Coach Darrel Carstens said, "I'm very proud of our performances. We lost some very good athletes after last year, but the guys are doing great and have a great attitude toward the season."
Top performers included Josh Trees, who had two first place finishes, and Steve Mages, who took second in two events. Trees won the triple jump and the high jump.
In his first year out for track and field, Mages took second in the 55-meter hurdles and in the high jump.
The Bulldogs placed three in the top five in the high jump, with Pat Utsch fifth.
Ryan Whitcomb also had a good night, taking first in the long jump and second in the triple jump.
Nic Glenz won the pole vault competition for the Bulldogs.
The Bulldogs also placed three in the top eight in all three runs of 800 meters and more. Clayton Lang took second twice behind one of his rivals, Will Enns from LPGE. Lang was the runner-up in the 1600- and the 3200-meter runs. Adam Utsch was fourth and Ryan Flanders sixth in the two-mile run, and Dan Pearson was fourth and Riley Flanders sixth in the mile run.
Senior Eric Korman ran well in the 800-meter run, taking second place by a mere second. Also placing were Scott Thompson in sixth and Tom Flannigan in seventh.
The Bulldogs' next meet is scheduled for this Thursday at ACGC, if the weather and field permit.
Check the school's activities line at 320-243-4058 for up-to-date information on the spring schedule.
1. Paynesville- 128
2. St. Cloud Cathedra-l 89
3. LPGE- 62.5
4. Winsted-Holy Trinity- 55.5
5. Brooklyn Center -49
6. Sauk Centre- 35
6. Minnehaha Academy- 35
55-meter hurdles: Steve Mages, second, 9.0;
200-meter dash: Chris Wendlandt, seventh, 25.8;
400-meter dash: Travis Flanders, sixth, 57.2; Wendlandt, eighth, 58.2;
800-meter run: Eric Korman, second, 2:09.9; Scott Thompson, sixth, 2:17.2; Tom Flannigan, seventh, 2:17.4;
1,600-meter run: Clayton Lang, second, 4:42; Dan Pearson, fourth, 4:52; Riley Flanders, eighth, 5:13;
3,200-meter run: Lang, second, 10:24; Adam Utsch, fourth, 11:20; Ryan Flanders, sixth, 11:28;
1,600-meter relay: second, 3:42;
Shot put: Aaron Flint, sixth, 37' 9.5";
Long jump: Ryan Whitcomb, first, 18' 1";
High jump: Josh Trees, first, 6'; Steve Mages, second, 5' 8"; Pat Utsch, fifth, 5' 4";
Triple jump: Trees, first, 40' 3"; Whitcomb, second, 37' 9.75" Pole vault: Nic Glenz, first, 10' 0".
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