Mother Nature Overpowers Thursday Sports Schedule
Thursday was the kind of day that has high school athletic directors crossing their fingers. Now OHS AD Ryan Swanson will sharpen his pencil to get make-ups scheduled.
Thursday's rain, wind and cool conditions affected a number of Owatonna High School sports. The day started with eight varsity teams scheduled for action. The day ended up with four teams getting their events in.
The OHS girls lacrosse team improved to 5-0 with an 11-2 win over Rochester Century. The Owatonna boys lacrosse squad lost at Century 10-5 in a game moved to the Rochester Regional Sports Stadium due the wet conditions at Century High School. Owatonna girls golf finished third at a home triangular. Northfield won with a score of 383. Winona finished with 398 and the Huskies had 415. OHS boys track took third out of five teams at Lakeville South. OHS senior Jacob Johnson won both hurdle races.
Johnson will run the 110 hurdles at Friday's Hamline Elite Meet. The Owatonna girls 4x200 relay team of Steph Kretlow, Sydney Schultz, Karissa Gregory and Margo Achterkirch also competes in St. Paul. The elite meet takes the top times of the high school season thus far regardless of Class A or AA to compete head to head.
No other Owatonna sports are scheduled Friday because the Big Nine Music Festival will be held at Rochester JM High School.
Four OHS teams were rained out Thursday. Baseball and softball versus Rochester Mayo were postponed but no make-up dates were announced. Boys golf against Faribault at the Owatonna Country Club will be made up Thursday, May 5. Boys tennis had their match against Albert Lea scratched.
All of the baseball, softball, golf and track events for the KRFO-area teams were washed out on Thursday.