Seven from Loyola-Cleveland competed in the Section 2A meet at Mankato West on Saturday.
With a 2:04.94 finish, Tyler Erickson missed a ticket to state by one place in the 800-meter run. Erickson was leading at the 400-M mark (above), but two runners overtook him after that with qualifying times of 1:57.98 and 1:58.29.
In the subsection tournament at Janesville on June 3, Erickson won the 800 with a 2:04.13 finish and was a member of the sixth-place 4x400 and the third-place 4x800.
With a time of 6:09.61 in the 1600, eighth grader Savannah Meyer finished a respectable 11th of a 16-runner field. The winning time was a blazing 5:07.66.
Meyer was second in 1600 in the subsections with a 6:18.65 and was seventh there in the 800 with a PR of 2:45.14.
With a 17.56 finish, Aiden Gravelle won the 100-m wheelchair dash at the section meet. He was also first in the 200-M wheel chair dash with a 33.31. He was the only competitor in the 1600-m wheelchair race and finished in 4:27.77. Gravelle also won the wheelchair discuss with a best throw of 47-11.
Eighth grader Maddie Huiras was 12th in the 300-m hurdles at the section meet with a 54.51 finish.
Sophomore Simon Morgan’s first place, 15.61 finish in the 110-M hurdles earned him a trip to the state meet. With a 24.33 finish, he was also fifth in the 200 at the section meet.
With a 4-6 leap at the section meet, sophomore Lauren Yenish was 14th in the high jump.
Senior Sam Orcutt had a rough day at the section meet as he DQ’d in the 110 hurdles and scratched out of the 300-M hurdles.
Nathan Strobel was also a member of the 4x800 and the 4x400 in the subsections. He finished 8th in the 1600 with a PR of 5:42.48 and was 12th in the triple jump with a PR of 32-04.25.
TJ Waldron was 11th in the 1600 at Janesville with a PR of 6:01.40.
Helping manage the section track meet at Mankato West were former Crusaders from the CHS class of 2020. They are, from L-R, Brett Omtvedt, Sydnee Germsheid, Mitchell Johnstone, Jerrett Peterson and Cooper Thomez.
Eighth-grader Maddie Huiras was 12th in the 300-M hurdles.