Track and Field: Brainerd boys win, girls 3rd

The Brainerd Warriors opened the track season at St. John's University

Andrew Albright
Andrew Albright
Steve Kohls

COLLEGEVILLE — Andrew Albright won the long jump, placed second in the 60-meter hurdles and triple jump and was third in the shot put to help the Brainerd Warriors boys to a team victory at the Central Lakes Conference Indoor Championships Saturday, April 2, at St John’s University.

Brenna Deason won three events to pace the Warrior girls to third.

Brenna Deason
Brenna Deason
Steve Kohls

Brainerd’s Dillon MacLaughlin won the 60-yard dash in 7.21, which is the second-fastest time in Brainerd history. Brandon Stark won the 400 dash with Thomas Ruhl placing first in the 800. Dylan Gross was the top shot putter with a 51-foot-11 effort.

Brainerd’s 4x400 relay team of Gavin Hoelzel, Joe Neumann, Mitchell Neumann and Stark placed first as did the 4x800 relay of Adam Cady, Bennet Capelle, Noah Schaeffer and Ruhl.

Deason won the 60 and 200 dashes and the pole vault. Hanna Caughey won the shot put with a 36-3.25 effort for the Warrior girls. Deason’s 8.0 in the 60 dash set a school record. Violet Goodwin and Annie Loss secured Warrior Honor Role performances in the 60 hurdles and Ava Loney’s 8.51 in the 60 dash was a top-10 time for Brainerd.


Boys team scores: 1-Brainerd 126, 2-Alexandria 110.3, 3-Fergus Falls 69.3, 4-Willmar 57, 5-Sartell 55, 6-St. Cloud Tech 51.3, 7-Rocori 43, 8-St. Cloud Apollo 38, 9-Sauk Rapids 32

60 hurdles: 1-Logan Clark (Sar) 8.82, 2-Andrew Albright (Brd) 9.26, 8-Michael Olson (Brd) 10.01, 15-Kyle Peterson 12.4

60 dash: 1-Dillon MacLaughlin (Brd) 7.21, 8-Brandon Stark 7.54, 15-Charlie Pikula 7.65, 20-Gabe Wagner (Brd) 7.77

200 dash: 1-Venald Becker (Alex) 23.91, 17-Jake Merseth 26.25, 20-Sean Baumann (Brd) 26.67, 22-Ayden Wheeler-Carranza (Bd) 26.90, 31-Taylor Deason (Brd) 28.61

400 dash: 1- Stark 52.6, 9-Mitch Neumann (Brd) 58.06, 16-Joe Neumann 1:01.06

800 run: 1-Thomas Ruhl (Brd) 2:04.27, 17-Gabe Hallgren (Brd) 2:42.75, 18-David Herath (Brd) 2:42.75

1600 run: 1-Vincent Kaluza (Roc) 4:38.55, 5-Michael Howe (Brd) 4:51.47, 8-Braden Capelle (Brd) 5:03.95, 10-Ben Stadum (Brd) 5:15.19, 27-Axton Svir 5:34.39

3200 run: 1-Sully Anez (Will) 10:38.11, 3-Adam Cady (Brd) 10:46.89, 9-Bennet Capelle (Brd) 11:23.82

4x200 relay: 1-Alexandria 1:39.02, 4-Brainerd (MacLaughlin, Gavin Hoelzel, Michael Olson, Sean Baumann) 1:41.52

4x400 relay: 1-Brainerd (Gavin Hoelzel, Joe Neumann, Mitchell Neumann, Brandon Stark) 3:45.7

4x800 relay: 1-Brainerd (Adam Cady, Bennet Capelle, Noah Schaeffer, Thomas Ruhl) 9:05.48

Shot put: 1-Dylan Gross (Brd) 51-11, 3-Albright 50-8, 14-Mitch Wind (Brd) 39-7, 24-Caden Jager (Brd) 35.10, 42-Matt Erholtz (Brd) 30-1

Long jump: 1-Albright 19-8, 18-Merseth 16-7, 22-Olson 15-11

Triple jump: 1-Tyler Hansen (SCA) 40-8.25, 2-Albright 40-7.25, 17-Ty Nelson (Brd) 33-9

