Minnewaska girls finish first, boys in third at Sauk Centre

The girl took first and the boys took third as Minnewaska competed against four other schools in Sauk Centre on Thursday afternoon.

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Minnewaska's Emily Kaiser runs during the Class A state meet last season. Kaiser is back as a sophomore this spring to help fill out another talented roster for the Lakers. (Eric Morken / Echo Press)

The Minnewaska track and field teams competed against four other teams at the Sauk Centre invite on Thursday afternoon.

Mya Lindeman took first in the 200-meter dash with a time of 29.26. McKenzie Luetmer (1:04.63) also finished first in the 400-meter dash (1:04.63). Olivia Danielson (2:39.64) and Kristen Glover (2:40.18) placed first and second in the 800-meter run while Laureyn Ankeny (5:54.42) paced atll mile runners.

The relay team of Emily Kaiser, Glover, Brooklyn Meyer and Emma Kovarik won the 4x200-meter with a time of 1:58.43. Ava Chevalier, Makena Thoen, Luetmer and Glover won the 4x400-meter relay with a time of 4:24.58.

Metaya Jergenson won both throwing events for the Lakers. Her shot put throw went 27 feet 11 inches while her discus soared 103 feet 1 inch. Meyer also won a field event with a distance of 14 feet 9.5 inches in the long jump.

The Minnewaska boys team took third place behind Morris Area-Chokio-Alberta. The 4x800-meter relay team of Noah Danielson, Connor Nestor, Colby Sorenson and Maeson Tank took first with a time of 9:16.05. Danielson (5-08) also took second in the high jump behind Peyton Johnsrud (6-04). Connor Johnsrud also won the triple jump at 44 feet 6.25 inches.



1st- Minnewaska 182, 2nd- Morris Area-Chokio-Alberta 108, 3rd- Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa 32.5, 4th- Melrose 28.5, 5th- Sauk Centre 22


200M DASH- Mya Lindeman 29.26; 3rd- Masie Jordan 29.61; 100M DASH- 2nd- Emily Kaiser 14.24; 3rd- Jordan 14.29; 400M DASH- 1st- McKenzie Luetmer 1:04.63; 3rd- Teagan Stark 1:08.42; 800M RUN- 1st- Olivia Danielson 2:39.64; 2nd- Kristen Glover 2:40.18; 1600M RUN- 1st- Lauren Ankeny 5:54.42; 3200M RUN- 1st- Kiearra Wilmes 13:31.28; 2nd- Sydney Hagen 13:39.41; 3rd- Elsey Hagen 13:50.34; 300M HURDLES 2nd- Emma Kovarik 52.12; 4x100M RELAY- 2nd- Jordan, Brooklyn Meyer, Kaiser, Presley Detloff 59.13; 4x200M RELAY- 1st- Kaiser, Glover, Meyer, Kovarik 1:58.43; 4x400M RELAY- Ava Chevalier, Makena Thoen, Luetmer, Glover; 4:24.58; 4x800M RELAY- Danielson, Ankeny, Luetmer, Thoen 10:47.11; SHOT PUT- 1st- Metaya Jergenson 27-11; DISCUS- 1st- 103-01; HIGH JUMP- Chevalier 4-06; POLE VAULT- 2nd- Stephanie Langman 7-00; LONG JUMP- 1st- Meyer 14-9, 3rd- Kaiser 14-05; TRIPLE JUMP- 2nd- Glover 33-06; 3rd- Kovarik 31-04


1st- Morris 116, 2nd- Sauk Centre 103, 3rd- Minnewaska 55, 4th- Melrose 56, 5th- Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa 21


400M DASH- 2nd- Ike Koenig 58.58; 800M DASH- 2nd- Noah Danielson 2:19.09; 1600M RUN- 1st- Maeson Tank 5:19.63; 3rd- Colby Sorenson 5:23.18; 4x100M RELAY- 3rd- Jacob Lien, Isaac Meyer, Zach Morton, DeShon Boyd 50.87; 4x800M RELAY- 1st- Danielson, Connot Nestor, Sorenson, Tank 9:16.05; HIGH JUMP- 1st- Peyton Johnsrud 6-04; 2nd- Danielson 5-08; LONG JUMP- 2nd- Connor Johnsrud 20-03; TRIPLE JUMP- 1st- C. Johnsrud 44-06, P. Johnsrud 37-05

Jared Rubado is the sports editor for the Detroit Lakes Tribune and the Perham Focus. He moved to the area in September of 2021 after covering sports for the Alexandria Echo Press for nearly three years. Jared graduated from the University of Augustana in 2018 with degrees in journalism and sports managment.
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