RC track teams tops at Ogilvie, approach school records

By Victoria Dahlin

Both the girls and boys Tiger track teams took first place at the Ogilvie Unlimited Tuesday, April 3.

The boys team totaled 136 points to place ahead of Pine City with 95.5 points, Ogilvie with 56.5, Braham with 49 and Aitkin with 29 total team points.

Winning events were Daniel Weber (110m hurdles, 300m hurdles), Johnathan Mielke (shot put, discus throw), Daniel Taylor (1600m, 3200m), Luke Maher (pole vault), 4x800m relay (Kevin Nelson, Garrett Larson, Kyle Nelson, Isaac Johnson), 4x100m relay (Collin Franklin, Hunter Leigland, Joe Halbert, Matt Mallinger), 4x400m relay(Taylor, Leigland, Weber, Johnson).

“We have some strong performances, but more mistakes that need to be addressed as the meets go by,” said Coach Mike Vaughan. “Johnathan Mielke is approaching the school record in the discus that is held by his father. He has to improve six more feet, and I am quite sure this will happen in the upcoming meets. His distance of 146’ 2” puts him among the top in Minnesota.”

The girls racked up 153 team points to place ahead of Mille Lacs (Onamia/Isle) with 141 points, Pine City with 78, Ogilvie with 76, Braham with 65 and Aitkin with 39 total team points.

Earning first places were Morgan Twingstrom (100m hurdles), Keanna Beleau (100m, 200m), Kayla Nelson (400m), Alecia Meier (triple jump), 4x800m relay (Ashley Swanson, Alissa Mell, Sammi Oscarson, Payton Ramberg), 4x200m relay (Bailey Murawski, Kristy Carlson, Brooke Hein, Kayla Nelson), 4x400m relay (Swanson, Oscarson, Hein, Murawski).

“Like the boys some mistakes were made on the girls side, but we have a tremendous amount of speed to make up for some of the mistakes,” said Coach Vaughan. “Like Jonathan, Kayla Nelson is approaching the school record in the 400 held by Paula Behrendt. With those kinds of times this early in the season she should progress as one of the top 400 runners in the state. Many of the girls showed how strong they are in their respective events, but I think all the girls agree that we need to improve the marks we have made so far this season. I am happy that both teams took first, but I know we have lots of work to do before True Team and the GRC conference meet.”

RC Track @ Ogilvie Unlimited

First Place

Boys 4x800m: Kevin Nelson,

Garret Larson, Kyle Nelson,

Isaac Johnson (9:22.6)

Boys 4x400m: Daniel Taylor,

Hunter Leigland, Daniel Weber,

Isaac Johnson (3:53.33)

Boys 4x100m: Collin Franklin,

Hunter Leigland, Joe Halbert,

Matt Mallinger (48.35)

1600m run: Dan Taylor (5:02)

3200m run: Daniel Taylor (11:19)

110m hurdles: Daniel Weber (16.59)

300m hurdles: Daniel Weber (44.55)

Shot put: Johnathan Mielke (41’11”)

Discus throw: Johnathan Mielke (146’2”)

Pole vault: Luke Maher (11’)

Girls 4x800m relay: Ashley Swanson, Alissa Mell, Sammi Oscarson,

Payton Ramberg (11:11.93)

Girls 4x400m relay: Ashley Swanson, Sammi Oscarson, Brooke Hein,

Bailey Murawski (4:35.73)

Girls 4x200m relay: Bailey Murawski, Kristy Carlson, Brooke Hein,

Kayla Nelson (1:55.30)

100m dash: Keannu Belau (13.41)

200m dash: Keannu Belau (28.77)

400m: Kayla Nelson (59.93)

100m hurdles: Morgan Twingstrom (17.78)

Triple jump: Alecia Meier (29’11½ ”)


Second Place

800m run: Isaac Johnson (2:19.36)

300m hurdles: Zeth Langworthy (48.57)

Long jump: Alex Scheffer (17’1½ ”)

High jump: Daniel Weber (5’3”)

Pole vault: Max Maher (10’6”)

800m run: Alissa Mell (2:47.87)

1600m run: Ashley Swanson (6:11)

Long jump: Kristy Carlson (13’2½”)


Third Place

1600m run: Kyle Nelson (5:25)

3200m run: Kevin Nelson (11:42)

110m hurdles: Zeth Langworthy (19.93)

Discus throw: Jordan Nelson (104’6½”)

Girls 4x100m relay: (59.37)

800m run: Sammi Oscarson (2:49.96)

3200m run: Payton Ramberg (14:12)

300m hurdles: Kristy Carlson (57.65)

Triple jump: Kristy Carlson (28’8¾”)

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