Boys track takes 3rd at Waseca.




After a miserable, wintry start to the track season, the TCU boys track finally got outside and participated at a meet in Waseca yesterday.


“Overall things went pretty good. The Titans took 3rd out of 5 teams,” said the boys‘ coach Brian Mikel. 


The final standings were:  5th Dover Eyota/St Charles 47 points, 4th Northfield 59 points, 3rd TCU 70 points, 2nd Le Sueur-Henderson 78 points, and 1st Waseca with 99 points. 


Mikel said the team was a little rusty in some of the field events and that they were missing a few athletes due to Confirmation, but he added he was hopeful the team can build off the team’s second outdoor performance of the season.  


“We still have a long way to go as far as getting in better condition,” he said.


Some of the highlights included John Christian in 2nd in the 110-meter hurdles at 17.13. The 4x200m team of Hunter Factor, Kelly Nordling, Tadd Stasney, and Alex Turgeon took 2nd in a time of 1:38.  


The 4X100m relay team of Christian, Turgeon, Micheal McCrady, and John Hanek took 3rd in a time of 47.43. Nordling won the high jump with a leap of 5 feetm 8 inches. Christian and Scott McCabe took 3rd and 5th respectively in that event as well.  


Jamison Beulke took 4th in the long jump with a leap of 18’8”. Stasney took 4th in the 400m dash with a time of 56 seconds, and Marty McGuire won the 800m run in a time of 2:08. Factor took 4th in the 200m dash in a time of 24.7, and Beulke, Nordling, and McCabe placed 2nd, 3rd, and 4th respectively in the triple jump.


The 4x400m relay team of Carter Rynda, Stasney, McGuire, and Nordling ran to a 3rd place finish in a time of 3:44.




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