Ament, Drees nab Southeast medals

Published 12:00 am Monday, May 20, 2002

Ryan Ament and Bob Drees each finished first in their best events to bring home a pair of Southeast Conference champion medals from the league track and field meet last Monday.

Drees, a senior, cruised into first place in the 800-meter run, while Ament took first in the discus throw. Both also brought in a pair of third-place finishes on relay teams. Ament ran on the 4×400-meter relay team and the 4×200, while Drees was on the 4×400 and 4×800 relays.

GMLOS finished third as a team. Lyle/Pacelli’s final results were not reported.

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Tim Fay sprinted to second in the 400-meter dash and was fifth in the triple jump. Ament, Fay, Bill Brandsmeier and Brandon Evan teamed up for third in the 4×200, while Ament, Drees, Fay and Leo Miller made up the 4×400 foursome.

Drees anchored the 4×800 contingent that included Miller, Adam Peterson and Steve Doocy. GMLOS’ 4×100 relay (Doocy, Evan, Cameron Fenton, Pat Whalen) was fifth.

Miller finished third in the 1,600 run, while Peterson placed fourth in the 3,200. Drees was fifth in the high jump and Brandsmeier was sixth in both the 100 and 200.

GMLOS girls

The GMLOS girls’ squad went without crowning a champion, but the Bulldog relay team of Angie Drees, Ashley Dvergsten, Chelsea Bamrick and Maggie May set a new school record while placing fifth in the 4×800-meter relay in a time of 11 minutes, 21.74 seconds.

GMLOS placed fifth out of seven teams with a total of 56 points. Rushford-Peterson/Houston won the meet with 149, while Lanesboro/Fillmore Central was close behind at 141. The Lyle/Pacelli team tallied just one point in finishing seventh.

Ashton May and Sarah Thome led GMLOS’ scoring effort, accounting for 18 and 14 points respectively. May was second in both the 100 and 200 sprints, while Thome was third in the 200 and the 800. The 4×400 relay team of Thome, May, Amanda Landherr and Nickole Stier set their season-best time in finishing second in 4:24.44.

Landherr earned points for finishing fifth in the 100 and sixth in the 200, while Maggie May was fifth in the 1,600 and Stephanie Kiehne was fifth in the 100-hurdles. Hannah Norton was fourth in the shot put, Crystal Pruett was sixth in the long jump, and Rebecca Stier was sixth in the discus.

The Bulldogs’ 4×200 foursome (Cindy Arndorfer, Jaclyn Brink, Katie Bissen, Heather Emanuel) was fourth, while the 4×100 relay (Arndorfer, Brink, Bissen, Pruett) was fifth.