Rebels earn 2nd at indoor meet

Published 9:39am Friday, April 5, 2013

The United South Central boys’ and girls’ track and field teams competed in their second indoor meet of the season at Minnesota State, Mankato, Tuesday.

As a team the Rebels took second out of five teams in the boys’ and girls’ divisions.

Mikayla Gormley led the girls’ team by winning the 55-meter dash and the 200-meter dash. Also earning first place finishes were Amanda Allis (shot put) and Aubrey Olson (55-meter low hurdles)

Those were in addition to Emily Mantor’s record-breaking performance in the 3,200-meter run. Mantor’s time of 11:31.7 chopped 16 seconds off the former Rebels indoor record. The 4×200-meter relay team of Gormley, Anissa Janzig, Linsey Thisius and Caitlyn Klocek also won their event.

On the boys’ side, James Dundas threw a personal record in the shot put of 44-4 to win the event. Also earning first place finishes were Tyler Johannsen (pole vault), Brian Remington (3,200-meter Run), Dakota Kalis (55-meter high hurdles), and the 4×400-meter relay team of John Schuster, Johannsen, Kalis and Tyler Lackey.

“All in all, I’d say we had a good meet,” Rebels head coach Kent Viesselman. “I was especially pleased with Emily and Beth’s (Stevermer) time in the 3,200. Both are very good times. I was also very happy with Dakota’s (Kalis) Long Jump and John’s (Schuster) Triple Jump. Both were big improvements on two events we’ve stuggled with for a couple of years.”