Track and Field: Little Falls boys capture conference indoor title

The Little Falls boys team rode the strength of four event-winners, as well as a sweep of the top three spots in the 800-meter run, to breeze to the Granite Ridge Conference indoor championship at Foley, March 29.

The girls team race had the top four teams only separated by a dozen points, with Little Falls finishing third overall.


Boys results

The Flyers had four seniors capture first place, including Blake Toso in the 400 (57.35), Sebastian Sowada in the 800 (2:05.15), Dan Mushel in the pole vault (12-feet, 6-inches) and Trysten Ross in the shot put (49-feet, 6-inches).

Sowada was followed immediately by seniors Mathew Massmann (2:07.28) and Cam Smith (2:13.01) in the 800.

Also producing runner-up performances were freshman Nick Maslowski in the shot put (46-feet, 1-inch), Sowada in the 1,600 (4:32.82), the 4×800 relay team of Smith, freshman Tyler Moore, junior Josh Kapsner and sophomore Daniel Palmer (8:57.85) and the 4×400 relay team of junior Brighton Goodrich, Toso and juniors Kyle Kabanuk and Mark Brezinka (3:56.44), with Massmann taking third in the 1,600 (4:41.42).

Placing fourth were senior Tucker Brastad in the triple jump (37-feet, 2-inches), Moore in the 1,600 (4:51.81), Mushel in the 55 hurdles (8.42) and the 4×200 relay team of sophomores Wyatt Nelson and Gunner Kleinschmidt, freshman Brett Zawatzke and Brezinka (1:47.6).


Girls results

The girls team also captured wins in four events, including senior Maria Hauer in the 1,600 (5:33.52) and 800 (2:31.3), senior Rachelle LeBlanc in the pole vault (10-feet, 6-inches) and the 4×400 relay team of Hauer, senior Vanessa Meschke, freshman Melissa Geisenhof and junior Heidi Moe (4:36.34).

Finishing third overall were senior Taylor Kunkel in the shot put (28-feet, 2-inches), junior Hailey Claseman in the long jump (14-feet, 1.5-inches) and triple jump (30-feet, 2.5-inches), the 4×800 relay team of Heidi Moe, senior Laura Moe, sophomore Amelia Kresha and freshman Kacy Steinmetz (10:38.9) and the 4×200 relay team of sophomore Hannah Veillette, junior Katelyn Staab, senior Jaclyn Scepurek and freshman Erica Kurowski (2:04.68) and taking fourth  place was Meschke in the 400 (1:08.25).