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Track & Field: Osakis boys break records in Prairie Conference victory – Alexandria Echo Press

The Osakis track and field teams competed in the Prairie Conference meet at St. John’s University on Wednesday and, on the boys’ side, broke a few records in a team victory.

The Silverstreaks took first place among the boys (128 points) and second place among the girls (83 points); Browerville won the girls competition with 83 points.

On the boys’ side, Osakis was led by Andrew Jones, who placed in the 300-meter hurdles (41.28) and set the conference record.

Andrew’s older brother, Stewart, set the conference record in 2023, and their older brother, Jacob, was also a standout for Osakis. These three hold three of the top four places in school history in the 300 hurdles.

Andrew also won the 110 meter hurdles (17.14).

Trenton VanNyhuis also broke a school record in the long jump with a distance of 21 feet, 1.5 inches to finish second. This disc was
formerly held by Jim Thimmish, who set the record in 1977.

VanNyhuis also set the conference record in the triple jump (43’1.75), but that record was later broken by Upsala-Swanville’s Joseph Guthrie, who had a jump of 43-01.75 to finish first, while VanNyhuis finished second.

Kaleb Helberg (shot put, 40’5.50) also took an individual victory in the event.

The 4×100 relay team of Andrew Ziesmer, Noah Goodwin, Kaleb Helberg and Keaton Lien (46.81) took first place in their race, as did the 4×200 relay team of Andrew Ziesmer, Kaleb Helberg , Noah Goodwin and VanNyhuis (1:39.78). .

“A lot of guys contributed in different ways, helping bring home a win in one of the most talented groups of athletes I’ve seen in our conference since I’ve been coaching,” Osakis coach said , Lee VanNyhuis. “I expect to see a lot of guys from around the conference on the podium at the end of the season (state meet).”

Addison Roering led the girls with a first-place finish in the 200 (27.76).

The Osakis girls also won three relays: 4×100 (Sophia Doiron, Stephy Marthaler, Hailey Walker, Kiana Kendall, 54.34); 4×200 (Harlie Schwope, Katie Collins, Hailey Walker, Addison Roering, 1:52.41) and 4×400 (Addison Roering, Ally Boyer, Abbi Helwig, Katie Collins, 4:25.36).

“On paper, our girls were supposed to finish fourth,” VanNyhuis said. “I knew we had a good team and that we would do much better than people expected. The girls really did a great job of peaking at the right time. We just didn’t have enough to follow a talented Browerville team “Sometimes I forget how young we are. Our older girls have a lot of experience and have done a great job leading the team. We should be proud of what we have done. “

The Osakis girls team competes in the MN Class A true team state meet in Stillwater on Saturday starting at 10 a.m.

2024 Prairie Conference Meet

BOYS TEAM SCORES – 1. Osakis 128, 2. St. John’s Prep 118, 3. Upsala/Swanville 66, 4. LPGE 33, 5. Browerville 8

GIRLS’ TEAM SCORES – 1. Browerville 103, 2. Osakis 83, 3. LPGE 78, 4. St. John’s Prep 56, 5. Upsala/Swanville, 33

OSAKIS BOYS TOP-SIX – 100m – Brennen Gustafson, 3rd, 11.86; Keaton Link, 4th, 12:05 p.m.; Noah Goodwin, 5th, 12:19; 200m – Brennen Gustafson, 4th, 24.19; Keaton Link, 5th, 24.71; Andrew Jones, 6th, 24.84; 400m – Zackery Bruder, 2nd, 52.15; Jacob Taplin, 5th, 58.02, Micah Moore, 6th, 1:00.23; 800 m – Zackery Bruder, 3rd, 2:12.37; Jaxon Christner, 5th, 2:14,15; 3200m – Chase Johanson, 5th, 11:44.91; Henry Miller, 6th, 11:48.60; 110 m HURDLES – Andrew Jones, 1st, 17.14; Bryler Gustafson, 2nd, 6:40 p.m.; 300m HURDLES – Andrew Jones, 1st, 41.28; Brennen Gustafson, 3rd, 43.75; Bryler Gustafson, 4th, 45.90; 4×100 – Andrew Ziesmer, Noah Goodwin, Kaleb Helberg, Keaton Lien, 1st, 46.81; 4×200 – Andrew Ziesmer, Kaleb Helberg, Noah Goodwin, Trent VanNyhuis, 1st, 1:39.78; 4×400 – Bryler Gustafson, Jacob Taplin, Jaxon Christner, Zackery Bruder, 2nd, 3:46.43; 4×800 – Jaxon Christner, Levi Ries, Chase Johanson, Jacob Taplin, 3rd, 10:00.06; Shot put – Kaleb Helberg, 1st, 40’5.50; Caiden Knox, 2nd, 37’9; Mikkel Stienert, 3rd, 36’9; DISCUS – Kaleb Helberg, 2nd, 136’8; Tal Loverink, 4th, 111’2; HIGH JUMP – Noah Goodwin, 2nd, 5’10; Trenton VanNyhuis, 3rd, 5’10; LONG JUMP – Trenton VanNyhuis, 2nd, 21’1.5; Andrew Jones, 4th, 19’3; Brennen Gustafson, 5th, 18’9.5; TRIPLE JUMP – Trenton VanNyhuis, 2nd, 43’1.75; Bryler Gustafson, 6th, 36’4.5

OSAKIS GIRLS TOP-SIX FINISHES – 100m – Kiana Kendall, 4th, 13.79; Kaelyn Walker, 5th, 13.88; 200m – Addison Roering, 1st, 27.76; Kiana Kendall, 3rd, 28.54; Kaelyn Walker, 5th, 28.69; 400m – Katie Collins, 4th, 1:05.43; 800m – Abbi Helwig, 5th, 2:42.23; 3200m – Adelynne Olschlager, 6th, 14:01.13; 100 m HURDLES – Harlie Schwope, 4th, 18.05; 300m HURDLES – Harlie Schwope, 2nd, 50.87; Kaelyn Walker, 5th, 52.56; 4×100 -Sophia Doiron, Stephy Marthaler, Hailey Walker, Kiana Kendall, 1st, 54.34; 4×200 – Harlie Schwope, Katie Collins, Hailey Walker, Addison Roering, 1st, 1:52.41; 4×400 – Addison Roering, Ally Boyer, Abbi Helwig, Katie Collins, 1st, 4:25.36; 4×800 – Abbi Helwig, Ally Boyer, Natalie Albert, Adelynne Olschlager, 4th, 11:05.95; Shot put – Kiana Kendall, 3rd, 28’9.5; Lexy Marthaler, 5th, 27’9.5; Kaelyn Walker, 6th, 27’2; DISCUS – Erika Baker, 3rd, 92’11; Stéphanie Mages, 4th, 92’0; Addison Kranz, 6th, 80’1; HIGH JUMP – Aislinn Brown, 2nd, 4’11; Emma Lubbers, 6th, 4’5; LONG JUMP – Stephy Marthaler, 3rd, 15’0.25; Alaina Gould, 4th, 14’10.75; Aislinn Brown, 5th, 14’4.75; TRIPLE JUMP – Stephy Marthaler, 3rd, 31’5.5; Harlie Schwope, 31’3.5; Aislinn Brown, 6th, 30’6.25