Knights ready for sub-section track Thursday
Tuesday, May 20, 2014 6:23 AM
The Kingsland track and field teams concluded regular season action two Saturdays ago as they participated in the Three Rivers Conference meet held at Lewiston-Altura High School.
GMLOK infielder Blake Olson controls high throw as Caledonia/Spring Grove’s TJ Schultz dives into second base. JON SPELTZ/BLUFF COUNTRY NEWSPAPERS
The lady Knights earned an early five points from Lacey Schwartz's fourth place finish in the 100-meter dash. She finished the race in 13.35 seconds. In the 400-meter dash, seventh grader Lauren Buchholtz finished in fifth place with a time of 1:04.74. Fellow seventh grader Jasmin Atwood also competed in the 400-meter, crossing the finish line in 1:09.86, which was good enough for 13th place. Buchholtz also took ninth place in the 800-meter run, completing the half mile run in 2:45.14, and 13th in the long jump with a leap measured at 13'2 ¼". Kingsland also got 11th and 14th place finishes from a pair of freshmen in the 1600-meter and the triple jump, respectively. Distance runner Erica Earley earned the 11th place finish with a time of 6:23.17 while classmate Marina Schwanke's leap of 28' ¾" was good enough for the 14th place finish. Finally, eighth grader Nicole Lee took 13th in the discus with a throw measured at 72'7".
The Kingsland boys' team was extremely low on competitors in this meet, as Hunter Meisner was the only participant to earn points for his team. The sophomore distance runner placed third in the 1600-meter run, completing the mile race in 4:59.75. He also earned a ninth place finish in the 800-meter run with his time of 2:20.03.
The Knights will begin postseason competition when they participate in the sub-section meet on Thursday in Chatfield with top performers advancing to the section meet in Winona on May 27.