Track and field hopes for strong results at sections

While the BSM spring sports season is sadly coming to end, the BSM track and field team is still going strong. With the section meet coming up on Thursday, May 29, the group of athletes has not shown no lack of focus and talent. The meet will be held at Wayzata High School, and captains Jay Biwer, Matt Cornell, Andrew Egger, Zack Hale, and Malik Nolen all have high hopes of making it to state, as well as Angela Charley, Liz Nicholson, and Katie Oppenheimer of the girls varsity team. “This year I believe we have a good chance of making it to state, and hope to get a few fans out there cheering us on,” senior captain Jay Biwer said.

The girls’ track and field team started off the season very strong getting second place in their first three meets. The team’s biggest rival, Totino Grace, got the upper hand and defeated the Red Knights in the Private School Meet on Friday, May 2. In the North Suburban Conference meet, the Red Knights finished in third place which is upsetting since they placed second last year. “It was a little sad only getting third place in the conference meet, but as long as we keep our heads up and keep pushing forward we can do well in sections,” senior captain Liz Nicholson said.

The boys’ track and field team began the season achieving third place in the Moore Relays meet held at BSM on Friday, April 25. In the weeks that followed the Red Knights practiced hard with coach Ola and ended up placing fourth in the next two meets on Friday May 2, and Thursday May 8. On Thursday, May 15, the boys ran in the North Suburban Conference meet. The team was expected to do fairly well and ended up finishing in a respectable fifth place. “I thought we did alright this season, I wish we would’ve placed better in a few meets, but all around it was a great season,” senior Taras Tataryn said.