Sophomore Kasey Lane winds up to throw the shot put at the Ram Early Bird Meet. Dropping temperatures and increasing wind speeds caused officials to stop the competition before all the events were completed.Cordero Reed was one of the runners on Paton-Churdan’s 4 x 800 team. The Rockets placed fifth in the event at the Ram Early Bird meet on Mar. 31.

Rockets have first track competition


The Rocket track and field teams braved the wind and falling temperatures to compete in the Early Bird track meet in Jefferson on March 31. The meet was shortened when the temperatures dropped dramatically and the winds kept increasing. No team scores were kept, but medals were awarded to those placing in the top five.

The P-C teams had five top five finishes. Emma Tilley placed third in the 400 dash and the 800 meter run, while Carleigh Paup came in fourth in the 400 meter dash. The boys 4 x 800 relay team with runners Colton Fitzpatrick, Dylan Burgart, Cordero Reed and Jake Carey placed fifth, and Noah Juergensen was fifth in the discus throw.

Summary of first place finishes and P-C performances in the events that they entered.
400 meter dash- 1st, Olivia Hanson, Gr. Co. (1:07.25); 3rd, Emma Tilley, P-C (1:12.43); 4th, Carleigh Paup, P-C (1:12.54).
800 meter run- 1st, Emily Christensen, Gr. Co. (2:43.30); 3rd, Emma Tilley, P-C (2:53.90).
3000 meter run- 1st, Allison Higgins, Gr. Co. (12:02.96); 7th, Robin Consier, P-C (16:03.81).
Shot Put- 1st, Payge Jurgens, CMB (34’ 0”) 10th Kasey Lane, P-C (28’ 2.5”); Autumn Johnston, P-C (26’0”) Kailee Hanlon, P-C (25’ 2.5”).
Discus Throw- 1st, Hannah Onken Gr. Co. (118’ 6”); 8th, Kailee Hanlon, P-C (83’ 4”); Kasey Lane, P-C (68’ 2”).
100 meter dash- 1st, Roman Phillips, Gr. Co. (:11.63); Joe Thede, P-C (:14.7); Bobby Bauer, P-C (:16.36).
400 meter dash- 1st, Lucas Dolder, MNWW (53.59); Dylan Burgart, P-C (1:11.99); Noah Juergensen, P-C (1:18.05)
1600 meter run- 1st, Jack Walstrom, MNWW (5:08.54); Colton Fitzpatrick, P-C (5:48.00).
3200 meter run- 1st, Jack Walstrom, MNWW (10:54.90); 9th Mathew Guzman, P-C (13:19.20).
4 x 200 meter relay- 1st, Manson NW Webster (1:36.75); 7th, Paton-Churdan (1:56.95)
4 x 800 meter relay- 1st, Woodward-Granger (9:21.90); 5th, Paton-Churdan (Fitzpatrick, Burgart, Reed, Carey) (10:03.50).
Shot Put- 1st, Zach Sampson, CMB (54’ 1”); 7th, Noah Juergensen, P-C (37’ 5.5”) Jacob Bundt, P-C (32’ 7.5”)

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