With the warm weather finally arriving for the May 17 Mississippi 8 track & field finals at St. Michael-Albertville, the two Cambridge-Isanti squads broke loose with several fantastic performances, including two setting two conference records.
Both Bluejacket squads placed 3rd in the team standings. The Buffalo boys and Monticello girls defended their titles by large margins. All-Conference is earned for top-3 in individual events and top-2 relays. Honorable mention went to individual events in 4th-6th places and 3rd-place relays.
Senior Hannah Mueller had a huge day for the C-I girls by netting three 1st places. She broke the M-8 100 hurdle mark by blitzing the field at 15.11. In the triple jump, she set a new personal-best by over 1 foot at 36-10, then she won the long jump by a wide margin at 17-11.
C-I Coach Kent Viesselman reported that Hannah’s 100 hurdles time is the second-best run this season in the state, and her long and triple marks are both in the top-5 in the state. The hurdles time is also a team record, he added.
Senior Mark Volker set a new conference record in the pole vault when he cleared 14-0 and nearly got 14-06. He was chased by teammate Conner Anderson who was runner-up at 13-0.
Junior Emily Santiago-Holboy got the day started well for C-I by winning the shot put at 35-11.5, beating her personal-best by 1.5 feet. Sophomore Kylie Baas added another win by taking the high jump at 5-0.
More Bluejacket Girls highlights from the M-8s: Rocelle Anderson 2nd (9-06) and Adelle Anderson 4th (9-0) in the pole vault; Paige Muehlhauser 5th (1:02) and Carlynn Galeazzi 6th (1:03) in the 400; Michelle Ziebarth 7th (13.9) and Roxanne Holmberg 8th (13.9) in the 100;
Lily Porta, Erica Young, Galeazzi and Muehlhauser 3rd (1:50.0) in the 4×200 relay; Anderson, Young, Holmberg and Ziebarth 3rd (53.6) in the 4×100 relay.
More Bluejacket Boys conference highlights: Jason Codner 2nd (21-0) in the long jump; Sam Westerberg, Trevor Galligan, Reegan Lane, Billy Eifert 2nd (8:15 ) in 4×800; Jeremy Ham 5th (130-05) in the discus; Forrest Kalk 3rd (6-0) in the high jump; Westerberg 4th (4:38) in the 1600;
Casey Golla 5th (41.4) in the 300; Matt Andres 8th (17.0) in the 110 hurdles and 8th (42.4) in the 300 hurdles; Eric Mielke 6th (24.1) in the 200; Jordan Kalk 4th (5-10) in the high jump and 8th (40-0) in the triple jump; Forrest Tompkins 8th (10-06) in the pole vault;
Daniels, Mielke, Codner, and Nick Solberg 2nd (1:35.6) in the 4×200 relay; Mielke, Codner, Daniels, and Solberg 3rd (45.6) in the 4×100 relay; Westerberg, Galligan, Golla and Andres 6th (3:36.1) in the 4×400 relay.
M-8 Track & Field Finals
Boys: Buffalo 189, Monticello 129, Cambridge-Isanti 97, St. Michael-Alb. 69, Big Lake 55, Rogers 51, Zimmerman 51, Becker 32, Princeton 27.
Girls: Monticello 175, St. Michael-Alb. 98, Cambridge-Isanti 81.5, Buffalo 75, Becker 66.5, Zimmerman 65, Princeton 55, Big Lake 42, Rogers 41.