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Paynesville Press - April 2, 2003

Boys finish in the middle of the pack

By Michael Jacobson

The Bulldogs boys' track team took fifth place out of ten teams at the team's second indoor track meet of the season at St. John's University on Saturday.

The Bulldogs had a decent meet, according to coach Darrel Carstens. "We had some really good performances but also showed the lack of depth that has been our trademark in winning the past years," he said. "We are confident that the potential is there to have a great year."

Leading the way for the Bulldogs was junior Lee Fuchs-Thielen, who placed in three events. Fuchs-Thielen was third in both the long jump and the triple jump and was fifth in the 55-meter dash.

The Bulldogs also had three runner-up finishes. Senior Riley Flanders was second in the 800-meter run and helped the Dogs' 1,600-meter relay team finish second, too. Other relay members were junior Chad Wyffels, senior Tommy Flannigan, and senior Milan Virant.

Ninth grader Aaron Bachman was second in the pole vault, clearing 10' 6".

Junior Scott Millner was third in the 55-meter hurdles for the Dogs.

This week, the Bulldogs start their outdoor season. They will compete at ACGC on Thursday starting at 4:15 p.m. They also will host their first meet of the season on Monday, April 7, starting at 4:30 p.m.

Team scores
1. Cathedral 93
2. Fridley 71
3. LPGE 63
4. Morris 62
5. Paynesville 53
6. Milaca 47
7. Crosby-Ironton 40
8. Mound Westonka 30
9. Litchfield 29
10. Sauk Centre 17

Individual Results
55-meter hurdles: Scott Millner, third, 9.3;
55-meter dash: Lee Fuchs-Thielen, fifth, 7.0;
400-meter dash: Milan Virant, fifth, 55.0;
800-meter run: Riley Flanders, second, 2:09.8; Tommy Flannigan, fifth, 2:17.4;
3,200-meter run: Chris Utsch, seventh, 12:30.9;
1,600-meter relay: Chad Wyffels, Flannigan, Flanders, and Virant, second, 3:44.7;
Long jump: Fuchs-Thielen, third, 18' 6";
Triple jump: Fuchs-Thielen, third, 38' 3";
Pole vault: Aaron Bachman, second, 10' 6".

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