Underclassmen continue to produce for Knights track

STMA sophomore Isaiah Weston soars over the bar in the high jump. (Photo by Jake Schroer)
STMA sophomore Isaiah Weston soars over the bar in the high jump. (Photo by Jake Schroer)

By Jake Schroer

Crow River News Sports


The Knights boys track team enjoyed another solid outing in an indoor quad meet hosted by STMA in the activity center. STMA won the meet with a final score of 95.50 points. St. Francis finished a distant second with 53 points, Chisago Lakes was third with 38.50 points and Rogers finished fourth with 25 points.

The day belonged to Isaiah Weston. The sophomore won the high jump event with a jump of six feet, four inches. He also took the long jump competition with a personal best jump of 21 feet, three inches. He looked forward to the first outdoor meet.

“I feel pretty good. I feel like I could do better if I had jumping shoes, though,” he said.

In the triple jump, STMA senior Tyler Zahler jumped 40 feet, one and a half inches to take the top spot in the competition. Freshman Jake Munson finished just behind him with a 39 foot, one inch jump. Zahler also won the 200 meter dash event with a time of 23.95 seconds.

The Knights’ relay teams fared well, winning the 4×400 (3:45.78) and the 4×800 (8:49.80) relay events. However, a disqualification scratched the 4×200 team from the competition. Chase Cayo and Josh Tracy won the 1600 and 800 meter events, respectively.

Connor Rose took second in the pole vault, and Austin Kowalyzck took second in the shot put. Zahler took second in the hurdles, while Eric Sjelin finished in second place in the 400 meter dash.

Head coach Curt Hahn said that it was nice to get back on the track with a few more teams. He said the team is starting to come together in certain spots.

“Well, we have some really good top individuals who are performing well, and then we have a lot of kids who are going to need to fill in at those second and third spots,” he said, mentioning that the team’s work ethic is something he likes to see. Hahn hoped to get the team outside in the near future.

The Knights took on Rogers and North Branch at Rogers in a meet rescheduled from Tuesday on Thursday.