Park track & field: Wolfpack boys, girls take second in home quadThe Park boys and girls track and field teams completed their second home meet of the spring last week, holding the Park Quadrangular meet at Wolfpack Stadium on Friday, April 20.
By: Patrick Johnson, Sports Editor, South Washington County Bulletin
The Park boys and girls track and field teams completed their second home meet of the spring last week, holding the Park Quadrangular meet at Wolfpack Stadium on Friday, April 20.
Both the Park boys and girls teams took second place behind visiting Hudson, Wis., in the meet.
The Park boys totaled 72 points and the Park girls scored 73.50 points. The Hudson boys totaled 108 points and the Hudson girls scored 84 points. Tartan and Suburban East Conference foe Hastings were the other two schools to compete.
In the boys meet, Park seniors R.J. Alowonle and D’Monte Farley were far superior to the competition in their top events.
Alowonle won the 110-meter hurdles in a season-best time of 14.58 – just back of the 14.46 time he won the state championship title with a year ago. Alowonle also ran the 300-meter hurdles at the Park meet, finishing first in a time of 39.26 – the top time recorded in the state this year and just off his state championship winning 37.32 from last year. Alowonle also won the triple jump at Park, leaping a season-best 44 feet 4 inches – good for second in the state thus far this year.
Farley won the 100-meter dash with a time of 11.12, took first in the 200-meter dash in 22.93, won the long jump with a leap of 20 feet 2 inches and finished second to Alowonle in the triple jump with a distance of 43 feet, 1.50 inches.
In addition, Park senior Cole Rhein ran a 54.85 in the 400-meter dash to take second place, sophomore Evan Bonneson took second place in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:13.57, Park junior Irving Gutierrez earned fifth place in the 100 with a 11.57 time and placed third in the long jump with a leap of 19 feet, senior Kyle Southward finished in fifth place in the 200 with a time of 24.11, senior Louis Arrigoni cleared 11 feet in the pole vault to take fourth place and senior Gabe Simoson took fourth place in the high jump, clearing 5 feet 6 inches.
For the Park girls, eighth-grader Allison Gorres continued to impress. Gorres won the 100-meter dash in a time of 12.97 and finished first in the 200 with a time of 27.37. She also earned first place in the long jump with a leap of 15 feet 7 inches.
Park swept the high jump at the meet, going 1-2-3 as McKenzie Greeder, McKay Zurn and Nicole Laabs all cleared 4 feet, 8 inches.
The Wolfpack dominated the 400-meter dash at the meet as well. Sophomore Temi Ogunrinde won the 400 with a time of 1:03.32, and was followed by a second-place 1:04.45 time by teammate Lindsay Kothe. In addition, Park’s Stephanie Clausen and Jaclyn Glazier took fourth and fifth place in the event, respectively. The Park girls looked good in the hurdle events as well. In the 100-meter hurdles, Park’s Gabrielle Fitzgerald took first place with a time of 17.92. Park’s Katelyn Floysand won the 300-meter hurdles as well, with a time of 50.13. In addition, Ogunrinde took fourth place in the long jump with a 14 foot 5 inch leap and placed sixth in the shot put with a heave of 29 feet 0.50 inches and Greeder earned a tie for fourth place in the pole vault, clearing 8 feet.