Worthington High School hosted the annual Trojan Relays on Tuesday afternoon, and the boys track and field team came out on top among Class AA competitors.
The Trojans compiled 151 total points compared to second-place Marshall’s 95. Winning individual events for the Trojans were: Marenono Opiew, 300 meter hurdles and triple jump; Jacari Swinea, 100 meters; Charlie Brands, high jump; and Abagotte Opiew, long jump, WHS also won the 4x200 relay.
Also excelling for the Trojans were Abagotte Opiew, second in the 200 and second in the 110 hurdles; Ofbeka Morke, second in the 800; Fanuel Wolday, second in the 1600; Swinea, third in the 200; and Adan Hinojosa, third in the discus. The Trojans’ 4x100 relay team placed second.
In Class A competition, Southwest Minnesota Christian/Edgerton won the team race with 111 points, with Hills-Beaver Creek second at 95. Worthington took fourth place and Adrian-Ellsworth fifth. Area first-place finishers included: Tetlouch Gach of Worthington, 110 and 300 hurdles; Logan Bossert of Adrian-Ellsworth, first in the 1600; the Adrian-Ellsworth 4x100 and 4x200 relay teams; the Heron Lake-Okabena/Fulda 4x800 relay team; Leonardo Nunez of Worthington, discus; and Peda Zeba of Adrian-Ellsworth, triple jump.
In girls Class AA action, Fairmont had 158.5 points to take first place. Worthington was sixth at 54. Madi Singler placed first in the long jump for the Trojans, who also had their 4x100 relay team take second.
Among Class A girls, Southwest Minnesota Christian/Edgerton was first at 171 points, with second-place Hills-Beaver Creek at 137. An area first-place finisher was Rebecca Cheadle of Heron Lake-Okabena/Fulda, who won the high jump.
The Worthington Trojans took a 5-0 lead at Luverne in their girls softball game Tuesday afternoon, but Luverne rallied and used an eight-run fifth to eventually claim a 16-7 victory.
The WHS bats connected for 11 hits in all, including two singles and a double from Hannah McNab, a double and single from Lauren Nelson and two singles from Maddie Peterson. McNab knocked in a pair of runs for the Trojans, who were hurt by 15 errors in the field. The Cardinals scored four in the fourth to tie the score at seven apiece before putting up their eight-spot in the fifth.
In high school baseball Tuesday, Luverne scored six runs in the top of the first and went on to beat the Trojans 14-4 in five innings. Riley Sneller smacked a pair of triples and added a single for the Cardinals, who had 12 hits in all.
Worthington scored three of its runs in the third inning thanks to a run-scoring single from Brandon Bosma, a wild pitch that brought home Cooper McCoy and an RBI single from Mason Schutz, who also had a double in the ballgame. Worthington’s other hit came from Tucker Brandner, who singled and later scored on a throwing error in the first inning.
In Section 2AA boys tennis Tuesday, No. 2 Mankato East blanked No. 7 Worthington 7-0. Each of the matches were decided in straight sets. The Trojans finish their team season at 3-8; they will now prepare for the individual sectional tournament scheduled for next week. Action is scheduled for May 27 in St. Peter.