Dogs take ten firsts at Benson

This article submitted by Andrew Jones on 5/17/00.

The Paynesville boys' track team won another meet last week in convincing fashion at Benson. The team had ten first place winners on Tuesday, May 9.

The team won by a huge margin of 120 points. In all, the boys scored 228 points. The Bulldogs placed someone in the top five in every event.

Coach Darrel Carstens said, "This was a great relaxing meet, a good conference warm-up for this Thursday. We did well in all events." Unfortunately, the conference championship this Thursday at St. John's University will not be quite as easy as this meet.

The Bulldogs placed first and second in five events. Steve Flint and Josh Bork provided a one-two punch in the shot put, respectively. Jeff Voss and Adam Schaefer made a good combination in the 110-meter hurdles with first and second place. Voss also won the 300-meter hurdles and the pole vault.

John Brady and Luke Trees took first and second in the long jump. Trees won the high jump as well.

Ryan Whitcomb took first in the triple jump with a personal best jump. He was followed by Andrew Jones in second place.

Clayton Lang had another good night for the Bulldogs, winning both the 1,600-meter and 3,200-meter races. Taking second in the 1,600 was Dan Pearson, and second in the 3,200 was Adam Utsch. Pearson and Utsch were third in the 3,200 and 1,600 respectively, giving the Bulldogs a sweep of the top three places.

The Bulldogs also swept the top three places in the long jump, where Whitcomb was third behind Brady and Trees.

The 3,200-meter relay team had a close race and came in second by less than a second. That team consisted of Travis Flanders, Eric Korman, Ryan Flanders, and Riley Flanders. The 1,600-meter relay team of Travis Flanders, Nic Glenz, Eric Rausch, and Luke Trees took first place again.

The team will compete at St. John's University, just east of Avon, on Thursday for the West Central North Conference Championship.

Team scores
1. Paynesville -228
2. New London-Spicer -108
3. Benson-KMS -66
4. LQPV -63
5. CACG -60
6. Montevideo -20
7. Dawson-Boyd -6
8. Hancock -5

Individual results
110-meter hurdles: Jeff Voss, first, 15.45; Adam Schaefer, second, 17.73;
300-meter hurdles: Voss, first, 41.7; Phil Mohs, third, 48.85;
100-meter dash: Voss, fourth, 11.72;
200-meter dash: Eric Rausch, fifth, 24.52;
400-meter dash: Rausch, third, 53.06; Nic Glenz, fifth, 56.71;
800-meter run: Eric Korman, third, 2:08;
1,600-meter run: Clayton Lang, first, 4:50.1; Dan Pearson, second, 4:50.4; Adam Utsch, third, 4:53;
3,200-meter run: Lang, first, 10:29; Utsch, second, 10:33; Pearson, third, 10:49;
400-meter relay: Chris Wendlandt, Ryan Whitcomb, John Brady, Mohs, fourth, 49.10;
800-meter relay: Wendlandt, Andrew Jones, Brady, Schaefer, fourth, 1:40.58;
1,600-meter relay: Travis Flanders, Luke Trees, Glenz, Rausch, first, 3:37;
3,200-meter relay: Travis Flanders, Korman, Ryan Flanders, Riley Flanders, second, 8:55;
Discus: Josh Bork, fifth, 114' 3.5"; Steve Flint, sixth, 113' 11";
Shot put: Flint, first, 44' 3"; Bork, second, 39' 6.5";
Long jump: Brady, first, 18' 5.5"; L. Trees, second, 18'; Whitcomb, third, 17' 4"; Jones, sixth, 16' 6.5";
High jump: L. Trees, first, 6' 2"; Josh Trees, third, 6' 0";
Triple jump: Whitcomb, first, 38' 2.5"; Jones, second, 37' 7.75"; Brady, fourth, 36' 10";
Pole vault: Voss, first, 11' 6"; Glenz, third, 9' 6".

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