Elk Mound sent the majority of their track and field team to Colfax for the Viking Invitational May 12 and both the boys’ and girls’ teams finished second behind the host team. A few of the team members traveled to Mondovi the same day and with the low numbers competing, both teams finished last. Two days later, a small contingent of Mounder athletes battled a steady rain at the Dunn-St. Croix-Lakeland Challenge meet held in Boyceville and again the small numbers resulted in both teams finishing last of eight teams.
Colfax Viking Invite
With the top eight places scoring team points, Elly Friberg led the Mounder girls with a first place in the high jump (5-01) and was a member of two winning relay teams including the 4 x 200 (1:53.77) and the 4 X 100 (54.04) with McKenna McVey, Kami King and Callie Nyren. Elizabeth Fasbender also claimed a first in the 1600 m run (5:50.02) and was third in the 800 m run (2:36.86). Jenna Heit was fourth in the 1600 (6:03.96) as was Hannah Cedarblade in the 300 m hurdles (54.07), while Taylor Deling was fifth in the shot put (30-00.50), Nyhen fifth in the 200 m dash (28.68) and another fifth came from Moriah Mauer in the triple jump (29-09.25).
Sixth places came from Mauer in the long jump (13-07.50), McVey in the 200 m dash (28.74) and Kaitlyn Baier in the pole vault (6-06). Allie Weber blazed her way to a seventh in the 400 (1:09.88) along with the 4 X 400 relay with Cedarblade, Fasbender, Rachel Caron and Sarah Sweeney (4:52.69). Riley Radtke ended up in eighth place in the 300 hurdle event (56.72) as did Jenna Heit in the 800 (2:49.27) and Sweeney in the triple jump (28-04).
Jonah Bauer is heating up for the conference meet next Tuesday in Colfax as he raced his way to a pair of firsts including the 100 m dash (10.93) and the 200 m dash (22.94). The 4 X 100 relay claimed a tie for second with Ben Mack, Tyler Sahm, Jordan VanSchoonhoven and David Ward (46.63) along with Jake Johnson in the 300 hurdles (44.60). Caleb Kruger went the distance to take third in the 3200 run (10:57.11) along with Chandler Schreiber in the pole vault (10-09) and the 4 X 200 relay with the same four as the 4 X 100 (1:39.72).
Noah Zurbuchen zipped to a fourth place in the 100 m dash (11.65) along with Bauer in the 400 (52.22) and the 4 X 400 relay with George Friberg, Hunter Johnson, Aaron Maves and Chase Morris (3:42.61) and Kruger was fifth in the 1600 (4:59.03). Lucas Winter finished sixth in the 800 (2:18.95) and was eighth in the 1600 (5:11.54) and also scoring a point for eight place were Adam Wolgemuth in the 300 hurdles (49.09) and the shot put (39-02), Friberg in the pole vault (9-00) and Ryan Krall in the discus (104-07).
Scoring team points for the Mounder boys were the 4 X 100 relay with John Yang, Erik Strand, Jared Strand and Andrew Benson (53.58) for sixth place, and the 4 X 200 was also sixth with Tyler Brantner, E. Strand, J. Strand and Benson (1:47.35). Teegan Peterson took seventh in the 110 hurdles (18.37) and the 4 X 800 relay added a point for eighth place with Hayden Kohls, Matt McLaughlin, Nate Lind and Aric Johnson (10:54.60).
A pair of relay teams claimed fifth place for the girls including the 4 X 100 with Maria Heltne, Jasmine Johnson, Anna Wolgemuth and Mattea Linberg (1:08.74) and the 4 X 200 with Heltne, Johnson, Wolgemuth and Hannah Carlson (2:27.67).
DSC-Lakeland Conference Challenge
The top six places scored team points in the meet that featured four teams from both the Dunn St. Croix and the Lakeland Conference.
The Mounder boys claimed a second in the 4 X 200 relay with J. Strand, E. Strand, Benson and Bryce Kasper (1:54.30) while the 4 X 800 was fourth with Kohls, Lind, Ryan Mohr and Aric Jensen (10:07.92). The 4 X 100 placed fifth with Kasper, Hunter Burlingame, J. Strand and William Muszinski (53.90) and Yang was sixth in the 200 m dash (26.40). Nate Kruger finished seventh in the 3200 (12:45.60) and Muszinski took eighth in the 110 hurdles (21.50) along with Kohls in the 300 hurdles (49.10).
Mikayla Solberg earned a fifth place in the discus (74-01) and Kassandra Jain was sixth in the same event (71-10). Getting close to scoring team points by placing seventh were Wolgemuth in the 100 m hurdles (22.51) and both the 4 X 100 (1:08.60) and 4 X 200 (2:12.10) relay teams. The same four runners including Johnson, Heltne, Alex Jensen and Wolgemuth ran both events.