Park track & field: Wolfpack girls second, boys third at Park Quad
The Park boys and girls track and field teams hosted the four-team Park Quad on April 15 at Park High School in Cottage Grove.
“Everyone I thought had a really good day,” Park head girls track coach Matt Maher said. “We won a number of individual events and got a number of athletes to compete for the first time this year. It was a much-needed meet for all purposes.”
In the girls meet, Park’s Rebekah Schulte and Jaclyn Glazier finished first and second, respectively, in the 800-meter run. Schulte had a time of 2 minutes, 36.36 seconds and Glazier ran the race in 2:39.95.
Park senior Temi Ogunrinde won two events, taking first place in the 400-meter dash with a time of 1:02.60 and in the triple jump with a mark of 32 feet, .50 inches. Park senior Katelyn Floysand won the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 17.44 and was first place in the 300-meter hurdles in a time of 49.91.
Park’s Hannah Schwartz won the discus throw with a toss of 100 feet, 8 inches and took first place in the shot put with a heave of 31 feet, 7 inches. Also, Park’s Ciara Gregory was second in the 100-meter dash in 13.58, Cameron Anderson placed third in the 1600-meter run with a time of 5:54.61, McKenzie Greeder tied for first place in the high jump, clearing 4 feet, 8 inches and Sarah LaBrosse earned third place in the long jump with a mark of 13 feet, 5 inches.
“When we get past the cold weather and some athletes being a bit sick, the team can really start to figure out where they are and where they want to be,” Maher said. “We can really build upon the successes of a few on the team and show that we can be competitive when facing the right teams.”
In the boys meet, Park senior Evan Bonneson took second place in the 1600-meter run with a time of 4:26.41. Also, Park’s Ryan Tolkinen earned second place in the long jump with a leap of 17 feet, 5.25 inches and was third in the triple jump with a 37-09 mark.
In addition, Park’s Dan Ruiz earned third place in the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 47.54 and took fourth in the 110-meter hurdles in 18.59. Park’s Michael Griffin took fourth in the 100-meter dash in 11.81 and tied for second in the high jump, clearing 5 feet, 6 inches.
Park’s Opiew Omot earned fourth place in the 400-meter dash in a time of 55.16. He was followed by teammates Spencer Reinke and Blake Lawver, who were fifth and sixth, respectively (56.18 and 56.46).
Also, Park’s Hunter Burbank placed fifth in the discus throw with a heave of 107 feet, 3 inches.