Driver, Speer Lead Whippets At St. Paul Invite

The Minden Whippet boys and girls track and field teams traveled to St. Paul on Friday to compete in the St. Paul Invitational as the full squad was in action on a warm and breezy day.
The Whippet boys had two outstanding performances from senior Craig Driver and junior Jarod Speer.
Driver set a new meet record by clearing 14’4″ in the pole vault and it looks like he is in mid-season form looking for another state medal in Omaha in May.
Speer was the named the male athlete of the meet for his performances. Speer won the 200-meters in a time of 23.44 and the 400-meters in 52.67. He was also part of the third place Dawg 4×100 relay team which crossed the finish line in a time of 45.88.
The Minden boys finished fifth in the team standings scoring 71.5 points. Broken Bow won the meet with 133.5 followed by St. Paul with 118 and Ord 87.
Other notable performances by the boys team was Carter Yelken’s third place finish in the 800-meters in a time of 2:16.4 and Miles Steen also captured bronze in the discus. The senior had a best effort of 114’8″. Ryan Chramosta was a third place finisher in the 300-meter intermediate hurdles in a clocking of 46.12.

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