Lady Wolverines Place Eight At Manson
MANSON – The outdoor season began last Thursday, April 12, for the Lady Wolverines of West Bend-Mallard/Gilmore City-Bradgate. Coach Eldon McKimmey’s squad participated in the Kruse Co-Ed Relays at Manson Northwest Webster, where the Lady Wolverines came home with an eighth place finish.
“We finally go to have a track meet!” Coach McKimmey noted. “It was not looking good when the Lady Bison Relays were cancelled, but Manson Northwest Webster allowed us to enter their meet late and we took advantage of their graciousness.”
Capturing first place for the Lady Wolverines was the Distance Medley Relay team comprised of Tori Fogarty, Brook Haley, Monika Fehr and Rachel Fehr, as they turned in a 4:41.45 clocking for the win.
Also taking a first place finish for West Bend-Mallard/Gilmore City-Bradgate was the 4×400 relay tema of Ashlyn Banwart, Bell Gehrt, Monika Fehr and Rachel Fehr with their time of 4:26.05.
“Our squad, being very young, ran in many events they had never competed in before,”?Coach McKimmey noted. “For the most part, they handled it very weill. We won two relays and finished second in another, due in large part to two freshmen.”
The Lady Wolverines’ Sprint Medley Relay squad of Ashlyn Banwart, Kayla Hoskins, Bell Gehrt and Rachel Fehr earned a second place finish with a 1:57.48 clocking.
In the 3000 meter run, Emma Thatcher would place fourth overall in a time of 13:08.32.
The 4×200 relay, with members Kayla Hoskins, Kara Fehr, Emma Thatcher and Bell Gehrt would finish in fifth place overall with their time of 2:00.62.
In the 100 meter hurdle event, Ashlyn Banwart would cross the finish line in :18.5, which was good for a sixth place finish.
The Lady Wolverines’ 4×800 relay, comprised of Monika Fehr, Bell Gehrt, Briley Banwart and Julia Fehr, would earn a seventh place finish in a time of 11:55.15 and rounding out the finishes for WBM/GCB was the 4×100 relay, with Kayla Hoskins, Kara Fehr, Kylee Thilges and Tori Fogarty, who were clocked in at 1:00.17.
“Monika Fehr and Rachel Fehr had an outstanding night,”?noted McKimmey. “We also had two freshmen on the shuttle hurdle relay that would have placed well if, due to inexperience, they hadn’t been disqualified.”
With the current spate of weather affecting schedules for all area teams, the Lady Wolverines are slated to compete tonight (Thursday, April 19) at Manson Northwest Webster again, weather permitting.