Two-time state champ back for C/M
Grace Drietz, the reigning 800 and 1,600 state champion, leads a senior-dominated Canby/Minneota girls track team.
Aidyn Bruns placed at state last year in the high jump, while RyAnn Hansen was a member of the 4 x 200 and 4 x 400 relays teams that qualified for state last year.
"The girls team returns many talented athletes," said coach Sara Hemish.
The other seniors on the teams include Natalie Bach, Delaney Houseman, Mackenzie Janiszeski and Elysa Wollum.
"Each of these girls have played an important role on our team and hope to defend their (Camden) conference title again this year," Hemish said. "If that happens, they will have gone undefeated at the conference meets from grades 7-12. The majority of these senior girls competed for us since seventh grade."
Other top returns for the Canby/Minneota team this year include two other state 4 x 400 relay members, Braelyn Merritt and Claire Stoks.
"Our goal is to repeat as Camden Conference champs and get back to the True Team state meet," said Hemish.
Hemish is assisted this year by Tony Ourada, Jeremy Stoks, Paul Bruns and Brandon Berndt.
The girls' team opened the season at the Redwood Valley Indoor Meet on Thursday, March 31 in Redwood Falls.2022 schedule
March 31 at Redwood Valley Indoor
April 4 at SDSU Invite, Brookings
April 12 at Luverne
April 14 at Lac qui Parle Valley
April 19 at Montevideo
April 21 at Yellow Medicine East
April 26 at Redwood Falls
April 28 at Worthington
May 3 at Montevideo
May 6 at Sioux Falls
May 7 at Sioux Falls
May 9 at Redwood Falls
May 13 at Lakeview
May 19 Conference at Tracy
May 26 Sub-sections at Montevideo
June 2 Sections at Pipestone
June 9 State meet at Hamline