Emilie Meyer captured a conference title and a third place finish in distance events for Totino-Grace at the Northwest Suburban Conference girls track and field championships in Maple Grove May 21 and 23.
Meyer, a sophomore, won the 1600-meter run in five minutes, 14.12 seconds. She also took third in the 800 at 2:20.7. Eagles junior Rachel Zastoupil finished fifth in the 800 at 2:23.4.
Totino-Grace also had an individual all-conference winner with senior Sophia Baker placing fifth in the discus at 108 feet, six inches.
Overall, the Eagles finish at the bottom of the NWSC team standings, tied with Coon Rapids for last. Blaine ran away with the team title, scoring 117.5 points.
Irondale throwers soar
Irondale senior Kaley Waldemar won the discus and placed second in the shot put at the NWSC meet.
She threw 125-111 for the discus title and 36-4 1/4 for second in the shot put. Emily Josephson, a junior from Anoka, barely beat Waldemar with a throw of 36-7 1/4.
Knights freshman Melaina Hayes also did well in the throwing events. Hayes took second in the discus at 115-10, but she came shy of making all-conference in the shot put with a throw of 34 – 2 3/4 for ninth.
Irondale freshman Elizabeth Vanloon also came shy of all-conference in an individual event. She took 10th in 1600 at 5:32.74. She fared better in the 3200, taking sixth 3200 at 12:08 for all-conference honors.
Knights freshman Molly McNeil also came close all-conference honors, placing ninth in the pole vault at 8-0.
As a team, the Knights placed 10th out of 13 teams in the meet.
Miller makes podium
Totino-Grace senior Michael Miller grabbed the lone podium spot for the Eagles at the NWSC boys championship meet, placing sixth in the long jump at 20-6 1/2.
The Eagles also won all-conference honors in the 4x100 relay. The team of Deezwin Cooper, Isaac Richards, Andrew Bradford and Miller clocked 45.24 for eighth.
Eagles sophomore Aidan Thomas placed 10th in the 800 at 2:05.35, coming less than a second shy of all-conference honors. Andover freshman Cameron Heppenr placed eighth at 2:04.93.
Totino-Grace senior Noah Presseller finished ninth in the shot put at 45-1 1/2, falling shy of all-conference honors. Eagles sophomore Joshua Abedu-Bentsi also short of all-conference in a field event. He took 10th in the high jump at 5-10. Coon Rapid’s Isaac Johnson and Champlin Park’s Kunbonason Huber tied for eighth and finished less than an inch better than Abedu-Bentsi.
Overall, the Eagles finished last as a team in the meet. Blaine ran away with the title scoring 174 points, almost 100 more than second place Maple Grove’s 79.
Knights reach podium
Irondale’s Daniel Larson, Jake Lawrence and the 4x800 relay team all made the podium at the NWSC meet.
Larson, a junior, took fifth in the 200 at 23.12. He also took seventh in the 400 at 52.72.
Lawrence, also a junior, finished third in the pole vault at 11-0.
The Knights 4x800 relay team took sixth with a time of 8:42.84. The team of Tyler Merrell, Kalid Danko, David Fluth and Felix Ongera ran the race.
They also ran the 4x100 for the Knights, taking ninth 46.78. In the 4x200 relay, Irondale took ninth at 1:36.84. The team of Nick Ramsay, Tenzin Shayen, Lawrence and Dino Mahmutovic ran the event.
Knights junior Ethan Collins earned all-conference honors in the shot put, throwing 46-2. He came short of all-conference in the discus with a throw of 126-9.
The Knights finished 12th as a team overall for the meet.