Boys track and field: Tornadoes clip Stillwater at C-I Invite

Stillwater’s Sam Hanson, left, and Tim Koenning run to a 1-2 finish in the 1,600-meter race at Tuesday’s Cambridge-Isanti Invite. The Ponies finished just one point behind Anoka in the team standings in the eight-team event. (Gazette-ECM photo by Greg Hunt)

Stillwater’s Sam Hanson, left, and Tim Koenning run to a 1-2 finish in the 1,600-meter race at Tuesday’s Cambridge-Isanti Invite. The Ponies finished just one point behind Anoka in the team standings in the eight-team event. (Gazette-ECM photo by Greg Hunt)

CAMBRIDGE — Stillwater’s strength is found in the distance events, but the Ponies fell short by the slimmest of margins on Tuesday while placing second at the Cambridge-Isanti Invitational.

Anoka totaled 866 points to clip the Ponies (865) by a single point in the eight-team meet, which used a true team scoring format.

Stillwater won the 800, 1,600 and 3,200 races and also received a first-place finish from Isaac Hale in the high jump.

The Ponies swept the top three places in the 3,200, even though only three factor into the team scoring. Edoardo Tagliaferri turned in a winning time of 9:51.52 while teammates Matt Thomas (10:01.56), Austin Reed (10:15.45) and Chase Johnson (10:17.12) followed in second through fourth.

Stillwater occupied three of the top four spots in the 1,600 meters, led by Sam Hanson (4:37.65) and Tim Koenning (4:37.78) crossing the line together in first and second place. Nick Yokanovich was not far behind in fourth place with a time of 4:42.67.

Allen-Michael Burback ran to a victory for the Ponies in the 800 meters with a time of 1:59.26.

“We took about as many points out of the distance races as you can get, but we’re just a very average team,” said Christensen, who was disappointed to finish behind Anoka in the final standings. “After what I’ve seen at the Pony Classic and here, it’s a very average track team. It’s nothing to get too worked up over or get too down about, we just don’t have enough skill. The kids will try hard and they’re a good group, but it’s just what it is here.”

Hale cleared 6-2 to provide Stillwater’s other first-place finish. He added a third-place showing in the triple jump (39-10) and was fourth in the pole vault (12-0).

David Peterson led the Ponies in the throws with a second-place effort in the shot put (46-6 1/2) and fourth-place finish in the dicus (121-7).

Alex Klein (20- 1/4) and Jordan Phelps (19-3) placed second and third in the long jump while Phelps also placed third in the 200 with a time of 23.49. Nicholas Wanovich and Caleb Fick finished fifth and sixth to provide a solid showing for the Ponies in that event. Phelps also anchored Stillwater’s second-place 4×400 relay team (3:34.72) that also included Mitch Schertz, Klein and Kwabena Boadumensah.

 

Team standings

1. Anoka 866; 2. Stillwater 865; 3. Cambridge-Isanti 767.5; 4. St. Francis 570.5; 5. Grand Rapids 495.5; 6. Esko 450.5; 7. Hibbing 357; 8. Mesabi East 286.

Individual results

(Top 3 individuals score)

100 — 1. Genuine Matthews (SF) 11.18; 4. Nicholas Wanovich (St) 11.40; 9. Caleb Fick (St) 11.74; 12. Justin DeShaw (St) 12.01; 16. Guilherme Oliviera (St) 12.21.

200 — 1. Genuine Matthews (SF) 22.95; 3. Jordan Phelps (St) 23.49; 5. Nicholas Wanovich (St) 23.79; 6. Caleb Fick (St) 23.84; 11. Justin DeShaw (St) 24.39.

400 — 1. Tyler Jerkovich (Hib) 51.93; 4. Mitch Schertz (St) 54.25; 9. Kwabena Boadumensah (St) 55.12; 16. Brady Nahkala (St) 57.04; 21. Jackson Thiets (St) 59.56.

800 — 1. Allen-Michael Burback (St) 1:59.26; 5. Jonathan Breckheimer (St) 2:02.86; 6. Alex Percival (St) 2:04.97; 9. Eli Krahn (St) 2:05.99.

1,600 — 1. Sam Hanson (St) 4:37.65; 2. Tim Koenning (St) 4:37.78; 4. Nick Yokanovich (St) 4:42.67; 9. David Holmes (St) 4:48.75.

3,200 — 1. Edoardo Tagliaferri (St) 9:51.52; 2. Matt Thomas (St) 10:01.56; 3. Austin Reed (St) 10:15.45; 4. Chase Johnson (St) 10:17.12.

110 hurdles — 1. Paul Meloche (ME) 15.43; 7. Alex Klein (St) 16.74; 8. Robert Enright (St) 17.11; 10. Kevin Gorman (St) 17.44; 16. Craig Sanislo (St) 18.03.

300 hurdles — 1. Paul Meloche (ME) 42.45; 3. Robert Enright (St) 42.75; 10. Kevin Gorman (St) 45.78; 14. Zach Ebner (St) 46.33; 22. Sam Giesregen (St) 47.75.

4×100 relay — 1. Grand Rapids, 45.34; 6. Stillwater (Caleb Fick, Kieran Downs, Guilherme Oliviera and Jordan Phelps) 46.99.

4×200 relay — 1. Anoka, 1:33.67; 5. Stillwater (Mitch Schertz, Nicholas Wanovich, Robert Enright and Kevin Gorman) 1:37.80.

4×400 relay — 1. Hibbing, 3:32.09; 2. Stillwater (Mitch Schertz, Alex Klein, Kwabena Boadumensah and Jordan Phelps) 3:34.72.

4×800 relay — 1. Hibbing, 8:20.23; 3. Stillwater (Nick Skaret, Josh Daum, John Huntley and Getahun O’Malley) 8:53.39.

Long jump — 1. John Solberg (C-I) 20-3 3/4; 2. Alex Klein (St) 20- 1/4; 3. Jordan Phelps (St) 19-3; 11. Justin DeShaw (St) 17-11.

Triple jump — 1. Ky’eric Baynes (An) 43-11; 3. Isaac Hale (St) 39-10; 5. Graham Laubscher (St) 38-4; 8. Brady Nahkala (St) 37-11; 9. Nicholas Wanovich (St) 37-8.

Shot put — 1. Brady Thomsen (GR) 49-3; 2. David Peterson (St) 46-6; 6. Nick Johnson (St) 43-9; 14. Logan Terrell (St) 39-5; 15. Joe Saunders (St) 38-10 1/2.

Discus — 1. Brady Thomsen (GR) 163-9; 4. David Peterson (St) 121-7; 7. Christopher Bradley (St) 118-11; 10. Adam Tholen (St) 114-7; 11. Nick Johnson (St) 113-8.

High jump — 1. Isaac Hale (St) 6-2; 18. Alan Hehr (St) 5-2; 19. Robert Enright (St) 5-2; 20. Jacob Rudenick (St) 5-0.

Pole vault — 1. James Moyer (C-I) 13-0; 4. Isaac Hale (St) 12-0; 5. Colin Eason (St) 12-0; 7. Spencer Tompkins (St) 11-0; 9. Dan Gorman (St) 10-6.

 

Contact Stuart Groskreutz at stuart.groskreutz@ecm-inc.com

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