The Cambridge-Isanti boys track & field team earned another invite win this spring when they compiled 869.5 points to win their own True Team Invite May 10.
Bryant Nelson climbed the ladder to clear 13-0 to win the pole vault for C-I, with teammates James Moyer (4th, 11-06) and Cody Hemmelgarn (6th, 11-0) also adding big points in the true-team format.
The Bluejacket throwers also performed well, with Clinton Treichel taking 2nd in the shot (47-03) and 6th in the discus (122-10), Darren DeBaere going 4th in both events (126-05 disc/46-04 shot) and Nathan Henderson placing 8th in the shot (41-10).
Justin Rud had a great jumping afternoon, placing 2nd in the long jump (19-10) and 3rd in the high jump (5-08). More Bluejacket field highlights at the invite: Ryan Coop (5th in the high jump, 6th in the long); Luke Rosburg (5th) and Hunter Vavra (7th) in the triple jump.
Dan Kropidlowski led the Bluejacket running corps by placing 2nd in the 400-meter at 52.75. He joined Rud, John Solberg and Travis Holt on the 1st-place 4×400 relay which finished just ahead of St. Francis at 3:35.6.
Solberg sprinted to a 3rd-place 11.7 in the 100. More running highlights for C-I came from: Andrew Fosse (6th) and Colton Banks (7th) in the 800; Nick Marshall (4th), Reegan Lane (7th) and Henry Boettcher (8th) in the 1600; Darren Codner (7th) and Tyler Magnuson (8th) in the 3200; Justin Gordon (7th) and Jerimiah Johnson (8th) in the 110 hurdles; Cole Crocker (8th) and Geoffre Slaughter (9th) in the 300 hurdles.
C-I Girls place 4th
The Bluejacket girls placed 4th behind St. Francis, Roseville and North Branch at the True Team, also stacking up notable performances.
Kylie Baas cleared 5-0 to win the high jump. Jordyn Galeazzi was 2nd in the triple jump at 33-06, and the 4×800 relay set of Paige Muehlhauser, Bree Erickson, Emily Moore and Maddie Oullette placed 2nd with a 10:21.5.
“Kylie Baas continues to dominate in the high jump (also winning at the May 7 section true team meet). We are anxious to see how she competes at the conference and section meets,” noted C-I Coach Linda Droubie. “Paige Muehlhauser is close to breaking her own school record in the 400 meter dash. It would be fun to watch her do that this year. Our 4×800 relay continues to drop a significant amount of time at each meet. This group of young ladies works very hard and deserves the results they are seeing.”
Muehlhauser was 4th in the 400 at 1:01.7. More running highlights for the C-I girls on Friday: Taylor Oullette (6th) in the 3200; M. Oullette (7th) in the 800; Melyssa Varsoke (3rd) in the 300 hurdles; Erickson (7th) in the 1600; Galeazzi (7th) in the 100; Danielle Page (8th) in the 100 hurdles.
Anna Nelson got her height to 9-06 to place 2nd in the pole vault, with Michaela Pasch placing 8th in that event. Greta Holt was 4th (14-10) and Victoria Nelson 8th (14-03) in the long jump. Lily Porta added a 4th-place leap of 33-0 in the triple, and Allison Krueger was 8th in the discus (96-08).
CIHS True Team Invite
Boys: Cambridge-Isanti 869.5, St. Francis 766, Irondale 716, North Branch 642.5, Glencoe-Sliver Lake 634, Grand Rapids 464, Hibbing 381, Silver Bay 46.
Girls: St. Francis 715, Roseville 698, North Branch 689.5, Cambridge-Isanti 669.5, Irondale 547.5, Grand Rapids 471.5, Glencoe-Silver Lake 467, Hibbing 409.
• The Bluejackets will host a five-team meet this Thursday, their last warm-ups before the May 21 Mississippi 8 Finals held at Buffalo.