Weather had not been a concern in the indoor meets, but it was a concern at this meet. Toward the beginning of the meet it was a bit windy. Toward the middle, you couldn't have asked for nicer weather. Toward the last two or three races, it was getting a bit cold as the sun went down.
Many athletes recorded personal best times, jumps, puts, throws, and vaults in the first outdoor meet of the year. No school records were set; however, there were six first place performances.
Senior Jeff Voss took first place in the 110-meter hurdles, and he also took first in the 300-meter hurdle race. Luke Trees, another senior on the team, took first place in the high jump. Sophomore Eric Rausch also took home first-place honors in the 400-meter dash. Rausch had a time of 53.25 seconds, which is his personal best time.
Paynesville also had two relay teams take first place: the 800-meter relay and the 1,600-meter relay. The 800-meter relay team consisted of Trees, Nic Glenz, Rausch, and John Brady. The 1600-meter relay team members were Voss, Glenz, Rausch, and Travis Flanders.
Other highlights for the night included Clayton Lang taking second place in the 1,600-meter run and third place in the 3,200-meter run.
Coach Darrel Carstens is fired up to get more team members to state than any previous year. Many of the times and results for the team were near the top of the state standings so far.
The track team hosted its first home meet last night at the high school. The team will compete at Annandale next Tuesday, April 18, starting at 4 p.m.
1. Mayer Lutheran: 159
2. New Ulm: 97
3. Paynesville : 94
4. Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City: 91
5. Montevideo: 66
6. Morris: 51
110-meter hurdles: Jeff Voss, first, 15.2; Adam Schaefer, 18.5;
300-meter hurdles: Voss, first, 41.7; Schaefer, 46.9; Phil Mohs, 48.0;
100-meter dash: Chris Wendlandt, 12.24; Mohs, 12.34; Ryan Whitcomb, 12.54; Scott Thompson, 12.9;
200-meter dash: Luke Trees, fourth, 24.1; Wendlandt, 25.8; Thompson, 26.9;
400-meter dash: Eric Rausch, first, 53.25; Andrew Jones, 58.1; Cody Wiig, 63.4;
800-meter run: Eric Korman, fifth, 2:12.7; Travis Flanders, sixth, 2:14.1; Riley Flanders, 2:20;
1,600-meter run: Clayton Lang, second, 4:41; Adam Utsch, fifth, 4:55; Ryan Flanders, 5:15; Tom Flanigan, 5:18;
3,200-meter run: Lang, third, 10:17; Utsch, fifth, 10:38; Dan Pearson, sixth, 10:46;
400-meter relay: Mike Smith, Wendlandt, John Brady, Mohs, fourth, 49.3;
800-meter relay: Trees, Brady, Rausch, Nic Glenz, first, 1:39;
1,600-meter relay: Travis Flanders, Voss, Glenz, Rausch, first, 3:37;
3,200-meter relay: Riley Flanders, Korman, Pearson, Ryan Flanders, fourth, 9:14;
Shot put: Steve Flint, 40'; J. T. Koehn, 33'; Andy Torborg, 33'; Schaefer, 33';
Long jump: Brady, 17' 11"; Jones, 17' 4"; Whitcomb, 16' 8";
High jump: Luke Trees, first, 6' 2";
Triple jump: Jones, 35' 8"; Whitcomb, 35' 1";
Pole vault: Glenz, fifth, 11' 6"; Smith, 9' 6".
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