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2nd out 8 at Longhorn Invitational
By Jacqueline Culley staff
Tuesday, May 1, 2012

The Lutheran West Men’s Track team finished the last home meet of the season strong, coming in at a close second (due to a tie breaker). The teams competing were Brooklyn, Open Door, Columbia, Independence, Lutheran East, Fairport Harbor, and Lake Ridge Academy. The weather was perfect as the Longhorns took five 1st places.
The high jump, by senior Shane Elkins at a height of 5’10”, started off the trend of firsts. The 300 hurdles followed, as junior Josh Sekola ran a 44. The final three 1st place finishes were relays: the 4x100 relay at 46.69 (freshman Nick Knudsen, sophomores Josh Sekola and Peter Koza, and junior Nash Hagen), the 4x200 Relay at 1:38.75 (freshman Nick Knudsen, sophomores Kyle Hayes and Collin Fueger, and junior Nash Hagen), and the 4x400 Relay at 4:03.47 (sophomores Kyle Hayes, Aaron Beckman and Collin Fueger, and junior Michael Faler). 
Second place was taken in multiple events, as well. In the 1600 distance, junior Michael Faler finished with 5:01.9 while junior Brian Giguere jumped a PR at 18’03” for 2nd in the Long Jump. The 4x800 Relay, timed at 9:15.08, was run by sophomores Aaron Beckman, Justin Krach, and juniors Michael Faler and Brian Giguere
Junior Nash Hagen, participated in the newest event, the triple jump, and won 3rd with a 33’6” distance. Also with a third place finishes were senior Art Schwandt and junior Jacob Pierse, with a 42’3” in the shot put and a 100’8” in discus, respectively. Freshman Nick Knudsen was third in high jump, with a 5’6”. Sophomore Matt Brown also came in 3rd for the 1600 Run at 5:04.81.
Tue 3/27/12
W, 81-46
Tue 4/3/12
3rd out of 4
Wed 4/4/12
1st out of 3
Wed 4/18/12
2nd out of 3
Thu 4/19/12
L, 110-27
Tue 4/24/12
5th out of 7
Wed 4/25/12
2nd out of 3
Sat 4/28/12
8th out of 8
Tue 5/1/12
2nd out 8
Fri 5/4/12
7th out of 8
Tue 5/8/12
9th after day one
Thu 5/10/12
7th out of 12

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