Track teams compete at Plainview
Tuesday, April 29, 2014 4:04 AM
The Kingsland track and field teams were back in action last Tuesday at the Verne Herman Invitational in Plainview. The Knights continued to improve in their latest competition though a competitive field offered no easy points.
Adam and Zach Buchholtz keep pace for the Knights. CHRISTINE VREEMAN/SPRING VALLEY TRIBUNE
The boys' team continued to be led by the outstanding efforts of sophomore Hunter Meisner in the distance events. In this meet, Meisner placed fourth in the 1600-meter run with a time of 5:05.36. Also earning points for the team was Cody Krahn, who finished sixth in the 400-meter dash with a time of 58.48.
The Verne Herman Invitational offers a co-ed 4x200 race in which each team is comprised of two boys and two girls. The Knights had a great showing in a competitive field in this particular event, placing third with a time of 1:49.73. The co-ed team, consisting of Josh Bradley, Brennen O'Connor, Lacey Schwartz and Marina Schwanke, finished just four tenths of a second out of second place.
"It was fun to watch them run an event that isn't typical of your average meet," said coach Amber Uhlenhake.
The Knights will look to continue to improve on their past performances when they travel to Grand Meadow for the GMLOS meet on Tuesday.
"We are hitting that point of the season where we need to begin to fine-tune and really start to develop speed as we hope for a good showing at conference coming up shortly," said Uhlenhake.