Rain doesn’t slow the Sabres down

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On Tuesday, March 21 the Sabres competed at the Central Lakes Conference. Under threat of rain and unrelenting wind, the Sabres were still very competitive on and off the track. The competitors had a lot of personal bests.

The meet started off with the 4 x 800 relay which was a struggle because of the wind on the final stretch. However, the Sartell
4 x 800 team did not let it faze them and pushed through the pain.

It was a similar story throughout the whole meet. The Sabres showed amazing grit despite the trying conditions. Some highlights of the meets included Logan Jesperson’s split in the 4 x 100. With the wind at his back, he ran an amazing 10-sec split.

There were almost too many great performances at the conference meet to fit into one article. Each individual personal best was earned through perseverance.

Overall the girl’s team got 6th in the meet and the boy’s got 7th. Sartell definitely did not let the weather affect their performances and tried their hardest at the meet.

Track Highlight Reel

Ben Kiewel
Brenna Virnig, a competitive freshman track athlete who continues to surprise everyone.

Brenna Virnig ran an impressive open 100, breaking her past personal record with impressive speed. She also ended the meet with a high note in the 4 by 400, running a lifetime best split.

Andrés, a foreign exchange student who is making leaps in his track career.

When I made my first few steps I knew it was gonna be a good jump, because if your first steps are good your whole jump is good.”

— Andrés Latorre

Andrés Latorre jumped an incredible 43 feet in the triple jump. This was a lifetime best and earned him a ticket to finals where he only reached 42 feet.

Alex Virnig in the first 200 vs. the second 200, the wind definitely made the race more difficult.

Ben Kiewel
Alex Virnig before running in the 4 by 400, you can tell he is trying to hide his excitement.

He was so happy before his race, that joy quickly disappeared when he met the wind in the last 200 stretch of the race.

Next week the Sabres will be proving themselves at the section meet.

 

 

 

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