Jared Bruce sets record in 3200 meters
ALTA - It was a pretty nice day for a track meet here on April 17th, weather-wise, and it also turned out to be a nice day, performance-wise, for the Aurelia track teams, as they competed at the Alta Co-Ed Relays.
The Aurelia girls finished second in the meet, with 141 points.
First-place performances were turned in by the shuttle hurdle relay team of Jessica Cougill, Kristine Munden, Katee Dean, and Priscilla Otto, with a time of 1:10.4; the sprint medley team of Christa Corderman, Dean, Shelby Dierenfield, and Erin Laursen, in 2:05.25; the 4x400 team of Liz Laursen, Cassie Sleezer, Corderman, and Erin Laursen, in 4:47.53; Dierenfield in the high jump (4-10); and Otto in the long jump (14-9).
Second-place finishes went to the 4x800 relay team (Jessica Mann, Tiffany Johnson, Corderman, and Erin Laursen), who ran a time of 11:32; the 4 x 100 team of Kristine Munden, Dean, Corderman, and Dierenfield, in 55.69; Munden in the discus, with a throw of 104-1.5; Dean in the 100 meter hurdles (16.78); and Erin Laursen, 400 meter dash (1:07.44).
Coach Jolene Hultgren said her team "had a great meet," adding that
"it was fun to see the team put forth a super effort". Several of the team members had their personal bests.
"As coaches," said Hultgren, "we challenged the team to do their best and to be competitive in each and every event. They met that challenge and came away with a second place finish overall."
The Aurelia boys finished third in the six-team field with 100 points. Host Alta won the boys team title with 192 points, and Remsen St. Mary's was second with 115.
The 'Dogs were led by Jared Bruce's meet record time of 10:26.97 in the 3200 meter run. Bruce's time beat the old record, set by fellow Bulldog Curtis Parker in 2005, by nearly two seconds.
Second place finishes included the 4x800 relay team of Aaron Bruce, Andrew Sangwin, Steve Berg, and Jacob Howey ( 10:28.75 ); the shuttle hurdle relay team of Mike White, Aaron Bruce, Camrin Meyer, and Steve White (1:10.6); the 4x200 team of Mike White, Doherty, Jared Bruce, and Jacob Bruce (1:36.2); 110 high hurdles, Steve White (18.72 ), and the 200 meter dash, Jacob Bruce (23.9) .
Steve White also took third place in the 400 low hurdles, with a time of 1:04.61.