Boys take second at Giant Relays

The TCU boys track and field team landed in second place at the Le Sueur-Henderson Giant Relays on Friday, May 10 with 135.50 points, behind Minnesota Valley Lutheran High School’s first place finish of 179.50 points.
The Titan girls team finished in the middle of the pack of nine visiting schools with a fifth place finish of 110 points. Ahead of TCU, in order of placement, were Le Sueur-Henderson, Minnesota Valley Lutheran High School, Sibley East and Waterville-Elysian-Morristown high schools.
There were a couple of first place finishes during the competition. Grace Factor took first in the triple jump with a distance of 32-00 and a second place finish in the long jump with a distance of 14-07.
Jackson Nesmoe took first in the pole vault clearing the height of 12-00, and fellow Titan, Thomas Budin landed in third with a height of 11-00.
In the distance races, Austin Antony finished in third in the 1600-meter run with a time of 5:03.
The boys took third in the 4x100, 4x800, and sprint medley relays, and first in the 4x200 relay.
For the girls, Maggie Trnka took second in the discus with a distance of 105-00.
In the relays, the girls took third in the 4x100 shuttle hurdle, 4x200 and 4x400 relays.

True Team
The Titans also competed in the Section 2AA True Team track meet on May 7 in Marshall. The girls came in last place out of 12 teams, and the boys finished in 11th place.
The True Team format is meant to determine the top overall team, rather than individuals. In a True Team meet, each team has a given number of competitors, with each competitor scoring at least one point (barring disqualification). In a traditional track and field meet, only the top eight or nine competitors per event score points.
At this meet, Luverne took first place for the girls with 580 points. Jordan won the boys’ meet with 630 points.
Some of the top finishes for TCU were the boys’ pole vault. Nesmoe took first with a height of 13-06. Fellow Titan, Thomas Budin, took seventh with a height of 11-00.
In the girls’ competition, Trnka took second in the discus with a distance of 105-10.

Next action
The teams host the Minnesota River Conference meet on Thursday. On May 23, they travel to Belle Plaine for the Sub-Section Meet ahead of the Section 2A Meet at Mankato West on June 1. The Class A State Meet will be held on June 7 and 8 at Hamline University.

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