Woodbury boys track & field: Relays help lift boys to third place at Farmington meetThe Woodbury boys track and field team hit the road last week for a six-team invitational in Farmington on Tuesday, April 17.
By: Patrick Johnson, Sports Editor, Woodbury Bulletin
The Woodbury boys track and field team hit the road last week for a six-team invitational in Farmington on Tuesday, April 17. Behind strong relay performances, the Royals fared well, placing third with 127 points. Rosemount won the meet with 156 points.
Woodbury’s 1600-meter relay team of Matt Waterhouse, Davis Johnson, Abiola Abodunde and Kyle Haugen won the event in a time of 3 minutes, 26.09 seconds – the second-fastest recorded time in the state thus far this year. Also, the Woodbury 800-meter relay team of Dimeji Iselewa, John Osifuye, Abodunde and Haugen won the event with a time of 1:31.72, which was the fifth fastest reported time in the state thus far this year, and the Woodbury 400-meter relay team of Quran Al-Hameed, Abodunde, Dimeji Iselewa and Osifuye finished in first place with a time of 44.27 seconds – also the fifth fastest reported time in the state this year.
In addition, the Royals’ 3200-meter relay team of Sam Evans, Taylor Voit, Steven Jessen-Howard and Waterhouse earned second place with a time of 8:32.82.
In individual events, Osifuye and Davis Johnson headlined a handful of top-notch performances by Woodbury.
Osifuye, a senior, earned first place in the triple jump with a leap of 44 feet, 6 inches and took third place in the long jump with a leap of 19-06. Osifuye’s triple jump was the second best recorded in the state so far this year. In addition, Abodunde finished third in the event with a leap of 42-02.5 and Ladi Lawal was fifth in the triple with a leap of 40-03.
Johnson, also a senior, won the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 15.79 and took first place in the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 40.73 – the 11th fastest reported time in the state this year. Also, Haugen was fourth in the 300 hurdles with a time of 41.95.
In addition, Woodbury sophomore Taylor Voit won the 800-meter run with a time of 2:07.69, Woodbury’s Kyle Schmidt earned second place in the discus toss with a heave of 132-04.50 and the Royals’ Josh McClain took third place with a toss of 130-05.50. Al-Hameed, a junior, finished in third place in the 100-meter dash with a time of 11.65. In the 3200-meter run, Woodbury’s Nick Wareham and Luke Wittman finished in fourth and fifth place, respectively, with times of 10:31.54 and 10:36.87.
The Woodbury girls meet scheduled for last week was canceled due to rain.
The two teams were back in action on Tuesday in Eagan after the Bulletin went to press. Next, the Woodbury girls are at Park and the boys are at Rosemount on Friday.