Subsection track: Irish boys first, girls second


Maple Lake High School will be represented by several athletes at the Section 5A Track and Field Meet following a strong showing at the Subsection 17A meet on Tuesday, May 20, at Annandale High School. Overall, the boys team took the section championship with 201.5 points, while the girls finished second with 172 points.
All athletes who finished in the top four in individual events qualified for sections, while the top two relay teams also advanced.
“The kids ran hard at subsections,” coach Ben Youngs said. “I could tell they were tired coming off the state meet. Saturday to Tuesday is not much of a rest. However, I was amazed that the boys 4×800 team and Halle Geyen were able to break school records. For those that have finished their seasons, I would like to thank you for your hard work. For those moving on to sections, good luck.”
Jessie Wohlrabe, Blair Stewig, Halle Geyen and Sommer Carlson started off the meet by placing second in the 4×800 relay in 11:13.5, qualifying for sections. 
Andrew Schonnesen, Jackson Willard, Scott Jordan and Ryan Kalinowski not only won the 4×800 relay and qualified for sections, but also set a school record with a time of 8:24 flat.
Jordan Sifferle and Grace Thiele both placed in the top six in the 100-meter hurdles. Sifferle placed fourth (18.0) to advance to sections and Thiele placed sixth (18.7).
Charlie Stejskal and Aaron Reese competed in the 110-meter hurdles and both advanced to sections with Stejskal taking second in 17.5 and Reese placing fourth in 18.5. Teammate Austin Stuefen just missed the cut, in fifth with a time of 18.6. Brielle Paumen placed fifth in the 100-meter dash (14.72). 
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