Section 2AA track: Trojans Moore, Ojulu run well in St. Peter
DAILY GLOBE SAINT PETER -- Senior distance runner Meredith Moore and sophomore hurdler Obang Ojulu each ran good times Wednesday as the Worthington Trojans participated in the opening day of the Section 2AA high school track and field meet at Gus...
SAINT PETER - Senior distance runner Meredith Moore and sophomore hurdler Obang Ojulu each ran good times Wednesday as the Worthington Trojans participated in the opening day of the Section 2AA high school track and field meet at Gustavus Adolphus College.
Moore clocked a season-best time of 12:26.11 in the 3,200-meter run and finished 16th among 34 girls competing in the two-mile long event.
Ojulu ran the 12th-best time - out of 41 competitors - in the boys’ 110-meter high hurdles, clocked at 16.60, but only the top nine will advance to Friday’s finals. He ran the 300-meter low hurdles in 43.40, which was the 15th best out of 46 entrants in that event.
In the girls’ 100-meter dash prelims, Anna Kill (13.59), Janet Okello (14.22) and Jessica Ventura (14.69) ran for the Trojans. Erik Landgaard was timed at 12.05 in the boys’ 100.
Okello (29.53), Rebecca Awal (29.93) and Ventura (30.81) ran the girls’ 200, while Diego Torres (26.15) and Lay K. Paw (29.10) competed for the boys.
Emma Thuringer (1:04.43) and Ventura (1:15.22) were the Trojan entrants in the girls’ 400. The trio of Nathan Schuck (55.66), Stewart Merrigan (58.76) and Torres (1:00.37) were Worthington’s boy quarter-milers.
Khot Juac (2:33.26), Sena Uli (2:40.01) and Nyiel Mayola (2:50.07) all ran the girls’ 800, while Chris Nelsen was clocked at 2:13.5 in the boys’ race.
The trio of Adam Koller (11:11.60), Pwe Ku (11:27.27) and Jackson Bonnett (11:35.68) competed in the boys’ 3,200, while Jessica Darling (14:14.19) and Brianna Newman (15:48.80) joined Moore in the girls’ two mile.
Andera Castillo (100-meter high hurdles, 19.02), Thuringer (long jump, 14-7), Bianca Perry (discus, 79-6.5), Theoddora Oputa (discus, 77-2.5) and Castillo (300 low hurdles, 53.04) also competed for the Trojan girls, along with high jumpers Alyssa Williams and Katelyn Walters.
Omot Toung (17.67) and Brendan Spittle (18.07) competed favorably in the boys’ high hurdles. Emmett Bicket (46.31) and Davis Moore (46.49) ran similar times in the 300-meter intermediates. Hser Eh Pwae cleared 10-3 in the pole vault, Toung (36-1.75) and Merrigan (34-8.5) competed in the triple jump and Nathan Boneschans (34-11) and Juston Bents (33-4.5) were Worthington’s entrants in the boys’ shot put.
The rest of the field events, all four relays, the 1,600-meter run and finals in all of the running events - which held preliminaries on Wednesday - will be staged at Gustavus Friday, beginning at 9:30 a.m.