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Thursday, May 27, 2010 .dllPta Tri-Coun News. Kimball, MN  ,,..,, 4 Leisure- REPEAT! By Dennis Abernathy, Coach The 2009-2010 EV-W-K girls' Track & Field team has success- fully pulled off a repeat of Confer- ence Champions. For those who do not know, the success of the track and field program over the past four years has exploded. The girls' program has been a Sub-Section Runner-Up along with two Con- ference Championships. This is due, in part, to an increase in par- ticipants program-wide. Just four years ago, Kimball was contrib- uting about 20 kids to the coop- erative with Eden Valley and now averages more than 60. The most recent success came last Tues- daY (May 18) at Pierz High School, when the girls held off the likes of Maple Lake, Holdingford, and Pierz to bring home their second consecutive conference title. Before last year, the last time a conference title was in the hands of a Kimball track team was 1978. Co-Head Coach Jason Morten- son said, "I am very proud of all of our athletes, they earned it. We weren't expecting a conference championship this year, but a few surprising performances can change the entire outcome of the met." Foreign exchange student Larissa Anthofer took first in both the 800m run and mile, with the pole vaulters Macki.Nelson, Nicole Klein, and Sam Stuve taking first, fourth, and sixth respectively, with Macki setting a new confer- ence record, Sarah Messer-plac- ing third in the discus and shot put, Tiffany Kuechle placing sec- ond in the 100m hurdles, and the relays placed first in the 4 x 100, 4 x 200, and 4 x 400. Coach Mortenson also mentioned, "It is really nice to see the Kimball numbers up, Eden Valley used to have twice as many athletes out for track than we. did, but now Kimball has the major- ity of athletes." This is a great feat, seeing that the co-op is the only team in the CMC without a func- tioning track. Eden Valley has a dirt track located at the elemen- tary school and Kimball's track is asphalt, not usable for track meets, and was constructed about seven meters short of a regula- tion track. This makes it very diffi- cult to accurately practice hurdles and nearly impossible to practice starting blocks without a rubber- ized surface. High Jumpers also have a difficult time practicing as they have to jump in the grass and the throwers are commonly in line waiting their tfirn, because of the lack of throwing circles and agri- lime. The athletes commonly train in the grass because of the harsh impact their shins would endure with constant pounding on the asphalt, "Kimball could be the ideal place for a track facility, fight in the middle of the CMC. If con- structed correctly, we could be the host of the conference champion- ships, sub-sections, or the section meet someday," Mortenson said. The boys' team also became a lot more competitive over the past four years, moving up from nearly last in the conference to placing fourth this year. Senior Alex Mies, junior Tyler Loch, and sophomore Danny Lochen all earned All-Con- ference Honors Tuesday. Seeing that Kimball itself currently has five athletes on the state honor roll, andhave broken three school records so far this year, there is no doubt that track and field has made its mark in Kimball. Upcoming Meets: Sub-Sec- tions at B-B-E May 25; Sections at St. John's University June 2. UPDATE: After the May 25 sub- sections, 20 EV-W-K athletes will advance to Sections June 2: Tyler Loch, Trevor Baumann, Alex Mies, loeJames,jakeLinn,RyanMcCann, Danny Lochen, Dengelo lames, Nathan McCann; Rachel Arnold, Molly Hesse, Larissa Anthofer, Brittany Hesse, Liz Kastanek, Mor- gan Meyer, Sam Stuve, Shauny Kramer, Amber Besonen, Macki Nelson, and Sarah Messer. Kimball summer conditioning program By Paul Sundin Kimball Area High School is starting its annual summer con- ditioning program at the begin- ning of June. The program was put together byMarc