Track: Red Wing gets top performances at homeThe Red Wing boys track and field team took first place at the Red Wing Invitational Tuesday.
By: R-E Sports Staff, The Republican Eagle
The Red Wing boys track and field team took first place at the Red Wing Invitational Tuesday.
The Wingers finished just ahead of New Prague. Ellsworth came in third place.
Red Wing’s relay teams did well Tuesday, placing first in all four events; the 4x100, 4x200, 4x400 and 4x800.
Alex Byrne got first in the pole vault ahead of Ellsworth’s Matt Solyntjes, Christian Leitner won both the 1,600-meter and 3,200 and Andrew Page took first in the 200 dash in 23.79 seconds. Page also won the 100 in 11.73 seconds and Tyler Rea was first in the 110 hurdles.
Jordan Shull took second place in the discus throw behind Ellsworth’s Logan Blodgett and Ryan Parr was runner-up in the triple jump to Ellsworth’s Alex Campbell. Campbell also won the long jump and high jump.
Red Wing girls finish second, Ellsworth takes third
The Red Wing girls track and field team finished second at the Red Wing invitational while Ellsworth came in third place Tuesday at Red Wing High School
Kelsee Anderson continued her strong performance this season by winning the 1,600-meter run in 5 minutes, 49.39 seconds.
“She’s really figured it out, what it means to train hard and race hard,” Red Wing head coach Jesse Nelson said. “She’s becoming more confident. Just a strong, solid race for her.”
Emily Stegora won the 100-meter hurdles in 16.37 seconds ahead of Ellsworth’s Lydia Kuhl. Stegora also finished second in the 300 hurdles and triple jump Kuhl was second in the 200 dash. Abbey Schnaith took home first place in the 400 and 800 while Maggie Jonas won the discus throw and the shot put.
Morgan Lyons got second in the pole vault and Macy Kelly took second in the discus throw.
Ellsworth’s Amy Rinke was third in the shot put.
The Wingers’ 4x400 relay finished second in 4:28.32 and the 4x100 also took second.
“We’re getting some kids to step up and figure out their role on their team,” Nelson said.
The Wingers compete again Friday at the Hamline Elite Meet at Hamline University in St. Paul. Ellsworth travels to River Falls Friday to take part in the River Falls Invitational.