Track and Field: Little Falls boys win Princeton tri, LeBlanc breaks own school pole vault record
By PATRICK SLACK
The Little Falls boys took first and girls placed third at Tuesday’s Princeton triangular in the final meet of the regular season.
The Flyers boys won nine individual events and three relays, with senior Luke Pennington winning the 110 hurdles (15.49) and 300 hurdles (41.58).
Also taking first were seniors Derek Toso in the 100 (11.14) and Nathan Almen in the 1,600 (4:53.61), juniors Robert Reller and Travis Spillum in the high jump (5-feet, 10-inches), Jordan Petrone in the pole vault (12-feet, 6-inches) and Isaiah Korver in the triple jump (39-feet, 4-inches), sophomore Cameron Smith in the 800 (2:15.65), the 4×100 relay team (46.94), the 4×400 relay team (3:49.3) and the 4×800 relay team (9:01.65).
Runner-up marks were posted by juniors Garrett Horejsi in the 110 hurdles (16.69) and 300 hurdles (42.38), Travis Spillum in the long jump (19-feet, 7.25-inches) and the triple jump (38-feet, 5.25-inches) and Adam Maleski in the 800 (2:24.06) and sophomores Tim Infinger in the 100 (11.55), Mathew Massmann in the 1,600 (4:53.84), Dan Mushel in the pole vault (11-feet, 6-inches) and Blake Toso in the 400 (56.71).
In the girls competition, sophomore Rachelle LeBlanc broke her own school record in the pole vault, clearing 11-feet to easily capture first place by three feet.
Sophomore Maria Hauer was a double winner, crossing the line first in the 800 (2:37.52) and 1,600 (5:37.55).
Sophomore Vanessa Meschke earned first in the 400 (1:06.98), as did the 4×800 relay team of senior Ingrid Floersheim, sophomore Laura Moe, freshman Heidi Moe and junior Kayla Stock (11:30.2).
Taking second place were junior Amber Hines in the shot put (35-feet), junior Emily Stark in the discus (100-feet, 2-inches), junior Mattia Hendrickson in the 1,600 (5:46.26), the 4×100 relay team of juniors Trista Saulter, Noelle Kurowski, Kallie Baumgartner and Hines (54.53), the 4×200 relay team of Saulter, Kurowski, Baumgartner and LeBlanc (1:56.68) and the 4×400 relay team of Hendrickson, Heidi Moe, Meschke and Hauer (4:35.46).
Little Falls competes in its sub-section meet at Sauk Rapids-Rice, Wednesday, May 30.