Track and Field: PL Boys 1st, girls 2nd at Mid-State

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Cruz Megazzini won the 400-meter dash, high jump and triple jump titles to help the Pequot Lakes Patriots win the Mid-State Conference boys’ track and field title in a five-team meet Thursday, May 13, at Crosby-Ironton.

“When you have good competition, it makes us compete at a higher level and pushes us,” coach Dave Guenther said. “I’m very proud of what these guys accomplished. The last time we won the conference was in 2010.”

The Patriots’ Charles Schiessl won the 110 hurdles, Logan Hill was first for the 300 hurdles, and Garrett Griffin took the shot put title. Pequot Lakes’ 4x400 relay of Caleb Davis, Vinny Sposito, Isaak Geroy and Megazzini also triumphed.

“The guys have been working hard at practice and the results are showing up in the performances they are turning in,” Guenther said. “Most of the guys turned in personal-best results in all of the events they were entered in, which is a good indicator of how the season should continue, barring any injuries.”

Pequot Lakes is scheduled to host a multi-team meet on Thursday, May 27.


Boys team scores: Pequot Lakes 123, Park Rapids 87, Staples-Motley 62, Detroit Lakes 56.5, Crosby-Ironton 45.5

Pequot Lakes individual results:

100: 5-Vinny Sposito 11.96, 8-Caleb Davis 12.06, 11-Alex Kriesel 12.22

200: 5-Sposito 24.40, 8-Logan Hill 25.42, 13-Levi Barnes 26.92

400: 1-Cruz Megannini 52.55, 3-Davis 55.45, 6-Dawson Ackerman 57.02

800: 3-Isaak Geroy 2:11.11, 5-Ackerman 2:23.58, 8-Steve Maschhoff 2:26.89

1600: 2-Jesse Clausen 4:48.94, 5-Eli Hall 4.52.63, 9-Maschhoff 5:17.56


3200: 2-Ethan Johnson 10:08.61; 3-Hall 10:15.20

100 hurdles: 1-Charles Schiessl 17.44, 2-Hill 18.34, 9-Paxton Goddard 20.98

300 hurdles: 1-Hill 44.75, 2-Schiessl 44.99, 6-Goddard 49.77

4x100 relay: 4-Pequot Lakes (Bryce Fabian, Kriesel, Alex Hannahs, Jaiden Biley) 49.72

4x200 relay: 3-Pequot Lakes (Biley, Kriesel, Alex Stahnke, Goddard) 1:42.59

4x400 relay: 1-Pequot Lakes (Davis, Sposito, Geroy, Megazzini) 3:36.55

4x800 relay: 2-Pequot Lakes (Geroy, Ethan Johnson, Clausen, Ackerman) 8:28.29

High jump: 1-Megazzini 5-8, 8-Geroy 5-0, 9-Wyatt Balmer 4-10


Pole vault: 9-Bryce Fabian 8-0, 10-Hill 8-0, 13-Kalan Larson 7-6

Long jump: 6-Balmer 17-7, 7-Davis 17-5.75, 11-Kriesel 16-7.5

Triple jump: 1-Megazzini 41-4.75, 13-Micah Lakota 30-3, 14-Larson 29-2.75

Shot put: 1-Griffin 46-9.5, 4-Lucas Ganley 42-9, 5-Alex Hannahs 39-6

Discus: 2-Griffin 119-6, 3-Ganley 115-3, 4-Tyler Hidde 111-11

PL girls take 2nd

Pequot Lakes’ Carly Chaney won the 800-meter run and Calia Chaney won the 1,600 run for the Patriots as they finished second out of five teams at a Mid-State Conference track and field meet Tuesday, May 11, in Detroit Lakes.


“The girls performed well, recording 10 personal-best times and distances throughout the day,” coach Jeff Brever said. “We had three Mid-state conference champion events.”

Anikka Seewald-Olson placed second in the 100 hurdles for the Patriots, Lydia Hubbard was second in the high jump, Reese Laposky finished second in both the long jump and triple jump and Joselyn Rinio was second in the pole vault for Pequot Lakes.

The Patriots also earned a win from the 4x400 relay team of Veronic Broskovets, Lydia Hubbard, Carly Chaney and Calia Chaney.

Pequot Lakes is scheduled to host a multi-team meet on Thursday, May 27.

Team scores: Detroit Lakes 128, Pequot Lakes 99, Park Rapids 71, Staples-Motley 52, Crosby-Ironton 24

Top Pequot Lakes finishers:

100: 5-Joselyn Rinio 13.51, 7-Isabel Larson 13.85, 10-Sonja Palmer 14.41


200: 6-Rinio 28.85, 7-Larson 29.03, 8-Julie Keiffer 29.22

400: 3-Lydia Hubbard 1:03.05, 10-Allyson Yahn 1:09.09

800: 1-Carly Chaney 2:25.99, 3-Veronica Broskovetz 2:35.34

1600: 1-Calia Chaney 5:16.80, 2-Carly Chaney 5:27.51

3200: 2-Calia Chaney 11:47.14, 9-Emma Bitzer 14:57.63

100 hurdles: 2-Anikka Seewald-Olson 18.83, 7-Alison Gladen 19.44, 10-Reese Laposky 19.95

300 hurdles: 3-Gladen 53.50, 8-Laposky 1:00.01

4x100 relay: 3-Pequot Lakes (Keiffer, Sonja Palmer, Ella Kratochvil, Rinio) 54.96


4x200 relay: 2-Pequot Lakes (Keiffer, Palmer, Kratochvil, Abby Larson) 1:56.92

4x400 relay: 1-Pequot Lakes (Veronica Broskovetz, Carly Chaney, Lydia Hubbard, Caila Chaney) 4:16.02

4x800 relay: 5-Pequot Lakes (Audrey Job, Emma Flaws, Lilix Gustafson, Broskovetz) 11:35.55

High jump: 2-Hubbard 4-10, 3-Larson 4-8, 7-Sonja Palmer 4-2

Pole vault: 2-Rinio 8-6, 8-Erika English 6-6

Long jump: 2-Laposky 14-4.5, 6-Amelia Davis 13-1.5, 7-Kratochvil 12-8.25

Triple jump: 2-Laposky 30-10.75, 4-Carlie Eggert 30-3, 10-Ashley Slaybaugh 27-8.25

Shot put: 3-Brittany Joyce 31-4, 6-Davis 28-0.25

Discus: 10-Joyce 71-6

Dan Determan has been a reporter for the Echo Journal since 2014, primarily covering sports at Pequot Lakes and Pine River-Backus
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