Boys track and field: Irish edge Trojans, 73-72Rosemount finished 1-2-3 in the shot put and 400 to defeat Wayzata Friday
By: Matt Steichen, Rosemount Town Pages
Two of the state’s premier track teams proved to be a good match for each other Friday night in Wayzata.
Rosemount edged the Trojans, last year’s Class 2A state runner-up, 73-72 in a rare regular season dual meet.
In the dual meet format, relays were winner-take-all, with five points being awarded to the first-place team. In individual events, first place received five points, second place three points and third place one point.
Rosemount won nine of the meet’s 17 events, including 1-2-3 finishes in the 400-meter dash and shot put. Wayzata kept the score close by dominating the jumping events. The hosts won the high jump, long jump and pole vault and had two of the top three finishers in all three of those events, as well as in the triple jump.
The Trojans also took care of business in the distance events, sweeping the 3,200, 1,600 and 800.
Rosemount racked up most of its points in the sprint events. The Irish won the 4x100, 4x200 and 4x400 relays and got victories in the 100 from Salih Mohamed, in the 200 from Jackson and in the 400 from Eric Heimendinger.
Conor Manning added a first-place finish in the 300 hurdles.
Rosemount’s other three victories came in the field events. Marius Lewis won the triple jump, Payton Otterdahl the shot put and Austin Leslie the discus.
The Irish started last week with a meet victory in Farmington where they edged Eagan 156-155 1/3 to grab the title at the six-team Farmington Invitational.
Chandler Dye was part of a pair of event victories, taking the 400 in 51.89 and carrying the baton as part of the 4x800 relay.
Otterdahl added another first-place finish in the shot put and Phong Dovu won the long jump with a leap of 20-3 ½.
The Irish boosted their point total with eight runner-up showings, including three in the 4x100, 4x200 and 4x400 relays. Christian Hummelgard added a pair of second-place finishes in the 110 highs and 300 hurdles and Darrell Hunt was second in both the long jump and 200.
Lewis added a runner-up finish in the triple jump.
Other event leaders
1,600:Michael Koziol, 3rd; 800:Louis Anderson, 4th; 100:Lewis, 4th; Pole vault:Ryan Vick, 4th; 3,200:Cole Anderson, 16th; Discus:Leslie, 6th; High jump:Tyler Liermann, 9th