Boys Track: Red Wing flourishes at FarmingtonThe Red Wing boys track and field team set a number of personal bests Tuesday at the Farmington Invite en route to a fourth-place finish.
By: R-E Sports Staff, The Republican Eagle
The Red Wing boys track and field team set a number of personal bests Tuesday at the Farmington Invite en route to a fourth-place finish.
The Wingers scored 41.33 points to finish behind meet winner Rosemount, which scored 156 points, second-place finisher Eagan, which scored 155.33 points and Woodbury, which scored 127 points.
Red Wing head coach Adam Nelson came away impressed with how the team performed considering the caliber of teams it faced.
Senior Christian Leitner won the 3,200 by almost 15 seconds and improved upon his seed time by almost two seconds to finish in 9 minutes, 51.59 seconds.
The relays gathered the most points for the Wingers as three of them placed third and the fourth relay placed fourth. The 4x100 relay team of Tanner Kramp, Alex Harder, Alex Byrne and Ryan Parr placed third in 45.5 seconds. The 4x200 relay team placed third in 1:34.04 and the 4x400 team took third in 3:38.01. The 4x800 team finished fourth in 8:47.39, seven seconds faster than its best time last season.
Aiden Winn dropped almost nine second from his seed time in the 1,600 to finish seventh while Trent VanLoon finished sixth in the 800 in 2:12.02.
In the field events Parr cleared 6 feet in the high jump to place fourth. Jonny Banks cleared 5-8 to tie for sixth. Banks went on to place sixth in the long jump, going 18-9 ½. Parr finished seventh with a jump of 18-8 1/2. Byrne placed fifth in the pole vault, clearing 11 feet.
Red Wing holds its invitational April 24.