NEW ULM - The New Ulm boys track and field team has seen significant improvement this year, with most of that showing in the field events.
On Thursday, the Eagles again showed their dominance in field events, winning four of the five events. New Ulm won the boys portion of its own track and field meet with 83 points, ahead of Sleepy Eye (56) and Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop (47).
Brady Greenwaldt won the shot put with a toss of 43-feet and Caleb Schmidt captured the high jump with a mark of 5-8. Both have been big reasons for the Eagles success so far.
Staff photo by Steve Muscatello
New Ulm’s Kaleb Schmidt clears the bar during the New Ulm Invitational Track Meet Thursday at NUHS.
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"This year they've been really consistent," New Ulm coach Tony Ortmann said. "Greenwaldt and Schmidt and Kyle Gag has really come along in the discus. Those guys have all kind of been 1-2-3 in all of the events we've been at."
On the girls side, Sleepy Eye continued to show it's depth, particularily in the relays, as it won the meet with 107 points. New Ulm finished with 64 points and GFW had 12 points.
"We're starting to come together as a girls team," Ortmann said. "They're starting to mesh together."
Sleepy Eye won the 3,200-meter relay in 10:57.5, the 800-relay in 1:55.4, and the 400-meter relay in 57.4.
Also for Sleepy Eye, Claire Krumbach won the 100-hurdles in 17.9 and Kennedy Pelzel won the 1,600 in 5:55.6. Jamie Marti won the 200 in 27.4 and Jessica Schmitz took home firsts in the high jump (4-8) and the triple jump (32-10.75).
Jessica Busch won the 300-hurdles in 52 seconds and took second in the 100-hurdles in 18.2 and Nikki Carr took first in the long jump 14-10.5.
For the Eagles, Annalisha Schmidt won the 100 in 12.79 and Amber Gutzke won the 400 in 1:06.3. Monica Illikman won the 3,200 (13:21) and the 1,600-relay won in 4:29. Shalyn Salonek won the discus with a mark of 95.1. Marissa Klimmek won the 800 in 13:21. GFW's Lexi Platz won the shot put (32-8).
For the boys, Gag won the discus (121-1) and Mike Dickinson won the triple jump (5-8). The Eagles' 1,600 relay team took first in 3:40 and Luke Guggisberg won the 200 (23.13) and the 100 (11.05).
New Ulm won the 800 relay in 1:37.4 and the 1,600 in 3:40. Derek Anderson won the 400 in 53.1.
Sleepy Eye's Mario Gomez wont he 1,600 (4:58.7) and the 800 (2:10) and Isaiah Butler won the 3,200 in 11:13.9. Marcus Marquez won the 300 (42.4) and the 110-hurdles (17.4). The Sleepy Eye 400-relay team won in 49.1 and GFW's 3,200 team won in 9:08.9 and Lucas Woods took first in the long jump (17-11.75).
New Ulm hosts a five-team meet on Monday.