Tigers compete at Big 9 championships
Published 12:41 pm Saturday, May 28, 2016
he Albert Lea boys’ and girls’ track and field teams headed to the Big Nine Conference championships at Ted Nelson Track in Faribault on Friday.
The Tigers performed admirably, but came up short against the other teams in the conference.
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The girls’ team finished in 12th place with a total of 16 points, and the boys also came in 12th place with 33 points.
Rochester Century won the girls ‘title with 242 points, and Owatonna took home the boys title with 256.5 points.
1. Rochester Century 242
2. Red Wing 238.5
3. Mankato East 237.5
4. Owatonna 197
5. Austin 184.5
6. Mankato West 174.5
7. Northfield 149
8. Rochester Mayo 107
9. Faribault 86
10. John Marshall 84
11. Winona 33
12. Albert Lea 16
1. Owatonna 256.5
2. Rochester Century 230.5
3. Mankato East 230
4. John Marshall 226
5. Mankato West 170.5
6. Rochester Mayo 133
7. Red Wing 129
8. Faribault 93
9. Winona 90.5
10. Northfield 81.5
11. Austin 75.5
12. Albert Lea 33
While the Tigers didn’t have much team success, a number of their individual performers had good days.
Colton Mowers placed seventh in the 100-meter dash with a time of 11.67. He finished in sixth place in the 200-meter dash with a time of 23.92.
Jackson Goodell took home ninth place in the 800-meter run. He came in with a time of 2:06.99. He also competed in the 1600-meter run and finished in fifth place with a great time of 4:40.60.
Abe Peterson took part in the 110-meter hurdles and finished with a time of 16.35, good for seventh place in the event. He competed in the 300-meter hurdles and took eighth, finishing with a time of 43.07.
In the pole vault, Htee Wah Shee took 11th with a jump of 10’10.” He missed scoring by two places and a total of six inches.
For the girls, Dora Ogunkanbi took eighth in the 100-meter dash with a time of 13.30 and earned two points for her team.
Sarah DeHaan earned five points in the high jump. She came in fifth place with a height of 5-0, five inches behind Mankato West’s Erica Benson for first place and two inches back from Mankato East’s Shayla Karge for fourth place.