Rebels track and field season takes off

Madison Resendez pulls ahead of BCLUW’s Raegan Crawford to win her heat of the 100 meter dash at East Marshall last Friday. Resendez finished 11th overall with a time of 15.68. – Photo by Darvin Graham

The Gladbrook-Reinbeck track and field team finally had their season opener last Friday as cold and windy weather canceled early season events over the past week and a half.

The Rebels joined a smattering of NICL and other area schools at the East Marshall Co-Ed Early Bird meet in Le Grand.

Dike-New Hartford continued what has been a dominating athletic campaign through the 2021-22 school year, winning both the boys and the girls team titles at the East Marshall meet by sizable point margins.

Gladbrook-Reinbeck again fielded track and field teams with limited roster numbers and ended up placing last in both the boys and girls overall team races last Friday.

The top finisher for the Rebels was junior Logan Giesking who won the high jump contest with a jump of 5-10.

Austin Vaverka rounds the corner down the homestretch during a relay as the Gladbrook-Reinbeck Rebels were in action last Friday at East Marshall. Vaverka turned in a 10th place finish in the 200 meter dash and helped the 4x800 team to a fifth place finish. – Photo by Darvin Graham

The team also got points from the 4×800 meter relay team of Paul Brockett, Drew Eilers, Caleb Egesdal and Austin Vaverka who finished fifth out of nine relay teams with a time of


On the girls side the only athlete to score points was sophomore thrower Xandra Anderson who came in fourth in the discus throw with a distance of 81-08.

The teams competed Tuesday at Grundy Center and will next be in action at Baxter on Monday.

East Marshall Meet Results – Boys

G-R senior Paul Brockett runs an early leg of the 4x800 relay during the East Marshall Early Bird meet on April 1. – Photo by Darvin Graham

100 Meter Dash

16 Kaden Kauffman 14.60

200 Meter Dash

10 Austin Vaverka 25.78

15 Tom Smith 27.64

Gladbrook-Reinbeck’s Kaden Kaufman takes off at the start of the 100 meter dash during the East Marshall Early Bird track and field meet on April 1. Kaufman finished 16th with a time of 14.60. – Photo by Darvin Graham

20 Cameron Sieh 34.84

800 Meter Run

15 Devin Wrider 2:36.22

17 Cameron Sieh 2:45.89

1600 Meter Run

9 Devin Wrider 5:52.66

Discus Throw

20 Hunter Roberts 78-11

24 Henry Mussig 76-06

28 Braden Vanderkolk 66-07

31 Jace Aneweer 51-08

High Jump

1 Logan Giesking 5-10

Long Jump

7 Austin Vaverka 16-03.25

Shot Put

16 Hunter Roberts 32-0

24 Henry Mussig 27-07

28 Braden Vanderkolk 24-09

30 Jace Aneweer 22-02

4×100 Weight Relay

7 57.76

4×200 Relay

9 1:58.28

4×800 Relay

5 9:26.95

Sprint Medley Relay

8 2:03.39

East Marshall Meet Results – Girls

100 Meter Dash

11 Madison Resendez 15.68

17 Danielle Wilson 18.03

200 Meter Dash

8 Madison Resendez 32.06

16 Danielle Wilson 38.29

Discus Throw

4 Xandra Anderson 81-08

Long Jump

11 Madison Resendez 11-09.25

Shot Put