Fairmont boys take 2nd at home meet Thursday

FAIRMONT — The Fairmont boys track and field team finished second at its home meet on Thursday, turning in a 132 to finish second behind Mankato East (217).

In third for the boys was St. Peter (102), followed by Maple River (61) and New Ulm (42).

Mankato East also won the girls side of the meet (251), while St. Peter took second (128), Fairmont took third (126), New Ulm took fourth (34) and Maple River took fifth (15).

Allon Chen took third in the boys 100-meter dash for Fairmont (11.94), while teammate Charles Neusch took second in the boys 200 (24.21). Fairmont also saw Nolan Schultze finish first in the boys 400 (53.62), while Landon Gilbertson took second in the boys 110-meter hurdles (17.28) and first in the boys 300 hurdles (44.94). Jaron Schutz took second in the boys 300 hurdles for Fairmont also (46.31), while the Fairmont boys 4×100 relay team of Chen, Blaze Geiger, Isaiah Lockwood and Neusch took first (45.64).

The Fairmont boys 4×200 relay team of Logan Kleist, Luke Scheel, Yurem Kosgei and Mickale Smith took second (1:36.19), while the Fairmont boys 4×400 relay team of Connor Gronewald, Caleb Chambers, Geiger and Schultze took first (3:37.7).

In the boys shot put, Fairmont’s Oliver Tordsen took second (43-10.25). Tordsen also took third in the boys discus (131-9). Fairmont’s Nelson Remington finished first in the boys 100-meter wheelchair (16.86) and first in the boys 200 wheelchair (31.86).

On the girls side, Fairmont’s Bella Larson took second in the girls 200 (28.42), while teammate Harper Artz took first in the girls 400 (1:05.07). In the girls 1,600, Fairmont’s Macy Hanson took first (5:08.84), while teammate Carys Gudahl took second in the girls 3,200 (13:07.02). Fairmont’s Cadence Leiding took second in the girls 300 hurdles (53:06), while the Fairmont girls 4×200 relay team of Kennedy Becker, Abbie Simpson, Artz and Larson took first (1:51.96). Becker also took second in the girls shot put (31-1.75), while teammate Ellie Ortega took third (29-10.75).

The Fairmont boys are 8-1 on the season, while the girls are 6-3.

The Fairmont track and field teams are back in action next Friday in Blue Earth.


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