Laker Relay

Justice Lee hands the baton to Nick McIntosh in the 4x400 relay during a South Suburban Conference meet this spring.

Seniors Lane Reetz and Gabe Smit picked up the lone wins for the Prior Lake boys track team at the South Suburban Conference Championships June 1.

Reetz won the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 15.68. He's was also ninth in both the 300 hurdles (43.77) and the triple jump (39-4 3/4).

Smit claimed the 1,600 meters (4:26.19) as the Lakers went one-two-three in that event. Senior Kyle Nordling was second (4:27.28) and ninth-grader Hootie Hage was third (4:27.38).

Smit was also runner-up in the 800 (1:53.39) for Prior Lake.

Reetz and Smit helped the the Lakers to a third-place finish in the team standings with 161 points. Rosemount won the title (261.5), followed by Lakeville South (166.5). 

Lakeville North ended up fourth (95.5), followed by Shakopee (91.5), Farmington (89), Burnsville (88), Eagan (39), Apple Valley (35.5) and Eastview (16).

Senior John Meagher nearly got to the top of the medal stand for Prior Lake in 3,200. He was second (9:48.49), while senior Kyle Mccullough was seventh in that event (2:03.14).

Junior Justice Lee was third in both the 100 (11.23) and the 200 (22.86) for the Lakers.

Prior Lake's best relay finish came from the 4x100 team. The foursome of Lee, senior Joshua Keller, junior Drew Johnson and sophomore Grayson Spronk was fourth (43.85).

The 4x200 team of Spronk, senior Thomas Mestnik and juniors Nicholas Mcintosh and Ryan Horejsi ended up fifth (1:32.42).

Prior Lake also had three in the top nine in the 300 hurdles with Mestnik taking fifth (42.86) and junior Adnan Muhamad finishing seventh (43.09).

Ninth-grader Derek Baptiste was fifth in the pole vault (10-6) for the Lakers, while ninth-grader Ryan Casey was sixth (10-6). Junior Brock Holte ended up sixth in the high jump (5-8).

In the throws, Prior Lake had three in the top 10 in both the shot put and the discus.

Senior Jason Lagrange was fifth in the shot put (46-3 1/4), while junior Christian Elert was seventh (45-3 1/2) and sophomore Evan Laughridge was 10th (43-3 3/4).

Elert led the way in the discus taking sixth (127-07), followed by sophomores Martin Owusi (127-06) and sophomore Luke Mccullough (125-03) in seventh and eighth, respectively.

Tom Schardin covers sports for Savage and Prior Lake. He is dependable, sarcastic and always joking around. Tom enjoys running and swimming and is often busy coaching his two kids' sports teams.