Packers runners open indoors

The Austin High boys track and field team is scheduled to open the season tonight with an indoor meet at Minnesota State University in Mankato.

Although the Packers lost many top runners to graduation after last season, there is still a good crop of returning runners this season. The field events should also be a strong suit for the Packers.

Thomas "Tank" Herrera is a senior for the Packers. Herrera will be the top thrower for the Packers in the field events.

Zach Fadness, a senior, is one of the top returning long distance runners. Max Galen was part of the state relay teams the last couple of years and returns for his senior season.

Austin coach Tony Einertson has a total of seven seniors coming back, plus a solid group of juniors on the team. Jon Ramirez-Hernandez, Nick Downey, Cole Adams, and Andrew Wangan are the other returning seniors for the Packers.


The outdoor opener is scheduled for next Tuesday and the home opener at the Gilbertson Track will be the following Saturday. The Austin Invitational is set for Apr. 16.



Seniors — Zach Fadness, Thomas Herrera, Max Galen, Jon Ramirez-Hernandez, Nick Downey, Cole Adams, Andrew Wangan. Juniors— Blas Estrada, Caleb Bentley, Daman Zimberlman, Dylan Diekmann, Gabe Ramirez-Hernandez, Jordan Bentley, Matt Lunning, Nathan Schwab, Ryan Larson, Tanner Conway. Sophomores— Mason Wallersheim, Joe Gerber, Francisco Torres, Diego Rubio, David Scheevel. Freshmen— Andrew Baker, Andrew Hagan, Clark Munger, Cory Hepler, David Lopez, Elijah Dahmen, Gabe Gerstner, Gerardo Ortiz, Ian Christopherson, Jacob Browning, Joe Grabau, Logan Boyd, Logan Finnegan, Mark Mizrachi, Noah Leuer, Ryan Synoground.


(Home meets at Gilbertson Track)

Apr. 5 — at Mankato East Indoor, 7 p.m.

Apr. 12— at Faribault, 4:30 p.m.


Apr. 16— Austin Invitational, 10 a.m.

Apr. 19— Winona, Faribault, Mayo, 4:30 p.m.

Apr. 23— at Mankato Invitational, 10 a.m.

Apr. 26— at Albert Lea, 4:30 p.m.

May 3— at Owatonna, 4:30 p.m.

May 5— at Mankato East, 4 p.m.

May 17— at Rochester Century, 4 p.m.

May 27— at Big Nine Meet (Winona), 10 a.m.

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