Central track and field gears up for MRC meet

Mason Brockhoff runs in the 200 at Sleepy Eye. (Submitted photos by Pam Larson)

By Adam Gruenewald
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With the Minnesota River Conference track and field meet just around the corner, Central raced at Sleepy Eye on Tuesday and took part in the Giant Relays in LeSueur on Friday.

Sleepy Eye
At Sleepy Eye last Tuesday, the Central girls’ team finished second with 91 team points among eight teams including host Sleepy Eye with 116.5 points. The boys  were in sixth with 40 team points, as host Sleepy Eye won with 116.5.
Individually for the girls, Maria Sons won the 100 in 13.06 seconds, the 400 in 1:02 and the 200 in 27.69, Addysen Farrell won the 800 (2:34), Grace Strickfaden got second in the 200 (27.92) and fourth in the 100 (13.69), Judy Larson got second in the 800 (2:35), Emma Klaustermeier got third in the shot put (33 feet and 5.5 inches) and Anna Schnabel secured sixth in the high jump (4-3).
Also, the 4-by-100 relay team got first (53.57), the 4-by-800 squad took third (11:40), the 4-by-400 squad got third (4:45) and the 4-by-200 team crossed in fifth (2:05)
For the boys, Pisces Tek won the 100 (11:63), got third in the triple jump (36-6) and finished fifth in the long jump (16-9), Michael Potter got second in the 3200 (11:31) and sixth in the 1600 (5:03), Michael Bortz took fourth in the 400 (56.36) and Mason Brockhoff finished fifth in the 200 (25.29). The 4-by-100 squad got third (48.62) and the 4-by-400 team was in sixth (3:54).

Giant Relays
Central track and field got their final tuneup before the Minnesota River Conference meet with the Giant Relays last Friday.
Among five teams, Central girls were in fourth place with 76 team points with Minnesota Valley Lutheran winning the meet (168), while the boys were in fifth with 34 team points as host LeSueur-Henderson won the meet (232).
For the girls, Maria Sons won the 400 in 1:06 and took fourth in the high jump (4-4), Addysen Farrell won the 800 (2:36), Emma Klaustermeier won the shot put (35-8), Hannah Murphy got fourth in the 400 (1:17), Anna Schnabel got fifth in the high jump (4-4) and Amber Orr got fifth in the triple jump (25-10).
The 4-by-400 squad got second (4:30), the short medley relay team got second (1:49), the mid-distance medley got third (4:27), the 4-by-100 team was in fourth (55.22), the shuttle hurdle team got fourth (1:32) and the 4-by-200 crossed in fifth (2:01).
For the boys, Michael Bortz took third in the 400 (56.01), Pisces Tek got fourth in the triple jump (37-0), Michael Potter was in fifth in the 800 (2:28) and 1600 (5:07) along with the short medley relay getting second (1:49), the mid-distance medley relay team getting third (4:27), the shuttle hurdle team getting fourth (1:32), and the 4-by-200 squad getting fifth (2:09).

Next Up
The Minnesota River Conference track meet will be at LeSueur-Henderson on May 18, with the Raiders also competing at Hutchinson on May 22 and the 2A subsection 8 meet will be at Jordan on May 25. Section 2A meet will be at Mankato West on June 3 with the state tournament at Hamline University on June 9 and 10.
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