The news of the fast 1600 meter marks recorded by Burnsville's Rob Finnerty and Rosemount's Jordan Carlson at the Lake Conference Championships had bounced around places like Dyestat's Minnesota talk pages, HERE, since right after Wednesday's meet. Word was Finnerty had edged Carlson and that the time was fast.
Official results, however, are still to appear in the internet universe.
A respected source tells us that the University of Wisconsin-bound Finnerty clocked 4:08.76 to edge Carlson's 4:09.02. Carlson's mark has appeared on RaceberryJam's Boys Honor Roll, HERE, so we're pretty confident about the times.
Finnerty's mark is a slight improvement over his 4:08.84, converted mile PR from 2007, but doesn't move him from his #4 position (Behind Garry Bjorklund, Nick Schneider, and Steve Holman) on the Minnesota all-time high school list for 1600m, HERE, compiled by Bill and Tim Miles. Carlson's mark moves him to #6 all-time, just .02 behind Garrett Heath.
Carlson, who will attend Notre Dame next year, doubled back from his 1600m effort to win the Lake Conference 800m in 1:53.44, just ahead of teammate Obai Hussein at 1:53.89.
We ultimately expect full results of the meet to appear on the Lakeville South Boosters web-site, HERE.
Update: You can find boys results HERE, girls results HERE, and team scores HERE ... courtesy of the Bloomington Jefferson track web-site.