Triton’s Petersohn hurdles to double state ti-tles
Star “trackster” Owen Petersohn ended the Cobras’ State title drought at the MSHSL State Track and Field Championships in St. Michael/Albertville High School on Thursday, Friday, June 9, 10. He achieved double-champion status in the Class A state track-and-field meet, winning both the 110m and the 300m hurdle events.
Among Owen’s personal missions was finishing first in both races. Mission Accomplished! In the 110m hurdles, Petersohn willed his way the final few meters to grab first place (he timed in at 15.23, and runner-up Simon Morgan, Mankato Loyola/Cleveland, recorded a 15.25). Owen dug deep again in the 300m hurdles, shooting from second position to first, with a last push over the final hurdle, reeling to the finish (Petersohn posted 39.97, and runner-up Griffin Paulsen (St. Croix Lutheran) finished in 40.27).
This was Triton’s first ever girl or boy, individual sport state champ.
“I wanted to be the person to do it,” said Petersohn, also a basketball and football standout at Triton, and who will compete in track and field next year at Minnesota State, Mankato.
“To do it not once, but twice, felt great. I also wanted to beat out my dad (Tracy Petersohn) by winning two. My dad won a state 800 title at Claremont back in 1988,” added Owen.
Triton Head Coach Kim Swanson says Petersohn is as deserving a champion as there is. “It’s just his work ethic and his guts. He has a ton of heart, and he just had an amazing finish in both races,” Swanson said.
Triton track/field kids at state
Some of the Bears, the KoMets, and the Cobras track and field athletes competed at the MSHSL State track and field championships in St. Michael/Albertville, on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, June 9, 10, 11. Here are results of those efforts:
Byron Girls: 100 Meter Dash: 9th, Olivia Amundson, 12.91; 200 Meter Dash: 9th, Paige Halder, 26.68; 400 Meter Dash: 2nd, Paige Halder, 58.01; 4x200 Meter Relay: 7th, 1:46.09; 4x800 Meter Relay: 11th, 10:04.72; Triple Jump: 16th, Avery Basile, 31-07.75.
Byron Boys: 4x800 Meter Relay: 14th, 8:28.14.
Kasson-Mantorville Boys: 1600 Meter Run: 14th, David Obst, 4:41.05; 3200 Meter Run: 12th, David Obst, 9:59.71,
Triton Boys: 110 Meter Hurdles: 1st, Owen Petersohn, 15.23; 300 Meter Hurdles: 1st, Owen Petersohn, 39.97.
Nice job, everyone!