Senior thrower wins shot put by two feet
At home on the track at Aerie Stadium, Eden Prairie girls track and field placed sixth among nine teams at the Lake Conference Relays April 11.
Wayzata swept the boys and girls titles at the Lake Conference track and field Relays at Aerie Stadium April 11.
Wayzata swept the boys and girls team titles while the Eden Prairie girls scored 55 points to place sixth among the nine teams, 10 points ahead of seventh-place Cretin-Derham Hall and five points behind fifth-place Hopkins. Wayzata beat out Minnetonka by seven points for the girls title.
Senior Lindsay Eliasen won the shot put reaching 36-feet 2 1/2 inches, beating Wayzata runner-up Ammie O’Connor by nearly two feet.
Freshmen Grace Szymborski and Kenzi Kluge also excelled in their first varsity meets.
Kluge tied for third place in the pole vault clearing seven feet and Szymborski tied for 13th place clearing six feet. Szymborski was also sixth in the 100 dash in 13.44.
Senior captain Tyra Ericson had a strong start to the season clearing the high jump bar at 5-feet-1 to place second and classmate and fellow captain Anna Grote turning in a personal-best time in the 3,200-meter run to place sixth in 11 minutes, 32.71 while freshman teammate Liesl Paulsen was seventh in 11:33.46.
Junior Malakai Holloway was fourth in the 1,600 run in 5:18.36 against very good competition including race winner, Chanhassen’s Anastasia Korzenowski’s wining time of 5:07.43 Hopkins senior Elizabeth Klecker in 5:08.28 and Wayzata senior Jaycie Thomsen in 5:09.98 in the top three spots. Holloway also ran a great third leg in the 4×400 relay which placed seventh in 4:30.29.
The Eagles 4×100 relay team of Jacquline Puetz, Ericson, Ellie Stoffel and Natalie Jacobwith was fifth in 53.12.
Sophomore Makena Kramer was fourth in the long jump clearing 15-3 1/2 while senior Alaina Alwin was runner-up in triple jump clearing 34-4 1/2. Minnetonka junior Olivia O’Brien won the event with a 37-6 1/2 and classmate Erin Steele was third in 33-4 1/2.
Eden Prairie heads to Robbinsdale for the Armstrong Invitational April 21 where they face Chanhassen, Champlin Park, St. Louis Park, Park Center, Edina and Osseo starting at 2:55 p.m. with the Star Spangled Banner and meet dedication. Field events start at 3 p.m. and track events at 3:30 p.m.
The 33rd annual Eden Prairie Booster Invitational is April 29 at Aerie Stadium starting with field events at 9:30 a.m. Joining Eden Prairie in the field is Edina, Moorhead, Blake, Minneapolis Edison, Minnehaha Academy, Robbinsdale Armstrong, St. Thomas Academy (boys) and Wayzata (girls).
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56 Sophomore Chloe Larson (Sun Current photo by Jason Olson)