Hayfield girls dominate meet

Published 12:00 am Friday, April 7, 2000

HAYFIELD – Thursday evening was the first home track and field meet for the Hayfield Vikings in more than a 20 years.

Friday, April 07, 2000

HAYFIELD – Thursday evening was the first home track and field meet for the Hayfield Vikings in more than a 20 years. The Vikings’ brand new track was inaugurated with a five-team invitational, the first of two home meets on the 2000 schedule. The second takes place May 8. Pine Island won the boys’ meet and Hayfield the girls’.

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In the girls’ meet, it was the Vikings running away with the meet with first-place finishes in all four relays and 11-of-14 first-place finishes in the individual events. Hayfield also had seven second-place finishes and three thirds. They won the meet with a score of 196 points, next was Pine Island with a score of 89, Kasson-Mantorville 41, GMLOS with 36 and L/P with five points.

"The 4×400-meter relay team (Sheri Swanson, Lauren Burmeister, Nikki Kindschy, and Kristin Peterson) ran a very good time of 4 minutes, 20 seconds," Hayfield coach Don Simon said. "Their best time last year was 4:16."

Sara Halvorson set a school record in the 3,200 meters by 28 seconds (12:12) and Burmeister set one in the triple jump by 3/4 of an inch (33-5 3/4).

Swanson had two first-place finishes in the 300-meter hurdles (51:41) and high jump (5-0). Kristin Petersen (101 feet, 9 inches and 37-10) and little sister Kimi (100 and 30-5) finished one-two in both the discus and shot put. Kindschy beat out Swanson in the 100 meter hurdles (16.93 to 17.0) Kellie Krueger won the 100 meter dash with a time of 13.43, teammate Anne Holton finished second with a 14.0. Sheryl West won the 200 with a time of 29.7. Peterson won the long jump with a leap of 14-10, 9 inches further then teammate Bonnie Thoe, who finished in second, and Melissa Stanton won the pole vault (7-6).

The boys’ meet was much more competitive with Pine Island going home with a first-place finish by scoring 116 points. GMLOS squeezed by the hosts, scoring 94 points with strong showings in the field events. Hayfield scored 84, Kasson-Mantorville 57 and Lyle/Pacelli seven.

GMLOS got first place finishes from Matt Decker in the 400 (56.43) and long jump (18-2 1/2) and Jesse Hamilton in the discus (122-10). GMLOS’s second-place finishes came from the 4×800 (Kasson-Mantorville 9:35.9, GMLOS 9:36.76) and 4×200 relays (Hayfield 1:43.5, GMLOS 1:45.29), Jake Goodale in the discus (116-1) and shot put (40-11), Ben Thorsen in the triple jump (37 1/4) and Hamilton in the high jump (5-2). Thirds came from Chris Kiehne in the 100 meter dash, Thorsen in the 300 hurdles, Peterson in the 800 and shot put, and Tim Fay in the triple jump.

The Hayfield boys picked up firsts in the 4×100 and 4×200 relays and from Aaron Godbout in the shot put (41-4). The got second-place finishes from Ryan Hegna in the 100 dash, Matt Moritz in each hurdles, Byron Oelkers in the 1,600 and Chris Swanson in the 800 meters and high jump. The 4×800 meters relay finished third as did Godbout in the discus and Korey Holtan in the long and triple jumps.