Members of the Pequot Lakes girls' track and field team honored at a banquet on June 5 included, from left, Nicole Traut, Abby Palmer, Vanessa Lane and Rosie Mitchell.
The Pequot Lakes boys and girls' track and field teams were honored at an awards banquet on Tuesday, June 5.
Individual awards for the Patriots' boys' squad included: Tyler Jorgenson, track most valuable; Nolan Michaelson, field most valuable; Tyler Tappe, Patriot Award for work ethic; Travis Noska, rookie of the year; and Isaac Allen, most improved.
The boys' 4x100-meter relay of Tappe, Noska, Allen and Michaelson advanced to the state meet where they placed ninth on Saturday, June 9. Michaelson also qualified by standard for state in the long jump, and he claimed the first state title in boys' program history with a school-record leap of 21 feet, 10 inches on June 9.
"Nolan (Michaelson) also missed qualifying for state by 1/100th of a second in the 100 dash while Tyler (Tappe) had the misfortune of not making it to state in the pole vault," said boys' coach Dave Guenther. "He did give his pole to the vaulter from Park Rapids so he could use it at state."
Guenther added that his squad "did well this year, although they didn't have a lot of depth at some events."
Members of the Pequot Lakes boys' track and field team honored at a banquet on June 5 included, from left, Travis Noska, Nolan Michaelson, Tyler Jorgenson, Issac Allen and Tyler Tappe.
As for the Pequot Lakes girls, Vanessa Lane received the most valuable track award; Abby Palmer earned the most valuable field award; Rosie Mitchell earned the rookie of the year; and Nicole Traut was chosen most improved.
"We had several highlights this year, and broke several records," said girls' coach Brian Kazmierczak, whose squad won the Subsection 2, Section 6A title. "The 4x100 relay of Rachel Allen, Traut, Palmer and Lane advanced to state (and finished third with a school record 49.99). The 4x200 relay of Chloe Bermel, Brittny Bzdok, Mattie Lueck and Traut set a school record (in finishing sixth at state). And our 4x400 relay of Bzdok, Palmer, Bermel and Lane qualified for state and twice broke the school record. Earlier in the year, Lane also broke record in the 100 dash with a time of 12.3 seconds."
The coaches also announced the All-Mid-State Conference winners and the letterwinners.
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