Rebels roll in Section 2A

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, June 5, 2001

WELLS – Casey Christenson’s performance was dominating.

Tuesday, June 05, 2001

WELLS – Casey Christenson’s performance was dominating.

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It was reflective of his team.

Christenson had a near-perfect day, winning three events and taking second in another, as the United South Central boys’ track and field team rolled to the Section 2A championship.

In all, the Rebels qualified four individuals for the state meet in seven events, totaling 86 points to runner-up Lake Crystal-Wellcome Memorial’s 69. Maple River was third with 62, followed in the top five by Martin County West with at 50 and LeSueur-Henderson/Cleveland with 39. A total of 32 schools were represented.

&uot;Every athlete who made the trip brought home at least one medal; that’s a pretty good day,&uot; said Viesselman.

It was more than pretty good for Christensen, a junior. He won the 200 meters in 22.22 seconds and the 400 in a personal-best 50.51, taking first in the triple jump at 41-11. He was second in the 100 at 11.79.

&uot;Casey’s performance was one of the most impressive I’ve ever seen at this level,&uot; said Viesselman, who has coached for more than 30 years.

Jake Courrier advanced to state in the discus, winning it with a toss of 148-9. He missed state by one place in the shot put, where he was third.

Jeff Goeden won the 1600 in 4:39.11 and Tim Rauenhorst made it to state in the 3200 by placing second in 10:10.09.

The Rebels had two other individual places in Goeden’s fourth in the 3200 and Adam Korn’s fifth in the 100.

Korn, Luke Hill, Brandon Alphs and Britt Wegner were fourth in the 4×100 relay. Bob Schmitz, Noel Johnson, Jon Voigt and Alphs took fifth in the 4×400. Matt Theede, Justin Youngblom, Voigt and Eric Langsev combined for fifth in the 4×800.

&uot;It was a great way for some of our athletes to close out their season,&uot; said Viesselman.

Closing out their career for the Rebels were seniors Theede, Korn and Wegner.

&uot;These are three fine young men,&uot; said Viesselman. &uot;They’ve done a lot for the track program, and have been excellent examples for our younger athletes in terms of hard work, dedication and citizenship to the USC community.&uot;

Christenson, Courrier, Goeden and Rauenhorst compete in the state meet Friday and Saturday at the National Sports Center in Blaine.