Panther boys’ track win, girls’ runner-up at St. Louis Park

Spring Lake Park/St. Anthony boys’ track won the St. Louis Park Invite, April 24. The Panthers won the seven-team meet, 34 points ahead of St. Louis Park while the girls’ squad settled for runner-up, 48 points behind Edina.

Spring Lake Park's Marissa Marsch won the 1600 meter run at the St. Louis Park Invite April 24. Photo by John Sherman

Spring Lake Park’s Marissa Marsch won the 1600 meter run at the St. Louis Park Invite April 24. Photo by John Sherman

Senior CJ Janu won the 300 meter hurdles in a meet record time of 39.58 seconds and placed second in the 110 hurdles in what would’ve been another meet record of 15.07. Irondale senior Ben Ojika clocked a 14.91 to win the event.

Spring Lake Park senior Jacob Ojile won the 400 meter dash and senior Isaac Krause won the 800.

Panthers junior Ejiya Ejodamen won the triple jump with a distance of 44 feet, 2.75 inches and teammate Connor Keefe was third with a leap of 40-2.

Junior pole vaulter Grant Walter won the event clearing the bar set at 12-0 and senior thrower Daulton Olinger placed second in the shot put with a throw of 48-1.

Spring Lake Park's Austin Swenson begins to take off down the runway during the Pole Vault event at the St. Louis Park Invite April 24. Swenson cleared 9-6 to place seventh. Photo by John Sherman

Spring Lake Park’s Austin Swenson begins to take off down the runway during the Pole Vault event at the St. Louis Park Invite April 24. Swenson cleared 9-6 to place seventh. Photo by John Sherman

Girls

Panthers junior Melissa Marsh won the 1600 run in 5:40.68.

Senior Kirsten Whitney was second in the 100 hurdles in 18.12 and third in the 300 hurdles in 51.65. She also took third in the pole vault clearing 8-6.

Junior jumper Hallie Vanney was second in the long jump with a distance of 14-9.5 and junior Ashely Fleischfresser was second in the high jump, clearing the bar at 4-8.

Junior Jolene Super was the lone wheelchair athlete participating in the meet, racing in the 100 and 800 with times of 30.04 and 5:03.72, respectively.

 

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