Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton girls golf team took first place at their meet Thursday at the Prairie Ridge Golf Course. The Bulldogs faced Madelia, who took second place, and Lake Crystal-Wellcome Memorial, finished with an incomplete score, rounding out the top three.

JWP had three of the top five best individual scores of the afternoon. Dani Gerdts had the best overall score at the meet, shooting a 52, while Kirsten Thell followed suit for the second best finish as she posted a 56 on the course. Taylor Rinehart also shined as she produced the fourth best score among all players with a 66 on the day.

The boys team struggled slightly as they scraped up a second place finish on Thursday. Madelia took first with a total score of 189 and they also had four of the top five best individual scores on the day.

JWP took second place with a score of 210 and LCWM finished behind them, posting a 215 overall. Logan Thell had a great day for the Bulldogs, as he had the second best individual score among all golfers, recording a 44 on the course.

Jared Henry from Madelia had the best individual overall score with a 43. Colin Wihlm, Cade Lunz and Carson Wihlm from Madelia took the three, four and five spots, individually, posting scores of 47, 48 and 51.

Both teams will head to the Faribault Golf and Country Club on Monday as they have a meet against Bethlehem Academy, United South Central, Alden-Conger, Faribault, Shattuck St. Mary’s, St. Clair and Waseca. It is set to kick-off at 12:30 p.m.


The JWP girls track team snagged a first place finish at the first JWP invitational meet with an overall score of 138.50. The teams that came to compete included Maple River, Waterville-Elysian-Morristown, Madelia/Truman/GHEC/Martin, New-Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva and the Charter Stars.

The Bulldogs grabbed first place finishes in the 4x200 and the 4x800 events. They also came in second during the 4x400 and caught a third place finish in the 4x100.

Individually, Ashlin Keyes put up a first-place finish in the 400-meter dash with a time of 1:08.74 which gave the Bulldogs 10 points. Madison Zimbrich from JWP produced a third-place finish in the 100-meter dash with a time of 13.90, which gave her team 6 points.

NRHEG captured second place with 105 points and Maple River finished off the top three with 103.50. WEM got fourth place with 101 points and Madelia/Truman/GHEC/Martin came in fifth with 76. Charter Stars finished the event in sixth place with 11 points.

In the boys meet, NRHEG took first place by a large margin of victory with 197 points and Maple River narrowly beat WEM for second place with scores of 112 and 113. JWP took home fourth place with 66 points and Madelia/Truman/GHEC/Martin came in fifth with 45. Charter Stars rounded out everyone with a sixth place finish, posting 19 points.

The boys team matched the girls with a first-place finish in the 4x800 event and they posted a second place finish in the 4x100 as well. In the 4x200, the boys finished fourth, and they finished fifth in the 4x400.

Bulldogs Zach Groh got his team a second-place finish for 8 points in the 3200-meter run with a time of 12:30.28; this was also a new personal record for Groh. The boys strung together a second and third place finish in the pole vault behind Aidan Oldenburg and Jacob Cahill as well.

The Bulldogs next track meet will take place on Friday at Sibley East Sr. High Arlington against Glencoe-Silver Lake, Minnesota Valley, Lutheran and Norwood Young America at 4:15 p.m.

Reach Sports reporter Shafin Khan at 507-835-4283.

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