GFW boys, SEU girls top area teams at subsection

LE SUEUR – Thirty-four area athletes – 17 boys and 17 girls – advanced to the Section 2A track and field meet with qualifying finishes at the Subsection 7 meet in Le Sueur on Thursday.

The Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop boys finished third out of seven teams at the subsection meet had eight athletes earn spots at the seciton meet. On the girl’s side, Sleepy Eye Unified had the best team finish of the area schools competing, finishing third with seven girls punching their tickets to the section meet.

On the boy’s side, Tri-City United finished first with 230 team points, while Minnesota Valley Lutheran finished fourth (119.5) and SEU finished seventh (10). St. Peter took first in the girl’s team race with 218.5 team points, while MVL finished fourth (95) and GFW finished sixth (67).

The SEU girl’s 4×100 and 4×200 relay teams – both comprised of Nikki Carr, Samantha Walter, Becca Schmitz and Jamie Marti – placed first in their respective events. The team recently placed first in both events at the Tomahawk Conference meet last week in Sleepy Eye.

GFW’s Dan Timm reprieved his first-place finishes in the field events, taking first in both the shot put and discus throw at the subsection meet. Micah Schwecke also advanced to the section meet with a fourth-place finish in the shot put, just behind MVL’s Barrett Carlson, who placed third in the event. Andy Steffl of SEU placed fourth in the discus throw.

The MVL boy’s 4×200 team of Seth Wiechmann, Alex Bumgarner, Bryan Kokesch and Seth Kroells placed first with a time of 1:34.94. The MVL boy’s 4×400 team also advanced, having placed second.

Other first-place finishers on the boy’s side include MVL’s Lukas Borgwardt (200-meter dash) and Seth Wiechmann (400-meter dash).

The Section 2A meet will be on Saturday, May 31 at Mankato West.

Qualifiers for Section 2A meet (based on results from Subsection 7 meet in Le Sueur)

GIRLS

100: 3. Nikki Carr, 12 (SEU) 12.95

200: 3. Jamie Marti, 12 (SEU) 26.44; 4. Maggie Rauh, 12 (MVL) 27.36

400: 2. Ruthie Rider, 8 (GFW) 1:03.98; 3. Megan Palmer, 8 (GFW) 1:04.52

1600: 2. Brianna Polesky, 8 (SEU) 5:36.13; 3. Alexa Diersen, 11 (MVL) 5:49.83

3200: 2. Brianna Polesky, 8 (SEU) 12:29.79; 4. Mary Joyce, 8 (SEU) 13.10.80

100H: 3. Mariah Salfer, 12 (SEU) 17.27

300H: 4. Mariah Stein, 12 (MVL) 49.88

4×100: 1. SEU (Carr, Walter, Schmitz, Marti) 51.21

4×200: 1. SEU (Carr, Walter, Schmitz, Marti) 1:49.45

4×800: 2. MVL (Otto, Balge, Holtmeier, Bjorklund) 10:30.29

High jump: 4. Martha Balge, 12 (MVL) 4-8.00

Long jump: 2. Nikki Carr, 12 (SEU) 16-3.00; 4. Maggie Rauh, 12 (MVL) 15-8.75

Discus throw: 4. Lexi Jensen, 12 (GFW) 102-10

BOYS

100: 2. Thomas Weikle, 11 (GFW) 11.62

200: 1. Lukas Borgwardt, 10 (MVL) 23.47; 2. Thomas Weikle, 11 (GFW) 23.58

400: 1. Seth Wiechman, 11 (MVL) 51.32; 3. Alex Bumgarner, 11 (MVL) 53.63; 4. Angelo Metzger, 10 (GFW) 53.71

800: 2. Jesse Rider, 12 (GFW) 2:06.67; 4. Bryan Kokesch, 10 (MVL) 2:07.32

1600: 2. Samuel Stresemann, 9 (GFW) 4:51.88; 3. Alex Griswold, 11 (GFW) 4:52.73

3200: 2. Brandon Steffl, 10 (MVL) 10:40.55

110H: 4. Leighton Messner, 11 (GFW) 15.98

300H: 4. Sam Wiechmann, 10 (MVL) 41.92

4×200: 1. MVL (Se Wiechmann, Bumgarner, Kokesch, Kroells) 1:34.94

4×400: 2. MVL (Se Wiechmann, Bumgarner, Kokesch, Borgwardt) 3:29.51

Shot put: 1. Dan Timm, 11 (GFW) 50-10.00; 3. Barrett Carlson, 12 (MVL) 48-0.00; 4. Micah Schwecke, 12 (GFW) 46-0.00

Discus throw: 1. Dan Timm, 11 (GFW) 152-07; 4. Andy Steffl, 12 (SEU) 139-08

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