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CMC indoor track meet kicks off new season By Pat Garry, Staff writer Spring has sprung and area schools got together in the sea- son's first boys' and girls' indoor track meet Friday, March 22, at the St. Cloud State Field House. Fol- lowing are the results: Girls' 55-meter dash: Miranda Albert placed 7th with 8.80, Holly Loch 8th with 8.81, Amanda McCann 14th, and Amanda Trout 21st. Jenny Puncochar of Maple Lake took 1st with 8.06. Boys' 55-meter dash: DeShaun James took 5th with 7.40, Tyler Heiss took 19th. Tyler Millner of Pierz took 1st with 7.11. Girls' 200-meter dash: Malina R6ettgermann placed 3rd with 29.93, Amanda McCann placed 6th with 32.75, and Hannah Ehlinger placed 17th with 35.74. First place went to Arianna Vasilj of Holding- ford, with 29.43. Boys' 200-meter dash: De'Shaun James placed 3rd with 25.60, Tommy Lochen placed 6th with 26.20, and Pierz's Tyler Mill- ner took 1st with 24.90. Girls' 400-meter dash: Malina R6ettgermann placed 3rd with 1:09.80, Julia Stotz placed llth with 1:17.50, Kenzie Leither placed 15th with 1:19.30. Summer Storm of Holdingford took 1st place with 1:08.00. Boys' 400-meter dash: Aus- tin Pelkey of Eden Valley-Watkins took 1st place with 54.30, and Aus- tin Marx placed 5th with 57.30. Girls' 800-meter run: Courtney Geislinger placed 7th with 2:54.10, Savanna Gohmann placed 9th with 3: 00.20, Madeleine Geislinger placed 13th with 3:22.00, while Beth-el Argarin of Pierz took 1st place with 2:44.50. Boys' 800-meter run: Dean Stewart placed 7th with 2:30.10, Brandon Faber place 14th with 2:57.40, Chris Laam placed 15th with 2:57.90. Maple Lake's Evan Hertwig took 1st place with 2:21.20. Girls' 1600-meter run: Emma Kuechle placed 12th with 7:52.00, Maria Roeser placed 13th with 8:03.40, Steph Roeser placed 14th with 8:04.40. Abigail Botten of Rockford took 1st place with 5:58.00. Boys' 1600-meter run: Dean Stewart placed 10th with 5:50.90, Blaine Tschida placed llth with 5:52.50, Chris Laam placed 17th with 6:43.00, and Andrew Zach- man of Holdingfordtook 1st place with 5:04.90. Girls' 3200-meter run: Holding- ford's Alli Ruprecht took 1st place with 12:39.00. Boys' 3200-meter run: Kirby Knutson placed 8th with 12:34.00, Shadly Callahan placed 9th with 13:44.00, Dawson Kelly placed 10th with 17:17.00, and Abraham Skwira of Holdingford placed 1st with 10:54.00. Girls' 55-meter hurdles: Tif- fany Kuechle placed 2nd with 10.30, Abbey Straley placed 7th with 10.80, Emily Donnay placed 10th with 10.99, Erica McCann placed 12th with 11.80, and Maple Lake's Court- ney Pribyl took 1st place with 10.00. Boys' 55-meter hurdles: Con- nor Wittenberg of Eden Valley- Watkins took 1st place with 9.00. Girls' 4xl00-meter relay: Eden Valley-Watkins-Kimball placed 2nd with 57.50 and Maple Lake took 1st place with 54.90. Boys' 4xl00-meter relay: Eden Valley-Watkins-Kimball placed 4th with 50.80 and Maple Lake took 1st place with 47.60. Girls' 4x200-meter relay: Eden Valley-Watkins-Kimball placed 3rd with 2:04.60 and Holdingford took 1st place with 2:01.50 Boys' 4x200-meter relay: Eden ValleyrWatkins-Kimball took 1st place with 1:40.60. Girls' 4x400-meter relay: Eden Valley-Watkins-Kimball took 1st place with 4:32.80. Boys' 4x400-meter relay: Eden Valley-Watkins-Kimball placed 3rd with 3:57.00, and Rockford took 1st place with3:51.30. Girls' 4xS00-meter relay: Eden Valley-Watkins-Kimball placed 5th with 12:15.90, and Maple Lake took 1st place with 11:09.80. Boys' 4xS00-meter relay: Eden Valley-Watkins-Kimball placed 4th with 9:47.00, and Maple Lake took 1st place with 9:03.50. Girls' High Jump: Tiffany Kue- chle placed 9th with 4-02.00, Julia Stotz tied for 10th place with 4-00.00, Emma Kuechle tied for 12th place with 3-10.00. Jor- dan Weeding of Rockford won the event with 5-00.00. Boys' High Jump: Eden Valley- Watkins' Connor Wittenberg took 1st place with 6-00.00, Austin Marx tied for 5th place with 5-06.00, and Kirby Knutson tied for 10th place with 5-02.00. Girls' Long Jump: Holly Loch of Eden Valley-Watkins took 1st place with 14-07.00, Brittany Hesse placed 3rd with 14-00.00, and Emily Donnay placed 6th with 13-02.00. Boys' Long Jump: Austin Pelkey