True teamwork at the True Team event on Tuesday in Holdingford. Members of the coaching staff and girls’ squad root on Noah Danielson as he runs his leg in the boys’ winning 4 x 800 relay.

May 10 at Holdingford

Section 5A True Team

For the fourth time the Minnewaska girls’ Track & Field team has won the section True Team event.

The meet was held on Tuesday in Holdingford with a field of nine teams from Section 5A.

The Laker girls had seven first-place finishes on their way to a 40-point win over second-place Paynesville.

Minnewaska won three of the four relays and took first in the 200, 400, 800 and 1600 meter races.

The boys’ team won two relays and had a first place finish from Noah Danielson in the 400.

The boys’ team took fourth place and had three first-place finishes.

The Lakers will host a conference meet on Tuesday. On Saturday the girls will be in Stillwater for the State True Team meet. 

Minnewaska has fared well in the State True Team meet in recent years, taking third place in 2018, first in 2019 and second in 2021. The competition will be other section winners. Those winners were: 1A GMLOK, 2A Jackson County Central, 3A Luverne, 4A Concordia, 5A Minnewaska, 6A Osakis, 7A Pierz, 8A West Marshall. Wild Card teams: (These teams are decided with a paper pencil meet among the second and third place teams in the section. Results are used from their actual section meet.) Paynesville (of Section 5A), Lanesboro, Lake City and Canby.

True Team

Girls’ team results

1 Minnewaska 501

2 Paynesville 461

3 Morris/CA 400.5

4 Holdingford 383

5 Sauk Centre 320.5

6 Royalton 241

7 Montevideo 239

8 ACGC 164

9 St. John’s Prep 163

Boys’ team results

1 Morris/CA 447

2 Sauk Centre 431

3 Montevideo 429

4 Minnewaska 373

5 Holdingford 348.5

6 Royalton 279.5

7 ACGC 262

8 St. John’s Prep 190

9 Paynesville 114

Girls’ Minnewaska results

point scorers

100 meter-Emily Kaiser 3rd

                 Mya Lindemann 4th

200 meter-Emily Kaiser 1st

    Mya Lindemann 2nd

400 meter-McKenzie Luetmer 1st

                  Teagan Stark 5th

800 meter-Olivia Danielson 1st

                   Makena Thoen 5th

1600 meter-Olivia Danielson 1st

                    Lauryn Ankeny 3rd

3200 meter-Kiearra Wilmes 3rd 

                   Elsey Hagen 8th

100 meter hurdles-Emma Kovarik 4th

                              Ava Chevalier 5th                      

300 meter hurdles-Emma Kovarik 5th 

4×100 relay-Minnewaska 1st

4×200 relay-Minnewaska 2nd

4×400 relay-Minnewaska 1st

4×800 relay-Minnewaska 1st

Pole vault-Kendra Wilmes 8th

Shot put-Jayda Kolstoe 2nd

Discus-Jayda Kolstoe 3rd             

      Olivia Danielson 4th

High jump-Ava Chevalier 7th

Long jump-Brooklyn Meyer 5th

Triple jump-McKenzie Luetmer 3rd

    Emma Kovarik 5th

Pole vault-Phemie Oeltjen 3rd

  Kendra Wilmes 6th

Boys Minnewaska results

point scorers

100 meter-DeShon Boyd 4th

                  Gage Rogers 8th

200 meter-DeShon Boyd 5th

                  Gage Rogers 6th

400 meter-Noah Danielson 1st

          Ike Koenig 8th 

800 meter-James Ward 8th

1600 meter-Maeson Tank 4th

3200 meter-Zach Palmer 5th

                   Nick Ankeny 6th

110 meter hurdles-Hunter Stadsvold 8th

4×100 relay-Minnewaska 1st

4×200 relay-Minnewaska 2nd

4×400 relay-Minnewaska 2nd

4×800 relay-Minnewaska 1st

High jump-Noah Danielson 3rd

                   Gage Rogers 7th

Triple jump-Nick Ankeny 8th

Long jump-DeShon Boyd 8th

Pole vault-Jayce Kovarik 6th