Track: Red Wing track performs well at P-E-M inviteSenior Abbey Schnaith won both the 400-meter and 800 races at the Plainview-Elgin-Millville invitational Thursday as the Red Wing girls track and field team took fourth place.
By: R-E Sports Staff, The Republican Eagle
Senior Abbey Schnaith won both the 400-meter and 800 races at the Plainview-Elgin-Millville invitational Thursday as the Red Wing girls track and field team took fourth place.
The Wingers were without multiple athletes due to spring break but still managed to win events and had a good meet, Wingers head coach Jesse Nelson said.
“You can give more individual attention to the kids,” he said. “Early in the season you don’t worry about team scores anyway.”
Sophomore Emily Stegora grabbed first place in the girls 100 hurdles, second in the 300 hurdles, fourth in the triple jump and fifth in the 100 dash. Sophomore Lindsay Scribner was fourth in the 1,600 run, finishing in 6 minutes, 4.68 seconds while eighth-grader Kianna Stewart and ninth-grader McKenzie Muelken placed third and fourth, respectively, in the 800.
P-E-M scored 237.5 for first place.
Red Wing competes next at Kasson-Mantorville Thursday.
Red Wing boys take second at P-E-M invite
The Red Wings boys track and field team put together top performances despite competing shorthanded and came in second place at the Plainview-Elgin-Millville invitational Thursday.
P-E-M took home first place with 274 points.
Tanner Kramp, a senior, ran the 100-meter dash in 11.62 seconds for first place and senior Alex Byrne came in sixth place in 12.12 seconds. Sophomore Joe Partington was third in the 1,600 race and sophomore Ryan Schnaith finished sixth. Byrne also took first in the pole vault.
Senior Andy Gehn was runner-up in the 400 dash in 54.01 while senior Trent VanLoon came in second in the 800. Kramp and Gehn finished second and fourth in the 200.
Senior Christian Leitner coasted to victory in the 3,200 and anchored the Wingers’ winning 4x400 relay 15 minutes later. Sophomore Darrick Jackson, Gehn and VanLoon also raced in the 4x400.
Johnny Banks, a senior, won the triple jump and finished second in both the high jump and the long jump. Senior Ryan Parr was third in the high jump.