A successful Monday met both of Kuemper's track teams on Monday evening. The Kuemper boys found three wins in their meet, while the girls set a new meet record and had four event wins. 


Three wins helped power the Kuemper boys’ track team to a fourth place finish on Monday night.

The Knights ran in Algona, where they finished fourth, with 61 total points. Algona won the meet with 147 points.

Miles Rupiper was one of the first athletes to bring a win for the Knights as he won the high jump event with a leap of 6-feet. Teammate Chad Martin placed second with a clearance of 5-feet-8-inches.

Parker Badding was the fastest runner in the 400 meter run, grabbing the win in 50.82. Badding would later finish second in the 100 meter dash with a time of 11.43. Rupiper finished fourth in the same event.

Another win came from Izak Baumhover, who won the 110 hurdles with a time of 15.9. Teammate Max Meyer finished seventh with a time of 18.45.

The 4x100 meter relay team of Truman Haukap, Blaise Gunnerson, Kyle Snyder and Nate Wendl finished fourth with a time of 48.37.

In the 4x400 relay, the team of James DeBoldt, Martin, Jake Hugeback and Schaefer finished fourth with a time of 4:01.44.

Another fourth place finish came from the 4x200 team of Gunnerson, Sam Poland, Martin and Schaefer, who finished with a time of 1:42.6.

In the discus event, Michael Mohr finished fourth with a throw of 123-feet-1-inch. Mohr also placed seventh in the shot put with a throw of 39-feet-9.25-inches.

The shuttle hurdle relay team of Poland, Wendl, Snyder and Meyer finished fifth with a time of 1:11.68.

Also finishing in fifth was the distance medley relay team of Schaefer, Hugeback, Meyer and Caleb Rotert.

Rotert found a seventh place finish in the 200 meter dash.


The Kuemper girls found four wins as they finished fifth at the Storm Lake meet on Monday evening.

Overall the Kuemper girls found 47 points, besting Storm Lake by one point. Spencer won the meet with 176 points.

Mallory Badding swept the sprint events. She won the 100 meter dash with a time of 14.18, and later won the 200 meter dash with a time of 28.24. She wasn’t limited to just running event golds. She set a new meet record, when she won the long jump with an effort of 17-feet-10.75-inches.

Hannah Irlbeck also added her name to the winners list. She won the 100 hurdles with a time of 16.41.

Anna Niehaus added a fifth place finish in the high jump, clearing 4-feet-8-inches. Later Chloe Grote finished fifth in the 400 hurdles with a time of 1:15.04.

The 4x100 team of Irlbeck, Niehaus, Erica Sturm and Badding placed fifth with a time of 53.41.

In the 4x800 the team of Brandi Eischeid, Brooklyn Gifford, Katie Bowden and Megan Bauer finished sixth with a time of 13:40.76.