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Athletics and Activities Update May 7th

Boys’ Tennis

Mark Muntifering

The Johnnies went 2 and 1 in their 3 meets last week.  On Thursday, SJP/CHS lost to Foley 6-1.  Despite losing, Tony Liu ’20 had a great match – falling 6-4 and 7-5.  The team hosted a triangular meet on Friday and swept their matches against Benson and Mora 4-3 and 5-2 respectively.  In the Mora match Tony Liu won at number 2 singles 6-1, 6-2 and Jack Rogers ’18 and Christian Brenny ’18 won at #3 doubles.  Jack and Christian also posted a win in the Benson match 6-0 and 6-0.  Cooper Chevalier ’21 continues to give the team steady play as well.

Boys’ Baseball

Dan Stark

On Friday afternoon, the Johnnies built a four run lead early in the game with RBI from Nick Foss ’18, John Martone ’18 (two) and Kevin Stark-Haws ’12. But a second inning two-run homer by Long Prairie cut the lead in half. The Johnnies continued to put men on base with a good hitting effort, but LPGE eventually wore the Johnnie pitching down and a big sixth inning put the game out of reach. The Johnnies will be in action at home this week against Browerville and Upsala.

Track & Field

Lance Nydeen & Bob Ellenbecker

Many thanks this week to ALL of the parents and friends of SJP who helped with their time and talent at our home meet on Thursday. This is a great opportunity for us to share our hospitality. This was a busy week for SJP Boys’ and Girls’ Track and Field. Our first meet was on Tuesday at Belgrade where we engaged in a tough competition on a beautiful day. Our top finishers for the girls’ were: Leah Moss ’18 – 5th in the 100 m; Justine Meyer ’20 – 5th in the 300 m hurdles and 2nd in the high jump! For the boys’: Andrew Wenner ’20 placed 4th in the 400 m Dash and Nathan Salzl ’12 placed 5th place in the 1600 m with Sichi Onyemeh ’19 placing 5th in the 110 m hurdles. Luc Westling ’20 won the 3200 m in a very tight race.

On Thursday we hosted four schools at our annual Johnnie Bread Invite at the Clemens Stadium. We had many place in the top five: Girls: Sonja Johnson ’18 took 1st in the 800 m, Katie John ’19 took 2nd in the 1600, and Kora Welch ’21 took 2nd in the 3200 m. Leah Moss ’18 took 3rd in the 100 m and 5th in the long jump; Justine Meyer ’20 was 3rd in the 300 m hurdles and 4th in the high jump; Adrienne Gefre ’21 was 4th in the 800 m and Lizzy Kolb ’19 took 5th in the 400 m. Our relay teams took 3rd in the 4×100 m (Leah Moss ’18, Margeaux Wenner ’21, Ari Denning ’18, and Valeriya Woodard ’21) and 3rd in the 4x400m (Sonja Johnson ’18, Justine Meyer ’20, Regan Mies ’18, and Lizzy Kolb ’19) as well. The Boys’ relay teams took 3rd in the 4×100, 4×200, 4×400, and the 4×800, as well as individual placements for Andrew Wenner ’20 1st in the 400 m, 2nd in the 100 m, Patrick Montoya ’18 placed 3rd in the 800 m and Jeremiah Weber ’20 4th in the 800 m. Luc Westling ’20 placed 4th in the 3200 m, Sichi Onyemeh ’19 4th 110 hurdles, Henry Chen ’21 4th in Long Jump and Mitchell Brown ’19 5th in Shot.

Great Job All! Again, Thank you to all of our volunteers!