Chatfield track teams compete at conference, True Team


LEIF ERICKSON/CHATFIELD NEWS Joanna Salerno clears a hurdle in the 100-meter event at Dover-Eyota.

LEIF ERICKSON/CHATFIELD NEWS Zayda Priebe hands off to Chatfield teammate Steph Bradt in the 4X200 relay at the True Team meet.

EIF ERICKSON/CHATFIELD NEWS Carson Larrabee lands in the long jump during the True Team meet at Dover-Eyota.

LEIF ERICKSON/CHATFIELD NEWS Silja Erickson takes part in the discus throw for the Gophers during True Team.

LEIF ERICKSON/CHATFIELD NEWS Izzy Berg runs a leg for Chat- field in the 4X800 relay.

LEIF ERICKSON/CHATFIELD NEWS Sarah Baum follows her shot put during True Team competition.
By: 
Bill Bentson

The Chatfield track teams participated in the Three Rivers Conference and True Team track meets last week as the season winds down before another meet at Dover-Eyota on May 16 and subsection competition on May 23.

In the conference track meet, both of Chatfield’s teams finished in eighth place. The boys were eighth with 43 points and the gals scored 76 points.

The boys 4x200-meter relay team was conference champion with a time of 1:34.45. The team consisted of Jared Baker, Ben Muller, Jack Tuohy and Chance Backer.

The top nine place finishers in each event scored points for their team. Other scorers for the boys’ team included Backer (100m dash, third, 11.43), Tuohy (200m, eighth, 24.77), Ethan Ruskell (300m hurdles, seventh, 46.97), Simon Swartzentruber (300m hurdles, ninth, 49.09; high jump, sixth, 5’10), 4x100 (Gage Tuohy, Muller, Jack Tuohy and Carson Larrabee, fourth, 47.18), 4x400 (Braden Thompson, Ruskell, Levi Schott and Colby Aarhus, seventh, 4:04.60), 4x800 (Brady Woltz, Thompson, Aarhus and Logan Thompson, seventh, 9:38.34) and Isaiah Froese (discus, ninth, 105’4).

Also competing in the TRC meet for the Gophers were Larrabee (100m), Gage Tuohy (100m, 200m), Schott (400m, long jump), Woltz (800m), Aarhus (800m), Alex Wright (1600m, 3200m), Evan Wright (1600m), Logan Thompson (1600m, long jump), Cooper Frederick (3200m, pole vault), Ruskell (110m hurdles), Swartzentruber (110m hurdles), Jack Tuohy (high jump), Braden Thompson (triple jump), Mason Clemens (triple jump, shot put, discus) and Joey Steien (shot put, discus).

For the girls, Abbi Gillespie was second in the 1600m run (5:45.94), Silja Erickson was third in the discus (106’4) and Tessa McMahon (1600m, 5:53.32), Becca Fox (100m hurdles, 18:05) and Lauren Cole (high jump, 4’8) captured fourth places. Others scoring points (top nine places) were Zayda Priebe (200m, sixth, 29.16), Gillespie (800m, eighth, 2:40.43), Aletta Strande (3200m, fifth, 12:29.67), Bea Martin (3200m, eighth, 13:28.76), Joanna Salerno (100m hurdles, ninth, 18.69; 300m hurdles, fifth, 53.55), Fox (300m hurdles, eighth, 54.58), Kaci Goldsmith (shot put, seventh, 30’1), 4x100 (Rylee Burnett, Cole, Salerno and Alyssa Baum, sixth, 54.63), 4x200 (Baum, Priebe, Steph Bradt and Cole, fifth, 1:54.39), 4x400 (Cole, Fox, Karla Gomez and A Baum, seventh, 4:34.02), and 4x800 (Gomez, Sydney Allen, Izzy Berg and Katelyn Dornack, sixth, 11:24.07).

Competing in events, but not finishing in the top nine were Burnett (100m, long jump), Autumn Frederick (100m, 400m, high jump), Alexis Demorest (100m, 400m), Ann Warren (200m, high jump), Bradt (200m), McMahon (800m), Berg (1600m), Dornack (3200m), Erickson (100m hurdles), Abbi Dahley (300m hurdles), Goldsmith (long jump), Priebe (triple jump, discus) and Sarah Baum (shot put, discus).

