DtB correspondent Chris Marshall reports on the boys' distance action at the 107th Carleton Interscholastic and lists the links to selected race video he shot ...
In the only high school steeplechase event in Minnesota, Jackson Wiley defeated Eden Prairie teammate John Davis to win the 2000-meter race in 6:20.61.
In the boys' 1600, Rob Finnerty of Burnsville and Elliott Heath of Winona set the pace from start to finish, leading Hassan Mead of Minneapolis South by ten meters for the majority of the race. Finnerty fought off a Heath move to win 4:16.13 to 4:16.31.
The open 1600 was Heath's second race of the day. Just an hour earlier, Heath anchored a victorious Winona DMR, running away from the competition.
In the 800, Finnerty was back at it again, this time going up against Tyler King of Lakeville North. King moved to the lead with 300 meters to go but Finnerty proved too tough down the home stretch. Finnerty won his second event of the day in 1:57.18. King finished in 1:57.59.
In the 3200, Ben Blankenship of Stillwater, who has already run 9:15 this season, opened at a blistering pace and paid the price in the final 1200 meters. Ryan Little of Eden Prairie stayed off of Blankenship's 4:35 first mile, opting for a more conservative pace, which paid off in the end as Little won in 9:15.85 despite a fierce wind. Blankenship was second in 9:50.60 (4:36/5:14).
Full results from the meet can be found HERE.
Find video of selected events below ...
Boys 2000m Steeplechase
Boys DMR Anchor Leg
Girls 2000m Steeplechase
Girls and Boys 400m
Girls and Boys High Hurdles and Boys 100m
Girls 300m Hurdles