By Jake Schroer
Crow River News Sports
Both STMA track and field teams fared well at the Ed Bourelle meet on Friday. With sections coming up, a strong performance was needed by the Knights.
For the girls, Erin Autio continued doing her thing in the long jump and triple jump. Her jumps of 16 feet, three inches and 34 feet, 11 inches won her both events. Autio also won the 100 meter and 300 meter hurdles, improving upon her own record time in the latter.
Knights underclassmen Whitney Perry and Anna Keefer also had strong days. Keefer finished just four inches behind Autio in the long jump while Perry took second place in the triple jump. Perry won the 100 meter dash and Keefer won the 200. Freshman Mackenzie Langdok beat out teammates Isabella Ferrozzo and Lizzy Heil in the 400.
Heil finished with a time of 2:24.99 in the 800 meter run and Rachel King took the 3200 meter run at 11:16.15. STMA’s relay teams fared well, winning three of the four relay events (4×1, 4×2, 4×4) and finishing second to Monticello in the 4×8.
Knights senior Josie Burns won the shot put with a best throw of 35 feet, four inches. Burns took second in the discus throw as well (110 feet, one inch).
On the boys side, Josh Tracy won the 400 meter dash for the Knights. Chase Cayo finished first in both the 1600 meter run and the 3200 meter run. Relays were mixed for the Knights boys, as the 4×1 team got disqualified, the 4×2 team finished second, the 4×4 team also finished second, and the 4×8 team won.
Isaiah Weston continued his progress in the long jump with a 21 foot jump to win the event. He also won the high jump at six feet, six inches. Tyler Zahler cleared 40 feet to win the triple jump. Andrew Pruett’s 134 foot, 5 inch throw was enough to win the discus event.
Next up for the Knights is the True Team Section meet at Buffalo Thursday at 2 p.m.