Boys track: Irish win home meetWith a short spring season, the Rosemount boys track and field team knows there is little time to waste in preparation for the most important meets of the season.
By: Brian Hall, Rosemount Town Pages
With a short spring season, the Rosemount boys track and field team knows there is little time to waste in preparation for the most important meets of the season.
After the Irish won the Jim Sauer Invitational last week at Rosemount, coach Jay Hatleli believes his team is rounding into form.
“Our team is starting to look like what we want it to at the end of the season,” Hatleli said. “We are continuing to develop team competition and depth in all event areas. We’re excited for the upcoming challenges of the Lake Conference Relays, True Team meets, and Lake Conference meet.”
While winning last week’s home meet, the Irish easily outpaced the competition, scoring 219 points. Second place Eastview ended with 122.50 points. Rosemount also set two meet and Irish stadium records.
The Irish started early with the record breaking by winning the 4x800-meter relay. Chandler Dye, Chris Mergens, Shane McCallum and Jonathan Sampers combined to cover the distance in 8 minutes, 3.02 seconds. The quartet also placed second in the 4x400.
Goaner Deng set meet and stadium records in the 400 with a time of 49.88 seconds. Mergens wasn’t far behind, placing third in 51.51 seconds.
Andrew Anderson was fourth in the 100, while Myles Phillips placed sixth.
Deng also won the 200 with Phillips placing second and Anderson taking sixth.
McCallum was third in the 800, with Kyle Mills taking fifth and Andrew Hausmann placing sixth.
In the 1,600, Tyler Henkemeyer crossed the line in third, with Cameron Knotz seventh and Timothy Sampers eighth.
Nathan Rock was second in the 3,200 and Ben Dolan was eighth.
Zach Vraa won the 110 hurdles. Tyler Rich was sixth and Ben Danielson placed eighth. Vraa then placed second in the 300 hurdles.
Conor Manning was fifth in the 300 hurdles, followed by Rich in seventh and Max Busher in eighth.
Phillips, Anderson, Hausmann and Vraa combined to place second in the 4x100 relay.
Clayton Notch, Manning, Colton Crow and Tarence Wade were third in the 4x200.
Jordan Maeck tied for third in the high jump, with Mitch Leko finishing eighth.
Jake Nelson won the pole vault. Tony Marthaler tied for third. Garrett Bothun and Ryan Vick tied for sixth.
In the long jump, Leo Lakpa was seventh and Phong Dovu was eighth.
Hausmann was the runner-up in the triple jump, while Marius Lewis finished seventh and Kevin Larson was eighth.
Brandt Berghuis, Joe Bjorklund and Joe Malicki went 1-2-3, respectively, in the shot put. Nick Liska added a seventh-place finish.
Berghuis also won the discus with Sean Considine taking fourth, Ben Rossini finishing sixth and Bjorklund taking eighth.