Team honors Johnson as lone senior

This article submitted by Josh Jones on 6/16/98.

The Paynesville boyís track team had a great season this year. Over the indoor and outdoor season, there were a total of five school records set.

Awards were given to seniors who had been in track the past season. There was only one senior, Dan Johnson, who deserved more than just a plaque. Johnson has been a leader in the Paynesville track program since he started in summer recreation track and field program back in elementary school. He encourages everyone on the team more like a coach than a teammate and captain. We are all going to miss him a lot next year as a competitor, but more so as a friend. There is nobody more deserving of an award than Johnson.

For the indoor season, there were three new records set. The 3200-meter relay team of Jean Luc Trees, Jeff Voss, Josh Jones, and Johnson, set the new record at 8:47. Johnson set the 800-meter run record with a time of 2:05.3. Jones also broke his own triple jump record at 40í1Ē.

For the outdoor season, there were two records set, both were relays. The 800- meter relay team of Josh Roemeling, Troy Wendlandt, Trees, and Eric Rausch ran a 1:39.4 to set the standards for this new race, which was added this year.

The 3200-meter relay team of Trees, Voss, Jones, and Johnson, smashed the old record set last year. Everyone dropped their times tremendously and the team ran an 8:20.5. This means that on an average, all four runners had to run an 800 in 2:05, which is hard to do.

Captains for next year will be Jones and Wendlandt, who were both captains this year. Good luck to everyone. Weíll miss you, Dan!

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