Boys track: Rosemount places third at Lakeville Mega MeetThe Rosemount boys track and field team knows it can compete with the best and the biggest teams in the state. The Irish have proved it time and again in recent seasons.
By: Brian Hall, Rosemount Town Pages
The Rosemount boys track and field team knows it can compete with the best and the biggest teams in the state.
The Irish have proved it time and again in recent seasons.
So, it was no surprise to see Rosemount place among the top teams at last week’s Lakeville Mega Meet, the team’s first big meet of the season.
The Irish placed third out of 17 teams in the event, scoring 79 points. Wayzata won the team title with 96 points and Eden Prairie scored 92 points for second place.
In the 100-meter dash, Rosemount’s Andrew Anderson placed third in 11.28 seconds. Myles Phillips added a ninth-place finish, crossing the line in 11.55 seconds.
Phillips also placed fourth in the 200. Anderson was ninth and Clayton Notch finished 12th.
Andrew Hausmann and Goaner Deng finished back-to-back in teh 400, with Hausmann taking third and Deng placing fourth.
Chris Mergens was the Irish’s top finisher in the 800, crossing the line in eighth. Chandler Dye was ninth in the 1,600. Shane McCallum was eighth in the 3,200.
The top individual finisher for Rosemount was Zach Vraa.
Vraa won the 110 hurdles with a time of 14.65 seconds. Tyler Rich was ninth and Ben Danielson was 10th in the event.
Vraa also added a second-place finish in the 300 hurdles.
Rosemount’s 800 relay team placed first, while the 4x400 relay took second.
Kevin Larson was eighth in the long jump.
Hausmann was third in the triple jump and Marius Lewis added a 10th-place finish.
Rosemount put on its best team performance in the shot put as Brandt Berghuis, Joe Bjorklund, and Joe Malicki finished 2-3-9, respectively, with each of the throwers making the finals.
Berghuis was sixth in the discus and Sean Considine followed with a ninth-place finish, with each making the finals.
Jake Nelson added the top Irish finish in the pole vault, clearing 11 feet, six inches for ninth place.
Rosemount hosts its own boys meet tomorrow at the high school, beginning at 3:30 p.m.