Track and field: Minnewaska sends huge group on to Section 5A meet from subsections

The Minnewaska girls finished second in the team point standings at the subsection meet in Sauk Centre on Tuesday, while the boys were third.

Cade Olson
Minnewaska's Cade Olson clears a hurdle during the West Central Conference championship meet on May 17, 2022. Olson qualified for the Section 5A meet in both the 110 and 300-meter hurdles after finishing in the top 10 in both events at the subsection meet in Sauk Centre on May 24.
Eric Morken / Alexandria Echo Press

The Minnewaska track and field teams will send a huge group of athletes on to the Section 5A meet at St. John’s University on June 1 after the Lakers competed well at subsections on Tuesday in Sauk Centre.

The Minnewaska girls were second at the subsection meet with 187.25 points. Eden Valley-Watkins won the subsection with 223.75 points.

The Minnewaska boys were third at 121 points, while Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted (178.5) and Sauk Centre (172) took the top two spots.

With just two subsections in Section 5A, the top-five individuals from each event and the next six best times between both subsections qualify for the section meet. The top three relays and next two best times also qualify.

MINNEWASKA SECTION 5A MEET BOYS AND GIRLS QUALIFIERS: 100 M: Emily Kaiser, Dacia Fleury; 100 M: DeShon Boyd, Isaac Meyer, Gage Rogers


200M: Emily Kaiser, Mya Lindemann; 200M: DeShon Boyd, Gage Rogers

400M: Kenzie Luetmer, Lauryn Ankeny, Teagan Stark; 400M: Noah Danielson

800M: Olivia Danielson, Makena Thoen, Teagan Stark; 800M: Maeson Tank

1600M: Aubrey Stark

3200M: Kiearra Wilmes, Sydnie Chevalier; 3200M: Zach Palmer

100 H:Ava Chevalier, Emma Kovarik; 110H: Cade Olson

300H: Emma Kovarik, Dacia Fleury, Ava Chevalier; 300H: Cade Olson

4X100: Girls & Boys


4X200: Girls & Boys

4X400: Girls & Boys

4X800: Girls & Boys

HJ Girls: Ava Chevalier; HJ Boys: Noah Danielson, James Ward

Girls PV: Phemie Oeltjen, Kendra Wilmes; Boys PV: Jayce Kovarik, Jacob Lien

Girls LJ: Brooklyn Meyer; Boys LJ: Isaaac Meyer

Girls TJ: Emma Kovarik, Kenzie Luetmer, Dacia Fleury; Boys TJ: Kaiden Harvey

Girls Discus: Jayda Kolstoe, Olivia Danielson; Boys Discus: Andrew Mrnak


Girls Shot: Jayda Kolstoe

Eric Morken is a sports and outdoor editor at the Echo Press Newspaper in Alexandria, Minnesota, a property of the Forum News Service. Morken covers a variety of stories throughout the Douglas County area, as well as statewide outdoor issues.
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