NRHEG girls advance to state

Published 12:00 am Saturday, May 11, 2002

WELLS &045; Once again, the New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva girls’ track and field team had plenty of superlative individual performances.

But again it was the team aspect that stood out. And it was the ideal time for it.

The Panthers captured the True Team Section 2A championship, earning a trip to state by topping a 12-squad field at Wells Thursday with 623.5 points. Montgomery-Lonsdale was second with 575.5, followed in the top five by United South Central with 523, Hayfield 482 and Maple River 403.

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&uot;Wow!&uot; said Panthers co-coach Duey Ferber. &uot;Everyone pulled together and performed well when we needed it. It’s the total team effort that impresses me the most.&uot;

Camille Kyte and Nicole Lonning were particularly impressive.

Kyte won three events, the 100 meters in a school-record 12.58 seconds and the 400 in a record 60.34. She also won the 200, clocking 26.64.

Lonning swept the throwing events, winning the shot put at 36-7 3/4 and the discus at 116 1/2.

Kalisha Anthony won the pole vault, clearing 9 feet, and was second in the 100 high hurdles in a school-record 16.37.

The Panthers’ other first was by the 4×200 relay team of Emily Kofstad, Brandis Hagen, Anthony and Alison Anderson. Kofstad, Ellen Johnson, Michelle Dobberstein and Anthony took third in the 4×100 while Jessica Brouwers, April Bayerkohler, Melissa Maurer and Michel Maurer were fourth in the 4×800.

Other places: Hansen, fifth, 100 hurdles and fifth, high jump; Mackensie Tappe, 10th, triple jump; Kyte, 11th, triple jump; Anderson, fifth, 100; 4×400 relay, seventh (Ashley Misgen, Alicia Kaplan, Amber Sommers, Melissa Barber); Megan Groskreutz, seventh, pole vault; Karla Lewer, seventh, 3200 and 11th, 1600; Brouwers, eighth, 3200; Kaplan, eighth, long jump and 12th, 400; Kofstad, 11th, long jump; Bayerkohler, 14th, 1600; Jean Raimann, eighth, shot put; Misgen, seventh, high jump; Michel Maurer, seventh, 800; Melissa Maurer, 13th, 800; Anderson, fifth, 200.

The Panthers compete in the True Team State Meet Saturday at 10 a.m. at the National Sports Center in Blaine.