Davies, alicensed athletic trainer and former profes- sional football player. This will be the third year since this program has been imple- mented. Kimball has seen athletes make great strides in the weight room as well as in athletic compe- tition over the last three years. We invite all Kimball students to partic- Date session 1 Tuesday, June 1st 7-7:45 AM Thursday, June 3rd. 7-7:45 AM Monday, June 7th  7-10 AM Tuesday, June 8th 7-10 AM Thursday, June 10th 7-10 AM Monday, June 14th 7-10 AM Tuesday, June 15th 7-10 AM Thursday, June 17th 7-10 AM Monday, June 21st 7-10 AM Tuesday, June 22nd ?-10 AM Thursday, June 24th 7-10 AM Monday, June 28th 7-10 AM Tuesday, June 29th 7-10 AM Thursday, July !st 7-10 AM Monday, July 5th " 7-10 AM Tuesday, Judy 6th 7-10 AM Thursday, July 8th 7-10 AM Monday, July 12th 7-10 AM Tuesday, July 13th 7-10 AM Thursday, July 15th 7-10 AM Monday, July 19th 7-10 AM Tuesday, July 20th 7-10 AM Thursday, July 22nd ; 7-10 AM Monday, July 26th 7-10 AM Tuesday, July 27th 7-10 AM Thursday, July 29th 7-10 AM ipate in the program this summer. The program runs in the morning, as well as the evening in hopes to accommodate'as many as possible. Students are encouraged to show up on the hour, making it easier to run through the program with a group. If you have any questions about the program, contact Mr. Sundin at the high school for more information. The program will. start Tues- day, June 1, and run.until the end of July. The below: times and dates are listed session 2 3-5 PM 3-5 PM 4-5 PM 4-5 PM 4-5 PM 4-5 PM 4-5 PM 4-5 PM 4-5 PM 4-5 PM 4-5 PM 4-5 PM 4-5 PM 4-5 PM 4-5 PM 4-5 PM 4-5 PM 4-5 PM 4-5PM 4-5 PM 4-5 PM 4-5 PM 4-5 PM 4-5 PM 4-5 PM 4-5 PM Track team-2010 By Dennis Abernathy, Coach Congratulations to the boys' and girls' Track and Field teams on an excellent Central Minn. Con- ference Meet Tuesday, May 18. The boys' team finished with a strong fourth place overall. The girls' team put together their second straight Conference Champion- ship, setting a couple of new con- ference records and breaking two school records in the process! Earning All-Conference Honors at the meet were: Molly Hesse (first- 400m dash) Page 13 Brittany Hesse (second - 400m dash) Larissa Anthofer (first- 1600m run; first - 800m run) Larissa's time of 2:29.43 broke the Kimball school record from 1994. Tiffany Kuechle (second- 100m Hurdles) Macki Nelson (first- Pole V aul0 Macki's vault of 9'6" broke the CMC record of 9' from 2008. Shawny Kramer (first - Shot Put; 1st Discus) Shawny's discus throw of 128'4" set a new CMC record (124' from 1999) and broke Courtney Nistler's school record from 2008. Sarah Messer (third - Shot Put ; 3rd - Discus) 4 x 100 Relay Team (first) Macki Nelson, Nicole Orth, Liz Kastanek, Sam Stuve 4 x 200 Relay Team (first) Molly Hesse, Liz Kastanek, Rachel Arnold, Sam Stuve 4 x 400 Relay Team (first) Brit- tany Hesse, Amber Besonen, Rachel Arnold, Molly Hesse Tyler Loch (third- 100m dash) Alex Mies (third - 400m dash) Nathan McCann (second - 110m High Hurdles) Danny Lochen (second - Pole Vault) EV-W-K.girls' track takes first at CMC By Terry Nelson The Track team competed in the Central Minnesota Conference meet held at Pierz Tuesday, May 18. The girls took first place as a team, and the boys' team placed fourth. The girls' team had several first- place finishers: Shawney Kramer in the shot put and discus, Molly Hesse in the 400 meter dash, Lar- issa Anthofer in the 800 meter run and 1600 meter run, Macki Nel- son in pole vault, and the 4xl00, 4x200, 4x400 meter relay teams took first place. There were also sev- eral second-place finishers: Brit- tany Hesse in the 400 meter dash, Tiffany Kuechle in the 100 meter hurdles, Nathan McCann in the 110 meter hurdles, Danny Lochen in pole vault, and the boys' 4x100, 4x200 meter relay teams took sec- ond place. There were preliminary races in some events, the top eight fnish- ers moved on to the finals in these events. The girls' individual