By Jake Schroer
Crow River News Sports
Josh Tracy winning the 800 meter run was just one of the highlights from Tuesday’s triangular meet against Monticello and Buffalo.
“I think it was a beautiful day, and we finally got outside and had some nice weather, and the team did pretty well, it looks like, so that’s all we can really ask for,” he said. He hoped to get into Hamline on Friday and finish under two minutes in the 800.
Long distance belonged to STMA as Jacob Monseth won the 1600 meter run with a time of 4:48.97 and Dominic Shovelain ran the 3200 meters in 10:05.00. STMA finished first in the long distance relays (4×400, 4×800), but struggled in the short distance relays, including a DQ in the 4×200.
Field events were mostly dominated by the Knights. Tracy jumped six feet to win the high jump. Connor Rose and Luke Eicher tied atop the leaderboard with an 11 foot vault in the pole vault. Isaiah Weston jumped 20 feet, seven inches to win the long jump. Tyler Zahler won the triple jump at 39 feet, 10 inches.
STMA won the meet overall. Head coach Curt Hahn said it was another solid meet for the team and that some good practice days definitely helped.
DELANO AND ELITE MEET
STMA sent some of its best to Hamline for the elite meet. The rest of the varsity team went to Delano for a regularly scheduled track meet.
Josh Hesser and Zahler placed first and second in the 100 meter dash, respectively. The two placed just .06 seconds apart. Lucas Layton won the 1600 (4:55.49) and placed second in the 800 (2:12.34).
The Knights won the 4×800 meter relay (8:55.39) and placed well in the 4×200 and 4×100. The highest place STMA got in any field events was second place. The Knights won the meet overall with 201 points.
At the Elite meet, Tracy finished fourth in the 800 meter run with a time of 1:57.13. Chase Cayo finished twelfth in the 3200 meter run (9:30.09). STMA’s 4×800 relay team (Monseth, Keith Jorgensen, Shovelain, Tracy) finished fourth with a time of 8:11.86.
Weston finished third overall in the high jump (six feet, four inches) and second in the long jump (21 feet, 10 inches).
The Knights hoped to get back in action during the week, despite the weather.