The TCU boys track team takes 2nd in Watertown


The Tri-City United Boys Track and Field Team took second place when they travelled to Watertown Mayer yesterday.


The Titans took 2nd place out of 9 teams, with 145 points.  Watertowm Mayer was 1st with 185.5 points; Columbia Heights 3rd with 133.5 points; NYA was 4th with 59; Nova Academy 5th with 50; West Lutheran was 6th with 41; Minneapolis North was 7th with 21; Mpls Patrick Henry was 8th with 10; and Fair School was 9th with 6 points.


“This was an evening meet, so it lasted a bit longer into the night, but the kids really seemed to enjoy running under the lights and the favorable running conditions,” said Coach Brian Mikel. “We were a bit sluggish today. Hopefully we have gotten that out of our system. We are still trying to get everyone healthy as well.  We have some big point getters that are injured right now.  Hopefully we can get them back healthy for the MRC meet on Thursday May 16.”


Among the highlights, John Christian won the 110-meter  hurdles in a personal best time of 16.32. He also placed 5th in a very tough field of 100m dash runners in a time of 11.73.  Ben Pichotta placed 3rd in the 1600m run with a time of 5:13. Tadd Stasney and Kelly Nordling finished 2nd and 3rd respectively in the 400m dash in 55.13 and 55.18. 


Marty McGuire and Mitch Dooley finished 1st and 2nd respectively in the 800m run in times of 2:11 and 2:16. Carter Rynda finished 4th in the 300m hurdles in a time of 44.79 seconds.  Harrison Weitzki also came up with team points in the 300m hurdles, finishing in a time of 49.6 seconds for a 6th place finish.  


Kelly Nordling won the triple jump with a leap of 38’ 10.5”.  Jared Dooley, Ben Pichotta, and Ben Barnack finished 5th, 6th and 7th respectively in the 3200m run.  Times were 11:51,11:52, and 11:53.  Ben Barnack was able establish a personal best by almost 9 seconds.  Finally, the 4X400 m relay team of Marty McGuire, Kelly Nordling, Tadd Stasney, and Carter Rynda won the 4X400m relay with a time of 3:38.


In a field event, Jordan Trnka had a personal best in the shot put with a toss of 45 feet, 5 inches, good for a second place finish. Michael McCrady finished 3rd in the long jump with a leap of 18’4.5”. 

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