Raymond Central Track and Field

SANDY LANDING: Raymond Central senior Hayden Brock competes in the long jump at the annual Raymond Central Invitational on May 2.  (Staff Photos by Jason Unger)

RAYMOND – The Raymond Central Mustang track and field team hosted the annual Raymond Central Invitational on May 2 under sunny skies and light winds.

The boys team finished fifth at the meet with 55 points.

The Mustangs finished with 29 points in the field events, powered by a first place finish from freshman Conner Kriekemeier in the triple jump (40-10.25). Senior Eli Pickel finished fourth in the event.

High jumpers Christian Schweitzer and Andrew Otto added 13 points after finishing second and third respectively after clearing 5-8.

Schweitzer (discus, shot put)and Nathan Dubas (shot put) also added medals in the field events.

The highlight for the Mustangs on the track came in the sprint relay where Kreikemeier, Pickel, Chase Hall and Hayden Brock combined to strike gold with a time of 46.80.

Hall added a third place finish in the 300-meter hurdles, finishing with a time of 44.40.

Pickel added a medal in the 200-meter dash and teammate Austin Anderson (3200-meter run) also medaled at the home meet.

The girls team also finished fifth as a team after scoring 40 points.

Sophomore jumper Grace Mueller scored 18 points for the Mustangs in the long jump and triple jump events. Mueller won the triple jump with a mark of 34-9.5 and finished with a silver medal in the long jump (16-8).

Freshman Kiley Elkins scored four points in the high jump after clearing 4-10.

Junior Rylee Haecker captured the lone gold medal on the track for the Mustangs finishing first in the mile with a time of 5:43.56.

Haecker, Makenna Gehle, Amanda Gyhra and Mueller combined to finish third in the mile relay after posting a time of 4:25.11.

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