Rebels earn 2nd at indoor meet

Published 9:39 am 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)

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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.”