Gaels win three events on the road
HAMPTON — The St. Edmond boys track team took advantage of perfect conditions here Friday night at the Hampton-Dumont Invitational.
The Gaels placed fourth overall, winning both the 4×200 and 4×400 relays along with Kase Baker claiming the 200-meter dash.
“It was just a great night to run,” SEHS head coach Donn Larsen said. “It was by far the best night we’ve had this year and the kids competed very well against some bigger schools. Of the 10, six were above Class 1A so it was nice to run against those teams.
“The boys are putting in a lot of hard work and it’s great to see them get rewarded for that.”
Cael Kolacia, Sean Flattery, Anthony Lacina and Kase Baker won the 4×200 with a personal record of 1:33.17 while Grant Heldorfer, Kolacia, Parker Oswald and Flattery went 3:34.88 in the 4×400 to win and set a new best.
Heldorfer, Kolacia, Flattery and Baker were second in the 4×100 in 44.74 with Lacina, Oswald, Kolacia and Heldorfer earning silver in the distance medley with a personal record of 3:34.04.
Oswald, Lacina, Baker and Flattery placed third in the sprint medley with a personal record.
“Our relays have really pulled us through this year,” Larsen said. “They have accounted for a lot of our points and really performed well once again.”
Baker had a time of 22.52 in the 200.
St. Edmond is off until Thursday when they return here for the North Central Conference Invitational.