The Trinity Lutheran boys and girls track and field teams hosted their last home meet of the season on Thursday night against Morristown and Jac-Cen-Del.
Morristown won the girls meet with 75 points, Trinity was second with 37 and Jac-Cen-Del third with 21. Morristown also won the boys meet with 75 points, Jac-Cen-Del was second with 55 and Trinity third with 13.
Scoring points for the Trinity girls were Emalee Goss placing first in the high jump at 5 feet and first in the 100 at 14.26. Goss also was second in the 200 at 30.54.
Bailey Bonde won shot put at 27-8 and was fourth in discus at 59-6. Cheyenne Campbell was fourth in the 1600 at 7:12.29 and second in the 800 at 3:24.20.
Abby Lorenz was third in the 100 at 15.88 and third in the 200 in 33.07. Kaydence Miller was second in the 400 (1:11.29), and Ava Blomenberg was third (1:14.23).
Trinity’s 4×100 relay team of Goss, Miller, Blomenberg and Lorenz won in 57.89.
“I feel like it has been pretty good for having the wind,” Lorenz said. “Even with the wind, we can still put all of our effort into it.”
Lorenz likes the 200 the best out of her running events, but out of everything she does, her favorite is high jump.
She placed fifth in high jump on Thursday at 4-4.
“Even though I’m not the best in that, I’m getting better in that for my standards,” she said. “4-4 is good for me, and I’m really proud of myself. I’ve been trying not to overthink as much.”
Lorenz said Goss, the high jump winner, is a good role model to have in the event.
Scoring points for the Trinity boys were Jake Holland taking first in the 110 hurdles in 17.22, and Will Gausmann was sixth in discus at 63-5.
Adam Sutton won the 1600 in 5:46.42, and Adam Everroad was third in 5:57.61. Landon Gasaway was fourth in the 400 at 1:05.82.
The Cougars’ 4×400 team of Everroad, Sutton, Connor Nichols and Gasaway were third in 4:37.64.
Sutton was especially happy with his mile on Thursday since he came out as the winner. The wind was howling, but Sutton used it to his advantage.
“It’s pretty tiring but good competition,” he said. “Especially the last lap, I ran really hard, and the wind was pushing you on the turns.”
His PR is 5:32, so he was happy but not satisfied with his 5:46.
“That’s pretty good for me,” he said. “My fastest is 5:32, and I feel like I can run faster than that.”
Sutton hopes to break 5:30 by the end of the season and maybe wants to be even lower by postseason time.
“Get under 5:30, especially by sectional, maybe like 5:20,” he said. “I love the mile.”
The Cougars will now be off for a week until they return to action for the Salem Invitational next Thursday at 5:30 p.m.