Stacking up placings, the Braham boys track & field squad finished second to Rush City at the Great River championships hosted at Onamia. The Bomber girls were fifth behind 2014 champion Hinckley-Finlayson.
Logan Leavey (4:56.2), Connor TenNapel (4:57.9) an Thomas Warner (4:58.6) swept the top three spots in the 1600 for the Bomber boys. Zach Dahlman accrued more big points when he won the triple jump (37-04) and 800 (2:14.7), then placed second in the discus (119-02) to teammate champ Eric Eskuri (124-03) after taking second in the 300 hurdles (44.1). Adding more All-Conference awards were TenNapel (11:09) and Leavey (11:25) placing first and second in the 3200. Nick Jones also went AC in the 400 by placing second (55.8), and Warner was second in the 800 (2:14.8).
Rachel Eskuri closed out her GRC running career by sweeping the top spots in both the 1600 (5:38.2) and 3200 (12:51.1) races. The Bombers’ 4×100 relay of Jenna Winter, Jaclyn Hollenkamp, Shamaria Jordan and Miranda Wickman added a win at 56.2. Hollenkamp finished second in the 100 (13.9) and Winter was the pole vault runner-up at 8-0 for more AC awards.
GRC Track & Field FINAL: Boys) Rush City 218, Braham 170, Pine City 104, Hinckley-Fin. 84, East Central 66, Ogilvie 28, Aitkin 19. Girls) Pine City 130, Mille Lacs 124, Hinckley-Fin. 122, Rush City 121, Braham 69, Aitkin 65.5, Ogilvie 34.5, East Central 28.
• At the May 20 5A East Subsections at Mora, N. Jones posted a win in the 400 by dropping his time to 43.3. Dahlman won the 800 with a 2:05.6 cruise. The girls 4×100 relay was second at 54.4.
Also advancing to the May 28 Section 5A Finals at St. John’s University were: Dahlman in the triple and discus; R. Eskuri in the 1600 & 3200 runs; E. Eskuri in the discus; Ryan Reising in the pole vault and 800; Warner in the 1600; and Hollenkamp in the 100 dash.