G-E track girls fourth in conference meet

Published 12:00 am Friday, May 17, 2002

RUSHFORD &045; Aside from two delays for hail storms, it was some of the best weather the Glenville-Emmons track and field teams competed in all spring.

It was definitely their best performance of the year.

The Wolverines turned in many season bests while finishing fourth in the girls’ division and seventh in the boys’ in the 2002 Southeast Conference meet at Rushford.

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&uot;We compete well in the Southeast Conference because the schools are more comparable to our school in size,&uot; said Wolverines coach Mike Kropp. &uot;It is nice as a coach to see the continued improvement in our athletes, and it is good positive reinforcement for the athletes to see that their hard work is paying off.&uot;

Rushford-Peterson/Houston topped the girls’ field with 149 points. Glenville-Emmons had 67.

The Wolverines had two conference champions in Leslie Harlan and Janelle Hummel.

Harlan swept the throws, winning the shot put and discus. Hummel won the 400 meters and was third in the 200.

Leann Chessmore placed in three events, taking second in the discus, fifth in the triple jump and sixth in the shot put. Alisa Rayman was sixth in the triple jump.

The 4×800 relay team of Heidi Hansen, Sarah Greibrok, Megan Bjorklund, and Stephanie Peterson finished third and set a new school record of 11:06.26.

Bjorklund, Greibrok, Chessmore and Rayman took third in the 4×100. Hansen, Bjorklund, Greibrok and Hummel were third in the 4×400. Stephanie Broitzman, Vickie Westland, Sara Leegaard and Peterson placed sixth in the 4×200.

The boys’ title was won by Lanesboro/Fillmore Central with 201.5, points. The Wolverines totaled 22.

Maurice Chessmore finished second in the shot put and discus. He also placed fourth in the triple jump with a new school record of 36-8. David Chessmore, an eighth-grader, finished fifth in the discus.

Next up for the Wolverines is the sub-section meet Thursday, May 23 at New Richland.