USC/A-C boys’ win Lions meet

Published 8:35 am Thursday, April 30, 2009

The USC/A-C girls’ track and field team made another strong showing at the Lions Invitational Tuesday, finishing second to LeSueur in the seven-team meet.

Brianna Gormley was a double-winner for the Rebels, picking up a win in both the 100 and 200-meter dashes.

Sabrina Bushlack and Taylor Allis pick up a pair of wins in the field for the Rebels, capturing the high jump and triple jump, respectively.

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Ciara Christenson finished first in the high hurdles, but a tight leg took her out of the remainder of the meet.

The 4×800 team of Allis, Abby Trio, Amber Erickson, and Hannah Goemann also won that event.

“Both the girls’ and boys’ teams performed well,” USC/A-C head coach Kent Viesselman said. “The girls turned in a total of 24 season-best performances, while the boys kicked in 26 more.”

One the boys’ side, Jordan Haroldson, Riley Swearingen and Tom Allis led a 1-2-3 attack in the 800-meter run late in the meet to help the Rebels to a 29-point margin over LeSueur-Henderson. E.J. Knight was a double-winner for the Rebels, picking up firsts in the long jump and triple jump.

Seth Treptow chipped in a win in the 300 hurdles.

Then Haroldson, Allis, Swearingen and Treptow teamed up to run their best 4×400 of the season to win the final event of the meet.

“I feel we are making good progress,” commented Viesselman. “Times and distances are improving throughout the lineup.”

Girls’ standings

1. LeSueur-Henderson 145, 2. USC/A-C 141.5, 3. LeCenter/Cleveland 118, 4. Maple River 65.5, 5. J-W-P 41, 6. GFW/MW* 30, 7. W-E-M 15

Boys’ standings:

1. USC/A-C 178, 2. LeSueur-Henderson 149, 3. LeCenter/Cleveland Coyotes 63, 4. GFW/MW* 56, 5. Maple River 45, 6. W-E-M 44, 7. J-W-P 23