Track and field: Section 6A athletes advance to stateArea athletes accounted for six Section 6A individual championships at the track and field meet held at MSU-Moorhead last Thursday, and saw a total of 12 athletes in all advance to the state meet that begins Friday.
Area athletes accounted for six Section 6A individual championships at the track and field meet held at MSU-Moorhead last Thursday, and saw a total of 12 athletes in all advance to the state meet that begins Friday.
Seniors Kristi Schaffer and Megan Strese will be representing the Ashby-Brandon-Evansville track program at the State Class A meet this week as Shaffer qualified in the triple jump and 300 hurdles, and Strese advanced in the shot put.
The two girls each won section championships along the way, and their coach, Jennifer Froemming, was named the Section 6A coach of the year.
Schaffer captured the crown in the 300-meter low hurdles, breaking the state qualifying time of 46.83 by nearly three seconds.
Her time of 45.84 was a new section record, breaking the mark of 46.05 set by Kay Fuller of Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale in 1994.
Schaffer also won the triple jump with a leap of 34’0.75”, advancing in that event at well.
Strese earned top honors in the shot put for her Section 6A title. She tossed a distance of 41’6.75”, a new personal best by more than two feet.
She also placed fifth in the discus with a throw of 101’11”.
The two athletes assisted their girls’ team to a third place overall finish.
Megan Friedrich added to the team’s total as she finished third in the 100-meter dash, fourth in the long jump and fifth in the 100-meter hurdles, as well as running the leadoff leg of the 4x100-meter relay.
She, along with Hunter Plaster, Mackenzie Schmuck and Moriah Wales, finished third.
Wales was sixth in the 300-meter hurdles and Heather Strese was fourth in the shot put.
“I am extremely proud of the girl’s team this year. Their hard work and dedication to the sport paid off for them today.” commented ABE head coach Jennifer Froemming. “For Kristi to set the Section 6A meet record in the 300-meter hurdles is a phenomenal accomplishment. She has worked very hard to make it to the state meet this year and then to add that to her list of awards is proof of her efforts.”
The Lakers are sending two athletes to the state meet as Halle Christianson finished second in the 400-meter dash in 1:00.78 and Ferny Zamora was second in the pole vault with a height of 12-6.
West Central Area results
West Central Area’s Beau Kashmark is a two-time Section 6A champion.
Kashmark won both the long jump with a distance of 20’11.25”, breaking the qualifying distance of 20’10”, then won the triple jump with a leap of 42’3.25” to advance to the state meet in both events.
He was also second in the high jump with a height of 5’10.75”, earning him a berth in that event as well.
He will be joined by Kyle Toms, who qualified for state in the 3,200-meter run with a second place finish in 10:21.42.
Kashmark’s jumps in both the triple and long were personal records.
The girls’ 4x800 relay team of Abby Peterson, Jen Froemming, Jodee Oelke and Holly Vankempen finished second in a new season record time of 10:30.15 and Brian Oachs set a personal record in the discus with a 127’00”, finishing 11th.
The Silverstreaks will be sending two relays and one individual to the State Class A track and field meet Friday and Saturday at Hamline University as the girls’ 4x200-meter relay team set a new school record to highlight the day.
Taylor Kraemer, Aimee Allen, Hannah Szech and Becka Sadlemyer ran to a first place finish at MSU-Moorhead last Thursday in 1:46.70, breaking the old mark of 1:46.89 set last year by Hannah Bailey, Kari Ludwig, Sadlemyer and Kelsie Larson.
That new time also broke the state qualifying time of 1:47.60.
Makayla Hoglin, Aimee Allen, Szech and Calista Sadlemyer will also be at state in the 4x400 relay as they finished second at the section meet, but qualified by time to advance, running a 4:05.58. State qualifying is 4:07.12.
“Bringing relay teams to the state meet is a special thing,” Nyhuis added. “These girls will represent our community well.”
Along with the two relays, B. Sadlemyer also qualified for an individual event, finishing second in the 200-meter dash.
The girls’ team finished fifth and the boys’ 10th.
SECTION 6A STATE QUALIFIERS
200 dash – Becka Sadlemyer, Osa, 2nd, 27.07
400 dash – Halle Christianson, Min, 2nd, 1:00.78
3,200 run – Kyle Toms, WCA, 2nd, 10:21.42
300 hurdles – Kristi Schaffer, ABE, 1st, 45.84 (beat qualifying time of 46.83)
Osakis girls 4x200 relay (Taylor Kraemer, Aimee Allen, Hannah Szech, Becka Sadlemyer), 1st, 1:46.70 (beat qualifying time of 1:47.60)
Osakis girls 4x400 relay (Makayla Hoglin, Aimee Allen, Hannah Szech, Calista Sadlemyer), 2nd, 4:05.58 (beat qualifying time of 4:07.12)
High jump – Beau Kashmark, WCA, 2nd, 5-10.75
Pole vault – Ferny Zamora, Min, 2nd, 12-6
Long jump – Beau Kashmark, WCA, 1st, 20-11.25 (beat qualifying 20-10)
Triple jump – Kristi Shaffer, ABE, 1st, 34-0.75
Triple jump – Beau Kashmark, WCA, 1st, 42-3.25
Shot put – Megan Strese, ABE, 1st, 41-6.75 (beat qualifying 38-6)
ABE girls 3rd, Osakis girls 5th, Minnewaska girls 9th, West Central Area girls 17th, Parkers Prairie girls 25th.
West Central Area boys 6th, Osakis boys 10th, Minnewaska boys 16th
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SECTION 6A GIRLS’ RESULTS
100 DASH – 12. Katie Didier 14.33. 200 DASH – 2. Becka Sadlemyer 27.07. 400 DASH – 7. Hannah Szech 1:03.52.
800 RUN – 7. Calista Sadlemyer 2:34.64.
300 HURDLES – 10. Mariah Backes 52.06.
4X100 RELAY – 2. Katie Didier, Aimee Allen, Taylor Kraemer, Becka Sadlemyer 51.83. 4X200 RELAY – 1. Taylor Kraemer, Aimee Allen, Hannah Szech, Becka Sadlemyer 1:46.70. 4X400 RELAY – 2. Makayla Hoglin, Aimee Allen, Hannah Szech, Calista Sadlemyer 4:05.58.
LONG JUMP – 6. Aimee Allen 5-7.75.
SECTION 6A BOYS’ RESULTS
200 DASH – 11. Jared Wagner 24.85. 400 DASH – 14. Cole Erie 54.56.
800 RUN – 9. Zach Spychalla 2:09.61. 3,200 RUN – 6. Devon Nelson 10:36.13.
110 HURDLES – 11. Nikolaj Hagen 17.93. 300 HURDLES – 8. Nikolaj Hagen 44.60, 12. Collin Dague 47.06.
4X100 RELAY – 4. Cole Erie, Chris Ludwig, Nikolaj Hagen, Jared Wagner 45.83. 4X200 RELAY – 8. Hunter Johnson, Collin Dague, Nick Wolterstorff, Marty Walsh 1:41.17. 4X400 RELAY – 4. Cole Erie, Marty Walsh, Andrew Allen, Zach Spychalla 3:39.46. 4X800 RELAY – 3. James Gabrielson, Nick Wolterstorff, Andrew Allen, Zach Spychalla 8:31.52.
HIGH JUMP – 4. Andrew Allen 5-10, 9. (tie) Marty Walsh 5-8.
SHOT PUT – 15. Chris Ludwig 39-6.5.