USC/A-C track and field team posts 53 personal bests

Published 1:47 am Friday, April 25, 2014

The United South Central/Alden-Conger boys’ and girls’ track and field teams enjoyed a beautiful day for a track meet Tuesday at Maple River, according to a press release.

Weather that has become a rarity the last two years, said USC/A-C coach Kent Viesselman. The tracksters responded by posting a total of 53 personal best performances.

“This was a nice meet,” said Viesselman. “All eight teams competing have had some good teams in the last few years. Points were tough to come by.”

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The USC/A-C girls’ team finished fourth. Gold medal performances were turned in by Linsey Thisius in the pole vault and Beth Stevermer in the 3,200-meter run. Both performances were season-best marks. Katherine Cory also had a good day finishing second in the shot put and discus.

The boys’ team finished fifth as a team but only ten points behind the second-place team. John Schuster remained unbeaten in the 400-meter dash and picked up a gold medal in the triple jump. Logan Thomsen turned in his best time in the 800-meter run to win that event, and James Dundas finished first in the shot put with another personal best.

“We backed off a little bit with our lineup, in hopes of getting everyone healthy for true team and the (Gopher) Conference meet,” said Viesselman.