NRHEG track and field teams compete in Hayfield Invite

Published 7:26 pm Thursday, April 11, 2019

The NRHEG boys’ and girls’ track and field teams competed at the Hayfield Invite on Tuesday afternoon, where the boys came in second place and the girls finished fifth.

The boys’ team had several strong performances from its athletes, but it wasn’t enough to top a tough Pine Island team.

Senior Brady Agrimson took home three first-place medals and a fourth-place finish. Agrimson set a new school record in the 110-meter high hurdles with a time of 15.22. He also won the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 43.41 and the high jump with a final attempt of 5’10”. His fourth-place finish came in the triple jump, where he finished with a jump of 38’4.5”.

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The final first-place finish for the Panthers was the 4×400 team of juniors Mason Ferber and Argo Gushwa and sophomores Teddy Gushwa and Daniel Nydegger. The team finished the event with a time of 3:46.

Ferber and Nydegger also took second in two events — Ferber coming in as runner up in the 110-meter high hurdles with a time of 16.56 and the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 43.41, and Nydegger took second in the 1,600-meter run and the 800-meter run with times of 5:10.66 and 2:18.19, respectively.

Senior Alex Buckemier came up big in the field events with two second-place finishes in the shot put (43’10.5”) and the discus (121’11”).

“Nice job by our boys,” said head coach Duey Ferber. “Brady has been waiting for two years to set this record in the highs. It was awesome to finally get outside for a meet.”

The girls’ teams saw three events finish in the top three. Freshman Tori Vaale won second place in the 3,200-meter run with a time of 14.25. Freshman Journey Utpadel and eighth grader Raquel Fischer each took a third-place finish. Utpadel in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:43.08, and Fischer in the 200-meter dash with a time of 30.26.

“We are finally outside and figuring out how our events are going to fit together,” Ferber said. “Our younger girls are showing some real potential, as our older girls are doing a nice job scoring.”

The Panthers’ next meet is scheduled for Tuesday in Stewartville.


Meet results

NRHEG at Hayfield Invite


1. Pine Island 198.5

2. NRHEG 123

3. Medford 92.5

4. GMLOKS 81

5. Blooming 55.5

6. Hayfield 29.5

7. FBA 18

8. Lyle Pacelli 3


110-meter high hurdles: Brady Agrimson 15.22

300-meter hurdles: Brady Agrimson 41.44

4×400-meter relay: Mason Ferber, Agro Gushwa, Teddy Gushwa, Daniel Nydegger, 3:46

High jump: Brady Agrimson 5-10


110-meter high hurdles: Mason Ferber, 16.56

300-meter hurdles: Mason Ferber, 43.41

1,600-meter run: Daniel Nydegger, 5:10.66

800-meter run: Daniel Nydegger, 2:18.19

Shot put: Alex Buckmeier, 43-10.5

Discus: Alex Buckmeier, 121-11



1. GMLOKS 113.5

2. Pine Island 113.5

3. Hayfield 87

4. Medford 83

5. NRHEG 65

6. Blooming 57

7. FBA 44

8. Lyle Pac 40


3,200-meter run: Tori Vaale, 14:25


800-meter run: Journey Utpadel, 2:43.08

200-meter dash: Raquel Fischer, 30.26


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Tyler Julson covers sports for the Albert Lea Tribune.

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