MVP has some SERIOUS Track TALENT

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Some CLASSY guys from MVP lost just one relay runner from last years medley squad. 

By Rich Winter

It is very early in the 2018 field and track season but chances are MVP coaches Kyle Bruinsma and Mary Lawson feel pretty good about how their kids ran in the season opener at Wagner. 

Asst. Coaches:Mary Lawson

For those that were paying attention a year ago, Mount Vernon/Plankinton put together solid boys and girls track teams. In May, a year ago, MVP fielded a number of relays that placed at the state track meet on both the boys and girls side. 

If last week’s Wagner meet is any indication, MVP is going to be a handful this season as both boys and girls took titles at the 14-team Wagner meet. MVP boys had 103 points, MVP girls had 83

MVP boys who placed at Wagner

200 - 4. Weston Tobin, MVP, 24.23

400 – Dane Rihanek – 51.97….(So fast for a season opener….Rihanek is one of Class A’s best in this event). 

800 – Kyle Glanzer – 2:03.4 – Again so fast…Glanzer looks like he’s going to have a big year. 4th - Logan Bush, MVP, 2:21.44; Could be a 4x800 squad in the works here. 

3,200: 4. Logan Bush, MVP, 11:42.89; 6. Layne Lewis, MVP, 11:58.40;

4x200: 3. MVP, 1:35.9; (Sure third but that's a very fast early season time)

4x400: 3. MVP, 3:40.95; (Same in the 4x400...fast for so early

4x800: 1. Mount Vernon/Plankinton, 8:47.56; 

Solid relays all the way up…)

Medley: 4. MVP, 4:20.76; 

110 hurdles: 2. Thomas Baker, MVP, 18.10; 3. Riley Deinert, MVP, 18.86; 

300 hurdles: 1. ; 2. Riley Deinert, MVP, 46.86; 4. Thomas Baker, MVP, 47.34;  (like having some depth in these events)

Shot put: 1. Jesse Hastings, MVP, 47-1; (SOLID)

Girls results: MVP has some serious spring and hurdle talents. 

Individual results

100: 1. Camie Walz, MVP, 12.55; 2. Lauren Sees, A, 12.7; 3. Ellie Brozik, Winner, 12.76; 4. Patience Neshiem, E/P, 12.99; 5. Kaetlyn Engebretson, PG, 13.01; 6. Brooklyn Brouwer, TDA, 13.01;

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(Didn't see the 200 results)

400: 1. Dacey Rihanek, MVP, 61.40; (Good 400 to open the season!

4x100: 6. MVP, 56.22;

4x200: 1. Mount Vernon/Plankinton, 1:51.09; (ladies placed in this last year…should be very competitive…

4x400: 1. Mount Vernon/Plankinton, 4:19.4; (That's a good early season time...

4x800: ; 3. MVP, 10:42.8;;

Medley: 1. Mount Vernon/Plankinton, 4:19.4; (Those times can’t be right…too fast)

110 hurdles: Top five in this event were impressive - 100 HURDLES: 1, Jacy Pulse, MCM 15.3; 2, Averi Schmeichel, WC 15.5; 3, Chastnee Lamer, Tri-Valley 15.5; 4, Emily McDonald, Tri-Valley 15.5; 6, Stephanie Faulhaber, MVP 15.6

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300 hurdles: 1. Savannah Risseeuw, MVP, 49.36; 2. (Great first meet results for this young lady)

Discus: 1. Janae Patterson, Wagner, 109-4; 2. Darby Deffenbaugh, KWL, 107-9; 3. Candi Knudson, PG, 101-5; 4. Livi Jurrens, A, 99-7; 5. Tyra Medicine Horn, ACDC, 96-8; 6. Ashley Gerber, TDA, 94-2.

Going to be interesting to see how low MVP can take these times…MVP girls have talent from the 100-800/hurdles and should qualify a boat load of competitive relays. 

Hastings is going to get better in the shot and MVP has a nice mix of hurdles and mid and long sprinters….