Track: Red Wing sets school recordRed Wing set a new school record in the 4x100-meter relay Friday at the Missota Conference meet in Farmington and finished fifth at the eight-team meet.
By: R-E Sports Staff, The Republican Eagle
Red Wing set a new school record in the 4x100-meter relay Friday at the Missota Conference meet in Farmington and finished fifth at the eight-team meet.
The 4x100 relay team of Tanner Kramp, Ethan Draz, Andre Page and Alex Harder bested a nearly 30-year-old school record by .22 seconds, Wingers head coach Adam Nelson said. The relay finished in 44.42 seconds and placed second behind Chanhassen, which won the race in 44.09. The record-breaking performance came from a group of four that typically hasn’t run the relay together. Alex Byrne, the fourth member of the relay, missed the meet due to college registration and Page filled his leg of the race.
“I had a feeling they could do it this year, but I didn’t think it would happen with a last-minute change,” Nelson said.
Red Wing’s 4x200 relay team of Kramp, Page, Harder and Gage Lastine provided the lone event win for the team, which scored 94 points. The 4x200 finished in 1:33.43 to beat Chaska by .13 seconds.
Chanhassen claimed the conference title with 206 1/2 points and Shakopee placed second with 142 1/2 points.
Christian Leitner placed second in the 3,200 and third in the 1,600. Leitner ran six seconds faster than his personal record in the 3,200 to finish in 9:41.12. Chanhassen’s Alec Olson won the 3,200 in 9:25.42. Leitner cut more than 10 seconds off his seed time in the event.
Leitner finished behind Chaska freshman Joey Duerr, who won the race in 4:17.27. Duerr beat out Olson by nearly nine seconds. Leitner finished in 4:32.08.
Jonny Banks took second in the triple jump after going 41 feet, 8 1/2 inches. Northfield’s Kyle Blom won the event with a jump of 42-7. Banks also placed seventh in the discus with a throw of 129-3, which was a personal record by 13 feet, Nelson said.
Ryan Parr finished second in the shot put with a throw of 46-1/2, behind Shakopee’s Lance Lundell, who had a toss of 47-6 1/2.
Jonas claims title in discus
A year after scratching on each attempt in the discus at the Missota Conference meet, Red Wing senior Maggie Jonas won it.
Jonas came up with a throw of 122 feet, 2 inches Friday at the conference meet in Farmington to win the event by nearly 13 feet. The mark set a new personal record for Jonas and ranked in the top three in school history, Wingers head coach Jesse Nelson said.
Jonas also finished second in the shot put for the fourth consecutive year with a throw of 36-2. Shakopee’s Jasmine Mercado won the shot with a throw of 38-3 3/4.
Red Wing finished fifth as a team with 97 points. Northfield won the meet with 171 1/2 points and Farmington took second with 147 points.
The Wingers also got a victory in the 4x800-meter relay. The team of Elise Leise, Kelsee Anderson, Adrienne Hicks and Abbey Schnaith won with a time of 9 minutes, 43.14 seconds and beat Northfield by more than six seconds.
“I’m very happy with our effort,” Nelson said. “I think we overachieved in a couple different areas.”
The 4x100 relay team of Katie Stegora, Meta Buck, Ali Anderson and Emily Stegora came on to finish second in 52.28 seconds. The relay had the second-slowest seed time coming into the meet but beat Chaska by two one-hundredths of a second for second place. Chanhassen won the race in 49.73.
Abbey Schnaith ran a personal best time in the 800 to finish second. Schnaith finished the race in 2:19.84, the first time she’s ran a sub-2:20 800. Shakopee’s Winona Rachel won in 2:18.52.
Emily Stegora placed fourth in the 100 hurdles with a time of 16:45, sixth in the 300 hurdles and sixth in the triple jump. Macy Kelly finished third in the discus. Morgan Lyons placed seventh in the pole vault and Tescha Siewert took eighth in the discus.
— Compiled by Nick Gerhardt, staff writer