of Eden Valley-Watkins took 1st place with 19-07.00, and De'Shaun James placed 7th with 16-09.00. Girls' Triple Jump: Abbey Straley placed 3rd with 29-10.00, and Howard Lake's Raechell Bay- erl took 1st place with 30-04.00. Boys' Triple Jump: Grant Bul- lert of Holdingford took 1st place with 39-00.50. Girls' Shot Put: Raevon Will- net placed 2nd with 29-04.00, Allie Seth placed 5th with 28-03.00, Lexi Streit placed 24th with 17-03.00, Ashley Kelly placed 25th with 16-02.50, and Jenny Puncochar of Maple Lake won the event with a toss of 31-01.50. Boys' Shot Put: Austyn Schlueter placed 2nd with 45-04.00, Adam Laabs placed 6th with 35-09.00, Tyler Smith placed 7th with 35-05.00, Jacob Leither placed 12th with 33-08.00, Matt Benson tied for 16th place with 31-09.00, and Isaac Kotila of Maple Lake won the event with a toss of 47-08.00. Girls' Pole Vault: Hannah War- zecha of Holdingford won the event with 7-00.00. Boys' Pole Vault: Tommy Lochen placed 3rd with 8-00.00, and Kyle Kolstad of Holdingford won the event with 12-00.00. EV-W HS celebrates Ag Week Friday, March 22, several students drove their tractors - great, big tractors - to school at the high school in Eden Valley. It was all part of National Agriculture Week. Yet another reminder of how important and pervasive agriculture is in our communities. r i i Iiiiiirrl iiiiii i,ir,i i iii Senior captain Tiffany Kuechle is giving it her best on Friday night at SCSU in this sprint. Tiffany is an all-around trackster, she runs, high jumps and hurdles as well. Senior captain Torey Rohloff is lacing up his running shoes getting ready to lead his track team this year. WED., APR. 17 Bidding starts to close at 10 a,m, CDT : =.o,oo strait, s~eo S~L~ .... selling without reservesl Including: track cranes, deck finisher, tele- trailers, heavy trucks, pick- pilings and more. 10% buyer's flies. 866.608,9283 Ag week drawing winners The Eden Valley-Watkins FFA Alumni and Schmitt Farms Seed Division showed their apprecia- tion for farmers during National Agriculture Week by sponsoring a drawing for what farmers produce: food. The winner of the FFAAlumni and Schmitt Farms Seed Division $50 gift certificates are: Valley Meats and Grocery: Angela Newcomb and Sarah Kad- datz. Steins Thriftway: Chuck Unter- burger and Fr. Dick Gross. Congratulations, and thank you for supporting farmers during National Agriculture Weeld tim i t limit I EV-W-K Tracksters competed indoors at'the SCSU Fieldhouse on Friday, March 22 to start their season early. They look forward to warmer weather and snow melting, so they can get out and really get moving. Photos courtesy of Vanessa Schlueter. 'Is Farming YOur Future?' April 14 Are you trying to figure out if a farming career is right for you? The Land Stewardship Proj- ect's Farm Beginnings program is offering a "Farm Dreams" work- shop from 1-5 p.m. Sunday, April 14, at Good Earth Food Co-op in St. Cloud. The registration fee is $20 for Land Stewardship Project (LSP) members and $40 for non-. members, and pre-registration is required. For details or to register, contact Nick Olson by calling (320) 269-1057, or e-mailing nicko@ Reg- istration is also available at www. In this interactive workshop, participants will learn about regional training opportunities through LSP's Farmer-to-Farmer Network, the Sustainable Farming Association of Minnesota, Univer- sity of Minnesota Extension and others. This class is the first step to planning an educational path toward farming. After participating in this class and getting on-farm training over the growing season, prospective farmers may be ready for Farm Beginnings, a 40-hour course on strategic planning for low-cost, sustainable methods of farm- ing. The deadline for the 2013- 2014 Farm Beginnings course is Aug. 1, and classes will be held in the Minnesota communities of Winona and St. Cloud, beginning in the fall. For more information on Farm Beginnings educational offerings, call (507) 523-3366, or visit ~:~ )itita on Therapy Day Care ...... ' Hospice Care . Respite Care Blood Pressure Screening i!i!i~i~i~i~i~i!iiiii]iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii~iiiii~iii~!iii~ii~iii~i~i~ii!~i~i~i i/, ~i ,i, ~'~