Titans take third in conference track meet

The girls and boys track teams each landed in third place in the Minnesota River Conference track meet on Tuesday, May 25 in Le Sueur.

The girls earned 60 points behind Belle Plaine’s winning total of 277 points, and second place Sibley East’s 98 points. Behind TCU were Southwest Christian, fourth, Norwood-

Young America, fifth, Mayer Lutheran 6th, and Le Sueur-Henderson 7th.

The boys earned 80 points behind first place Belle Plaine’s 189, and second-place Sibley East’s 188 points. Behind TCU were Norwood-Young America with 44 points, Mayer Lutheran with 43 points, Le Sueur-Henderson with 38 points, and Southwest Christian with 21 points.

“It was a great conference meet with the team championship determined in the last 20 meters of the final race,” said TCU Coach Craig Nordling. “Jordan Meyer ran a dominating race in the 110H to earn the title and All-Conference recognition. In the 300H, he barely missed a second title. He finished 2nd for All-Conference Honorable Mention.”

Nordling added that Marco Reyes ran a great 400M race to earn the title and All-Conference recognition. In the 200M race, he barely missed a second title.

“He finished second for All-Conference Honorable Mention,” Nordling said.

The coach said Reyes, Myer, Brant Le Mieux and Payton Hennen competed in one of the closest contests of the day, the 4x200.

“TCU finished second with a time of 1:36.61. Sibley East edged them by .07 of a second. Belle Plaine finished third with a time of 1:36.66 in a true photo finish for the top three spots.”

The coach said Dylan Thompson had a great day pole vaulting.

“By posting a personal best in the event, Dylan cleared the same height as the winner clearing ten feet, but ended up second, with All-Conference Honorable Mention due to criteria of total failed attempts during competition,” Nordling clarified.

Last year’s track season was cancelled due to covid, and athletes have had this shortened season to prepare. Nordling said they performed well.

“With this being the first...

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