Silverstreak relay sets new 6A markRunning the best time recorded in the state for Class A this year, the Osakis girls’ 4x400 relay team also shattered the Section 6A record set in 1998 by Breckenridge as they ran to a first place finish Thursday and earned a spot at state.
Running the best time recorded in the state for Class A this year, the Osakis girls’ 4x400 relay team also shattered the Section 6A record set in 1998 by Breckenridge as they ran to a first place finish Thursday and earned a spot at state.
Makayla Hoglin, Cali Sadlemyer, Hannah Szech and Becka Sadlemyer burned up the field, running a 3:59.02 to race their way to the State Class A meet at Hamline this week, smashing the old mark of 4:02.57 at the Section 6A track and field championships.
The foursome outdistanced runner-up Pequot Lakes by 8.6 seconds in the competition.
“We blew away the section record,” said Osakis head coach Lee VanNyhuis. “The 4x400 has been strong for many years, but running this fast at sections is really impressive, especially considering we had a 50-meter lead most of the race.
“Makayla does such a nice job putting us in a good spot right away. All the girls’ splits were 60 seconds or under.”
Also advancing for the Silverstreaks was the 4x200 relay of Abby Stroup, Brittney Sadlemyer, Hannah Szech and Becka Sadlemyer, which ran to first with a time of 1:46.84.
“Our 4x400 ran a solid race,” said their coach. “I didn’t feel going into it that we’d have to be overly aggressive with handoffs to advance. All four girls really ran well. We should be in the mix at state next week.”
Be. Sadlemyer also finished fourth in the 100-meter dash, with Emily Eckel and Kayla Sorenson ninth and 10th respectively in the high jump.
Elizabeth Kirckof was 13th in the 100 hurdles, with Osakis picking up three 14th place finishes from Kayla Sorenson in the 300 hurdles, Szech in the triple jump and Br. Sadlemyer in the discus.
“Our girl high jumpers really have been peaking at the right time,” said VanNyhuis. “Last week, Kayla got 4’10”; this week Emily got it. They’ve made some great strides this year.
“Becka ran against some really fast kids in the open 100,” he added. “She had a really good start in the finals, but it wasn’t quite enough.”
The girls’ 4x100 of Alexa Hoffarth, Alli Scherr, Taylor Kraemer and Br. Sadlemyer finished just out of the running for a state berth with their third place spot.“With our 4x100, we made some adjustments to our hand-offs before sections and the girls executed really well,” said the Silverstreak coach. “We were able to beat some teams that were seeded ahead of us, but we couldn’t quite catch Morris.
“It’s tough to run that well and miss out on advancing to state by a small margin,” said VanNyhuis, whose team was just 0.19 off the second qualifying spot, “but they really gelled and performed well.”
The Silverstreak boys were not able to send anyone on to state, with both Devon Horvath-Nelson and Grant Backes finishing sixth in the 1,600 and 3,200-meter runs respectively, while Brian Thorstad was 12th in the 100-meter dash, the 4x100 relay team of Nick Sunder, Brett Cowdery, Backes and Nelson fourth, and the 4x100 relay of Thorstad, Gage Larson, Hunter Johnson and Nelson eighth.
“Grant ran a great 3,200,” said VanNyhuis. “He had a lot of gas in the tank, and was able to buckle down and catch a few kids to get himself a spot on the awards stand as an 8th grader. He’s got a bright future.
“Devon had a good day. He anchored the 4x800 with a 2:05 split, ran a season best in the 1,600 and then turned around and anchored the 4x100 about 10 minutes after the 1,600.”
“The 4x800 was nice,” the coach added. “Each leg split under their season best. Coach Dahlheimer did a nice job with the relay this season.
“Brian had a great start in the 4x100. Even though we had a different group running it than we had most of the year, we still ran a season best.”
The Osakis relays will both run on Saturday, June 9 at Hamline University in St. Paul.
