Top-half finishes for Monti at State


Carter Kurt runs the anchor leg of the boys’ 4x800 relay Thursday. (Photo by Pete Temple)
BOYS TRACK AND FIELD
By: 
Pete Temple
Express Sports Editor

   Four Monticello entries competed, and earned top-half finishes, at the State Class 2A Boys Track and Field Meet May 19-21 at Drake Stadium in Des Moines.

   The Panthers’ best finish came in Thursday’s 4x800-meter relay, where Harrison Ahlrichs, Ian Temple, Caleb Sauser and Carter Kurt finished sixth in 8:23.72. It earned Monticello three points.

   “It was a season-best effort for these guys,” Monticello coach Greg Williams said. “I thought we might place a little higher, but it is always a great feeling getting medals at the state meet.”

   Assistant coach Donnie Kremer agreed: “I thought they did a good job of competing and running well.”

   On Friday, Ty Jesenovec ran 10th in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 56.91.

   “Ty went for broke,” Williams said. “He ran a big PR (personal record) even after hitting a hurdle. I know he would have placed (in the top eight) had he not hit the second-to-last hurdle.”

   Preston Ries competed in the long jump, finishing 11th with a leap of 20-foot-6.

   “The long jump in 2A was a very competitive field,” Williams said. “Preston’s first trip to State was a great learning experience. He just didn’t hit that big jump that he needed to make the finals.”

   Ahlrichs ended the meet for the Panthers with the 800-meter run on Saturday morning, finishing in 2:03.43 to take 11th place.

   “Harrison ended his season with a personal best,” Williams said. “I hope we can build on that for next year.”

   Kremer added: “I think we have a really good group coming back, and hopefully we can make some noise next year down at the state meet.”

   

 

 

 

May 19-21

State Class 2A

Boys Track and

Field Meet

(at Drake Stadium,

Des Moines

MONTICELLO RESULTS

     Long jump: 11, Preston Ries, 20-6.

     4x800: 6, Monticello (Harrison Ahlrichs, Ian Temple, Caleb Sauser, Carter Kurt), 8:23.72.

     400 hurdles: 10, Ty Jesenovec, 56.19.

     800: 11, Harrison Ahlrichs, 2:03.43.

 

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