Irish battle Lake foesAfter the first day of the Lake Conference boys track meet, Rosemount found itself in fifth place.
By: Chad Hjellming, Rosemount Town Pages
After the first day of the Lake Conference boys track meet, Rosemount found itself in fifth place.
The Irish were close enough to the top they knew they could close the gap, especially with several athletes eligible to compete in the finals on Wednesday.
For Rosemount, three runners advanced to compete in the 400-meter dash finals, including Obai Hussein, who also advanced to the finals in the 800 meter run.
Joining Hussein in the 800 finals was Jordan Carlson, and the duo were expected to finish at or near the top.
Austin Eliason and Andrew Anderson advanced to the 100-meter dash finals, and Eliason also advanced to the finals in the 200-meter dash.
Bottom line? The Irish may have been in fifth place, but they were still a threat to the top teams.
When the final tally was calculated, the Irish ended up climbing a couple of spots to third place after the finals.
The Irish finished with 11 points, behind Burnsville with 123 and Eastview at 120.
Eliason had a busy day, finishing fifth in the 100 meter dash and second in the 200 meter dash.
Hussein won the 400-meter dash for the Irish.