By Tyler Ohmann
The Holdingford track and field team took part in a pair of friendly track and field meets, including one it hosted, Tuesday.
A friendly is a meet that has no team scores. The Huskers hosted Upsala Swanville Area along with several other teams to the Ron Hylla Invite. The Huskers also went to a Sartell friendly along with Royalton, April 6.
Four Huskers earned wins at the meet in Sartell, April 6 on a very windy day.
Lucas Ryan won the 1600 meters at 4:50.32. Senior Nolan Prokott won the 400 meters at 54.79, while fellow senior Blake Patrick won the long jump at 20-11.25.
Drew Dockendorf easily cruised to a vault win at 13-06.
Royalton’s lone top finisher was junior Colton Murphy, who won the high jump by being the first to clear 5-10.
Other top finishers for the Royals were senior Jordan Malikowski in the 3200 meters with a sixth place finish at 10:43.44. Chris Borash also finished sixth, but in the 1600 meters at 5:03.27.
Nine teams were at the meet, including big schools like Rocori, Sartell and Alexandria.
The Huskers did even better at a home friendly meet, Tuesday.
Several Huskers girls earned first place finishes including: Johanna Merten, 800 meters; Jordyn Patrick, 300 hurdles; 4×200 and 4×400 relays; Amelia Kahlhammer, vault; Corrie Ethan, triple jump; Ashley Kobernusz, shot put; Chantel Leukam, discus.
USA girls were led by Peyton Guthrie. She won the 100 meters (13.7), 200 meters (28.30), long jump (15-07.75) and second in the 400 meters.
On the boys side, the following Huskers won: Blake Patrick, 100 meter dash, long jump; Lucas Ryan, 400 meters; Nick Kruger, 110 hurdles, 300 hurdles; 4×100, 4×200 and 4×800 relays; Dockendorf, vault and Joseph Meier, shot put.
The Patriots were led by junior Lawrence Mettler, who finished first in the 800 meters (2:08.31) and the 1600 meters (4:46.68). Mettler was also second in the long jump at 19-07.
The other victorious USA athlete was senior Isaac Guthrie, who was first in the discus at 133-04. Guthrie was also runner-up in the 200 meters.
Dylan Kottschade was a runner-up in the 100 meter dash, while Cody Rahn was second in the 300 hurdles.
USA will be at Kimball, Monday, while the Huskers don’t compete until Thursday at Annandale.
Both teams were part of a meet at Pierz, Thursday, but results were unavailable by press time.