The Austin Packers boys and girls track teams were both at Paul Giel Field in Winona Tuesday for the Section 1AA True Team Meet, and in the boys team competition, it was the Packers taking eighth place with 199 team points.  Stewartville took first place with 506 points, the host Winona Winhawks were second with 456.5 points, while Pine Island, Byron and Red Wing rounded out the top five.

High finishers indivudually for Austin Tuesday included Myles Taylor, who took ninth in the 200 meter dash with a time of 24.18 seconds, Thomas Asmus finished fifth in the 3200 meter run with a final time of 10:28.50, while teammate Jonas Hovland took ninth with a time of 10:57.06, and Alan Obang took fifth place in the 110 meter hurdles with a time of 17.40 seconds.  Isaiah Cabeen took sixth for the Packers in the 300 meter hurdles with a time of 43.71, the squad’s 4 x 100 meter relay team was fifth with a time of 44.78 seconds, the 4 x 800 meter relay team came in with a time of 9:08.93, which was good for fourth place, Isaiah Cabeen was eighth in the triple jump Tuesday with an effort of 39′ 7″, and Elijah Kline took 10th in the discus with a throw of 116 feet.

In the girls competition, it was the Packers taking seventh in the team competition with 238 points.  The Byron Bears took first with 492 points, host Winona was second in the team competition with 451 points, with Pine Island, Red Wing and Kasson-Mantoville completing the top five.

Individually for Austin, Nyaguay Mar was 10th in the 400 meter dash with a time of 1:06.53, Marissa Shute finished fourth in the 1600 meter run with a final time of 5:37.90, and she was also fourth in the 3200 meter run with a time of 12:20.03.  Junior Chok Bol sprinted to a second place finish in the 100 meter hurdles with a time of 16.29 seconds, Marie Tolbert took 10th place in the 300 meter hurdles with a time of 51.65 seconds, Emily Klapperich cleared 8′ 6″ in the pole vault, which was good for fourth place, and junior Laura Bekaert stood out in the discus and the shot put for the Packers, as she was third in the discus with a throw of 98′ 7″, and she took third in the shot put with an effort of 34′ 10″.

Both squads return to action on Tuesday, May 14th in a Big 9 Conference triangular at Rochester Mayo High School with the host Spartans and Rochester Century, with the action slated to get underway at 4:30 p.m. that afternoon.

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