Anderson, Kerkhoff lead Panthers

Published 12:00 am Thursday, May 11, 2006

MAPLETON &045;&160;The NRHEG girls finished fourth at the Section 2A True Team Meet at Maple River Tuesday while the boys were sixth out of 11 teams.

Alison Anderson recorded the Panthers’ two victories winning both the 100 and 200. She won the 100 in 13.39 and took the 200 in 27.22.

Alyssa Kerkhoff had NRHEG’s lone second place showing running 1:03.02 in the 400. She would also add a third place effort in the 100 coming to the line in 13.69.

The Panthers’ 4×200 relay team of Bryanna Anthony, Hillary Johnson, Tatum Wacholz and Kerkhoff also finished in third place posting a time of 1:54.98.

Heather Schmit ran a 28.18 in the 200 to finish fourth and took the same place in the 300 low hurdles with a time of 51.44.

Karla Lewer was fourth in the 3,200 and Melissa Barber cleared 8 feet, 6 inches in the pole vault to finish fourth.

The Panthers’ final fourth place showing came in the 4×100 where Anthony, Johnson, Wacholz and Barber finished in 55.57.

&8220;We had lots of good performances and we were in it until the end,&8221; said NRHEG co-head coach Duey Ferber. &8220;We really did the best we could; the kids performed well.&8221;

Blake Kerkhoff led the boys’ effort winning the 400 in 53.3, placing fifth in the 200 at 24.2 and taking sixth in the 100 at 12.5.

The 4×100 team of Orrie Anthony, Alexander Nicolay, Zac Swanson and Greg Ramaker placed sixth in 49.2.

Travis Wayne threw the discus 144-05 and Anthony cleared 10-6 in the pole vault to take seventh.

Tim Rysavy was eighth in the 800 running a 2:10.7.

&8220;Blake continues to own the 400, and we’re looking forward to him lowering the Panther record in the near future,&8221; said Ferber. &8220;Travis Wayne had a personal record in the discus. Orrie Anthony had a personal record in the pole vault and Rysavy had his best time of the year in the 800.&8221;

Blue Earth Area swept the top spots in both the boys’ and girls’ competition.