MARSHALL - Frigid conditions weren't enough to hold down the Marshall track and field teams as they swept the home meet Tuesday afternoon. The boys earned 125 team points while the girls earned 148.33 to earn the team titles.
Sarah Buysse secured three individual medals, winning the open 100-meter dash (13.57 seconds), 200 dash (28.39) and 400 dash (1:03.85).
"It could have been better but it was just so cold today," Sarah Buysse said. "I just wanted to keep warm and be prepared to run in this weather since I knew it was going to be brutal."
Photo by Roger Schroeder
Marshall’s Rachel Miller jumps over a hurdle during the first heat of the 100-meter hurdles. Miller had the best time posted in both heats to win the event in 17.75 seconds.
Photo by Roger Schroeder
Marshall’s Sam Marshall runs toward the finish line during the 100 dash. He won the event in 11.85 seconds.
The Marshall girls picked up victories in all four of the meet's relay events. In the 400-meter relay, the team of Kendra Soupir, Rose Anderson, Belle Dieken and Samantha Giannelli recorded a winning time of 55.26. Soupir, Dieken, Giannelli also won the 800 relay along with teammate Hannah Bock in a time of 1:56.
With a time of 4:27, Claire Boersma, Jenna Christianson, Melodee Grant and Nichole Sample claimed the 1,600 relay title. Boersma, Christianson and Sample also won the 3,200 relay with a time of 10:05.35 along with teammate Jackie Turner.
Boersma and Turner also picked up individual victories in the open 1,600 (5:25) and 3,200 (11:54) runs, respectively.
"Our distance runners had an amazing day," Marshall girls coach Marie Sample said. "It was a smaller meet with smaller schools but I always tell the kids to go against the clock and just work to improve no matter who you're competing against."
Rachel Miller won the 100 hurdles with a time of 17.75 and Grant won the 300 hurdles in 53.59.
In the field events, Sydney Griffin won triple jump with a leap of 34-3 and Meghann Naughton cleared 7-0 to win pole vault. Marshall also swept the throws with Haley Bennett winning discus with a throw of 97-8 and Celeste Werner throwing 33-2 to win the shot put.
Sam Marshall, Andrew Bell, Zach Drum and Ryan Schultz led the Tigers on the boys side, earning two individual victories each and were members of the winning 1,600-meter relay with a time of 3:51.
Marshall ran an 11.85 in the 100 and a 24.06 in the 200 to win both events.
Bell took first in the 800 and 1,600 runs with times of 2:06 and 4:46, respectively.
With a leap of 38-11 in triple jump and 19-2 1/2 long jump , Drum was able to win both events. Schultz took the title in the high jump, clearing 5-10, and the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 44.42.
Also earning first-place finishes was Danny West in the 110 meter hurdles with a time of 16.86 and Chase VanKeulen in the 3,200 run with a time of 11:08.
"I am glad we we got a meet in, tha'ts the important thing for us right now," Marshall boys coach Mike Jacob said. "I don't think anyone expected, with the cool temperatures, that we were going to have any record breaking times."
Other area schools competing in the meet included Lakeview and Yellow Medicine East. From Lakeview, Cory Schreier won the boys shot put with a throw of 43-10 1/2 and Maddie Fenske won the 800 in 2:42.
The Sting had individual titles from Sam Lecy in girls high jump, clearing 4-8 and Wyatt Hatch making 11-0 in pole vault. Jacob Pederson won the boys 400 in 53.24 and Josh Hoemenmann threw 133-3 in discus.
At Marshall Middle School
TEAM STANDINGS: 1. Marshall 125, 2. Yellow Medicine East 61, 3. Lakeview 45, 4. Southwest Christian-Edgerton 35.
100 DASH: 1. Sam Marshall (MHS) 11.85.
200 DASH: 1. Sam Marshall (MHS) 24.06.
400 DASH: 1. Jacob Pederson (YME) 53.24.
800 RUN: 1. Andrew Bell (MHS) 2:06.23.
1,600 RUN: 1. Andrew Bell (MHS) 4:46.66.
3,200 RUN: Chase VanKeulen (MHS) 11:08.8.
110 HURDLES: 1. Danny West (MHS) 16.86.
300 HURDLES: 1. Ryan Schultz (MHS) 44.42.
400 RELAY: 1. Lakeview (Names not available) 49.36.
800 RELAY: 1. Lakeview (Names not available) 1:40.73.
1,600 RELAY: 1. Marshall (Sam Marshall, Ryan Schultz, Andrew Bell, Zach Drum) 3:51.5.
3,200 RELAY: 1. YME (Rillo, Coltyn Schuler, Sergey Schuler, Jacob Carroll) 9:07.07.
DISCUS: 1. Hoermemann (YME) 133-3.
HIGH JUMP: 1. Ryan Schultz (MHS) 5-10.
LONG JUMP: 1. Zach Drum (MHS) 19-2 1/2.
TRIPLE JUMP: Zach Drum (MHS) 38-11.
POLE VAULT: 1. Wyatt Hatch (YME) 11-0.
SHOT PUT: 1. Cory Schrier (LHS) 43-10 1/2.
TEAM STANDINGS: 1. Marshall 148.33, 2. Southwest Christian-Edgerton 39.66, 3. Yellow Medicine East 36, 4. Lakeview 32.
100 DASH: 1. Sarah Buysse (MHS) 13.57.
200 DASH: 1. Sarah Buysse (MHS) 28.39.
400 DASH: 1. Sarah Buysse (MHS) 1:03.85.
800 RUN: 1. Maddie Fenske (LHS) 2:42.70.
1,600 RUN: 1. Claire Boersma (MHS) 5:25.45.
3,200 RUN: Jackie Turner (MHS) 11:43.28.
100 HURDLES: 1. Rachel Miller (MHS) 17.75.
300 HURDLES: 1. Melodee Grant (MHS) 53.59.
400 RELAY: 1. Marshall (Kendra Soupir, Rose Anderson, Belle Dieken, Samantha Giannelli) 55.26.
800 RELAY: 1. Lakeview (Hannah Bock, Kendra Soupir, Belle Dieken, Samantha Giannelli) 1:56.49.
1,600 RELAY: 1. Marshall (Claire Boersma, Jenna Christianson, Melodee Grant, Nichole Sample) 4:27.00.
3,200 RELAY: 1. Marshall (Claire Boersma, Jenna Christianson, Nichole Sample, Jackie Turner) 10:05.35.
DISCUS: 1. Haley Bennett (MHS) 97-8.
HIGH JUMP: 1. Sam Lecy (YME) 4-8.
LONG JUMP: 1. Groen (SWC-E) 15-4 1/2.
TRIPLE JUMP: Sydney Griffin (MHS) 35-3.
POLE VAULT: 1. Meghann Naughton (MHS) 7-0.
SHOT PUT: 1. Celeste Werner (LHS) 33-2.