Trojans' Opiew, Scheitel-Taylor do well in Luverne track meet

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LUVERNE -- The Worthington Trojans’ strength in middle distance running was evident Monday in a six-team track and field meet in Luverne. The Trojans’ Mason Bobb, Filmon Wolday, Fanuel Wolday and Mikele Walu combined for a first-place 8:50.00 time in the 4x800-meter relay, beating second-place Jackson County Central (9:48.42) by nearly a minute.

Southwest Christian/Edgerton and Worthington won team championships. The SWC/E boys totaled 97 points, followed by Luverne with 95, JCC 72, Worthington 47, Hills-Beaver Creek 40 and Adrian/Ellsworth 8. Worthington scored a first-place 102.5 points on the girls’ side, followed by SWC/E 83, JCC 56.5, Luverne and Adrian/Ellsworth 53 and Hills-Beaver Creek 25.

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The WHS boys’ Marenono Opiew won three individual events -- the 110-meter hurdles (17.38), the 300-meter hurdles (45.44) and the high jump (5-10). Micah Schaap of SWC/E also won three individual events -- the 400-meter hurdles (51.52), the long jump (21-6) and the triple jump (43-11.5).

The Trojan girls received two wins by Brooklyn Scheitel-Taylor in the 200 meters (27.17) and the triple jump (32-8.25) while also running a leg in the first-place 4x100-meter relay (34.37).

Here are the first-place winners in the Luverne meet. For complete results, go online at



100-meter dash: Ashton Sandbulte, Luverne, 11.13

200-meter dash: Abagotte Opiew, Worthington, 23.68

400-meter dash: Micah Schaap, SWC/E, 51.52

800-meter run: Camden Janiszeski, Luverne, 2:09.63

1600-meter run: Filmon Wolday, Worthington, 4:48.16

3200-meter run: Andrew Boyum, JCC, 10:27.24

110-meter hurdles: Marenono Opiew, Worthington, 17.38


300-meter hurdles: Marenono Opiew, Worthington, 45.44

4x100-meter relay: Adrian/Ellsworth (Peda Zeba, Lucas Essman, Tavian Lange, Peyton Lewis), 47.67

4x200-meter relay: Luverne (Lucky Dara, Gavin DeBeer, Eli Radtke, Ashton Sandbulte), 1:36.98

4x400-meter relay: Southwest Christian/Edgerton (Jaden Barron, Aidan Schaap, Levi Van Dyken, Micah Schaap), 3:40.39

4x800-meter relay: Worthington (Mason Bobb, Filmon Wolday, Fanuel Wolday, Mikele Walu), 8:50.00

Shot put: Caleb Vancura, JCC, 43-4.5

Discus: Cade Boltjes, Adrian/Ellsworth, 138-5

High jump: Marenono Opiew, Worthington, 5-10


Pole vault: Eli Radtke, Luverne, 11-6

Long jump: Micah Schaap, SWC/E, 21-6

Triple jump: Micah Schaap, SWC/E, 43-11.5


100-meter dash: Brynn Bakken, H-BC, 13.56

200-meter dash: Brooklyn Scheitel-Taylor, Worthington, 27.17

400-meter dash: Elsa Landherr, JCC, 1:06.60

800-meter run: Jenna DeBates, Luverne, 2:34.26

1600-meter run: Hermella Suda, SWC/E, 6:07.17

3200-meter run: Tenley Nelson, Luverne, 11:35.04

100-meter hurdles: Braelyn Kracht, SWC/E, 17.28

300-meter hurdles: Peyton Hanson, JCC, 51.11

4x100-meter relay: Worthington (Newyouman Gora, Bailey Newman, Addison Gerber, Brooklyn Scheitel-Taylor), 54.37

4x200-meter relay: SWC/E (Haley Wieck, Kierra Binford, Anna Suda, Ellie Decker), 1:54.51

4x400-meter relay: JCC (Brylee Anderson, Peyton Hanson, Erica Hanson, Elsa Landherr), 4:41.72

4x800-meter relay: Luverne (Tenley Nelson, Tiana Lais, Ella Schmuck, Kayla Bloemendaal), 10:34.99

Shot put: Jadyn Hart, Luverne, 34-3

Discus: Jadyn Hart, Luverne, 106-4

High jump: Elizabeth Wagner, Luverne, 5-0

Pole vault: Peyton Hanson, JCC, 9-0

Long jump: Brynn Bakken, H-BC, 15-2

Triple jump: Brooklyn Scheitel-Taylor, Worthington, 32.8.25

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