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Chloe Bartles to Samantha Schuyler in the Howard Wood medley relay

WINNER girls are having a HELL of a track season
May 11, 2017

By Rich Winter

All season long I've kinda been throwing up on the Winner boys. The guys have been doing some terrific stuff on the track and it's hard not to get drawn into the stuff Cameron Kuil is doing (Like breaking Chas DeMers 400 record on Tuesday with a scintillating 49.27...BUT, quietly and suddenly with some AUTHORITY, the Winner girls are having themselves a heck of a track season.


Alright, so Wednesday morning I'm jonesing to get a peek at the results from the MVP meet on Tuesday. 

One of the results that really stood out for me was the discus performance of Winner senior Kyran Meek who won the event with a 113-2. I'm sorry but I haven't seen a Winner thrower all season and suddenly Meek uncorks a big throw that turns back Platte-Geddes senior Hallie Hallock (who medaled in both throwing disciplines at Howard Wood) AND breaks the automatic state qualifying standard of 109.


Sticking with the field events, freshman Morgan Hammerback finished 3rd in the triple jump at MVP but got out to 30-11. She looks to be the favorite in Region 7A. 


Winner 7th-grader, Kelsey Sachtjen jumped 4-6 at MVP and finished 5th in the event. 


While the hurdles haven't been much of a scoring event for Larry Aaker's Lady Warriors, suddenly Elisabeth Duffy and 7th grader Skyler Hansen seem to be finding their way. 


Seventh grader Ellie Brozik has been running well in the short sprints and that youngish 4 x 200 squad just keeps getting better (1:52 AT MVP and Howard Wood). This team should win the Region 7A title and has an outside chance of making finals in this event at state. 


But, it's the ladies at the top of Aaker's batting order that have been doing some serious damage.

Seventh grader Sidda Schuyler lowered her 3200 time to 11:40 and is the No. 5 ranked 2-miler in Class A. 


It has been a terrific career over in Winner for senior Chloe Bartles. This young lady starter he career in the distance events. As her career has moved along she's morphed into a heck of a 400 and 800 gal. 


At MVP Tuesday, Bartles ran a 2:26 800 meters to finish 4th. Teammate Samantha Schuyler improved her seasons best to 2:25 with a 2nd place effort.


Schuyler ran a 61-flat to win the open 400.

Alexis Richey ran a 64-flat to finish 4th in that event.


The 4 x 800 team ran 10:07 with Schuyler, Schuyler, Schuyler and Bartles running fast with no one around them. Keep an eye on this team as we move forward. They will be in the fast heat at the state meet and with Aaker tinkering with sprint speed and toughness, those that hold the school record should be on high alert. 


Don't know if anyone noticed this but the medley relay team ran a bitchin 4:22 at Howard Wood with Bartles running a magnificent quarter and Schuyler throwing down on the anchor leg to win their heat. 


Oh, and Aryn Meiners laid down a 13:21 3200 meters (lifetime best) to finish 6th in the event at MVP.


It's been fun to see this Winner girls team come around this year. This team is going to walk away with the Region title in about a week and then, we all get to sit back and watch as a bunch of really hard working young ladies lay it all out there one last time.


AWESOME work Winner!

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