COBRAS HAVE AN ELITE WEEK
If there was a week to be proud of what the Triton track and field program has accomplished, last week would have been a great example.
The Cobras were solid as a team and even as the boys won the team title at the Hayfield Viking Invitational, one of their own was competing with the state’s best and winning the 400 meter title.
The Cobras week starts with the success of Nell Graham, who took part in the Hamline Elite Meet in St. Paul on Apr. 26. The meet features some of the top talent from around the state in each event and with Graham being a two- time qualifier in the 400 meter dash, she was more than worthy to take the track in her signature event.
At this point of the season, Graham is running on all cylinders as she was able to take home the 400 meter title with a time of 57.46 seconds that bested Rosemount’s Jenna Johnson for the victory. It was a perfect week for Graham to end her week after claiming two individual titles in Medford earlier in the
The other highlight for the Cobras came from the boys team at the Hayfield Viking Invitational on Apr. 25. After Triton put forth a dominating performance in Medford earlier in the week, the Cobras were able to keep their momentum going lapping the field in almost every event with four first place finishes.
The relay teams played a strong part in that performance for the Cobras as the 4x800 meter quartet of Owen Petersohn, August Kozisek, Kiefen Link and Trace Sackett posted a time of 9:24.47 to take the title home. The 4x100 meter team of Devin Dohrmann, Aydan Round, Justin Ness and Anthony Avery also got into the act earning a second place finish and a time of 47.06 seconds while the 4x400 meter boys team of Dylan Maas, Petersohn, Ethan Lau and Sackett also finished in second with a time of 3:38.02.
Individually on the track, there was a lot of hardware being passed around among Triton teammates. Lau and Maas would both try to outdo each other in the hurdles events as Lau would finish first in the 110 (17.47 seconds) and 300 meter (43.54 seconds) hurdles with Maas taking second (17.56 in 110m, 44.31 in 300m) in each event. Sackett would take care of the distance event for the Cobras as well finishing first in the 1600 meter run at 4:51.99 and teammate Hunter Iverson- Himle would finish third in the 3200 meter run with a time of 12:02.50.
Other notable performances for Triton included Fernando Bugarin finishing third in the 100 meter dash (11.85 seconds) and Mass finishing second in the high jump 5-08.00. With everything together, the Cobras racked up 145 points to win the meet ahead of Rochester Lourdes, who had
The girls had their own standout performances over the week as Chloe Staub would finish first in the 100 meter
hurdles in Medford with a time of 17.83 seconds and first in the triple jump with a hop, skip and jump of 34-03.50. Also shining in Medford would be Kendra Petersohn, who finished first in the 300 meter hurdles with a time of 53.21 seconds.
The week would continue for the girls in Hayfield as Staub finished third in the 100 meter hurdles in Hayfield with a time of 18.11 seconds and the 4x200 meter relay team of Petersohn, Natalie Shadow, Elle Myer and Cambryn Rubin finished third with a time of 2:03.80.
The 4x100 meter girls team of Petersohn Staub, Rubin and Graham would finish second in Hayfield with a time of 54.39 seconds while Petersohn finished third in the 300 meter hurdles with a time of 52.76 seconds.
Isabella Selthun also stood out for the girls finishing third in the shot put at Medford with a toss of 28-01.50 and improving that mark in Hayfield with a throw of 28-09.75 that was good for third. She would also finish second in discus in Hayfield at 82-10:00