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Rothsay Track and Field Season Ends with Danielson and Jensen Competing at State

By Craig Olson, 06/10/24, 11:30PM CDT


The Rothsay Track Team's season came to an end on Friday June 7th at the State Track Meet at St. Michael-Albertville. "2023-24 was a great season with many fun memories not just from State but from throughout the season," said Rothsay Head Coach Trevor Hone. "We have a lot of young athletes who will hopefully be back next year who were right on the border of really going far this year and with an off season of training and conditioning the Tigers should be back again next year with a good group of contenders."


Senior Matthew Danielson finished his career with a personal best in the 110 Meter Hurdles by running 16.13 seconds. "All year long Matthew has performed well and even though he likely wanted to get a faster time I think his new personal record shows he gave it his all and finished on a very fine run," noted Coach Hone.

Sophomore Karson Jensen had a tough day in the long jump. "After barely crossing the foul line on his first two jumps on his third attempt he went conservative in order to make sure to at least get a mark which resulted in a jump of 18' 10.25" which unfortunately was well short of his  21' 4.25" personal best," added Hone. "Though not what he wanted, Karson did get some valuable experience from the competition and that experience will pay off in the future as he will certainly have more opportunities in the future to do even better. Not many underclassmen get to go to the State Meet so to compete against the best in Minnesota is still an honor and a great opportunity. For a 10th Grader to compete at the level he has been all year, is very impressive and he will be back and better for it. Having Karson and Matt go to State was good thing for us this year as it gave us a new platform to show off the sort of athletes our small school has. It will hopefully also encourage other athletes in our school to give Track and Field a try."