Albert Lea runs the field
Published 1:33 pm Saturday, April 23, 2016
Despite coming in last place, the Tigers had two first-place finishers in Friday’s meet at Kasson-Mantorville.
In competing with Byron, Rochester Century and Kasson-Mantorville, the Albert Lea boys’ track and field team finished fourth with a combined score of 35 and the girls’ team finished with a combined score of 22.
Albert Lea’s Abraham Peterson finished first in the 300-meter hurdles for the Tigers with a time of 42.43 seconds. The Tigers senior took second in the 110 hurdles in 16.31 seconds, and was part of the second-place 4×400 relay team — with Lennon Shimon, Dane Brownlow and Colton Mowers — that took second with a time of 3:43.75.
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Other second-place finishers for the boys’ team were Mowers in the 200 dash with a time of 24.02 seconds; and the 4×200 relay team of Shimon, Phillip Ter, Htee Wah Shee and Joe Peterson in 1:41.55.
Jonathan “Herbie” Lein finished third in the 3,200 run with a time of 10:56.19; as did the 4×100 relay team of Trent Johnston, Kolbie Eriksmoen, Htee Wah Shee and Ter in 51.73. Ter also placed third in the long jump event with a distance of 17-10.
In the 200 dash, Albert Lea sophomore Dorcas Ogunkanbi finished first with a time of 28.69 seconds. Ogunkanbi also took second in the 100 dash with a time of 13.8 seconds; and was part of the 4×100 relay team — along with Morgana Jensen, Allison Christenson and Rachael Wallin — that took fifth place with a time of 57.01 seconds.
Alexandra Eckstrom finished second for the girls’ team in the 400 dash with a time of 1:06.43.
Third-place finishers for the Albert Lea girls were Autumn Muilenberg in the 1,600 run with a time of 5:52.17; and the 4×400 relay team of Eckstrom, Erica Horton, Anna Grossman and Jaiden Venem with a time of 4:54.15.
“We had several improvements of times and distances tonight. (We’re) still trying to try out some events and lineups for the team,” said Albert Lea girls’ track and field coach Jasmine Hansen. “We are very proud of how hard they are working to improve.”
Next, the Albert Lea boys will compete at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at Mankato West, and the girls will compete at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at Owatonna.