Gerads earns top three in four events
By Matthew Davis
Sun Post Newspapers
Strong individual performances at the Section 4AAA True Team meet indicate good things to come for Champlin Park.
“It gives us a good focus for the conference and section meet,” Rebels girls track coach Mark O’Neill said.
Alison Gerads showed clear potential for big performances at both meets after taking top three spots in four events a the True Team meet in Elk River on Wednesday, May 7. Gerads placed second in two events, the 200 at 27.26 and the high jump at five feet, four inches. Gerads also won the long jump with a 17-11.75 lead, and she grabbed third in the 100 at 13.15.
Several Rebels sprinters and hurdlers won events at the meet. Hannah Stoebe won the 100-meter hurdles in 16.87 seconds, and she took fourth in the 300 hurdles at 48.63. Miatta Flemister-Smith finished first in the 100 and went sixth in the 300 hurldes at 48.85. Diana lebova won the 400 with a 59.67 mark. She also took eighth in the 200.
Two girls relay teams finished in the top six with a fourth-place finish by the 4×400 team in four minutes, 12.34 seconds and the 4×200 in 1:53.44.
“That’s the fastest team we’ve had in a number of years time-wise,” O’Neill said about the 4×4.
Samantha Anderson took third in the discus at 106-8. Adegeye Oyinkonsola went fourth in the shot put at 35-0.75.
Awele Nwaokolo finished fifth in the triple jump at 32-8.75. Kelsey Johnson took fourh in the high jump at 4-8, and Sarah Watson went fifth at 4-8.
Overall, the girls fnished 4.5 points out of fourth place. They posted 711.5 points whil fourth-place Maple Grove posted 716. Anoka won the meet with 876 points to advance to the State True Team Meet on Friday and Saturday in Stillwater.
With numerous top-six performances, the Rebels boys track team took fourth and the girls team took fifth. They will face these sames teams again in the Section 4AAA meet later in the month.
The Rebels boys team finished eight points out of third wiht 762 points. Anoka took third with 770, and first place went to Andover with 898 points.
Terrance Smith took fourth in the 110 hurdles at 16.63. Datirce Mulsumo went four the in 100 at 11.54.
Jonathan Johnson won the long jump at 21-5.25, and he took third in the high jump with a 5-10 mark. Sam King took second in the triple jump with a 40-9 mark, and Trevor Long finished fourth at 40-9.
Jeremy Johnson wonthe title in the high jump with his 6-2 jump. Aaron Pharo took fourth in the pole vault at 12-0, and Gabriel Miller came in fifth at 11-6.
Matt Juneau had a strong day in throws wih second for shot put, 47-11.5, and fourth for discus, 124-2. Darnell Jackson’s throw of 43-10.25 gave him sixth-place for shot. Connor Schissel took sixth in discus at 120-8, and he finished sevneth in shot. Nicholas Guzman took fifh for discus with a throw of 123-7.
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