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Irish boys finished second in true team

Rosemount's boys track team had hopes of winning the Section True Team Meet last week.

However, the Irish came up just short, finishing second to Farmington, and missed out on a trip to the state meet.

"We were hoping to win it," Irish coach Jay Hatleli said. "It was one of those deals."

Rosemount finished six points behind the Tigers, who finished with 756.5 points, but several Irish participants fared well.

"We actually had a pretty good meet," Hatleli said. "We had a few unfortunate things happen. We had some of our big-time athletes and asked them to sacrifice for the team. It was fun to see that, even if we didn't win."

Obai Hussein won the 400 meters, the 800 meters and was a member of the Irish 4x400-meter relay team that finished first.

Tim Sauer had a big night in the shot put, tossing 47 feet, 4 inches, his personal best by four feet.

Jordan Carlson sacrificed for the team, participating in the 400, 800 and the mile.

"That is a pretty ridiculous triple," Hatleli said. "He only had about 15 minutes between each race. He is good enough to where he can do that."

Carlson fared well, finishing second in the 400, winning the mile and finishing third in the 800.

"Austin Eliason had a good individual meet," Hatleli said. "He ran real fast times in the 100 and 200."

The Irish will now concentrate on the conference meet, which will be held Tuesday and Wednesday.

"We were hoping and anticipating being in the state true team meet on Friday, but obviously that didn't work out," Hatleli said. "The positive of that is we can regroup a bit and go after the conference meet. We are going to give it everything we have."