Track: Lake City girls, Z-M boys win at Lake City invite
At the six-team Lake City Invitational on Thursday, the host Lake City girls and the Zumbrota-Mazeppa boys both won team titles.
In the girls' competition, Lake City put together a score of 165.5, followed by Kenyon-Wanamingo (116), Cannon Falls (114), Wabasha-Kellogg (78), Zumbrota-Mazeppa (53.5) and Triton (25).
The Tiger girls were strong in the hurdles, with a 1-2-3 finish at 300 meters. Riley Pennington, who was second in the 100 hurdles at 17.85 seconds, won the 300 hurdles in 50.77, followed by Grace Weinrich (51.25) and Ashley Veronen (52.33). Lake City also had individual wins from Liv Kozlowski (800; 2:28.37), Johannah Clementson (1,600; 5:55.98) and Laurel Custer (discus, 101 feet, 4 inches). The team also had a pair of relay wins in the 4x100 (53.42) and 4x200 (1:52.61).
K-W's Mara Quam had three first-place finishes in the 100 hurdles (16.02), long jump (18-0) and triple jump (36-4). In the 200 dash, the Knights pieced together a 1-2 finish thanks to Tess Hokanson (28.46) and Hanna Lentsch (29.10).
The Bomber girls had a 1-2 finish in the high jump thanks to Samantha Anderson (4-8) and Grace Hall (4-6), with Hall also taking first in the 100 at 14.04.
Z-M's lone individual first place came in the pole vault after Maddie Banks cleared a height of 8-0. The Cougars also collected a relay victory, winning the 4x400 in 4:27.77.
For the boys, Z-M clinched the team title with 153, followed by Triton (118.66), Lake City (114.33), Cannon Falls (85), Kenyon-Wanamingo (42) and Wabasha-Kellogg (41).
The Cougar boys scored big in the relays, winning the 4x100 (47.91), 4x200 (1:36.74), 4x400 (3:43.40) and 4x800 (8:45.45). They also had 1-2 finishes in the triple jump and discus, with Wyatt House (40-11) and Mitchell Dahl (39-7.25) in the jumpers' pit and Landon Rauen (107-10) and Alex Guse (104-11) in the throwers' circle. Dylan Mollenhauer also had a top finish in the 400 at 54.04.
Ethan Heitman had a pair of first-place finishes for the Lake City boys in the high jump (6-2) and long jump (21-11.5). Aidan Creeley got another field victory for the Tigers in the shot put (39-1), and Mitchell Mund secured a win in the 3,200 (9:56.66).
Cannon Falls' lone victory came from Nick Engebretsen, who cleared 11-0 to win the pole vault title. He was the only athlete to clear the 10-foot mark.
K-W had a pair of second-place finishes courtesy of Cole Johnson (400; 54.08) and Sam Ringham (1,600; 4:58.08).