Track

Dolores M. Hebig

MCC Girls Conference Runners Up

Senior girls Amber Boock, Josie Harms, Victoria Pierson and Ashley Hellewell

Ashley Hellewell

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Isaiah Kathman

Boys Place 3rd

With state Covid-19 restrictions being lifted, the Rebels track teams were able to hold a meet of more than 4 teams for the first time this season .  This happened just in time for the 2021 Red Rock Conference meet.  It turned out to be a great day for the athletes to compete and an exciting meet for those in attendance.  When all was said and done, the MCC girls were the conference runners up, while the boys placed third out of the field of seven teams.

 

Individuals that finish in the top 6 and the top 3 relay members earn all conference honors. Those earning all conference are:

 

Seniors

Sprinter Dylan Johnson earned all conference in three individual events.  Johnson placed 4th in the 100 and 200 meter dashes and was the conference runner up in the 110 hurdles.  Blake Schmitz was a double champion winning the 300 hurdles in a personal best time of 44.71. He also ran a fine anchor leg in the 4x200 relay to give the Rebels a victory.  Along with his two first place finishes, he was a member of the 2nd place 4x400 relay team.  Colin Christensen was another conference champion winning the high jump with a new personal best jump of 6 ft.  He also ran in the running up 4x200 and 4x400 relays.  Rlyan Behnke had a fine all around day placing 2nd in the pole vault and 6th in the 300 hurdles while also being on the 3rd place 4x800 relay team.  Dante Damm and Isaiah Kathman had very respectable races of their own.  Damm placed 6th in the 800 and was on the 3rd place 4x800 relay team.  Kathman doubled up in the distance races placing 3rd in the mile and 6th in the 2 mile.

 

The senior girls help lead their team to the runner up honors.  Josie Harms put in the laps placing 3rd in the 2 mile and 5th in the mile.  All around performer Victoria Pierson placed 6th in the 400 and was a member of the 2nd place 4x400 relay team.  Amber Boock joined Pierson on that team and also had individual places in the 200 (4th) and 100 (6th).

 

Juniors

Christian Kuball was all conference in all four of his events.  Kuball placed 6th in the shot put and 400 while also finishing 5th in both the 100 and 200 meter dashes. Brock Smith showed great versatility running in mid-distance and sprinting events.  Smith placed 5th in the 800 while also being on the 1st place 4x200 and 3rd 4x800 relay teams.  Justin Scotting has developed into a key member of the sprinting relays as he earned 1st in the 4x200, 2nd in the 4x400, 3rd in the 4x100 relays.  Logan Steinle, coming off an injury, placed 3rd in the 4x100 relay.

 

Ryanna Schreier, also coming off an injury, was limited in events but came away with a 1st place finish in the 100 meter dash in personal best time.  Cassidy Johnson placed 5th in shot put. Camdyn Kluis earned honors in three individual events by placing 3rd in the 300 hurdles,  5th in the 100 hurdles, and 4th in the triple jump.

 

Sophomores

Hurdler Ashton Kalas continues a fine sophomore season by placing 4th in both the 110 and 300 hurdles.  He also was the anchor leg of the 3rd place 4x100 relay.  Jackson Sturges returned to the line up after sitting out 4 weeks with injury.  He was the second Rebel on the day to earn all conference honors in all four of his events.  He placed 5th in the long jump and was a member of the 3rd place 4x100, 1st place 4x200, and 2nd place 4x400 relays.

 

Amanda and Ashley Overgaauw each ran the distance limit on the day by running in the 2 mile, mile, and 400 m dash.  They went 1-2 in the 400 and 3200 meter races with Ashley just narrowly edging Amanda in both races. In the 2 mile they placed 2nd and 3rd with Ashley again just finishing ahead of Amanda.  Megan Bakke was all conference in two events placing 3rd in the 800 while also being a member of the 2nd place 4x800 relay.

 

Freshman

Brylei Schreier placed 2nd in the 800 and was also on the 2nd place 4x800 relay with Lily Daniels and Brealyn Damm.  Damm was also on the 2nd place 4x400 relay as was Abby Overman.  Lindsey Hause had a 3rd place finish in the high jump

 

7th

The youngest track athlete to earn all conference honors was 7th grader Jordan Sturges. He ran a fine split on his leg of the 3rd place 4x800 relay.

 

The Rebels host their last home meet of the season on May 27 as they play host to Southwest Minnesota Christian/Edgerton, Hills-Beaver Creek and Westbrook-Walnut Grove/Red Rock Central.  Field events start at 4:00 while the running begins at 4:30.

Boys and Girls Track Teams Each Place 3rd in Section True Team Meet

The true team series was originated in 1987 by the State Track and Field  Coaches Association, to address the need in Track and Field for a True TEAM competition. In previous years, a team with a few elite athletes could win the “Team Championship” in a large meet.  The Coaches felt the Team Championship should be won by the best TEAM.

In True Team competition, each team is allowed 2 entries in individual events and 1 entry in each relay event.  Every entry is placed and scored according to their order of finish, with the idea that a team’s second or third entry becomes just as important as their first entry.

Minnesota is the only State which holds True Team competition in Track & Field.  It is organized, governed, coordinated, and sponsored by the State Track & Field Coaches Association.

Due to the uncertainty of what the end of the year Covid-19 health guidance would be, it was decided early in the season that this year’s True Team meet would be done virtually. Participating schools would enter their results from any meet during the week of May 17th-22nd. Those results would be run through a virtual meet with a section champion being crowned, earning a trip to the state meet. MCC used the meet results from their conference meet for their True Team entries. When the final scores were calculated, MCC boys and girls would each finish in 3rd place.  Redwood Valley was the boys champion with 178.5 points followed by SWC/Edgerton with 163.5 points.  MCC tallied 154.  SWC/Edgerton girls outscored Canby/Minneota 184 to 165 to win the girls title.  MCC girls finished with 140 points.

The Rebels host their last home meet of the season on May 27 as they play host to Southwest Minnesota Christian/Edgerton, Hills-Beaver Creek and Westbrook-Walnut Grove/Red Rock Central.  Field events start at 4:00 while the running begins at 4:30.