Brett Miller, KMRS/KKOK Sports Director
MELROSE – Sydney Hagen took first place for Minnewaska and the Lakers placed eight in the top ten, taking first in team scoring at the Melrose Meet on Thursday.
Kierra Wilmes was runner-up for the Lakers who posted a team score of 18. Melrose was second with 56, and Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta took third with 70.
Maria Hinnenkamp was the top finisher for the Dutchmen taking third place.
The Tigers were led by Caryn Marty who finished in 12th place. Kaylie Raths, Kelly Berlinger, Hailey Werk and Isabel Fynboh were 13-16.
For the boys is was Melrose taking first with a team score of 30. Minnewaska was second at 33, Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta took third with 63.
The Dutchmen’s Tyler Pohlman took first place, while the Lakers Maeson Tank placed second.
The Tigers had two top ten finishers with Charles Hanson in eighth place, Thomas Tiernan was ninth. The Tigers Gavin Stallman finished just outside the top ten in 11th place.
Lac qui Parle Meet
APPLETON – Border West Bucs’ eighth-grader Julia Schmidt’s hard work over the summer paid off with a first place finish at a dual meet with Lac qui Parle Valley/Dawson-Boyd on Thursday.
Joe Arens was the top finisher for the Border West boys taking third overall, but Lac qui Parle Valley/Dawson-Boyd was able to get the team win in each race.
Derrick Lupkes took ninth place for the Bucs, Jens Jorgenson was 16th.
Following Schmidt on the girls side, the Bucs Braylen Schmidt took 17th, Emily Franzese finished 19th.
MACA/WCA 7, Lac qui Parle Valley 0
No. 1 – Abbigail Athey (MACA/WCA) def. Katelyn Wittnebel (LQPV), 6-0, 6-3
No. 2 – Katelyn Wehking (MACA/WCA) def. Madelyn Matthies (LQPV), 6-3, 3-6, 6-4
No. 3 – Kassidy Girard (MACA/WCA) def. Kayla Jahn (LQPV), 7-6 (72), 6-2
No. 4 – Hope Sperr (MACA/WCA) def. Sadie Hacker (LQPV), 6-4, 6-3
No. 1 – Greta Hentges/Lakia Manska (MACA/WCA) def. Sarah Halvorson/Claire Lowry (LQPV), 7-5, 6-1
No. 2 – Brynna Olson/Breanna Schmidgall def. Kali Bormann/Tayler Jorgenson (LQPV), 7-5, 6-1
No. 3 – Kjersten Nibbe/Tasha Koehl (MACA/WCA) def. Trish Maharaj/Gerti Sieg (LQPV), 6-0, 4-6, 6-2
Kylie Mau/Destiny Pollard (MACA/WCA) def. Elsie Wiebe/Kylee Asfeld (LQPV), 8-2
GIRLS SWIMMING & DIVING
Melrose 114, Minnewaska/Morris 69