Mylie Krenik takes handoff

At the true team meet Wells on May 7, filling each event is important to boost scores. It was a completive meet with 16 teams participating.

The Crusader girls were 10th while the boys were 11th.

Crossing the finish line in a PR 11:38.59, Charlotte Meyer was first among the 29 runners in the 3200. The seventh grader was over 22 seconds in front of the silver finisher.

With a 2:27.41, her shortest time this spring, Savannah Meyer finished gold in the 800. The second-place runner was 5.10 seconds behind. Ava Hahn took second in the 200 with a 27.65.

The 4x200 team, which included Hahn, Mylie Krenik and Emma Kortuem, came in 11th with a PR 2:02.92. The 4x400 team took fifth with a PR 4:28.33. Hahn and Savannah Meyer were in the group. With a PR time of 10:41.94, the girls 4x800 team came in third. The Meyer sisters were in that quartet as well.

Kortuem leaped 13-05 for 19th in the long jump. In her first time at the triple jump, she jumped 12-10, also for 19th place.

For the boys’ team, Nathan Strobel was second in the 4x800 with an 8:56.01 finish. TJ Waldron had a PR 11:00.27 finish in the 3200 for ninth place.

With his best time of the season, Strobel completed the 1600 in 5:01.81 for 10th place. He was also part of the 4x400 team, which finished with a PR 3:50.47 for sixth place.

Setting a PR, Luke Kortuem completed the 110-M hurdles in 24.36 for 25th place. In the 300-M hurdles, Kortuem was 28th with a 57.96 PR.


In Montgomery on May 2, the Crusaders competed against TCU, Le Sueur-Henderson, New Century Academy and Maple River.

“It was a great meet. The energy was high, and both teams competed really well,” said head coach Casey Olson.

The girls 4x100 team of Maddie Cooney, Aryah Zuehlke, Charlotte Maxfield and Krenik (above) took fourth with a 59.49 finish.

The quartet of Lily Phillips, Charlotte Meyer, Izzy Endres and Savannah Meyer won the girls 4x800 with a 10:45.19 finish.

In the 200, Krenik was 13th with a 32:11 finish.

In the 800, Savannah Meyer took silver with a 2:27.71. She trailed the winner by only 1.23 seconds.  

Just 0.64 seconds behind the winner, Charlotte Meyer was second in the 1600 with a PR 5:27.85. She was one second off the Cleveland School record of 5:26.61, set by Emily Phillips in 2008.

In the boys 800, Strobel was fourth with a 2:15.77, Waldron was fifth with a 2:17.95, and Elijah Mons was eighth with a 2:28.38. There were 17 competing. Kelly won the race with a 2:06.80 finish.  

In the boys 4x800 team of Chase Kajenski, Strobel, Soren Kelly and Sam Vetter was second with a 3:44.95 finish.

Mons triple jump of 30-05 was a foot back from his PR for eighth place.

New Ulm

In new Ulm on April 25, the Crusaders competed with five other teams.

Savannah Meyer crossed the finish line in the 800 in 2:33.69 to beat out the other 21 runners. She also led the field of 17 in the 1600 with a 5:44.11 finish. Her sister was 2.39 seconds behind for a silver.

Hahn was second in the 200 with a 28.66 finish. There were 36 competing, and the winning time was 27.99. Krenik was 14th with a 32.88.

In the long jump, Hahn bounced 13-08 for ninth place while Kortuem launched herself 12-09.75 for 15th place.

Strobel came in 4th in the 1600 with a 5:03.33. Mons was 17th with a 6:01.47. Soren Kelly won the race with a 4:57.41 finish. Sam Vetter took second.

Luke Kortuem was 49th in the 100 with a 16.78 and 12th in the 300 hurdles with a 1:03.14. Waldron was seventh in the 400 with a 59.86. Mons was eighth in the triple with a leap of 28-9.75.

Blooming Prairie Invitational

In Blooming Prairie on April 22, the girls took third among the eight teams while the boys were sixth.

Charlote Meyer was way out front of the eight 3200 runners with a 12:04.38 finish. Savannah Meyer was second in the 1600 with a 5:43.81. She was half a second behind the winner.

Krenik was 18th in the 200 with a 32.79 and 14th in the 400 with a 1:21.32 finish.

The 4x200 team of Hahn, Kylie Kolars, Krenik and Maddie Cooney took fifth with a 2:00.45 finish. The 4x400 team of Maddie Huiras, Lily Phillips, Cooney and Hahn took second with a 4:39.92 finish.

Emma Kortuem was ninth in the long jump with a leap of 13-03.

It was a good day for Strobel. He beat out 11 runners to win the 3200 with a 10:56.89 PR finish. The senior also led off the first-place 4x800 team. Their 9:05.97 finish was almost 20 seconds ahead of the second-place team.

Waldron was fourth in the 1600 with a 5:16.89 finish. Mons crossed the line in 5:56.14 for 12th among the 19 runners. The winning time was 5:00.41.

Thayne Remiger cleared 5-02 to take sixth in the high jump and leapt 15-03.25 for 13th place in the long jump. Mons reached 20-01 in the triple jump for 16th place.

The Crusaders run in a conference meet in Lake Crystal tonight (Tuesday).

Elijah Mons in the Montgomery 800.

Charlotte Meyer took a close second in the Monty 1600.

Nathan Strobel takes the handoff from lead-off runner Soren Kelly in the 4x400 on the Montgomery track.