2023 Hamline Elite Meet - Recap


The 2023 Hamline Elite Meet is here!! One of the premier meets of the Minnesota outdoor track and field season, the best of the best in Minnesota will compete to become a Hamline Elite Meet champion. 

Check-in here for updates on the winner, notable achievements, and more!


Winners - Track Events

Boys 4x800m - Mankato East

Girls 4x800m - Minnetonka

Boys 110mH - Vincenzo Miller

Girls 100mH - Claire Kohler

Boys 100m - Tobias Williams

Girls 100m - Jordyn Borsch

Boys 4x200m - Eagan

Girls 4x200m - Minnetonka

Boys 1600m - Bryce Stachewicz

Girls 1600m - Sydney Drevlow

Boys 4x100m - Champlin Park

Girls 4x100m - Rochester Century

Boys 400m - Brandon Stark

Girls 400m - Jordyn Borsch

Boys 300mH - Grantham Green

Girls 300mH - Claire Kohler

Mixed 4x400m - Hastings

Boys 800m - Andrew Casey

Girls 800m - Abby Downin

Boys 200m - Harlow Tong

Girls 200m - Jordyn Borsch

Boys 3200m - Robert Mechura

Girls 3200m - Jade Rypkema

Boys 4x400m - Mounds View

Girls 4x400m - Edina

Winners - Field Events

Boys Discus - Hayden Bills

Girls Shot Put - Jordan Hecht

Boys Triple Jump - Avery Batala

Girls High Jump - Annaka Forsberg

Girls Long Jump - Samantha Carr

Boys Pole Vault - Brian Schloeder

Boys Shot Put - Hayden Bills

Girls Discus - Jordan Hecht

Girls Triple Jump - Jaden Hackel

Boys Long Jump - Juriad Hughes Jr. 

Girls Pole Vault - Sofia Condon

Boys High JumpDevin Jordan


Mankato East Boys Win 4x800m, Break School Record

They came into the meet with the #1 4x800m time in Minnesota and they leave with a new #1 time of 8:02.87. The team of Evan MacLean, Jackson Henkels, Isaiah Anderson, and Nick Brauer were able to just beat the Lakeville North boys team to the line (8:03.46). 

In doing so, the Mankato East boys team beat their old school record of 8:08.46 which was set earlier this week at the Mankato East Tri. Going into the season the record was 8:09.27 from 2019. 


Drevlow Runs #17 MN Girls 1600m Time

A standout sophomore for Hopkins, Sydney Drevlow won the 1600m at the Hamline Elite Meet for the second year in a row with a MN #17 all-time time of 4:50.93. Last year she won the race with a time of 4:56.52. 

This moves her up the all-time 1600m rankings for Minnesota girls going from #21 to #17. It is also the #3 time all-time by a Minnesota sophomore girl:

1Elizabeth Yetzer4:46.142004
2Tess Misgen4:48.542015
3Sydney Drevlow4:50.932023
4Shannon Bergstedt4:51.002002
5Megan Hasz4:53.362014

Overall the girls 1600m this year was an incredible race with Isabelle Schmitz setting a 2-second PR and her first PR since 2021 in the 1600m, Teegan Anderson setting a new PR, and Kendra Krueger running under 5 minutes for the first time. 


Brian Schloeder Breaks Meet Pole Vault Record

Just like we predicted in our BOLD PREDICTIONS, Brian Schloeder broke the old meet record of 15' 8" set by Calvin Ciganik in 2018. Schloeder jumped 15' 9" to break the meet record, the facility record, and set a new #1 mark in Minnesota for 2023. 

Schloeder started his day at a height of 14' 4" which he cleared on his second attempt, before clearing 14' 10" to win the meet. From there he cleared 15' 5" on two attempts and then cleared 15' 9" on three attempts. He attempted three attempts at 16' 0" but couldn't clear. 

Schloeder is now tied for 5th all-time for Minnesota boys in the pole vault and tied the #2 junior boys time in Minnesota. 

All-Time MN Boys PV Marks

1Jarod White16' 9"2022
2Calvin Ciganik16' 1.75"2018
3Grant Krieger16' 1.25"2013
4Mitch Valli15' 11"2013
T-5Lee Bares15' 9"2013
T-5Brian Schloeder15' 9"2023


Kohler Wins the 100m and 300m Hurdles

Minnetonka junior Claire Kohler won both the girl's 100m and 300m hurdles races in decisive fashion with both her wins being over half a second better than the runner-up. Kohler won the 100m hurdles with a time of 14.35 and the 300m hurdles with a time of 43.91, both new #1 times in Minnesota.

Kohler now ranks tied for 15th all-time in the 100m hurdles for Minnesota girls all-time with her time of 14.35 and ranks 36th all-time in the 300m hurdles. 


Mechura Runs 9:00.82 3200m

Just days after running 9:10.69 in the 3200m Roseville sophomore Robert Mechura won the Hamline Elite Meet 3200m race with a time of 9:00.82 to beat out Sam Scott with a time of 9:03.41. Coming into the week Mechura had a PR of 9:30.19 and just put on a monster week to drop his PR by almost 30 seconds. 

Mechura now ranks #4 all-time for Minnesota sophomore boys, #1 in Minnesota for the 2023 outdoor season, and the #3 time in his class nationally this season. 

Mechura now ranks #15 all-time in the 3200m for Minnesota boys just behind Wayzata graduate Josh Thorson.