The MHS boys 1,600-meter sprint medley relay team, consisting of Dustin Gertsema, Sawyer Gauer, Bennett Schwenn, and Nick Batchelor, broke a school record with a time of 3:36.67 at the Howard Wood Relays in Sioux Falls on April 30 and May 1. The previous record, set in 1963, was broken by nearly two seconds.
Schwenn also won the boys triple jump with a leap of 45’ 6.5” to defend his championship title from two years ago —the last time the meet took place.
Greta Snaza broke her own school record in the pole vault competition with a vault of 10’0”. Ashlyn Batchelor moved up to No. 2 on the honor roll in the 3,200-meter run with a time of 11:38.36. She also broke her own seventh-grade record in the 1,600-meter run with a time of 5:28.79.
The girls’ 800-meter relay team of Laney Forrette, Siera Wenzl, Greta Snaza, and Madi Thue cracked the top-10 honor roll with a time of 1:50.47. Nick Batchelor moved up the honor roll to No. 4 in the 3,200 meter run with a time of 9:59.38 and to No. 4 in the 1,600-meter run with a time of 4:33.87. Ryker Trevett also earned a spot on the MHS honor roll in the boys shot put. He checked in at No. 7 on the list with a throw of 51’ 1.75”.
Results for the Milbank athletes at the Howard Wood Relays:
Girls pole vault – 4. Greta Snaza, 10’ 0”
Boys pole vault – 14. Karson Weber, 11’ 6”
Girls 3200-meter relay – 5. Milbank (Maurina Street, Amaya Street, Ellie Neugebauer, Ashlynn Batchelor), 10:22.45
Boys shot put – 7. Ryker Trevett, 51’ 1.75”
Girls medley relay – Milbank (Laney Forrette, Siera Wenzl, Madi Thue, Ashlynn Batchelor), 4:32.49
Boys medley relay – 1. Milbank (Dustin Gertsema, Sawyer Gauer, Bennett Schwenn, Nick Batchelor), 3:36.67 (SCHOOL RECORD)
Girls 3200-meter run – 7. Ashlynn Batchelor, 11:38.36
Boys 3200-meter run – Nick Batchelor, 9:59.38Boys triple jump – 1. Bennett Schwenn, 45’ 6.5”Girls 800-meter relay – 7. Milbank (Laney Forrette, Siera Wenzl, Greta Snaza, Madi Thue), 1:50.47
Boys 800-meter relay – 14. Milbank (Dustin Gertsema, Sawyer Gauer, Karson Weber, Kaden Krause), 1:37.11
Girls 1600-meter run – Ashlynn Batchelor, 5:28.79
Boys 1600-meter run – Nick Batchelor, 4:33.87
Girls 400-meter relay – 10. Milbank (Laney Forrette, Siera Wenzl, Greta Snaza, Madi Thue), 52.90
Boys 400-meter relay – 6. Milbank (Dustin Gertsema, Sawyer Gauer, Karson Weber, Bennett Schwenn), 45.51
Girls 1600-meter relay – 9. Milbank (Madi Thue, Maurina Street, Amaya Street, Ellie Neugebauer), 4:19.50
Boys 1600-meter relay – 3. Milbank (Kaden Krause, Nick Batchelor, Sawyer Gauer, Bennett Schwenn), 3:33.34