Panthers’ reign continues

Published 12:00 am Saturday, May 19, 2001

NEW RICHLAND – As for individual performances, you couldn’t do any better than Camille Kyte.

Saturday, May 19, 2001

NEW RICHLAND – As for individual performances, you couldn’t do any better than Camille Kyte.

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The same is true for her team.

Kyte won four events and the New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva girls’ track and field team defended its Gopher Conference championship in Thursday’s annual meet at New Richland.

It was the fourth consecutive title for the Panthers, who totaled 197 points. Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton was second with 126, followed by Waterville-Elysian-Morristown with 94, Medford 46, Faribault Academies 45, Blooming Prairie 31 and Alden-Conger 29.

&uot;Things went really well for us tonight,&uot; said NRHEG co-coach Duey Ferber.

Especially for Kyte. She swept the sprints, taking the 100 meters in 13.2 seconds, the 200 in 27.0 and the 400 in 63.4. She won the triple jump with a distance of 33-1 1/2.

&uot;I’ve coached for 12 years and never had anyone win four individual events,&uot; said Ferber.

But Kyte wasn’t alone. The Panthers won five more events and took second in four others. They won three of four relays, placing second in the other.

The throwers were again strong, matching Kyte’s 40 points. Jenifer Brouwers, Nicole Lonning and Jean Raimann went 1-2-3 in the discus. Lonning was second in the shot put, Brouwers fourth, Raimann sixth.

Kalisha Anthony was first in the pole vault at 9-0, a new conference record. She was third in the 100 hurdles. Kelsie Hansen took first in the high jump.

Jessica Brouwers, April Bayerkohler, Melissa Maurer and Michel Maurer won the 4×800 relay. Emily Kofstad, Anthony, Ellen Johnson and Alison Anderson took the 4×200. Jenifer Brouwers, Alicia Kaplan, Sarah Kyte and Jessica Brouwers were first in the 4×400.

Michel Maurer took second in the 800. Kofstad, Anthony, Johnson and Dobberstein were second in the 4×100.

Other NRHEG places: Kofstad, third, long jump and third, 100; Melissa Barber, third, 1600 and sixth, 3200; Jenifer Brouwers, third, 400; Megan Groskreutz, fourth, pole vault; Kaplan, fourth, long jump; Hansen, fourth, 100 hurdles and fifth, 300 hurdles; Jessica Brouwers, fourth, 800; Ashley Misgen, fifth, high jump; Brandis Hagen, fifth, 100; Anderson, sixth, 200.

The Panthers compete this Thursday at Wells in the sub-section meet.