) and 11:53.71 (3,200). Nicole Slater finished third in the 1,600 (5:45.74), and Megan Sauer was third in the 3,200 (12:40.46).
Austyn Thier (2:28.32) and Slater (2:33.43) went 1-2 in the 800 for Adrian, while MCC’s Crystal Van Iperen was third with a time of 2:35.71.
ML/B-O’s Jennie Romsdahl was also a double-event winner for the girls, taking home the gold in the 200 (26.67) and the 100-meter hurdles (15.06). Teammate Kaitlin Feil was second in both the 100 hurdles (15.88) and the 300 hurdles (48.28).
Adrian’s Hailee Heitkamp was just ahead of Feil in the 300 hurdles (first, 47.49) and right behind her in the 100 hurdles (third, 17.09).
SWU had a trio of individual winners, as Mara Eichenberger (100, 13.16), Katey Granstra (discus, 112-4) and Jennifer Schmidt (high jump, 4-10) each brought home a gold medal. Eichenberger was also second in the 200 (27.22), and Granstra placed second in the shot put (33-4 1/4) for the Wildcats.
MCC’s Kara Homandberg and Hannah Schmidt went 1-2 in the long jump with leaps of 16-0 and 15-8 3/4, respectively. The same duo went 2-3 in the 100, with Schmidt (13.19) taking second, and Homandberg (13.29) placing third.
Other individual winners included MCC’s Jenna Ness (triple jump, 33-5 1/2), W-WG/RRC’s Chloe Arfsten (pole vault, 8-0), Fulda’s Kassie Wilkening (shot put, 37-3) and SWC’s Megan Walhof (400, 1:02.4).
Romsdahl (33-2) and teammate Nikki Sawatzky (32-7) went 2-3 in the triple jump, while Gretchen Wall (15-8 3/4) and Feil (15-0 1/2) went 3-4 in the long jump for ML/B-O.
Lydia Hildebrandt (pole vault, 7-6; 200, 27.34) added a pair of third-place finishes for the Wolverines, while Sawatzky (4-8) was third in the high jump.
Van Iperen (1:04.2) and Thier (1:04.27) went 2-3 in the 400, while Fulda’s Melissa Gehl (high jump, 4-10) and Micaela Paulzine (pole vault, 8-0) each had a runner-up performance.
Walhof added a fourth-place result in the 200, clocked at 27.49. Teammate Hannah Van Dyke was third in the 300 hurdles (50.25), just ahead of Ness — who was fourth in both the 300 hurdles (51.72) and the 100 hurdles (17.48).
SWC’s Kaci Mouw placed second in the discus (99-4) and third in the shot put (32-7 3/4), H-BC/E/E’s Kaitlyn Sandbulte was third in the discus (94-3) and fourth in the shot put (31-9 1/2), and Wilkening was fourth in the discus (93-9).
Whitney Klassen was fourth in the 1,600 (5:55.89) for MLC’s best individual performance.
Winning the relays were ML/B-O (4x100, 52.94), H-BC/E/E (4x200, 1:54.16), Adrian (4x400, 4:15.47) and Fulda (4x800, 10:37.78).
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