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Paynesville Press - April 16, 2003

Bulldogs take second at Annandale

By Michael Jacobson

The Paynesville boys' track team opened its outdoor season by taking second in a four-team meet at Annandale on Thursday.

The Bulldogs won five events and placed in the top five 20 times as a team. Annandale won the meet with 100.5 points, while Paynesville had 66.5 points for second.

"We had a decent meet, but definitely can improve," said coach Darrel Carstens. "It was great having some personal best performances. We need to put together our best lineup in the coming weeks in preparation for the conference meet."

Junior Chad Wyffels won the 300-meter hurdles and also ran a leg on the Dogs' winning 3,200-meter relay, along with seniors Milan Virant, Tommy Flannigan, and Riley Flanders. Flannigan placed in four events for the Bulldogs, while Flanders, Virant, and Wyffels each placed in three.

Junior Lee Fuchs-Thielen won the triple jump and also placed in two other events, taking second in the long jump and fifth in the 100-meter dash.

Senior Adam Leyendecker won the discus and also placed fourth in the shot put.

Sophomore Matt Mehr won the 3,200-meter run and also placed third in the 1,600-meter run.

This week, the Bulldogs hosted their first home meet on Monday. Next week, they will compete at Melrose on Tuesday, April 22.

Team Scores
1. Annandale 100.5
2. Paynesville 66.5
3. Meadow Creek Christian 55
4. West Lutheran 29

Individual Results
100-meter hurdles: Ryan Glenz, third;
300-meter hurdles: Chad Wyffels, first;
100-meter dash: Lee Fuchs-Thielen, fifth;
200-meter dash: Milan Virant, fifth;
400-meter dash: Tommy Flannigan, third;
800-meter run: Riley Flanders, second;
1,600-meter run: Matt Mehr, third;
3,200-meter run: Mehr, first;
800-meter relay: Ben Lingl, Freddie Stock, Keith Klein, and Greg Price, third;
1,600-meter relay: Wyffels, Flannigan, Stock, and Flanders, third;
3,200-meter relay: Virant, Wyffels, Flannigan, and Flanders, first;
Discus: Adam Leyendecker, first; Josh Binsfeld, third;
Shot put: Leyendecker, third;
High jump: Flannigan, fourth;
Long jump: Fuchs-Thielen, second; Virant, fifth;
Triple jump: Fuchs-Thielen, first; Stock, third; Price, fifth.

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