Tracksters capture several firsts at Worthington
Worthington won the boys team title track title Thursday, with 183 points.
Southwest Christian/Edgerton was next with 125.5, followed by Canby/Minneota 102.5, Luverne 101.5, Windom Area 46, Adrian 42, Hills-Beaver Creek 39.5, Heron Lake-Okabena/Fulda 30 and Westbrook-Walnut Grove 29.
Luverne continued its impressive early spring by winning the girls crown with 148.5 points. Next were Canby/Minneota 133.5, Southwest Christian/Edgerton 101, Worthington 96, Windom Area 75, Hills-Beaver Creek 53, Adrian 33.5, Heron Lake-Okabena/Fulda 33.5 and Westbrook-Walnut Grove 24.
For the boys, the relays were a huge success. They won the 4x100 meters, the 4x200 and were third in both the 4x400-meters and 4x800-meters.
Yan Din Suter, Isaac Hennen, Cole VanOverbeke and Cameron Anderson ran to victory in the 4x100. Carter Wente, Anderson, Jared Josephson and Hennen ran to a first place in the 4x200. It was the team of VanOverbeke, Riley Kockelman, Jalyn Ufkin and Josephson in the 4x400 and Kockelman, Ufkin, Athony Wollum and Josephson in the 4x800.
Hennen took second in the 200-meter run in :24.8 with teammate Suter right behind in third at :24.9.
Ufkin was fourth in the 800-meters at 2:15 with Kockelman taking third in the 1600-meter run at 5:01.
Alexander Full’s run of 12:06 in the 3200-meter run was good for fifth place. Wente took a second in the 110-meter hurdles at :16.6 and third in the 300-meter run at :45.6.
The C-M team got into the pole vault competition, where Anderson vaulted 8-6 for fourth and Noel Swedzinski was fifth at eight feet.
Hennen long jumped 18-9 and took second place with his mate Suter, again aright behind him in third at 18-8 1/2.
FOR THE GIRLS ….
Grace Drietz, Faith Traen, Norah King and Lizzy Gillingham brought home gold.
Drietz won the 1600-meter (mile) run in 5:37.8. Gillingham jumped to 15-8 in the long jump and captured gold.
As for Traen, she entered the 3200-meter (two-mile) run and took home the top prize in 12:58.6.
King won the discus in 124-1.
Other finishes for Canby-Minneota included:
100-meter run: Isabelle Hennen, fourth in :14.5;
200-meter run: Lizzy Gillingham, fifth in :29.4;
3200-meter run: MacKenzie Ruether, third, 13:21.8;
300-meter hurdles: Kalli Jelen, second, :51.6; Kameron King third, :51.9; Aidyn Bruns, fifth, :55.8
Relays: 4x100 fourth, :56.3; 4x200 fourth, 1:56.1; 4x400 fourth, 4:37.6.
Shotput: King, third, 34-10;
Discus: Lauren Jessen, fourth, 106-9;
Pole Vault: 3. Mackenzie Hemish, 7-0;
Triple Jump: Maya Wente, third, 30-2 3/4; Kali Jelen, fourth, 30-0.