Congratulations to the boys track and field for their performances at the Pony Relays this afternoon. The day started off on a strong note when all four competitors in the boys 3200m set new personal bests. Ben Danner lead the quartet with a new PR of 10:16, following this time was Ian Kenney in 10:35, Sam Setterlund 10:49 and Grant Piller 11:03.
Shortly after this the 4×800 relay team of Colby Rubischko, Sam Morgenstern and AJ Green ran the 5th fastest 4×800 in school history. Colby Rubischko lead off with a solid leg following the leaders through the first lap and hanging on to third position to hand off to Sam Morgenstern. Sam immediately went out to track down the leaders and had over taken them with a lap yet to go. Over the second lap he extended the lead handing off to Mahlen who likewise continued to open the gap on the field, finally handing it off to Green who came across the line in first place. This same quartet then returned to the track an hour and a half later to set a new school record in the DMR relay. This time Mahlen lead off with the 1200m leg. He went straight to the front and lead the field through the first 800m before he was passed on the last lap to hand off the baton in second place. Rubischko then took the baton to run a 400m split of 54.5, handing the baton off to Morgenstern in third. Morgenstern made an aggressive start to take over the lead after a 150m and handed off the baton to Green with a large gap. Green then anchored the relay never giving the competition a sniff of the lead and winning by over 5 seconds.
In the field events the high jump relay of Devin Plitzkow, Josh Negussie, and Spencer Ness also took home first place, with senior Spencer Ness joining the 6 ft club and tying for first place overall on the day.
In other events around the track the 4x1600m took home 4th place in a race that started off with the sun shining and finished in a deluge of rain. Senior Sam Erickson lead the team off in a 4:52 mile and second place. He handed off to senior Matt Morrison who was able to hand the baton off to junior Brendan Wilhelm in third place, but then the sky opened up and Wilhelm had to run his leg in the rain. He passed the baton off to senior Jesse Laursen who ran the entire race in a down pour but was still able to break five minutes with a time of 4:57 finishing in 4th place overall just missing out on kicking down the third place finisher.
The 3×300 IM hurdle relay also took 4th place
For complete results please visit our schedule/results page