4/19/2017 3:41:00 PM Varsity Track & Field takes third
By Kellie Baker
The Hayfield Vikings hosted their biggest varsity meet of the season on Tuesday, April 11. Teams included GMLOKS, NRHEG, Medford, Pine Island, Blooming Prairie, Bethlehem Academy and Lyle-Pacelli. It was nice for the Vikings to compete against schools of about the same size. With that said, both the girls and boys took third place as a team overall. GMLOKS girls and Pine Island boys won the meet.
Starting the night out strong was the girls 4x800m team, which took second (11:24.73). That included teammates Maryx Young, Caitlyn Severson, Lille O'Connor, and Paetyn Stadler. Young also competed in her first ever 4x400m relay with Severson, Alexandra Louks, and Abby Stasko. The team took third place (4:36.49). Stasko and Louks also went on to placing third and fourth in the 200m dash with times of 29.77 and 29.79 seconds. It was one close race between the two. These two ladies also ran in the 4x200m relay taking 4th.
In the boy's sprints for the night, Jacob Reynolds took fifth in the 110m high hurdles with a time of 19.92 seconds, and Masen Walsh took fifth in the 100m dash (12.14). Walsh, along with teammates Steven Miner, Sam Tempel, and Alex Heins, took home second place in the 4x200m relay (1:44.15). The boys 4x100m relay finished fifth (52.79). Walsh finished his running events for the night taking third in the 200m dash (25.47).
In the field events, Katrina Thoe had two great performances of the night, getting two new personal records, placing 3rd in the shot put (32' 9.5") and winning the discus (109'). Freshman Lila Gronseth also had a new PR in the discus, taking third (98' 8"). Also showing their strength in the throws was Trey Chatman and AJ Johnston. Chatman won the shot put (44' 4.5"), while Johnston took second with 43'.5". In the discus, Chatman was also the champion with a distance of 134 feet, while Johnston threw 101' 8.5" placing fourth.
In the pole vault, Paetyn Stadler took fifth and Kalli Jo Klocke won it for the girls vaulting 8' 6". Noah Klocke took fourth for the Vikings, making 9 feet.
In the jumps, Steven Miner took second place in the high jump (5' 6") and Masen Walsh took 5th in the long jump (18' 4").
Thanks to all the community members who came out and supported the Hayfield Vikings Track and Field team on this night. A big thank you to our many workers who helped make our biggest varsity meet of the season run so smooth. We look forward to seeing you all tomorrow, April 20th, when Hayfield hosts a Junior Varsity meet against five other teams.