GSL track and field sweeps at Mankato
It was a joyful start to the spring season for the Glencoe-Silver Lake track and field teams as both the Panther boys and girls won their respective competitions at the WEM Indoor Invite at Minnesota State University in Mankato on Tuesday, April 11.
The GSL girls eked out a nailbiter, topping Lake Crystal Wellcome Memorial by just three points 108.5-105.5 for first place. The Panther boys had a slightly more comfortable victory, taking first place by 17 points with an even 100 points on the night.
GSL won five of 14 events in the girls’ competition. Maddie Monahan took first in the 200-meter dash with a time of 28.90 seconds, with Emily Graupmann winning the 400-meter dash in one minute, 4.95 seconds.
Malayh Metcalf won the 1600-meter run in 5:44.11, with Mickalyn Frahm winning the 55-meter hurdles in 9.80. In the field, Zoe Christensen returned to competition with a first-place finish in the shot put after a toss of 34 feet, 10.25 inches.
Christensen also finished second in the 55 hurdles with a run of 9.91. Erin Jaskowiak took second in the 55-meter dash in 8.15, with Olivia Lemke placing second in the pole vault with a fling of eight feet even. Kaitlyn Popp also took second in shot put with a throw of 26-10.25.
For more on this story, see the April 19 issue of the Chronicle.