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Alexandria boys' track and field: Bartolomeo, Peck are CLC champs

Zac Bartolomeo sprints past a Willmar runner during the Alexandria Invitational earlier this season. Bartolomeo won the 800-meter run at the Central Lakes Conference championships last week as the Cards finished sixth. (Eric Morken, Echo Press)

The Cardinal boys' track and field team had two conference champions and plenty of others solidify themselves in the top six of the CLC at the conference meet last week.

Senior Zac Bartolomeo and junior Mitch Peck each won a CLC championship as Bartolomeo won the 800-meter run in 1:59.10 and Peck took the 300 hurdles in 40.20. Peck was also honorable mention All-CLC with a sixth-place finish in the 110 hurdles, while Bartolomeo was All-CLC after finishing third in the 1,600-meter run.

The top three individuals in each event earned all-conference honors and those who placed fourth, fifth and sixth were honorable-mention performers. Nathan Huss earned all-conference honors after taking second in the 200-meter dash (23.12). He also took fourth in the 100 with a time of 11.42 seconds.

Aaron Steidl paced the Alexandria throwers with a second-place finish in the shot put with a toss of 50-10. Colin Guetter was third in the discus at 146-06, while Brett Ludwig took sixth with a throw of 136-11. Austin Thom also earned honorable-mention status with a sixth-place finish in the 3,200-meter run (10:16.29).

The Cardinals finished with 21 personal or season bests on the day. They turned their attention to the two-day section meet this week. Day one was set for this past Wednesday, with the section finals taking place today, Friday, at Sartell. The state track meet will run June 7-8 at Hamline University in St. Paul.


TEAM RESULTS - Sartell-SS 129, Brainerd 127, Willmar 111, Rocori 86, St. Cloud Apollo 78, Alexandria 73, St. Cloud Tech 49, Fergus Falls 31, Sauk Rapids-Rice 18

ALEXANDRIA RESULTS - 4X800 RELAY - Grant Rudolph, Jimmy Pfeffer, Jesse Groettum, Ryan Moorman - sixth place, 9:12.05

110-METER HURDLES - Peck - sixth place, 16.20; Elijah Heckert - 16th place, 18.66; LaZeric Johnson - 19th place, 21.15

100-METER DASH - Huss - fourth place, 11.42; Donavan Chock - 18th place, 12.03; Mitch Maday - 23rd place, 12.59

4X200 RELAY - David Anderson, Andrew Johnson, Nick Dee, James Holmquist - eighth place, 1:41.31

1,600-METER RUN - Bartolomeo - third place, 4:35.25; Aaron Runge - seventh place, 4:46.55; Wesley Graves - 18th place, 5:05.59

4X100 RELAY - Maday, Huss, Peck, Chock - seventh place, 45.70

400-METER DASH - Holmquist - 13th place, 55.30; Dee - 20th place, 59.97; Luke Houska - 22nd, 1:00.43

300-METER HURDLES - Peck - first place, 40.20; Heckert - 12th place, 46.92; L. Johnson - 17th place, 48.92

800-METER RUN - Bartolomeo - first place, 1:59.10; Rudolph - 12th place, 2:11.85; Jimmy Pfeffer - 20th place, 2:17.17

200-METER DASH - Huss - second place, 23.12; Chock - 13th place, 24.45; A. Johnson - 21st place, 25.50

3,200-METER RUN - Thom - sixth place, 10:16.29; Brandon Jerde - 10th place, 10:28.51; Trent Piepenburg - 12th place, 10:41.09

4X400 RELAY - Dee, Holmquist, Alec Roth, Houska - eighth place, 3:59.06

LONG JUMP - Chock - ninth place, 19-03.25; A. Johnson - 19th place, 15-11.25; Dee - 20th place, 15-08.25

TRIPLE JUMP - Huss - 15th place, 37-08; Holmquist - 19th place, 35-03.50; Peck - 21st place, 35-01.25

DISCUS - Guetter - Third place, 146-06; Ludwig - sixth place, 136-11; Brian Krebs - 19th place, 110-05

SHOT PUT - A. Steidl - second place, 50-10; Chase Duwenhoegger - seventh place, 46-09.75; Logan Steidl - 10th place, 44-07

Eric Morken

Eric Morken is the sports and outdoor editor at the Echo Press and Osakis Review newspapers in Douglas County, MN. Follow him on Twitter at echo_sports.

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