Shortened by the storm

Gillingham wins shot put in weather-shortened New Ulm meet

NEW ULM — An early rain-out at the New Ulm track and field meet on Tuesday didn’t prevent Marshall from putting together some quality performances in a short span of time. While just 11 of the 36 scheduled events were completed, the Tigers still put together six top-3 performances and another four top-5 finishes.

Junior thrower Paige Gillingham led the way for the Tigers in the shot put with Marshall’s sole first-place performance on the day. Gillingham recorded a distance of 32-3.75 while teammate Chioma Onyeaghala set a new personal record with a distance of 26-10.25 in the event.

Onyeaghala also put together a runner-up finish in the long jump, jumping 15-03, while her fellow junior teammate Makayli Burrell set a personal best of 13-07 to claim fifth place. Tri-City United freshman Louise Stock edged out Onyeaghala by just an inch to claim first place.

In the high jump, eighth graders Elsie Deutz and Brooklyn Purrington tied for second in the event at 4-04.the mark was two inches shy of Deutz’s personal best and 11 inches shy of Purrington’s career best. New Ulm seventh grader Leah Brustad won the event at 4-06.

Aidan Schuerman was the Marshall boys’ top individual on the day with a third-place finish in the 110-meter hurdles, putting him 1.4 seconds back of first-place Blake Stephens of Redwood Valley and 0.98 seconds back of runner-up Will Kaesermann of Minnesota Valley Lutheran. Schuerman is a sophomore while each of the top two finishers are seniors.

Freshman Aysia Miles placed fourth for the Tigers in the girls 100 meters at 14.17 while Malachi Carrasca-Storm rounded out the Marshall top-5 individual finishers with a distance of 33-3.5 in the boys triple jump.

The Marshall girls 4×800-

meter relay teams took second and fifth place in the event. The group of eighth graders Sydney Towne, Oakley Schneekloth, Landrey Graven and sophomore Avery Schneekloth took second place at 10:28.47 while Amelia Mertz, Madysson Hasert, Makayla Hasert and Hailey Larsen took fifth place at 12:20.02.

Redwood Valley’s crew of Lola Luze, Madalyn Munsell, Addie Thomes and Ellie Nelson won the event in 10:16.79.

At the time the meet was called off, the Marshall girls were in fourth place through seven out of 18 events with 41 points while the boys were in fifth place through four events with 11 points. MVL led the boys with 39 points while Tri-City United led the girls with 64 points.

Marshall is next scheduled to compete at Mankato East on Thursday at 4 p.m. and at the Howard Wood relays in Sioux Falls this weekend.


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