Prep roundup: New Ulm girls, boys take 4th at Hutchinson, River Valley competes at LCWM

HUTCHINSON — The New Ulm boys’ and girls’ track and field teams both placed fourth at the Hutchinson Invitational on Thursday.

The girls had a team score of 85.5 and the boys finished the day with a score of 77.

On the girls’ side, St. Peter took first with 175 points, followed by Hutchinson (165), Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted (132.5), New Ulm, Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop (43) and Minneapolis Patrick Henry (23).

St. Peter won on the boys’ side with 180.5 points, followed by Hutchinson (177), HL-W-W (126.5), New Ulm, MPH (44) and GFW (39).

For the girls, Olivia Owens had a memorable day as she broke the school record in the high jump with a mark of 5 feet, 5 inches. That broke the previous record from 2005 held by Sharon Wurtzberger, who had a mark of 5-4.5.

Owens took first in the high jump (5-5), triple jump (33-2) and was part of the winning 4×100-meter relay with a time of 53.63 seconds.

“Olivia had one of her best meets to date as she had personal bests in all her events (high jump, triple jump, 4×1 and 4×4),” New Ulm head coach Megan Asleson said. “She really has helped out the team being able to fill into a couple relays along with her field events. We knew it was a matter of time before she finally nabbed that school record.”

Paige Kalis took first in the long jump (15-7) and was part of the winning 4×100 relay team. Kalis also took second in the 100-meter dash (13.52) and 200-meter dash (28.55). Other members of winning 4×100 relay were Anne Howard and Emmy Munson.

The 4×200-meter relay took third with season-best time of 2:00.45 (Shamel Gordon, Molly Schneider, Munson and Howard).

For the boys, Sean Howk second in the 400-meter (54.35) and was part of the second-place 4×100-relay team that finished in 47.46.

Jack Howard finished second in long jump(18-8) and was part of the 4×100 relay team, third in the 100-meter (11.91) and fourth in the 200-meter (24.62). Others in the 4×100-relay team were Aaron Hauser and Brandon Ocampo. The 4×200-relay team of Brandon Ocampo, Dalton Helget, Logan Kletscher and Jacob Martinka placed third with a time of 1:44.05.

“Overall we had a great day with many of our kids having season best times and distances in every event,” New Ulm coach Megan Asleson said. “There was some really good competition with St. Peter and Hutchinson. It was great to see our relays and sprints have some success against those teams.”

River Valley competes at LCWM

LAKE CRYSTAL — Both the River Valley boys’ and girls’ track and field teams placed fourth at the Lake Crystal-Wellcome Memorial meet on Thursday. Both teams finished with 37 points.

On the girls’ side, Sophie Gustafson won the 300-high hurdles in 52.47 and the 4×800-relay team took first in 10:57.81. Abby Hagen won the 1,600-meter run (5:43.51) and Ellie Tonn was second in the 3,200 (14:03.07. Lilly McCone was third in the 800 (2:41.84).

For the boys, Noah Richert won the 800 (2:15.2) and Joshua Hagen won the 3,200 (11:44.68). James Hagen was second in the wheelchair shot put (5-5) and Michael Sloot was second in the discus (109-2) and he won the shot put (44-1).

Prep softball

Randolph 20, Nicollet 0

NICOLLET — Randolph crushed Nicollet in prep softball action on Thursday.

Nicollet had only two hits in the game. Halley Johnson took the loss, going four innings and giving up 20 runs and 14 hits.

Johnson had a double and Hayley Selby had the other hit for the Raiders.

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