Woodbury boys track & field: Royals’ Osifuye, 800-meter runners star at St. Thomas AcademyThe Woodbury boys track and field team competed in a three-team meet at St. Thomas Academy last week, coming in second place to the host Cadets.
By: Patrick Johnson, Sports Editor, Woodbury Bulletin
The Woodbury boys track and field team competed in a three-team meet at St. Thomas Academy last week, coming in second place to the host Cadets.
Woodbury totaled 78 points in the early-season meet. St. Thomas had 102 points. Cristo Rey Jesuit High School in Minneapolis was a distant third with two points.
Woodbury scored its highest point total in the 800-meter race as three Royals runners took first, second and third place. Woodbury sophomore Steven Jessen-Howard won the race in a time of 2 minutes, 24.87 seconds. Woodbury’s Taylor Voit took second place and the Royals Sam Evans finished in third place.
Woodbury had eight other first-place finishes on the day.
All-State jumper Johnathan Osifuye won the triple jump and the long jump in the meet. The junior jumped 43 feet, 4.25 inches in the triple jump and 19-8.5 feet in the long jump. Also, in individual events, senior Davis Johnson won the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 40.39 seconds and junior Matt Waterhouse won the 400-meter run in a time of 51.90. Woodbury won four relays in the meet, too. The Royals’ Quran Al-Hameed, Abiola Abodunde, Dimeji Iselewa and Osifuye won the 400-meter relay in a time of 44.47. Iselewa, Osifuye, Abodunde and Kyle Haugen won the 800-meter relay in a time of 1:32.50. Voit, Evans, Johnson and Jessen-Howard won the 1600-meter relay in a time of 3:34.03 and Waterhouse, Johnson, Ladi Lawal and Kyle Haugen the 3200-meter relay in a time of 8:59.21.
Woodbury competed in a meet at Farmington on Tuesday, after the Bulletin went to press. Next, the Royals travel to Eagan High School for an invitational on Monday, April 24.