Esko, Cloquet harriers compete at InviteEsko’s girls and Cambridge-Isanti’s boys had strong days at the Cloquet Invitational track meet held May 1 at Bromberg Field.
By: Jeff Papas, Pine Journal
Esko’s girls and Cambridge-Isanti’s boys had strong days at the Cloquet Invitational track meet held May 1 at Bromberg Field.
The Eskomos went 2-3 in the 100-meter dash and 1-3 in the 200-meter dash to set the tone for the day, with Cloquet’s Jes Vork winning the 100 and finishing second in the 200.
Esko’s Katie Tonner took the 200 meters.
Esko’s Dallas Cossalter finished second in the 400, edging out Cloquet’s Caitlin Lilly, Emily Rikkola and Kait Proulx. Esko’s Kate Shelrud won the 800, with Katie Pappas and Halee Peterson finishing third and fourth, respectively. Esko’s Marissa Shady won the 1600 “metric mile,” with Joy Rasmussen of Lakeview Christian Academy finishing third.
Esko’s Kallyn Knutson and Cloquet’s Alisha Williams finished 2-3 in the 3200 meters.
In the hurdles, Cloquet’s Taylor Sautbine finished second in the 100 and led a 1-3 Cloquet finish in the 300-meter event, with teammate Caitlin Lilly finishing third.
Where Esko performed the best, however, was in the relays, as the Eskomos swept the four events.
The 4x100 team won in 52.57 to finish nearly three seconds ahead of second-place Cambridge-Isanti. The 4x200 team edged out Cloquet by just over a second, the 4x400 team won by nearly 13 seconds over Cambridge, and the 4x800 team won by over half a minute, finishing in 10:19:49.
In the field events, Janae Beaudot and Sara Skyberg went 1-2 in the high jump for Esko, and Amanda Bergstedt was third in the triple jump. Haylee Goranson took the shot put event for the Eskomos as well.
Cambridge-Isanti had a better day in the boys events, despite Cloquet’s Simon Thill winning the 200-meter dash by edging out Proctor’s Chris Carlson.
Cambridge-Isanti swept the 400-meter run and went 1-3 in the 800 meters with Cloquet’s Grant Sunnarborg taking fifth in the 400 and Cloquet’s Austin Derusha earning fifth in the 800.
Derusha also earned a fifth place finish in the 1600 meter run.
Jackson Lindquist of Esko was second in the 3200, while there were local winners in the hurdles events.
Esko’s Trey Brademan won the 100 meters with Aaron Fregard of Lakeview Christian Academy taking third, and Cloquet’s Nolan Dokken raced to victory in the 300-meter hurdle event in 42.95 seconds.
Esko continued to do well in the relays, with their boys team emerging triumphant in the 4x200 and 4x400 events while taking second to Cambridge in the 4x100 and 4x800 relays.
In the field events, Tony Wilcox and Nick Anderson of Esko finished as part of a four-way tie for first place in the high jump at 5 feet, 6 inches. Philip Wertz tied for the title in the pole vault at 11’6” and Mark Saveage took second in the long jump with a leap of 18’8.”
Saveage and Brademan went 3-4 in the triple jump and Cloquet’s Kyle Burggraff edged out Cambridge’s Jeff Lorsung by just over one foot in the shot put. Esko’s Cody Salo took second in the discus to round out a long and productive day at the track.