NB track showcases skill at state meet

Senior Michael Hensch competes in the shot put at state on Saturday. 


Junior Mikayla Johnson clears 12-3 at Hamline University, a new personal best for the Viking. 
The North Branch track and field team proved its expertise at the Class AA state meet at Hamline University over the weekend. The Vikings racked up the teams points with numerous podium finishes across the board. Senior Arik Steele took second place in the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 14.51, and then gathered another medal with fifth place in the 300-meter hurdles (39.05). Senior Connor Martineau took third place in the high jump at 6-5, then earned 12th place in the long jump. Senior Michael Hensch placed third in the shot put at 53-9, while senior John Klun took 17th in the triple jump at 40-5.5. The 4x200-meter relay team of Steele, junior Kennedy Ashley and seniors Matthew Marrin and Max Southbloom took 13th in 1:30.25., a personal best by six inches. Junior Mikayla Johnson earned third place at the state meet by clearing 12-3. Sophomore  Rhianna Rinke took seventh place in the 1600-meter run with a time of 5:02, then placed 16th in the 3200-meter run at 11:54. For a full season recap, check out next week’s edition of the Post Review.

Photos by Kat Ladwig
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Junior Mikayla Johnson clears 12-3 at Hamline University, a new personal best for the Viking. The North Branch track and field team proved its expertise at the Class AA state meet at Hamline University over the weekend. The Vikings racked up the teams points with numerous podium finishes across the board. Senior Arik Steele took second place in the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 14.51, and then gathered another medal with fifth place in the 300-meter hurdles (39.05). Senior Connor Martineau took third place in the high jump at 6-5, then earned 12th place in the long jump. Senior Michael Hensch placed third in the shot put at 53-9, while senior John Klun took 17th in the triple jump at 40-5.5. The 4x200-meter relay team of Steele, junior Kennedy Ashley and seniors Matthew Marrin and Max Southbloom took 13th in 1:30.25., a personal best by six inches. Junior Mikayla Johnson earned third place at the state meet by clearing 12-3. Sophomore Rhianna Rinke took seventh place in the 1600-meter run with a time of 5:02, then placed 16th in the 3200-meter run at 11:54. For a full season recap, check out next week’s edition of the Post Review. Photos by Kat Ladwig

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