Zoie Dundon

Junior Zoie Dundon won both the 1,600 and 800 meters for Burnsville at the South Suburban Conference Championships June 2.

Juniors Christian Belt and Zoie Dundn each had big days at the South Suburban Conference Championships for the Burnsville boys and girls track teams.

Belt won the boys' long jump with a leap of 21-11 1/4, took second in the 100 meters with a time 11:15 and anchored the 4x100 relay team to a fifth-place finish.

Belt, seniors Myiion Hodges and Nathan Le and ninth-grader Gavan Bakke finished with a time of 44.90.

Dundon was tops in both the girls' 800 and 1,600 races with times of 2:17.60 and 4:58.37, respectively.

The Blaze girls ended up ninth in the team standings with 51 points, while Apple Valley was 10th (20).

Rosemount won the title (255), followed by Prior Lake (152.5), Eagan (129.5), Farmington (121.5), Eastview (107), Lakeville South (81), Lakeville North (71.5) and Shakopee (54).

On the boys side, Burnsville ended up seventh in the team standings with 88 points, ahead of Eagan (39), Apple Valley (35.5) and Eastview (16).

Rosemount ran away with the crown (261.5), followed by Lakeville South (166.5), Prior Lake (161), Lakeville North (95), Shakopee (91.5) and Farmington (89).

The Section 3AA meet for the Blaze starts June 9 with the prelims and ends July 11 with the finals. Both days are at Eagan High School.

Meanwhile, the Burnsville's boys top relay finish at the SSC meet came from the 4x400 team of seniors Sadikou Bouari, Marshall Norrting and Matthew Krzmarzick and junior Thomas Dundon. The foursome won with a time of 3:27.81.

Burnsville had three in the top nine in the 400 with Dundon in fourth (52.03), Bouari in fifth (52.04) and senior Zachary Warns in ninth (53.04).

Krzmarzick led the Blaze in the 1,600 taking fourth (4:27.55), while junior Zachary Friedmann was 10th (4:44.73).

Burnsville also had three in the top nine in the long jump with Bakke taking sixth (19-11 1/4) and senior Nathan Le in ninth (19-3).

Le was was seventh in the triple jump (39-9 1/2).

In the throws, junior Mateo Noriega led the Blaze boys taking sixth in the shot put (46-2) and 10th in the discus (117-06).

For the Burnsville girls, senior Sophie Nilsson had three finishes in the top seven. She was third in the triple jump (36-10 1/4), fourth in the 100 (2:17.60) and seventh in the long jump 17-2 1/2).

The best relay finish for the girls came from the 4x800 team. Dundon, junior Darrian Gardner and seniors Gianna Bedford and Lauren Pettis finished eighth (4:24.19).

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.