The Osseo High track and field teams are very young overall but both the boys and girls feature some very talented athletes.
The Osseo girls are led by seniors Phillis Webb and Brieanna Puckett. The two were members of the 4×200 relay team that captured the state championship in a state record time last spring. They are back to give Osseo a powerful sprint presence. Webb is also a top 400 runner with a 58-second clocking and Puckett is an accomplished long jumper who has already registered a leap of 19 feet.
Sophomore Kaitlyn Anderson (mid-distance), and senior Jenna Thompson (distance runner) are the other returning veterans.
“The girls’ team is young, but is led by several senior student-athletes,” Osseo coach Cullen DeVries said.
The Orioles finished fifth at the Wayzata Relays, fourth at the Monticello Invitational and fifth at the Armstrong Invitational.
The boys’ squad is led by senior Fawaz Oba (42’ triple jumper, 110m high hurdler, sprinter), senior Leo Wiagbe (sprinter, 50–second 400m runner), senior Mark Gooley (distance), junior Alex Naughton (low 2 minute -800m runner), junior Adam Berkowitz (distance), and junior Jason Schulte (12’ pole vaulter). AJ Dehn anchors the throwers.
“Overall the young boys team is deep with strength in the sprints and jumps,” DeVries said. “The boys will compete to be near the top come NWSC Meet time.”
The Orioles won the Monticello Invitational and placed fourth at the Wayzata Relays Invitational.