Boys track

The Owatonna Boys Track Team is very excited to host Big 9 track meet this year. All the boys are preparing to face the best within the next two weeks and make a push for state. Head Coach Kevin Stelter said, “We are expecting many top finishes, with the best hurdler in the state in the 300 hurdles with Keenan Young, and our 4×400 relay is 7th fastest in the state so we need them to have a good day also.” Although there are talented athletes, the competition isn’t easy for them. Rochester Century and both Mankato East and West have several top runners, jumpers and throwers in the state. Stelter is not only excited for his runners but for his jumpers and pole vaulter junior Colten Kamholtz, who is looking to hit a personal best and finish strong going into sections. Kamholtz and many other younger teammates get their first go around with the best competition they have seen all year. Stelter said, “We want them to get as much experience as they can so we can know how to do even better next year.” The boys are trying for a top three finish at Big 9 so they can gain momentum for sections. Kamholtz said, “We are all excited for Big 9 and want to see how we compare and hopefully it turns out well so we can also finish and some of us can place in state.” The boys can be found running jumping and throwing all day Thursday, May 23, in Owatonna at the Big 9 track meet.