St. Louis Park boys track and field came away with the Spartain Invite title at Orono High School May 4, scoring 171 points, ahead of runner-up Waconia by 43 points while the Park girls placed third with 107 points, one point clear of New Prague among the field of seven teams.
Senior Zach Nelson ran personal-best times to sweep the 100-and 200-meter sprinters. He won the 100 in 11.54 seconds and won the 200 in 22.96.
Park freshman Jacob Brown was five-hundreths of a second off the winning time in 400 dash with another person-best time of 51.89. Junior teammate Karon Adams was third in 53.46.
Park junior Abati Dedefo was runner-up in the 800 run in 2:00.56 and classmate Abdifaki Warsame was second in the 1,600 run in 4:42.34. Both were personal best times. Senior Vince Callahan was fifth in the 1,600 in a PR time of 4:50.97 and eighth in the 800 in a season-best 2:12.69.
Senior Ryan Keith was 10th in the 300 hurdles in 47.62 and 12th in the 110 hurdles in 19.05, both PRs.
In the relays, Park’s 4×200 (Jacob Brown, Ejenavi Ojigho, Eric Jones, Tyree Carter) and 4×400 (Brown, Joe Donahue, Dedefo, Adams) teams were runner-up in times of 1:34.70 and 3:39.55.
Senior thrower Michael Donahue won the discus going 130-11 1/2 and was led the Park contingent in the shot put with a runner-up throw of 44-11, a new PR, while senior Jordan Hernandez was third at 42-6 and sophomore Nick Medina was fourth at 40-11.
Jones cleared a new personal best height of 6-2 to win the high jump and was runner-up in the triple jump going 42 feet.
Adams won the long jump with a PR of 21-7 3/4.
Sophomore Anna Jennissen continued a strong spring by winning the 400 in a PR time of 1:00.53 and eighth grader Erin Brousseau was ninth in 1:06.83, another PR.
The Orioles distance team continued a strong meet by sweeping the top two places in the 1,600 run with senior Sammi Baer winning in a season-best time of 5:24.58 with seventh grader Josie Mosby on her heels in 5:24.65. Mosby was third in the 800 in 2:31.37 freshman Olivia Mosby was fifth in the 3,200 run in a PR 12:51.90.
Junior Kamil Mayfield was fifth in the 100 hurdles in a PR time of 17.80 and classmate Katelyn Lanoux was sixth in 17.86. Lanoux was sixth in the 300 hurdles in a PR time of 50.69 with freshman teammate Anna Keith seventh in 51.31.
Park’s 4×400 relay team of Jennissen, Steph Reuter, Mayfield and Baer was second in 4:18.11.
Freshmen throwers led the crew with Calista Johnson second in the discus with a PR of 98-3 1/2 and Makaila Winward third in the shot put with a PR of 30 10-1/2.
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