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Wynot girls claim Hartington Invitational title

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HARTINGTON — Despite some blustery conditions as per the usual this time of the year in the region, the Wynot track team overcame the elements to put on a show last week at the Trojan Invitational.

All told, a dozen Blue Devils set personal records as the girls won the event and the boys ended up in fourth.

Leading the girls were: Krystal Sudbeck (first, long jump,

Krystal Sudbeck (first, long jump, 15-10.5), first, 200 dash, 28.37; fourth, 100 dash, 13.73), April Folkers (first, shot put, 31-04; first, discus, 93-07), the 4x100 relay (first, 52.01),

Kinslee Heimes (second, 100 dash, 13.6; second, 200 dash, 28.46; third, long jump, 15-09.5), the 4x400 relay (second, 4:32.3), the 4x800 relay (second, 11:03.66),

Kayla Pinkelman (second, 100 hurdles, 18.11; third, 300 hurdles, 56.56), Amy Tramp (second, discus, 93-04; third, shot put, 28-01.5),

Allison Wieseler (second, 800 run, 2:53.15);

Kendra Pinkelman (second, 400 run, 1:06.04),

Myrah Sudbeck (third, 400 run, 1:05; fourth, 200 dash, 27.5),

Karley Heimes (third, high jump, 4-08),

Amber Lawson (third, triple jump, 29-03; sixth, 400 run, 1:14.32),

Lauren Haberman (fourth, discus, 82-02),

Annika Heimes (fifth, 800 run, 3:01.89) and Autumn Guenther (fifth, 3,200 run, 15:47.82).

The Wynot boys got major scoring from Peyton Wieseler (fist, discus, 126-08), the 4x800 relay (second, 9:55.89), Garrett Lange (second, shot put, 39-08)

Also earning medals for Wynot were: Charlie Schroeder (third, 200 dash, 24.61; fifth, 100 dash, 12.29), the 4x100 relay (third, 48.77), the 4x400 relay (third, 4:02.41), Korbin Guenther (third, 3,200 run, 12:17.47), Jack Kuchta (third, high jump, 5-08), Tyler Nicks (fourth, 1,600 run, 5:21), Joseph Sudbeck (fourth, long jump, 17-02.5), Chase Schroeder (fifth, 800 run, 2:23.85), Dylan Heine (sixth, 800 run, 2:30.56) and Colin Wieseler (sixth, 400 run, 59.27).

Tramp had a strong week and that didn’t go unnoticed for her and the team. She is happy with how the girls performed.

“We are working really hard, having fun, working together and cheering each other on,” Tramp said.

One thing head coach Lee Heimes has seen with his Wynot team is the advancement in performance by his younger athletes.

“Our freshman class is really doing well this year,” Heimes said. “They are scoring a lot of points and are competing at a very high level. They are fun to watch.”

Tramp said the more intense days of the pandemic seem to be slowly slipping into the distance, but there are still aspects that linger.

“it’s just about trying to get past it and not let that get to us,” Tramp said. “I feel like most things are back to normal and now it’s about being aware of the other people around you and keeping your distance.

“We never were aware of the risks that come along with being closer to each other. I’ve noticed that huddles aren’t as close to each other and sharing each other’s equipment and stuff we would normally do, now we are more aware of the things that we use. It’s normal now.”