GMLOS girls send 4 individuals and 2 relay teams to state track meet

Published 11:04 pm Thursday, May 31, 2012

WINONA – A total of eight area athletes qualified for the Class ‘A’ state track and field meet at the Section 1A meet at Paul Giel Field in Winona Thursday.

Blooming Prairie senior Gabe Kartes reached a season’s best distance in the triple jump as he hit 43 feet, 2.25 inches to take first and earn his first career trip to the state meet.

The Grand Meadow-LeRoy-Ostrander-Southland girls track and field team will be sending seven athletes to state as Elizabeth May took second in the 400-meter dash with a time of 59.71 seconds, McKenzie Kirtz, a freshman took second in the 1600-meter run with a time of 5:16.90, Hanson, a junior, took second in the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 46.78 seconds and sophomore Morgan Schmitz took second in the discus.

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The 4 x 200-meter relay team of Sydney Bendtsen, May, Addison Tapp and Betsy Oswald cut a full second off its preliminary time as it took second and the 4 x 400-meter relay team of Bendtsen, Hanson, Oswald and May took nearly two seconds off their prelim time as they took second.

The Class ‘A’ state track and field meet will be held in Hamline University in St. Paul next Friday and Saturday.


100-meter dash: Caleb Gilbertson (H) (fifth, 11.47)

200-meter dash: Caleb Gilbertson (H) (eighth, 23.58)

400-meter dash: Michael Thomas (BP) (third, 51.04); Mike Felten (GMLOS) (fourth, 51.24); Caleb Gilbertson (H) (fifth, 51.91)

800-meter run: Zack Canterbury (GMLOS) (third, 2:02.56)

3200-meter run: Jon Fleischmann (H) (fifth, 10:23.99)

Long jump: Caleb Gilbertson (H) (fourth, 20-0)

Triple jump: Gabe Kartes (BP) (first, 43-2.35)

Shot put: Hunter Anderson (H) (third, 50-2)

Discus: Hunter Anderson (H) (third, 143-6)


200-meter dash: Betsy Oswald (GMLOS) (fifth, 27.19)

400-meter dash: Elizabeth May (GMLOS) (second, 59.71)

800-meter run: McKenzie Kirtz (GMLOS) (eighth, 2:28.41); Madeline Kraemer (LP) (ninth, 2:34.55)

1600-meter run: McKenzie Kirtz (GMLOS) (second, 5:16.90)

300-meter hurdles: Danielle Hanson (second, 46.78)

4 x 200-meter relay: Sydney Bendtsen, Elizabeth May, Addison Tapp, Betsy Oswald (GMLOS) (second, 1:47.18)

4 x 400-meter relay: Sydney Bendtsen, Danielle Hanson, Betsy Oswald, Elizabeth May (GMLOS) (second, 4:05.37)

Long jump: Danielle Hanson (GMLOS) (fourth, 15-10.5)

Triple jump: Elizabeth May (GMLOS) (fifth, 34-3.75)

Discus: Morgan Schmitz (GMLOS) (second, 101-5)