In the team rankings, Plainview-Elgin-Millville won both the boys’ and girls’ championships. Here are the final rankings. Boys: PEM, St. Charles, Rushford-Peterson/Houston, La Crescent-Hokah, Lewiston-Altura, Caledonia/Spring Grove, Dover-Eyota, Chatfield, Cotter and Wabasha-Kellogg. Girls: PEM, RPH, LaC-H, StC, DE, Cotter, L-A, Chatfield, WK and Cal/SG.

Section 1A True Team results

Fifteen teams competed in both the boys’ and girls’ True Team meet. Grand Meadow/LeRoy-Ostrander/Kingsland/Southland (808 points) won the girls and Lewiston-Altura (819.5 points) won the boys. Both of those teams will be competing at the state meet this Saturday in Stillwater.

In addition, Lanesboro/Fillmore Central/Mabel-Canton will be competing in the girls’ state meet as a “wild card’” entry and St. Charles, LFCMC and RPH will be wild card entries for the boys. The second, third, fourth and fifth place teams in each section meet qualified for the wild card meet. A total of 32 teams competed in the wild card meet with the top four places advancing to the state meet as wild card entries. Section 1A will have two entries at the state meet for the girls and four teams for the boys state meet.

In the girls’ meet Chatfield finished seventh (607 points) and in the boys’ competition, Chatfield was fifth (626 points).

The True Team meet is all about place of finish, with first place getting 30 points (15 teams, two entries for each event), second getting 29, etc. Participants finishing the race, or completing an event scored points. Participants disqualified or didn’t make the starting height (high jump, pole vault) didn’t score any points for the team. First place in a relay was worth 45 points, second was 42, etc.

Here are Chatfield’s participants and their place finishes. For times, heights and other details, go to Hero’s timing.

Girls (points earned in the event).

100m: Rylee Burnett, 16th and Alyssa Baum, 19th (27 points). 200m: Lauren Cole, one; Zayda Priebe, 15th (35) 400m; Cole, 13th and Karla Gomez, 14th (35). 800m: Abbi Gillespie, fifth and Tessa McMahon, 16th (41). 1600m: Gillespie, fifth and McMahon, sixth (51). 3200m: Aletta Strande, second and Beatrice Martin, sixth (54). 100m hurdles: Rebecca Fox, fifth and Joanna Salerno, 11th (46). 300m hurdles: Fox, fourth and Salerno, 21st (37). 4x100 relay, ninth (21). 4x200, eighth (24). 4x400, seventh (27). 4x800, sixth (30). High jump: Cole, third and Ann Warren, 10th (39). Pole vault: Emma Mulhern, 12th and Sydney Ellis, 16th (31). Long jump: Burnett, 23rd and Salerno, 24th (15). Triple jump: Priebe, 24th and McMahon, 26th (12). Shot put: Kaci Goldsmith, 13th and Sarah Baum, 22nd (27). Discus: Silja Erickson, third and Priebe, 12th (47).

Boys. 100m: Chance Backer, fourth and Gage Tuohy, 21st (37). 200m: Backer, third and Ben Muller, seventh (52). 400m: Muller, ninth and Eli Hopp, 13th (40). 800m: Colby Aarhus, 17th and Treyton Lanning, 18th (27). 1600m: Lanning, seventh and Evan Wright, 19th (36). 3200m: Alex Wright, 10th and Myles Remme, 12th (40). 110m hurdles: Simon Swartzentruber, 10th and Jack Tuohy, 14th (38). 300m hurdles: Swartzentruber, 15th and Braden Thompson, 17th (30). 4x100 relay: third (39). 4x200: third (39). 4x400, 10th (18). 4x800: ninth (21). High jump: Swartzentruber, 13th and Gage Tuohy, NH (17.5). Pole vault: Hopp, 19th and Cooper Frederick, 18th (33 ½). Long jump: Backer, seventh and Carson Larrabee, 14th (41). Triple jump: Jack Tuohy, 12th and Braden Thompson, 21st (29). Shot put: Jonathan Frank, fifth and Mason Clemens, 15th (42). Discus: Frank, fourth and Isaiah Froese, 12th (46).