Our selection process

Results from the post-season meets of all five area track and field teams (Little Falls, Pierz, Royalton, Upsala-Swanville Area and Holdingford) were recorded. These meets included true team, conference, sub-section, section and state meets.

From these results, the top 10 boys and girls track and field athletes were determined and selected to the 2021 Record All-Area teams. Place, time, field marks, points earned, strength of competition, consistency and contributions toward team success were the primary considerations. Athletes excelling in multiple events were given stronger consideration. Head-tohead results were used when available. Results from regular season meets were also taken into consideration, but not weighted as heavily.

Athletes that were given consideration but not named to the 10-athlete teams earned honorable mention distinction.

2021 Record Girls All-Area track and field team

Ashley Kimman

Jumps

Sophomore, Pierz

The Record Girls Athlete of the Year, Kimman tied for second in the high jump at the Section 5A Meet with a personal best 5 feet, 4 inches. She ended up third place at state after clearing 5 feet, 3 inches. She was also an accomplished hurdler and long jumper.

Danielle Schirmers

Jumps

Junior, Little Falls

Schirmers won the Section 8AA pole vault title, moving on to state in the event. She was also fractions of a second away from advancing in the 100 meter hurdles.

Olivia Peterson

Sprints

Senior, USA

The USA senior was all-conference, and advanced to the Section 6A Meet in two events. She helped the Patriots 4x200 relay team place fourth at sections and was also fifth place herself in the 200 meter dash. She had a season-best 200 meters of 27.96.

Claire Prokott

Sprints

Freshman, Royalton

The freshman sprinter advanced to the Section 5A Meet in three events, including as part of a record-setting 4x100 relay. She set a PR in the 200 at sections with a 27.91 time. At sub-sections she had a PR in the 100 meter dash with a 13.23.

Erin Borash

Distance

Junior, Royalton

The Royalton junior, Borash, set a PR in the 1600 meters at 5:48.70, which sets her fourth all-time in school history in the event. She was all-conference in both the 1600 and 3200 meters. Borash placed in eighth at sections in the 1600 meters.

Katie Leidenfrost

Distance

Junior, Pierz

The junior distance runner was a 10th place finisher at the Section 5A Meet in the 1600 meters. She also finished in third place at the GRC Meet in the event, and was part of a runner-up 4x400 relay team.

Rebekah Muhlenkamp

Mid-Distance

Senior, USA

Muhlenkamp hit the podium at the Class A State Meet with an eighth place finish in the 800 meters. She set the school record for the event at sections after a time of 2:23.54. She was also part of the 4x200 relay team that took fourth in sections.

Courtney Loeffler

Mid-Distance

Senior, Little Falls

Loeffler was a senior leader for the Flyers, and was a GRC runner-up in the 800 meters after a PR of 2:29.41. She was also part of a third place 4x800 relay team at conference.

Victoria Mitchell

Throws

Senior, Pierz

Qualified for the section meet in the shot put, where she was only behind Mya Yourczek of Royalton for the area’s top shot put. She came in 14th place in the meet. She also finished fourth in the GRC in the shot put.

Mya Yourczek

Throws/Jumps/Sprints

Sophomore, Royalton

A super versatile athlete for the Royals, as she advanced to sections in the long jump, triple jump, shot put and as the anchor of the 4x100 relay. She finished all-conference in the shot put and was part of a school record 4x100 relay.

Honorable mention

Janea Saldana, Fr., Little Falls;

Mikayla Houdek, Jr., Little Falls;

Brekanda Lashinski, Sr., Pierz;

Madison Poster, Sr., Pierz;

Ellie Lochner, Jr., Pierz;

Sophie Leidenfrost, 7th, Pierz;

Aurora Walberg, 8th, Royalton;

Lydia Prokott, 7th, Royalton;

Madison Tschida, Fr., USA

Abby Streit, So., Holdingford;

Paige Paulzine, Sr. Holdingford.

2021 Record Boys All-Area track and field team

Connor Carlson

Mid-Distance

Sophomore, Royalton

Carlson was the lone boys athlete to qualify for state, after he was the runner-up in the 800 meters. At state, he finished in eighth with a time of 1:58.83, which was also a school record. He was also the anchor in a strong 4x400 relay.

Jonathan Cheney

Jumps/Sprints

Sophomore, Pierz

The sophomore qualified for the Section 5A Meet in all four of his events: The high jump, 100 hurdles, 300 hurdles and 4x100 relay. His best section finish was fifth in the high jump after clearing 5 feet, 9 inches.

Luke Kush

Jumps

Senior, Little Falls

Kush finished fifth place in a strong field of high jumpers in the Section 8AA Meet. He was also the Granite Ridge Champion in the high jump, and had a season-high of 6 feet, 2 inches. He was also part of a conference title in the 4x100 relay.

Louis Sobiech

Sprints

Junior, Little Falls

Sobiech was part of a conference title in the 4x100 relay, and was the GRC runner-up in the 100 meter dash. He set a PR at the Section 8AA Meet with a time of 11.1 in the 100, which placed sixth. Was also part of the second place 4x200 relay at conference.

Jackson Psyck

Sprints/Jumps/Throws

Sophomore, Royalton

Was part of a school record 4x400 relay, but really excelled in throws. He was all-conference in the shot-put and discus, where he had season-bests of 40 feet, 6 inches in the shot put and 121 feet in the discus.

Ethan Kowalczyk

Distance

Freshman, Pierz

Was one of the area’s best pure distance runners, as he finished in seventh place in the 3200 meters at the Section 5A Meet. He had a time of 10:32.85.

Nicholas Mettler

Distance/Mid-Dis/Throws

Junior, USA

The all-conference junior was a success in both throwing disciplines as well as the 1600 meters and 800 meters. He advanced to sections in the shot put and 800. He had season bests of 137 feet, 10  inches in the discus and 40 feet, 8 inches in the shot put.

Aiden Pellet

Mid-Distance

Freshman, Holdingford

Pellet was spectacular at the Section 5A Meet, where he came in fourth place in the 800 meters after a finish of 2:03.51 only a hair of three seconds behind Royalton’s Carlson. He was also part of the 4x200 relay that took fifth at sections.

Kolby Brezinka

Throws

Junior, Pierz

Brezinka was a solid thrower for the Pioneers in both the shot put and discus. He qualified for sections in both and as part of the 4x100 relay team. At sections he came in ninth in the discus and 11th in the shot put.

Dalton Brinkman

Throws

Senior, Holdingford

Brinkman was the Central Minnesota Conference champ in the shot put. He routinely put up points for Holdingford with top three finishes in throwing events.

Honorable mention

Wyatt Baum, So., Little Falls;

Brad Pawlu, Sr., Pierz;

Zach Jones, Jr., Pierz;

Zach Ellerbusch, Jr., Royalton;

Colton Hinderscheid, So., Royalton;

Braeden Rene, So., USA;

Nathan Tax, 7th grade, Pierz;

Justin Anderson, So., Holdingford;

Connor Patrick, So., Holdingford;

Braden Bomgaars, Sr., Holdingford.

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