Knight tracksters compete at Breckenridge, Barnesville
The West Central Area boys’ and girls’ track and field teams both finished seventh at the K.T. Smith track meet in Breckenridge last Thursday.
The girls got a first-place finish from seventh grader Kylee Fernholz in the 1,600-meter run with a time of 5:40.64.
“Our coaches are really excited about this young lady and what she is going to accomplish this season,” head coach Luke Erickson said.
Hillary Anderson also helped the Knights with a second-place finish in the 800, finishing in 2:35.35.
“Both Hillary and her twin sister Megan are huge assets to our program and do a very good job of training hard and racing wherever they are needed,” Erickson said. “Megan did a nice job running a leg of our fifth place 4x800-meter relay team.”
Beau Kashmark did the most damage on the boys’ side with a first-place finish in the high jump and second in the triple jump. Donny Lacey finished fourth in the high jump, while Kyle Toms continues to run strong in the 1,600-meter run with a third-place finish in 4:55.08.
“This is Beau’s first year out since seventh grade,” Erickson said. “He is doing a nice job for us. Our senior captain, Donny Lacey, who competes in most of the same events as Beau, has done an outstanding job of helping him along this season. Donny is one of those people you need to have around to have a successful program.”
K.T. SMITH MEET RESULTS
WCA GIRLS – seventh place, 35 points; INDIVIDUAL RESULTS – 400-METER DASH – Jen Froemming – third place, 1:05.20; Jenny Starner – fourth place, 1:02.51; 800-METER RUN – Hillary Anderson – second place, 2:35.35; 1600-METER RUN – Kylee Fernholz – first place, 5:40.64; 4x200-METER RELAY – Paige Anderson, Tee Rudnitski, Sadie Felland, Jenny Starner – sixth place, 1:58.43; 4x400-METER RELAY – Sadie Felland, Rudnitski, Starner, Froemming – fifth place, 4:28.81; 4x800-METER RELAY – Megan Anderson, Holly VanKempen, Jenna Krienke, Jodee Oelke – fifth place, 11:32.09; TRIPLE JUMP – Froemming – fifth place, 29’09.50
WCA BOYS – seventh place, 33 points; INDIVIDUAL RESULTS – 400-METER DASH – Beau Kashmark – fifth place, 55.67; 1600-METER RUN – Kyle Toms – third place, 4:55.08; 4x800-METER RELAY – Colin Kjesbo, Bryan Starner, Brandon Quick, Bradley Westrom – fourth place, 10:38.32; HIGH JUMP – Kashmark – first place, 6’0”; Donny Lacey – fourth place, 5’08”; TRIPLE JUMP – Kashmark – second place, 38’05”
Both the boys’ and girls’ West Central Area track and field teams ended in fourth place at the Barnesville Early Bird Invitational last Tuesday.
Jennifer Froemming led the Knight girls with a first-place finish in the 400-meter and running the anchor in the 4x400 relay team that took first. She was joined on the relay by Sadie Felland, Tee Rudnitski and Jenny Starner. Startner also finished right behind Froemming in the 400 in third place.
Hillary Anderson got the other first-place finish for the Knights. That came in the 3,200-meter run with a time of 13:38.35.
“We were very pleased with a number of girls,” head coach Luke Erickson said. “Jen Froemming and Jenny Starner both shaved off almost three seconds in the 400-meter dash. Also, Hillary Anderson did a great job in the 3,200-meter run. She has been working hard this season and her times are showing.”
Kyle Toms had the only first-place finish for the boys. He ran the 3,200 in 10:44.89. Brian Oachs set a new personal record in the discus with his third-place toss of 122’04.
Beau Kashmark had a strong day with two third-place finishes in the high jump and triple jump, a third place-finish in the 400-meter dash and a fifth in the long jump. Colin Kjesbo also finished fifth in the 800-meter dash.
“The younger distance guys really look up to Colin,” Erickson said. “It has been great to see him turn into a leader. We are hoping for big things from both these guys this season. I don’t want to forget to mention how great of a job Kyle Toms is doing this season, both in his races and encouraging the newcomers.”
BARNESVILLE INVITE RESULTS
WCA GIRLS’ RESULTS – 100-METER DASH – Tee Rudnitski – fifth place, 14.20; 200-METER DASH – Jenny Starner – sixth place, 29.61; 400-METER DASH – Jennifer Froemming – first place, 1:04.8; Starner – third place, 1:07.4; 800-METER RUN – Kylee Fernholz – second place, 2:39.12; 3200-METER RUN – Hillary Anderson – first place, 13:38.35; Maria Heiligenbrunner – third place, 13:50; 4x200-METER RELAY – Paige Anderson, Rudnitski, Sadie Felland, Megan Anderson – fifth place, 2:01.80; 4x400-METER RELAY – Felland, Tudnitski, Starner, Froemming – first place, 4:31.30; 4x800-METER RELAY – Kylee Fernholz, Holly VanKempen, Jenna Krienke, Hillary Anderson – third place, 10:59.10; Triple Jump – Froemming – sixth place, 28’01”
WCA BOYS’ RESULTS – 100-METER DASH – Travis Wiegand – sixth place, 12.16; 400-METER DASH – Beau Kashmark – third place, 55.55; 800-METER RUN – Colin Kjesbo – fifth place, 2:20.61; 1600-METER RUN – John Olhoft – fourth place, 5:22.77; 3200-METER RUN – Kyle Toms – first place, 10:44.89; 4x100-METER RELAY – Travis Wiegand, Nick Gerving, Chris Barrera, Warren Oberg – fifth place, 51.90; 4x200-METER RELAY – Wiegand, Gerving, Barrera, Oberg – fourth place, 1:45.60; 4x400-METER RELAY – Kjesbo, Alex Toms, Larry Hough, Warren Oberg – fifth place, 4:01.70; 4x800 METER RELAY – Kjesbo, A. Toms, John Olhoft, K. Toms – second place, 9:08.90; HIGH JUMP – Beau Kashmark – second place, 5’08”; Donny Lacey – fourth place, 5’08”; LONG JUMP – Kashmark – fifth place, 17’08.50”; TRIPLE JUMP – Kashmark – second place, 37’02”; DISCUS – Brian Oachs – third place, 122’04”