Burros win first, second at conference meet
Thursday, May 23, 2013 3:54 AM
Grand Meadow was the site of this year's Southeast Conference Track and Field Meet, held May 15. Four programs competed, with winners automatically earning all-conference honors.
Lanesboro/Fillmore Central/Mabel-Canton finished first in men's team competition (129 points), and second in women's events (82 points). Grand Meadow/LeRoy-Ostrander/Southland won the ladies' team title with 130 points, while Schaeffer Academy came in third (29), followed by Lyle-Pacelli (25). For the gents, second went to GM/LO/S, with 98 points. L-P was third (26), and SA fourth (13).
For L/FC/M-C, there were 12 All-Conference-winning events.
Quentin Case took first place in both the 110M and 300M hurdles, setting a new personal record at 110 (17.22), and finishing the 300 in 44.61 seconds.
In the 4 x 100M relay, the team of Andy Coyle, Mac Stone, Jakob Ritter, and Gabe Decker broke the tape in 48.64, over five seconds ahead of second-place GM/LO/S.
Decker also won the 200M dash with a time of 24.48; while Stone went on to take first in discus with a throw of 129-03.50.
The boys' 4 x 800M squad of Zach Case, Brandon Breitsprecher, Zach Voeltz and Nathaniel Harrison won in 9:14.08.
Erik Peterson won the individual 800M dash in 2:13.19.
At the 3200 meters distance, Travis Troendle won all-conference with a time of 11:21.42.
Alex Reed won the boys' pole vault at 9-06.00.
The boys' shot put title went to Isaac Freese (41-11.50).
In the girls' 200 meter dash, Kenzie Broadwater broke the tape with a winning time of 28.86 seconds.
The girls' 3200 run went to Kiera Olson with a winning time of 13:23.59.
Michaela Brazee won the girls' pole vault at 6-06.00.
First place finishes earned 6 team points. There were also a number of four-point earning second place finishes, all of which are worth noting.
Leah Ruen took second in the 3200M. She and Sara Vettleson-Trutza, Maggie Decker and Olson also took second in the 4x800M relay. The 4x200M team of Vettleson-Trutza, Sydney Johnson, Leah Scheevel and Kenndyl Bennett took second in the 4x200M relay. In the 4x100M relay, Scheevel, Johnson, Brazee and Belle Sand finished second.
At 1600M, Bailey Ruen took second place. Chris Collett took second at the same distance in boy's events.
Harrison took second in the boy's 400M dash. Breitsprecher finished second in the 300M hurdles. Voeltz finished second at 3200M. In the 4x400 relay, Quentin Case, Zachary Case, Breitsprecher and Peterson took second. Tristen Chiglo took second place in pole vault. Olivia Haug took second in both discus and shot put, two events that had a large number of contestants.
Head coach Lori Anderson reported that the team competes at Rushford-Peterson on Thursday May 23. That meet is the sub-section tourney. Each team can enter up to three athletes in each individual event and one relay squad at each distance. The top three finishers move on to the sections in Winona the following week, which sends qualifiers on to the state tournament.