Lauryn Ankeny finishes the first leg of the 4 x 800 relay and Makena Thoen begins the second leg. Teammates McKenzie Luetmer and Olivia Danielson completed the winning effort for the Lakers at the Little Crow Invite on Thursday.

May 3 at Minnewaska

Minnewaska’s Track & Field team participated in their first of two meets of the week when they hosted an eight-team invitational on Tuesday.

The girls’ team from Eden Valley-Watkins/Kimball edged out the Lakers’ girls for first place on the strength of three relay wins.

Olivia Danielson and Sydnie Chevalier were the queens of long distance, winning the 1600 and the 3200 respectively. 

Jayda Kolstoe had a good day in the field, winning both the shot put and the discus.

DeShon Boyd was a force for the Minnewaska boys, who finished second in the eight-team field. Boyd won the 100 and 200 meter runs as well as the long jump to help the boys’ team to a second place finish behind Sauk Centre.

Maeson Tank took the 1600 and the Lakers placed first in two of the four relays.

Minnewaska Invitational

Girls’ team results

1 EV-W/K 189

2 Minnewaska 183.5

3 NL-S 97.5

4 Ashby-B/E 52

5 Melrose 49

6 West Central 42

7 Sauk Centre 39

8 Upsala/S’ville 37

Boys’ team results

1 Sauk Centre 184

2 Minnewaska 140

3 EV-W 111.33

4 NL-S 80.33

5 Upsala/S’ville 63

6 West Central 56

7 Melrose 32

8 Ashby-B/E 27.33

Girls’ Minnewaska results

point scorers

100 meter-Emily Kaiser 3rd

                  Dacia Fleury 8th

200 meter-Emily Kaiser 2nd

400 meter-McKenzie Luetmer 2nd

                  Teagan Stark 5th

800 meter-Olivia Danielson 2nd

                   Makena Thoen 6th

1600 meter-Olivia Danielson 1st

                    Lauryn Ankeny 3rd

3200 meter-Sydnie Chevalier 1st   

                    Kiearra Wilmes 2nd 

                    Elsey Hagen 8th

100 meter hurdles-Emma Kovarik 3rd

                              Ava Chevalier 7th                      

300 meter hurdles-Emma Kovarik 3rd  

                            Dacia Fleury 4th                            

                    Addy Kath 6th 

4×100 relay-Minnewaska 2nd

4×200 relay-Minnewaska 2nd

4×400 relay-Minnewaska 2nd

4×800 relay-Minnewaska 1st

Pole vault-Kendra Wilmes 8th

Shot put-Jayda Kolstoe 1st

Discus-Jayda Kolstoe 1st

             Olivia Danielson 6th

High jump-Ava Chevalier 5th

Long jump-Brooklyn Meyer 4th

Triple jump-Emma Kovarik 2nd

                   Dacia Fleury 3rd

                   McKenzie Luetmer 6th

Pole vault-Phemie Oeltjen 4th

  Lyla Stadtherr 8th

Boys Minnewaska results

point scorers

100 meter-DeShon Boyd 1st

                  Gage Rogers 3rd

                  Isaac Meyer T8th

200 meter-DeShon Boyd 1st

                  Gage Rogers 3rd

400 meter-Noah Danielson 2nd

800 meter-Ike Koenig 5th

1600 meter-Maeson Tank 1st

                    Jayce Kovarik 3rd

      Aaron Feigum 5th

3200 meter-Zach Palmer 5th

                   Nick Ankeny 6th

110 meter hurdles-Hunter Stadsvold 6th

300 meter hurdles-Gage Rogers 8th

4×100 relay-Minnewaska 1st

4×200 relay-Minnewaska 4th

4×400 relay-Minnewaska 2nd

4×800 relay-Minnewaska 1st

High jump-Noah Danielson 3rd

                   Gage Rogers T6th

Triple jump-Kaiden Harvey 5th

    Nick Ankeny 7th

Long jump-DeShon Boyd 1st

Discus-Andrew Mrnak 6th

Pole vault-Jayce Kovarik 6th

May 5 at New London-Spicer

The Laker Track & Field teams were at New London-Spicer High School for the Little Crow Invitational on Thursday. Comfortable temperatures made for a good meet, for athletes and fans alike.

The Minnewaska girls ran into the same Eden Valley-Watkins/Kimball team that had defeated them on Tuesday. The result was the same, with the Lakers finishing in second.

The boys had a rough time, unable to get any first place finishes on the way to a seventh place finish in the 10-team field.   

Little Crow Invitational

Girls’ team results

1 EV-W/K 155

2 Minnewaska 137

3 Litchfield 69

4 Glencoe-SL 64

5 Paynesville 60

6 Morris/CA 57

7 Annandale 49

8 NL-S 45

9. Melrose 38

10. Sauk Centre 28

Boys’ team results

1 Annandale 132.2

2 Litchfield 129.4

3 Morris/CA 128.2

4 Sauk Centre 97

T5 EV-W/K 50.5

T5 Glencoe-SL 64

7 Minnewaska 45.7

8 NL-S 41.5

9 Melrose 13

10 Paynesville 12

Girls’ Minnewaska results

point scorers

100 meter-Emily Kaiser 5th

                 Mya Lindemann 6th

200 meter-Emily Kaiser 2nd

                 Mya Lindemann 7th

400 meter-McKenzie Luetmer 2nd

                  Teagan Stark 8th

800 meter-Olivia Danielson 3rd

                   Makena Thoen 7th

1600 meter-Lauryn Ankeny 1st

                    Sydnie Chevalier 4th

3200 meter-Kiearra Wilmes 4th 

                    Elsey Hagen 8th

100 meter hurdles-Emma Kovarik 4th

                              Ava Chevalier 5th                      

300 meter hurdles-Emma Kovarik 3rd  

                            Dacia Fleury 6th 

4×100 relay-Minnewaska 3rd

4×200 relay-Minnewaska 5th

4×400 relay-Minnewaska 2nd

4×800 relay-Minnewaska 1st

Shot put-Jayda Kolstoe 3rd

Discus-Jayda Kolstoe 2nd

             Olivia Danielson 6th

High jump-Brooke Kolstoe 7th

Triple jump-Emma Kovarik 1st

                   McKenzie Luetmer 3rd

                   Dacia Fleury 5th

Boys’ Minnewaska results

point scorers

100 meter-DeShon Boyd 4th

400 meter-Noah Danielson 7th

1600 meter-Maeson Tank 3rd

3200 meter-Zach Palmer 5th

                   Jayce Kovarik 6th

300 meter hurdles-Gage Rogers 8th

4×200 relay-Minnewaska 8th

4×400 relay-Minnewaska 2nd

4×800 relay-Minnewaska 2nd

High jump-Noah Danielson T2nd

Triple jump-Kaiden Harvey 7th

Pole vault-Jayce Kovarik 8th