Track: Thunder pick up more points in a long, wet section track day at home

Jordan Griffin (left) churned toward fourth place in the 100 dash, alongside runners from Cambridge-Isanti, Forest Lake and St. Francis. (Photo by Bruce Strand)

Jordan Griffin (left) churned toward fourth place in the 100 dash, alongside runners from Cambridge-Isanti, Forest Lake and St. Francis. (Photo by Bruce Strand)

 

The Zimmerman track team, hosting the Section 7AA meet, had no additional state qualifiers on Saturday but scored points in several events.

Thunder senior Jordan Griffin, who qualified for state Wednesday by placing second in the triple jump, took fourth in the 100 dash Saturday with 11.47. He will compete Friday in the state meet at Hamline.

Collin Lane, Mitchell and Greg Gagne, and Hunter Smith placed third in the 4x800. (Photo by Bruce Strand)

Collin Lane, Mitchell and ConnorĀ  Gagne, and Hunter Smith placed third in the 4×800. (Photo by Bruce Strand)

 

The boys 4×800 team of Collin Lane, Connor Gagne, Mitchell Gagne and Hunter Smith placed third with a personal best 8:17.40. They’ve been teamed up all season.

The 4×400 team of Jordan and Brandon Griffin, Lane and Storm Heyer placed fourth (44.57).

Thunder girls scoring points Saturday were Nicole Jurik, sixth in the 1600 (5:29.66), and Megan Seymour, seventh in triple jump (33-1 1/2).

Nicole Jurik (front) placed sixth and Cheresa Bouley 11th in the 1600 Saturday. Bouley was fifth in the 3200. (Photo by Bruce Strand)

Nicole Jurik (front) placed sixth and Cheresa Bouley 11th in the 1600 Saturday. Bouley was fifth in the 3200. (Photo by Bruce Strand)

On Wednesday, Jordan Griffin was second in the triple (42-8 1/4) while Cheresa Bouley was fifth in the 3200 (11:59.84) and Brooke Borchardt was sixth in high jump (4-10) and eighth in discus (97-8).

Zimmerman’s first-ever hosting of a section competition was not without challenges as the meet was delayed three times by rain and/or lightning, the first for four hours, the next two for about an hour, and didn’t end until almost 9 p.m.

The Zimmerman boys placed 12th among 16 teams with 29 points and the girls were 13th among 15 teams with 12.5 points. Team champions were the Forest Lake girls and Andover boys.

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