Athletes at the May 22 Mississippi 8 Track & Field Championships battled the heat and wind at the St. Michael-Albertville complex. The Monticello girls and the Buffalo boys continued their strong run by defending their titles.
The Bluejacket girls placed 4th and the boys finished 5th. The lone C-I champion was senior Erica Young who won the long jump at 16-07– 2-inches over the Monticello runner-up. Young also sprinted to a 2nd place in the 200-meter dash.
More All-Conference finishes for the Cambridge-Isanti girls were: Emily Santiago-Holboy- 2nd in the shot put (38-03) and 3rd in the discus (97-05); Kylie Baas- 2nd in the high jump (5-0); Adelle Nelson 2nd in the pole vault (9-06); Anna Nelson- 3rd in the pole vault (9-0); Paige Muehlhauser- 3rd in the 400 (1:01.4).
Earning M-8 Honorable Mention were: Emily Moore- 6th in the 800 (2:34); Britta Rud- 5th in the high jump (5-0); Allison Krueger- 4th in the discus (97-01).
• Forrest Kalk led the Bluejacket Boys with a 2nd in the high jump at 6-02, followed closely by Jordan Kalk taking 4th at 5-10. More All-Conference performers for the C-I boys were: Jeremy Ham- 3rd in the discus (133-03); Patrick Jones- 3rd in the pole vault (12-0); Trevor Galligan- 3rd in the 800 (2:00.1).
Earning M-8 Honorable Mention were: Aaron Kordiak- 5th in the 400 (51.7); and the 4×200 of Dan Kropidlowski, Travis Holt, Kyle Willette & Kordiak- 3rd (1:34.1).
Mississippi 8 Track & Field
Boys: Buffalo 184, St. Michael-Alb. 142.5, Monticello 129, Big Lake 104, Cambridge-Isanti 64.5, Rogers 46, Becker 30.
Girls: Monticello 165.3, Buffalo 120, St. Michael-Alb. 115.3, Cambridge-Isanti 93.5, Rogers 74.3, Big Lake 66, Becker 63.