Egbujor sets new school and conference record in racing to win in boys 400
The Champlin Park boys track and field team turned in an impressive showing in front of the Northwest Suburban Conference, placing second in the 11-team field.
The Rebels finished with a team score of 110 points, which placed them comfortably in front of third place Blaine (84 points) and fifth place Centennial (77).
Favored Andover won the boys team title, totaling 138.5 points. Champlin Park was the only other school to crack 100.
Along the way, five individuals claimed a conference title in their respective event.
Emmanuel Egbujor won two events, taking both the 200 and 400-meter runs. He set a new school and conference record in winning the 400 in 49.03 seconds, before returning to the track an hour or so later to win the 200 in 22.10.
Joe Sando was crowned the fastest man in the NWSC after winning the boys 100-meter dash in 10.89 seconds, and he also placed third in the 200.
Jay Alexander was the 110 hurdles champion after winning the conference final in 14.73, and he was also fifth in the 300 hurdles.
Taylor Abram was the high jump champion after clearing 6 feet, 5 inches. Abram also placed fifth in the triple jump.
Michael Sales won the long jump with a leap of 21 feet, 5 inches. Davis Kabaka was eighth in that same event.
Joe Stephens (second) and Bryce Johnson (third) each placed high in the shot put. Johnson wound up second in the discus as well, and event that also saw Stephens place eighth.
Kweku Kwabi turned in a sixth place finish in both the 200 and 400, and Michael Sales was the seventh place finisher in the high jump.
REBEL GIRLS ARE THIRD
The Champlin Park girls ended up placing third in the Northwest Suburban Conference finals.
The Rebels totaled 83 points, which was just 2.5 points behind runner-up Osseo and two points in front of fourth-place Blaine.
Elk River won the girls conference title with 100.5 total team points.
Michelle Ndely was the Rebels lone individual champion. Ndely won the girls 100-meter hurdles in 150.54 seconds. She also placed seventh in the 300 hurdles.
Melanie Hill was the runner-up in both the long and triple jump, and she was also the seventh-place finisher in the 100.
Carly Dener placed second in the pole vault, and Nkem Nwaokolo matched that finish in the discus to go with a fourth place toss in the shot put.
Hannah Stoebe was third in the 300 hurdles, Sarah Watson tied for fourth place in the high jump, Oyinkonsola Adegeye was fourth in discus and seventh in the shot put, and Cassidy Soli was fifth in the 1,600.
Titi Russel was sixth in the 100 and eighth in the 200, and Allie Johnson placed sixth in the pole vault.
– COMPILED BY NICK CLARK