By PATRICK SLACK
The Royalton girls track and field team posted five top-two finishes to place fourth at Osakis, Thursday, while the Royals boys had a pair to finish fifth.
The Upsala-Swanville Area (USA) boys and girls teams each finished in sixth.
Osakis meet girls results
Senior Megan Wiener took the top spot in the 100-meter dash in 13.14 seconds, took second in the long jump (15-feet, 3.25-inches) and third in the triple jump (31-feet, 7.75-inches) to lead Royalton.
Adding runner-up finishes for the Royals were senior Katie Schmitt in the discus (92-feet, 10-inches) and sophomores Abby Duevel in the 400 (1:04.3) and LuLu Martinez in the 1,600 (6:14.2).
Duevel added a third-place time in the 200 (28.5) and Schmitt earned fourth in the shot put (29-feet, 4.5-inches), while eighth grader Madi Rudolph took third in the 300 hurdles (53.8), as did the 4×400 relay team (4:55.0).
USA attained the majority of its points in the high jump, taking three of the top four positions.
Freshman Danica Hanson took second (4-feet, 8-inches), junior Emma Guthrie placed third (4-feet, 6-inches) and freshman Stephanie Koetter came in fourth (4-feet, 6-inches).
Also placing fourth for the Patriots were freshman Brooke Westrich in the 200 (28.6) and the 4×800 relay team of seniors Sara Roerick and Dawn Evoniuk and eighth graders McKenzie Barth and Hannah Mettler (12:03.95).
Osakis meet boys results
Senior Daniel Borash sailed to first in the 1,600 in 4:33.89 and freshman Zach Carlson crossed the line second in the 3,200 (10:41.5) to pace the Royalton boys.
Senior Curtis Makela turned in strong times in both hurdle events, taking third in the 110 (17.65) and fourth in the 300 (46.8).
Freshman Tremayne Collins placed fourth in the 1,600 (5:00.3) and the 4×800 relay team also took fourth (9:32.26).
The USA boys were led by its fourth-place 4×100 relay team of eighth grader Ethan McCoy, junior Cory Wensmann, senior Callan Drill and sophomore Joey Jensen (52.16).