Congratulations to the boys track and field team on their 3rd place finish at today’s Lightning Invite for 9th/10th graders. The Lightning battled the windy conditions (but thankfully no blizzard…yet) to have several outstanding performances. Leading off the day was the 4×800 team of Hunter Dunne (9th), Lukas Larson (9th), Sam Setterlund (10th), and Grant Piller (10th). Dunne lead the team off following the leader in a close second place for the first 600m of the race, then over the final 100m he turned on the jets to blow away the competition and hand the baton off in second place. Next up was Lukas Larson who ran a competitive leg to hand the baton off to Sam Setterlund in 3rd place. Setterlund ran a patient race consistently reeling the leaders back in taking over second place at the end of the first lap and then catching and taking the lead with 150m to go. Grant Piller then continued to extend the lead coming home in first place.
In the 1600m sophomores Gabe Mahlen and Colby Rubischko went 1-2 with times of 4:45 and 4:54 respectively. The two athletes quickly established themselves at the front of the race, and never looked back. Sophomore Cade Kloss continued his winning ways in the 400m with a victory 55.04 despite a sore hamstring. The 4×400 relay team of Kloss, Mahlen, Rubischko, and Landwer (10th) took first as well. Cade lead the team off with a 57 sec split to hand the baton off in 2nd place. Rubischko was up next closing the gap on first and taking the lead with 200m to go and pulled away from the field. Mahlen continued to extend the lead handing off to freshman Noah Landwer who ran a spectacular split of 54 sec to seal the victory. Landwer also finished 3rd in the 200m and 4th in the 100m.
In other notable performances on the track Dunne to 3rd in the 800m, PJ Lasota (9th) took 5th in his first high school 3200m with a time of 11:19.21.
The field events were lead by standout sophomore Joshua Negussie who tied for first in the high jump at 5 ft 8 in, while he won the triple jump in a leap of 41 ft 9 in which is the 8th best jump by a sophomore in school history.
For complete results please visit our schedule/results page.