High jump: 1-Logan Clark (Sar) 5-8, 19-Ty Nelson 4-10, 21-Baumann 4-10

Pole vault: 1-Jordan Lee (FF) 11-6, 2-Wagner 11-6, 3-Baden Bastian (Brd) 11-6, 7-Gavin Hoelzel (Brd) 9-6

Girls team scores: 1-Rocori 144, 2-Alexandria 131, 3-Brainerd 90.5, 4-Willmar 69, 5-St. Cloud Apollo 60.5, 6t-Fergus Falls 27, 6t-Sauk Rapids 27, 8-Sartell 18.5, 9-St. Cloud Tech 15.5

60hurdles: 1-Cecelia Woods (Rorcori) 9:32, 4-Vioet Goodwin (Brd) 10.42, 7-Annie Loss (Brd) 10.86, 9-Matia Bruggeman (Brd) 11.24, 13-Madi Bertram 11.82, 14-Meghan Wirtz (Brd) 11.85

60 dash: 1-Brenna Deason (Brd) 8.00, 7-Ava Loney 8.51, 10-Myah Nelson (Brd) 8.52 26-Alexis Lugo (Brd) 9.21, 35-Gabby Eckman (Brd) 9.5

200 dash: 1-Deason 27.09, 9-Nelson 28.81, 10-Ava Loney (Brd) 29.3, 12-Sophia Laube (Brd) 29.80, 24-Lara Toffolet (Brd) 31.12

400 dash: 1-Woods 1:03.41, 2-Emily Bastian (Brd) 1:04.81, 9-Ava Lust (Brd) 1:08.86, 16-Ellie Brown (Brd) 1:11.99, 18-Elizabeth Rademacher (Brd) 1:12.56, 20-Ashtyn Kubista (Brd) 1:15.37

800 run: 1-Hannah Quinn (Will) 2:32.85, 9-Annelise Baird (Brd) 2:44.69, 10-Lily Schaeffer (Brd) 2:45.51, 11-Bridget Collins (Brd) 2:45.82, 17-Abby Johnson 3:02.73

1600 run: 1-Aleah Miller (Alex) 5:14.0, 4-Madi Miller (Brd) 5:42.53, 8-Hannah Drietz (Brd) 5:44.44, 12-Katelyn Kennedy (Brd) 5:52.00, 17-Brooke Wenz (Brd) 6:07.49, 20-Nola Doty (Brd) 6:26.21

3200 run: 1-Lauren Eilers (Will) 11:57.21, 11-Annika Gearey (Brd) 15:53.52

4x200 relay: 1-Rocori 1:52.67, 5-Sophia Laube, Annie Loss, Alison Bachman, Lara Toffolet) 2:01.99

4x400 relay: 1-Rocori 4:25.97, 7-Brainerd (Emily Bastian, Ellie Brown, Ava Lust, Hannah Drietz) 4:47.67

4x800 relay: 1-Willmar 10:24.98, 3-Brainerd (Lily Schaeffer, Bridget Collins, Madi Miller, Annelise Baird) 10:50.28

Shot put: 1-Hanna Caughey (Brd) 36:03.25, 10-Elianna Riley (Brd) 30-7.5, 36-Anna Tupy (Brd) 20-6

Long jump: 1-Noelle Hackenmueller (SCA) 15-9, 8-Kami Peterson (Brd) 14-10, 11-Alyssa Schommer (Brd) 14-4.5, 19-Alison Bachman 12-9

Triple jump: 1-Hailie Kent (Alex) 35-6, 6-Kami Peterson 31-5, 15-Bruggeman 28-6.5, 17-Wirtz 27-10.5, 17-Schommer 27-10.5

High jump: 1-Ainsley Hansen (FF) 5-6.5, 4-LIly Birks (Brd) 5-0, 7-Lauren Castle (Brd) 4-8

Pole vault: 1-Deason 9-6, 4-Kami Peterson (Brd) 7-6

Next: Brainerd at Alexandria Invite 3:30 p.m. Thursday, April 7.

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