The Redwood Valley boys and girls track teams finally got to get outdoors Monday afternoon, competing at the Marshall invitational.
The Cardinal girls finished in fourth place, just five team points behind third- place Willmar (77-72). Marshall captured the girls team title with 132.5 team points.
The Cardinal boys, meanwhile, also earned a fourth place finish as Waconia rolled to the team title with 143 points.
Freshman Hannah Schjenken had a nice afternoon, winning the 400 meter dash (1:03.51), finishing third in the long jump (15’ 9 1/4”) and second as part of the 4x200 relay team of Caitlyn Johnson, Ella Fuhr and Sydney Sommers (1:56.70).
Alexa Steffl was second in the 100 meter hurdles (17.62) and placed third in the 300 hurdles (51.53). The 4x400 relay team of Fuhr, Johnson, Aubree Hicks and Sommers was third (4:30.91), and the 4x100 relay team of Johnson, Fuhr, Alaina Goblirsch and Sidney Beran was third (54.21).
Beran added a third-place finish in the triple jump (30’ 11 1/2”), while teammates Bri Panitzke (30’ 7”) and Josi Kodet (30’ 6”) were fifth and sixth respectively. Hicks added a fifth place finish in the 1,600 (5:55.31). Catherine Buffie was sixth in the 1,600 (6:01.21) and seventh in the 3,200 (12:40.81).
The 4x800 team of Hicks, Kaitlyn Loftus, Sophia Uhlenkamp and Jasmine Barnes finished in sixth (12:30.94).
Marshall Invitational Women’s Team Results - Marshall 132.5, Waconia 116, Willmar 77, Redwood Valley 72, Lakeview 59, Sioux Falls Roosevelt 31.5
Senior Logan Josephson had a strong outing in his first outdoor meet this spring, winning the 100 meter dash (11.56), finishing second in both the 200 meter dash (23.70) and long jump (20’ 3 1/2”) and placing third in the 300 hurdles (43.63).
The Redwood Valley 4x800 relay team of Mason Clark, Maverick Goblirsch, Gavin Dow and Deon Estebo (8:59.20) earned a third-place finish. The Cardinal 4x200 relay team of Aeneas Pacheco, Bennet Vollbehr, Brayden Reynolds and Jordan Mertens (1:43.17) would finish in fourth.
The duo of Jayson Peyerl (10:50.27) and Deon Estebo (10:53.60) were third and fourth respectively in the 3,200.
The 4x100 team of Pacheco, Vollbehr, Reynolds and Jordan Mertens (49.60) finished fifth, and the 4x400 team of Clark, Dow, Jake Evans and Leo Steffl (4:03.70) was sixth.
Mertens also earned a fifth place finish in the triple jump (37’ 4”) and was sixth in the high jump (5’ 8”). Clark and Peyerl finished sixth and seventh respectively in the 1,600 meter run. Kyle Huhnerkoch added a sixth-place finish in the 200 meter dash (24.60) and was seventh in the 100 (12.18). Jed Hansen was sixth in the pole vault (9’6”), and Luke Grannes finished seventh (9’6”).
Marshall Invitational Men’s Team Results - Waconia 143, Marshall 128, Willmar 122, Redwood Valley 68, Sioux Falls Roosevelt 15, Lakeview 12