St. Peter senior Jordan Keeley broke assistant coach Kris Sandborg’s 20-year school record in the discus throw by 2 feet Thursday in the Faribault Invitational track and field meet.
Keeley placed second in the discus with a school-record throw of 119 feet, 9 inches. That broke the record of 117-4 by Sandborg in the 1998 Subsection 4A.
St. Peter boys and girls teams both placed second.
Boys team results showed: 1. Owatonna 232, 2. St. Peter 90.5, 3. Southwest Christian 72, 4. Faribault 58.5, 5. Bethlehem Academy 39, 6. New Life Academy/Bethany Academy 31, 7. Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf 27.
Girls team results showed: 1. Owatonna 185, 2. St. Peter 127.5, 3. Faribault 80.5, 4. Southwest Christian 75, 5. Bethlehem Academy 50, 6. New Life Academy/Bethany Academy 28.
St. Peter girls showed good depth, placing two in the top six in seven events.
“We had another solid meet,” St. Peter girls head coach Jeff Portugue said. “We had just a few wins but still managed to finish second in the team standings against a couple of solid much larger schools.”
“Our team depth looks pretty good, but we still are struggling in the short sprints. We look to resolve that issue in the next few weeks and move athletes around to make the sprint relays a bit stronger. If those kids can step it up in the next few weeks, we will be a solid team who will give teams some problems.”
Maddie More won the 1,600 run in 5:35.50 and took runner-up in the 800 run in 2:30.38. Hadley Stuehrenberg placed fourth in the 800 in 2:44.01.
In the 3,200 run, Izzy Lind finished first in 12:19.75 and Hailey Looft sixth in 13:58.
In the 100 hurdles, Amelia Carlson placed second in 17.4 and Xenna Willaert sixth in 18.2
Carlson also took fourth in the 300 hurdles (53.98) and second in the triple jump (31-09.50). Ali Madden landed fourth in the triple jump (30-05.50).
In the high jump, Claire Nuessmeier finished first (5-0) and Madden fourth (4-8).
In the pole vault, Emily Gessner took third (7-6) and Caitlin Salfer tied for sixth (6-6). Salfer also placed second in the 400 dash (1:06.60).
Bethany Bresnahan ran second in the 200 dash (28.92).
Also in the discus, Emily Fugon fifth (94-07). Keeley also placed fourth in the shot put (30-11.25).
Nicole Schilling landed fifth in the long jump (12_06.75).
The 4x100 relay team of Reese Portugue, Madden, Katie Peterson and Bresnahan finished fifth in 56.40.
The 4x400 relay team of Signe Alger, Jaiden Landsom, Salfer and Carlson placed second in 4:36.
The 4x800 relay team of Alger, Stuehrenberg, Yana Burgess and Lind took fourth in 11:10.38.
St. Peter boys head coach Keith Hanson praised his team’s performance
“We finally got a meet in outdoors and had some great performances despite the lack of real workout time on the track because of weather,” Hanson said. “We placed 2nd as a team placing behind Owatonna, which had a huge team.”
Jade Reicks and Abdikadir Mohamed led the way placing in all three of their events.
Reicks won the 300-meter hurdles in 41.16 seconds, placed fourth in the 100 dash in 11.60 and anchored the first-place 4x400 relay with Abdikadir Mohamed, Yahye Mohamed and Mo Abdi in 3:38.75.
Abdikadir also took first in the 400 run in 55.91 and third in the 200 dash in 25.21.
Abdi also took second place in the 800 run in 2:14.27, followed by teammate Aden Kurdziolek in 2:17.99.
The Saints ran second in the 4x800 relay with Yahye Mohamed, Kurdziolek, Carter Wendroth and Abdi in 9:21.00
Yahye Mohamed also finished fifth in both the 200 dash in 25.70 and the 400 dash in 58.59.
In the 3,200 run, Isaac Hagen placed third in 11:10.19 and Haroun Warsame fourth in 1:47.63.
Although no St. Peter runners placed in the 1,600, Hanson said, “Our distance runners (1,600) are really starting to improve based on their times and will only get better.”
John Borgmeier ran 5:10.98, Yahya Mohamed 5:10.38, Nils Berglund 5:36.27, Wendorth 5:40.14 and Gavin Selly 5:49.67.
The 4x200 relay team of Connor Snow, Kole Guth, Alex Bosacker and Brooks Reicks finished fourth in 51.13.
In the high jump, Eli Lubiani landed fourth (5-4) and Ryan Sandland fifth (5-2).
Guth placed fifth in the pole vault (7-0).
Hayden Thole placed sixth in the shot put (36 feet, 1 inch).
Ben Bode won the wheelchair shot put (15-10) and the wheelchair discus throw (33-2).
The St. Peter Invite scheduled for Monday, April 16 has been cancelled. The Saints next meet is scheduled at 3 p.m. Thursday at Hutchinson.