The Sleepy Eye Unified track and field team has started the year on a high note after obtaining some successful results in a couple of meets.

The Sleepy Eye Unified track and field team has started the year on a high note after obtaining some successful results in a couple of meets.

On April 2, the team traveled to Mankato State University for an indoor meet against the teams of Blooming Prairie, Maple River, and Waterville-Elysian-Morristown. The girls team, who sent two relay teams to state last year, continue to have solid runners and took fourth place overall with 35 points. The team of Waterville-Elysian-Morristown took first. Sleepy Eye’s 4x200 team as well as the distance medley team each took first in the finals, which gave the team a total of 12 points. The 4x200 team finished with a time of 1:59.08 while the medley team had a time of 4:52.59, which was more than 10 seconds faster than the second place team.

Meanwhile, sophomore Grace Steffl placed third in the 400m dash with a time of 1:13.95. Only 25 milliseconds separated her from Leah Schiefert from Blooming Prairie, who took second. Freshman Brianna Polesky took second place in the 800m run with a time of 2:33.96, with freshman Hanna Himmelman right behind her in third place with a time of 2:42.25. Other top finishers include Hannah Marti, who took second in the 60m hurdles with a time of 9.78. In high jump, sophomore Cassidy Hacker took third with a height of four feet, six inches.

On the boys side, senior Ruben Astorga took third in the 200m dash, while the medley relay team took third. The team took fourth overall with seven points while Maple River took first.

Other Local Results

Girls: 60m dash: 4, Sam Walter 8.06; 16, Chantel Moldan 9.78. 200m: 5, Marti 30.00; 15, Molden 37.56. 800m: 7, Angie Kiecker 2:57.26; 10, Anna Landkammer 3:20.13. 60m hurdles: 6, Steffl 11.07. Triple jump: 4, Kiecker 24’ 10”; 6, Landkammer 23’ 3”. Shot put: 5, Mackenzie Cselovszki 24’ 10”.

Boys

60m dash: 4, Jacob Pulley 7.25; 8, Justin Kotten 7.69; 13, Daniel Jasso 8.16. High jump: 7, Astorga 5’. Long jump: 8, Astorga 15’ 7.5”; 10, Pulley 14’.