Class 1A Track and Field: Pierzinski wins 3 gold medals, Patriots finish second
ST. PAUL--Reid Pierzinski of Pequot Lakes won two individual state titles and anchored the 4x400 relay to another championship as the Patriots finished second in the Class 1A state meet Saturday at Hamline University.
ST. PAUL-Reid Pierzinski of Pequot Lakes won two individual state titles and anchored the 4x400 relay to another championship as the Patriots finished second in the Class 1A state meet Saturday at Hamline University.
Pierzinski won the 110 and 300 hurdles and joined Ben Nelson, Robbie Hendrickson and Cody Huss to pace the 4x400.
Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale's Samuel Moore picked up his second gold medal of the weekend when he won the discus Saturday. He won the discus a day earlier.
Additional all-state finishers from the area included Wadena-Deer Creek's Konnor Stueve (ninth) in the 100 dash; W-DC's 4x200 relay of Jonathan Pantages, Bereket Loer, Josh Daigneault and Stueve (second); Daigneault in the 400 dash; and Staples-Motley's Max Giza (ninth) in the 300 hurdles.
Boys Final Team Scores: 1-Plainview-Elgin-Millville 58, 2-Pequot Lakes 42, 3-Pipestone 40, 4-Ottertail Central 35, 5-Esko, 11-Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale 24
110 hurdles: 1-Reid Pierzinski (Pequot Lakes) 14.67,
100 dash: 1-Marlon Wiley (Jordan) 10.75, 9-Konnor Stueve (WDC) 11.27
4x200 relay: 1-Foley 1:30.31, 2-Wadena-Deer Creek (Jonathan Pantages, Bereket Loer, Josh Daigneault, Stueve) 1:30.89
400 dash: 1-Tysen Schmidt (Plainview-Elgin-Millville) 48.61, 5-Josh Daigneault (WDC) 51.07
300 hurdles: 1-Pierzinski 38.66, 9-Max Giza (Staples-Motley) 41.67
4x400 relay: 1-Pequot Lakes (Ben Nelson, Robbie Hendrickson, Cody Huss, Pierzinski) 3:23.40
Discus: 1-Samuel Moore (Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale) 180-6