There’s an ebb and flow to track and field, where some years a particular event or two is crowded with talent. Such is the case with the girls sprinters this season.
Based on her start to the season, Lincoln’s Michaela Mohr looks like a sprinter to watch. Then again, she’s also a jumper to watch.
“It’s been a great start. She’s really gotten better every year she’s been with us,” said Coach Jim Jarovski. “She’s been killing her workouts — she looks great.”
At the Ruth Marske Invitational in Brookings last week, Mohr took home meet MVP honors with titles in the 200 and long jump. Mohr also helped the Patriots — who finished first in the team standings, ahead of Watertown — win the 4×100 relay. Finally, the Lincoln sophomore anchored the second-place 4×200 relay team.
Even though Mohr is just a sophomore, Jarovski said
“She’s a leader, that’s for sure,” Jarovski said. “She’s been around for three years and she’s willing to do the extra things.”
The Patriots have championship aspirations after returning all but one varsity contributor from last season — Ellie Leach. With athletes like Mohr, state champion Jasmyne Cooper, hurdler Ryley Heier and thrower Izzy Van Veldhuizen, Jarovski believes the team will be in the conversation when state rolls around.
- Earned meet MVP honors at Ruth Marske Invite last week in Brookings
- Finished in fifth place at state meet in 2015 in the 200 meter dash and long jump