GMLOKS advances five athletes to state track meet

Published 11:44 pm Thursday, June 2, 2016

The Grand Meadow-LeRoy-Ostrander-Southland-Kingsland track and field team had five athletes qualify for the state meet at the Section 1A finals in Triton Thursday.

GMLOKS junior Peter Torkelson earned his first trip to the state meet as he took first place in the 1600-meter run.

GMLOKS freshman Lauren Buchholtz earned a trip to state in the 400-meter dash when she took first place.

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The GMLOKS 4 x 200-meter relay team of Jordyn Glynn, Buchholtz, Emily Hovden and Sydney Bendtsen earned a trip to state by taking second and running faster than the state qualifying time,


200-meter dash: Anthony Nelson (BP) (seventh, 25.53); Wyatt Grundmeier (BP) (sixth, 52.05); 800-meter run: Elijah Baker (BP) (seventh, 2:06.18); 1600-meter run: Peter Torkelson (GMLOKS) (first, 4:27.48); Alec Ille (BP) (fourth, 4:31.87); 110-meter hurdles: Drew Lewison (GMLOKS) (seventh, 16.81); 300-meter hurdles: Torkelson (third, 42.12); 4 x 400-meter relay: Marten Morem, Baker, Gabe Hagen, Grundmeier (seventh, 3:40.88); high jump: Shawn Chambers (H) (fifth, 5-11)


400-meter dash: Lauren Buchholtz (GMLOKS) (first, 1:00.03); Amelia Staat (GMLOKS) (fourth, 2:23.55); 1600-meter run: Kayla Christopherson (LP) (fifth, 5:21.87); 4 x 100-meter relay: Katelyn Luthe, Emily Hovden, Kassidy Kirtz, Sydeny Bendtsen (GMLOKS) (third, 51.17); 4 x 200-meter relay: Jordyn Glynn, Buchholtz, Hovden, Bendtsen (GMLOKS) (second, 1:46.34); 4 x 200-meter relay: Glynn, Buchholtz, Riley Queensland, Staat (fifth, 4:12.47); Abby Stasko, Alexandra Louks, Hannah Tempel, Meshon Baxter (H) (eighth, 4:20.45); pole vault: Leah Schieffert (sixth, 9-4); long jump: Bendtsen (sixth, 15-11.50); triple jump: Sarah Holtz (LP) (fifth, 34-9.25); shot put: Kristi Fett (LP) (seventh, 33-7)