Track and Field: Osakis boys, girls take second at Park Rapids
The Osakis boys and girls track and field teams continue to shine in the early part of the 2019 season.
On Tuesday afternoon, the Silverstreaks attended the Park Rapids Invite and both placed second overall.
“It was our first time up at Park Rapids. It was nice to compete against some teams we don't normally see. A couple of those teams are regulars at State,” Osakis head coach Lee VanNyhuis said. “It was great to go to a meet where we had unlimited entries. That gave a lot of kids a chance to compete and get a better idea of where we are at as a team.”
Senior Tianna Stanek had another strong showing. She finished in first place in the 200 meter dash (26.29) and the pole vault (9-00.00). Stanek also finished in second place in the 100 meter dash with a time of 12.83. She was also the last leg of the second place (53.24) 4x100 meter relay with eighth grader Alexis Ziesmer, freshman Tessa Stannek and freshman Makenzie Lien.
The throwers were the standout group for Osakis on Tuesday. Senior Elizabeth Pahl and eighth grader Kiley Kranz took home first (34-01.75) and second place (33-02.50) in the shot put. Pahl also finished first in the discus throw (133-07) with Kranz right behind her in second place (84-10).
Sophomore Ben Paulson threw well on the boys side. He earned 10 points for the silverstreaks in the discus (129-05) and eight points in the shot put (39-06).
“We are excited about where we are at in the throws,” Lee VanNyhuis said. “Elizabeth (Pahl) had four really solid throws in the discus and broke the school record she set last year. Kiley (Kranz) is also throwing well – especially for an eighth grader. You don't see junior high kids placing in the throws very often. Ben (Paulson) keeps on placing in the top one or two at each meet we go to.”
Freshman Elliot Dinkel had one of his best days of the season. He had a personal record (10-06.00) in his pole vault that was good enough for second place. He was also the part of the 4x100 and 4x200 meter relays. Freshman Gerek Radtke also had a personal record (9-00.00) in his pole vault.
Osakis continues to have impressive true team performances. The next scheduled meet for the Silversteaks is the Wheaton invite on April 23.OSAKIS TOP 3 FINISHERSGIRLS- 100M- 2nd-Tianna Stanek 12.83; 200M- 1st- Tianna Stanek 26.29; 3200M- 3rd- Destiny Dorman 13:52.97; 4x100 RELAY- 2nd- Alexis Ziesmer, Tessa Stanek, Makenzie Lien, Tianna Stanek 53.24; HIGH JUMP- 2nd- Kaylee Thompson 10.00; POLE VAULT- 1st- Tianna Stanek 9-00.00; LONG JUMP- 3rd- Tessa Stanek 14-08.25; SHOT PUT- 1st- Elizabeth Pahl 34-01.75; 2nd- Kiley Kranz 33-02.50; DISCUS- 1st- Elizabeth Pahl- 133-07; 2nd- Kiley Kranz 84-10;