SECTION 6A TRACK AND FIELD
GIRLS’ TEAM SCORES – 1. Pelican Rapids 57, 2. Morris/Chokio-Alberta 57, 3. Ashby-Brandon-Evansville 43, 4. Sauk Centre 43, 5. Perham 38, 6. Ottertail Central 37, 6. Pequot Lakes 37, 8. Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley 36, 9. Staples-Motley 35, 10. (tie) Osakis and Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 30, 12. West Central Area 23, 13. United North Central 16, 14. Minnewaska 15, 15. Breckenridge-Campbell-Tintah 13, 16. New York Mills 11, 17. Pillager 8, 18. Wadena-Deer Creek 6, 18. Frazee 6, 20. Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale 5, 21. Browerville and Pine River-Backus 4, 23. Rothsay and Barnesville 2.
AREA STATE QUALIFIERS
800 RUN – 2. Kylee Fernholz, West Central Area, 2:24.81.
100 HURDLES – 2. Megan Friedrich, Ashby-Brandon-Evansville, 16.70.
4X200 RELAY – 1. Osakis (Abby Stroup, Brittney Sadlemyer, Hannah Szech, Becka Sadlemyer) 1:46.84.
4X400 RELAY – 1. Osakis (Makayla Hoglin, Cali Sadlemyer, Hannah Szech, Becka Sadlemyer) 3:59.02. New section record – old record of 4:02.57 set in 1998 by Breckenridge
4X800 RELAY – 2. West Central Area (Abby VanKempen, Kylee Fernholz, Jen Froemming, Abby Peterson) 9:45.49.
LONG JUMP – 2. Caroline Jansen, Ashby-Brandon-Evansville, 16-7.25.
SHOT PUT – 1. Heather Strese, Ashby-Brandon-Evansville, 39-4.5, 2. Brandi Otto, Minnewaska, 34-10.
OTHER OSAKIS FINISHES
100 DASH – 4. Becka Sadlemyer 12.99.
3,200 RUN – 15. Courtny Walter 13:56.29.
100 HURDLES – 13. Elizabeth Kirckof 18:36.
300 HURDLES – 14. Kayla Sorenson 54.04.
4X100 RELAY – 3. Alexa Hoffarth, Alli Scherr, Taylor Kraemer, Brittney Sadlemyer 51.91.
HIGH JUMP – 9. Emily Eckel 4-10, 10. Kayla Sorenson 4-8.
TRIPLE JUMP – 14. Hannah Szech 29-10.
DISCUS – 14. Brittney Sadlemyer 83-5.
BOYS’ TEAM SCORES – 1. Pillager 87, 2. Ottertail Central 85, 3. Sauk Centre 52, 4. Perham 50, 5. Staples-Motley 40, 6. Browerville 38.5, 7. Breckenridge-Campbell-Tintah 33, 8. Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley 30, 9. Pequot Lakes 29, 10. Morris-Chokio-Alberta 19.5, 11. Pelican Rapids 17, 12. Frazee 16, 13. West Central Area and Wadena-Deer Creek 10, 15. Barnesville 9, 16. Ashby-Brandon-Evansville 8, 17. Wheaton-Herman-Norcross and Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 7, 19. Osakis 6, 20. Hancock 4.
AREA STATE QUALIFIERS
DISCUS – 2. Tobias Wach, Ashby-Brandon-Evansville, 150-1.
100 DASH – 12. Brian Thorstad 12.32.
1,600 RUN – 6. Devon Horvath-Nelson 4:44.00, 8. Nicholas Sunder 4:53.43.
3,200 RUN – 6. Grant Backes 10:32.47.
4X100 RELAY – 8. Brian Thorstad, Gage Larson, Hunter Johnson, Devon Nelson 48.19.
4X800 RELAY – 4. Nick Sunder, Brett Cowdery, Grant Backes, Devon Nelson 8:35.95.