Wolfpack, Raptors fare well in True Team meet
EAGAN — Led by their sprinters and relay teams, Park and East Ridge track stars claimed multiple titles in a drizzly Section 2AAA True Team meet Tuesday at Eagan High School.
Park seniors Joe Timp and Edmond Nkwain both won individual titles to lead the Wolfpack to third place in the boys' team race. Timp won the 400-meter dash in 51.50 and Nkwain finished first in the 300 hurdles in 41.44.
Park's Ebenezer Pierre took top honors in the pole vault, winning with a mark of 13 feet.
East Ridge runners finished 1-2-3 in the boys' 200 to highlight the meet for the Raptors. Jordan Headley won in 23.23, followed by teammates Jerald Hall (23.39) and Thomas Haugen (23.79).
East Ridge's Maxwell Ntege won the 100 in 11.56.
The Stillwater boys and Eagan girls won team titles and will advance to the state true team meet.
Stillwater's boys scored 878.5 points to easily win the boys team race. Eagan was second with 700, followed by: Park, 598.5; Hastings, 597.5; East Ridge, 562; Woodbury, 502.5; Henry Sibley, 432; and Tartan, 191.
Eagan's girls topped the field with 913 points, followed by: Stillwater, 844.5; Hastings, 667.5; East Ridge, 493; Henry Sibley, 445; Woodbury, 443; Tartan, 389; and Park, 272.
Justus White was second in the high jump (5-8) and fifth in the 100 hurdles in 18.18, Timp was fourth in the 100 in 12.01, just edging teammate Nkwain, fifth in 12.02. Edric Waindim finished sixth in the discus (116-05). Amiee Omot was sixth in the high jump at 5-4.
Park was second in the 4x400 (3:33.29), fifth in the 4x800 (9:21.47) and fifth in the 4x100 (47.06).
Ninth-grader Natalie Todd took second in the triple jump (32.06.5) to lead the Park girls. Adekemi Adewola was sixth in the 100 (13.61).
Park was second in the girls' 4x100 (52.59) and fifth in the 4x200 (1:55.37).
East Ridge results
As usual, East Ridge did very well in the boys' relays. The Raptors won both the 4x200 in 1:30.96 and the 4x400 in 3:30.96, placed third in the 4x100 at 45.62 and were fourth in the 4x800 in 9:16.80.
Joseph Reimann was third in the 1,600 in 4:33.37, Jerald Hall third in the triple jump (41-01) and Zachary Getting was fourth in the 3,200 in 10:24.03. Thomas Haugen of the Raptors was third in the long jump (18-10.75) and Hall fifth (18-06). Isaiah Rinehart finished fourth in the high jump (5-6).
Abby Witte took second in the 3,200 (11:51.53) to pace the East Ridge girls.
Allyson Weiss (third, 26.83) and Nicole Tanski (fourth, 27.38) both placed in the 200-meter dash. Tanski was also third in the 400 in 63.63.
Placing in the 1,600 were Gwyneth Gerlach (fifth, 5:29.94) and Amanda Kothe (5:29.98).
East Ridge's girls relay teams fared well, placing second in the girls 4x200 (1:49.49), third in the 4x100 (52.70), third in the girls 4x800 (10:30.12) and fifth in the4x400 (4:35.66).
The Woodbury girls were led by sophomore Tiffany Holiday with a second-place finish in the 1,600 in 5:22.72, Haley Orf, second in the 800 (2:28,52) and Anna Muellner who placed second in the 200 (26,52).
Woodbury also finished second in the 4x400 (4:15.89)
Runo Egi was third in the triple jump (32,00.75). Andrea Hollanitsch was sixth in the shot put (31-03.25).
On the boys' side, Peter Michalowicz of the Royals was fifth in the 800 in 2:014,14, Raphael Orubo was fourth in the shot put (40.07.25). Teammates Stephen Tolentino (fifth, 44.99) and Brian Brady (45.51) placed in the 300 hurdles.
Woodbury was third in the 4x400 in 3;33.95.