Monday, July 30, 2012

Streich, Braun Win Junior Olympic Titles

After winning a silver medal in the Intermediate Boys' 3000-meters on Friday, Waseca's Shane Streich struck gold at 1500-meters at the USA Track & Field Junior Olympics in Baltimore.

A day earlier, Mark Braun won the Boys' Wheelchair 800-meters title at the meet.

Streich (pictured, left), the MSHSL Class A runner-up in both the 800 and 1600-meters as a 9th-grader last spring, edged Michael Brannigan by 13 one-hundreths of a second for his title, clocking 3:59.17.

Bloomington Jefferson's Matt Rosen (pictured, right) finished seventh in the race in 4:06.87.

Braun won his event by a whopping 16 seconds, establishing a meet record with his 1:56.94.

At the MSHSL Class AA State Meet, Braun swept the wheelchair events, winning the 800 and 1600-meters as well as the shot put and discus throw.

Below, find a recent WCCO-TV feature on Braun.

Weekend Results ... Here's USATF Minnesota Youth Chair Chris Dallager's review of the rest of the Junior Olympic action from Saturday and Sunday:

National Medalists
Pole Vault
Young Man Tyler Tappe (Flight Deck Athletics/Brainerd HS) 8th place 4.70m (15’ 5”)

400 meter Hurdles
Intermediate Girl Shaina Burns (Lakeville South HS) 5th place 1:03.91

800 meter Run
Midget Boy Montrea Talabi (Eagles Wings Track Club) 8th place 2:21.78
Intermediate Boy Matthew Rosen (Bloomington Jefferson HS) 8th place 2:01.72

The Rest of the Action
200 meter Hurdles Semi-Final
Youth Boy Clayton Johnson (Team Woodbury) 14th place 27.20

800 meter Run
Sub-Bantam Girl Aleah Miller (Alexandria) 33rd place 3:16.33
Midget Girl Emily Covert (Eagles Wings Track Club) 27th place 5:24.05
1500 meter Run
Sub-Bantam Girl Jaelyn Miller (Alexandria) 32nd place 7:38.41

3000 meter Run
Midget Girl Emily Covert (Eagles Wings Track Club) 10th place 11:21.74
Midget Boy Willem Gokemeijer (Edina) 21st place 11:10.61
Youth Boy Cole Streich (Waseca) 31st place 10:22.67

Pole Vault
Young Man Lee Bares (Lakeville HS) 9th place 4.70m (15’ 5”)
Young Man Mitchell Valli (Fuzion Athletics/Buffalo HS) 16th place 4.55m (14’ 11”)
Young Man Grant Krieger (Blake HS) no height

High Jump
Intermediate Boy Jacob Buller (Fuzion Athletics/St. Croix Luteran HS)
24th place 1.75m (5’ 8.75”)
Young Man Denzell Oats (Park Flyers Track Club/St. Louis Park HS)
28th place 1.90m (6’ 2.75”)

Long Jump
Sub-Bantam Boy Justin Gleason (Owatonna) 14th place 3.38m (11’ 1.25”)
Bantam Girl Grace Robinson (St. Louis Park) 13th place 3.73m (12’ 3”)

Shot Put
Bantam Girl Calista Johnson-Snyders (Park Flyers Track Club/St. Louis Park)
35th place 5.05m (16’ 7”)

Javelin Throw
Young Man Melvyn Curry (Park Flyers Track Club) 22nd place 47.08m (154’ 5”)
Young Man Jonathan Sutton (Eagles Wings Track Club) 40th place 37.25m (122’ 2”)

Find complete USATF Junior Olympic results HERE.

Photo courtesy of Delores Streich.

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