finishers were; 100m dash Macki Nelson fourth-13.87, prelims Macki Nelson sixth-14.16, Liz Kastanek ninth- 14.29, Nicole Orth 13th-14.56; 200m dash Samantha Stuve fourth-28.42, Brittany Hesse sixth-28.84, Amber Besonen 13th-30.05; 400m dash Molly Hesse first-l:02.36, Brit- tany Hesse second-l'04.43, Erica McCann 15th-1:14.04; 800m run Larissa Anthofer first-2:29.43, Maria Donnay 1 lth-2:53.95; 1600m run Larissa Anthofer first-5:38.57, BrookeWinter 12th-6:49.10, Tabitha Capes 15th-7:26.06; 100rd hur- dlesTiffany Kuechle second-17.86, Holly Erickson sixth-18.30, pre- lims Tiffany Kuechle second-17.73, Holly Erickson fifth-i7.95, Kelsey Theigen 12th-19.78; 300m hurdles Rachel Arnold fourth-52.71, Holly Erickson fifth-53.26; 4xl00m relay Macki Nelson, Nicole Orth, Liz Kas- tanek, Samantha Stm, e first- 54.06; 4x200m relay Molly Hesse, Liz Kas- tanek, Rachel Arnold, Samantha Stuve first-l:51.46; 4x400m relay Brittany Hesse, Amber Besonen, Molly Hesse, Rachel Arnold lst- 4:17.57; 4x800m relay Maria Don- nay, Ashley Morris, Kayla Overland, Brooke Winter fourth-ll:45.08; High Jump Morgan Meyer sixth- 4' 6", Bella Cromwell 10th-4' 4"; pole vault Macki Nelson first-9' 6", Nicole Klein fourth-8', Samantha Stuve sixth-7' 6"; long jump Mor- gan Meyer sixth-14' 7.75", Clar- issa Roy eighth-14' 4", prelims Cla- rissa Roy seventh-13' 7.5", Mor- gan Meyer ninth-13' 6.25", Macki Nelson llth-13' 2.75"; triple jump Morgan Meyer eighth 29' 9", pre- lims Morgan Meyer seventh-29' 9", Rachel Arnold 1 lth-27' 10.5", Malia Babbitt 13th-27' 8.25"; shot put Shawny Kramer first-32' 6", Sarah Messer third- 30' 9", prelims Shawny Kramer first-32' 6", Sarah Messer third-30' .5" Casey Schlangen 1 lth- 26' 2"; discus Shawny Kramer first- 128' 4", Sarah Messer third-102' .5", Senior Sarah Messer at the Rocori meet May 21. Sarah placed third in shot put in Tuesday's section qualifiers; she will compete in sections. Senior Macki Nelson,at the CMC meet May 18. Macki is among the 20 EV-W-K track athletes to advance to sections. Submitted photos. Casey S.chlangen fifth-87' 6", pre- lims Shawny Kramer first-09' 10.5", Sarah Messer third-89' 2.5", Casey Schlangen sixth-82' .5". The boys'individual finisherswere; 100m.dash TyLer Loch third-ll.85, prelims Tyler Loch fourth-ll.94; 200m dash Tyler Loch seventh-24.31, IYevor Baumann 11th-25.36, lames De'Angelo 12th-25.6; 400m dash Alex Mies third-52.73, loe James fifth-53.48; 800m run Cole Sand- ers eighth-2:26.78, Dan Fruth 10th- 2:35.91, Tyler. Swafford 14th-2:55; 1600m rtm Mitchell Fischbach 12th- 5:35.25, Brandon Lichte 17th-6:09.09; 3200m run Cameron Wittenberg ninth-12:26.39, Luke Serbus 15th= 13:26.97; ll0m hurdles final and pre- lim Nathan McCann second-17.30; 300m hurdles Nathan McCann sixth-46.81; 4xl00m relay De'Angelo James, Taylor Breauchy, lake Linn, Ryan McCann sec0n-47.74; 4x200m relay Joe James, Danny Lochen, Ryan McCann, Tyler Loch second-l:36.45; 4x400m relay Trevor Baumann, Tay- lor Breauch Joe James, Alex Mies third-3:42.36; 4xS00m relay Kirby Knutson, Dan Fruth, Mitchell Fis- chbach, Cole Sanders third-9:36.43; high jump Nathan McCann sev- enth-5' 2"; pole vault Danny Lochen second-10', Erik Mares fourth-9' 6"; long jump prelims Ryan McCann llth-17' 3", Trevor Baumann 12th- 16' 11.75", Tyler Loch 14th-16' 2"; tri- ple jump ]oe James eighth-37' 5.5", prelims Joe James fifth-37' 5.5", Dan Fruth 10th-34' 9"; shot put prelims Devin Brutger 12th-34' 9.5", Jesse Hedlund 18th-29' 9.5"; discus pre- lims Devin Brutger 13th-96' 7.5", Ed Nielson 18th-72' 11". The girls' team scores were; 1. Eden Valley-Watkins/Kimball 166, 2. Maple Lake 149, 3. Pierz Healy 124.5, 4. Holdingford 115, 5. Bel- grade-Brooten-Elrosa 38.5; 6. Rock- ford 38, 6. Howard-Lake-Waverly- Winsted 38. The boys' team scores were; 1. Maple Lake 164, 2. Pierz Healy 156, 3. Holdingford 64.5, 4. Eden Valley- Watkins/Kimball 74.5, 5. Belgrade- Brooten-Elrosa 66, 5. Howard Lake- Waverly-Wmsted 66, 7. Rockford 56.