The Princeton Track and Field team ended its season on June 1 at the Section AA Championships.
Head Coach Tom Ostroot said the team couldn’t have asked for a better start and finish to the meet, staring with the girls 4x800 relay team.
The team, made up of Tess Jungroth, Alexa Pomerleau, Brooke Maida, and Ellie Horton were seeded 12th but ran their fastest race of the season and placed fifth.
The team dropped a whopping 25 seconds off its previous time and finished in 10:25.72.
The girls 4x400M relay, finished much the same way, dropping over six seconds and placing sixth.
The team, made up of Kadyn Rothschadl, Lexi Duscher, Tyah Rothschadl and Ellie Horton, came in at a time of 4:17.24.
A total of 20 Princeton Track and Field athletes earned their way to the awards podium to receive section medals. “I am so proud of our athletes. That is a great accomplishment,” Ostroot said.
The section meet not only awards the top section athletes in each event, but those placing in the top two spots earn a trip to the state track meet, which takes place on June 8 at Hamline University.
Two of Princeton’s athletes came very close to taking that trip, placing third spot.
Freshman Kaitlyn Sautter did so in the long jump, where she jumped 16’ 4 ½ inches, placing third behind Andover’s Cedar Jorgenson, who jumped 16’ 9 inches.
Junior Ryan Young placed third in the 3200M run, coming in at 9:56.03 and finishing behind Cloquet’s Jordan Allen, who ran a 9:49.38, and the section champ, Daniel Vanacker of Forest Lake, who finished in 9:49.05.
Fourth place finishers for Princeton included:
Sautter in the 100M dash: 13.01;
Lexi Duscher in the 1600m run: 5:22.35 and in the 3200m run: 11:58.25;
The 4x100M relay team of Sautter, Tyah Rothschadl, Skylar Ramage and Keisha Aubrey:51.09
Abbie Peterson in discus: 113’ 5 inches.
Fifth place finishers:
Kassie Bastian in the high jump: 5 feet;
Young in the 1600M run: 4:34.41
Ostroot said the section meet was a nice end to a wonderful, fun and memorable season for Princeton.
“I am already excited for next season,” he said.