Getting stronger with every meet, the North Crawford boys track team put on a spectacular performance on Friday, May 1, 2015, winning the 31st Annual River Ridge Timberwolves Invitational. The boys won the meet with 175 points (a season high) followed by River Ridge 131, Platteville JV 107.5, Cassvile 103, Dodgeville/ Minneral Point 63, Fennimore 40, Belmont 36.5 and Wauzeka-Stueben 26.
Distance runner Jacob Bransky had the best performance of the night by winning the tough three distances events. He started by winning the 1600m run in a time of 4:54.95, followed by the 800m run in a career best time of 2:10.44 and finished the night by setting yet another career best run in the 3200m with a time of 10:46.
Also looking strong for the Trojans was freshman Skylar Olson by winning three individual events. He started the night by securing a win in both jumping events, the long a triple, jumping 17’11.50” and 37’5” respectively. He also won the 400m dash in a time of 55.0.
A couple of events were very good for the Trojan team. In the high jump, North Crawford jumper Branden Baumeister finished in first place with a jump of 5’4” while teammate Brady Allaugh was second with a leap of 5’4”.
In the 300m IH hurdles, sophomore Jack Polensky set a career best time of 46.36 and won the event, while teammate Peder Kjesrud was a close second in a time of 46.37, also a career best. The two young hurdlers also finished in third and fourth place in the 100m HH in times of 19.49 and 19.56 with Kjesrud in third and Polensky in fourth.
Sprinter Branden Baumeister also had a good showing for the night by finishing in second place in 100m dash in 11.93 and second in the 200m dash with a time of 24.13.
Other meet results were:
200m – Skylar Olson – third – 25.33
400m – Brady Allbaugh – seventh – 58.93
1600m – Dylan Ghormley – sixth – 5:43.96
3200m – Dylan Ghormley – fourth – 11:50.0 (Career best)
Pole Vault – Brady Allbaugh – fifth – 9’6”
Long Jump – Peder Kjesrud – fourth – 17’2”
- Kenny Spencer – 19’9.5”
Triple Jump – Jack Polensky – fifth – 33’3.75”
Discus – Julian Tan – 20th – 68’10”
Shot Put – Corey Spencer – 7th – 37’0.75” (career best)
4 x 200m Relay – Ethan Dull, Liam Dull, Brayden Friar, Julian Tan – sixth – 1:54.38
4 x 400m Relay – Polensky, Kjesrud, Steyer, Tan – fourth – 4:08.14
4 x 800m Relay – Steyer, Ghormley, Dull, Friar – seventh – 11:05.79
“The boys looked really strong tonight,” Allbaugh said after the meet. “We had such great performances in the hurdles, an event that had a lot of speculation at the beginning of the year. Polensky and Kjesrud are getting stronger and the internal competition is making it even better. But this was a real team win, as we held our own in every event. Bransky is proving to be a thorn for a lot of area distance runners. I was very proud of the athletes tonight!”