Roseville athletes compete at state track meet

Sam Adeniyi

Erin Beer

Teya Langston

Roseville Area High School saw its contingent of athletes at the state track and field meet amass four all-state performances at the event held June 10-11 at Hamline University in St. Paul. 

The boys team earned two, as did the girls squad.


RAHS boys

Senior Sam Adeniyi earned both of the Raiders’ boys team’s all-state honors with a pair of sixth-place finishes.

He took sixth in the high jump by clearing six feet, four inches. Adeniyi, who qualified for state by clearing six feet, two inches in the section meet, attempted five different heights at the state meet. He made 5-10 on his first try but needed three tries to get over 6-0, 6-2 and 6-4. Six feet, five inches turned out to be his Waterloo.

Adeniyi also earned a sixth-place finish on the track in the 110-meter high hurdles. His finals time was 14.91 seconds. He was also sixth after the prelims with a time of 14.80 seconds.

The Roseville boys had two other state entrants but they were unable to finish in the top nine.

Senior Collin Kiley, running in the 800 meters, missed out on a trip to the finals by 0.15 seconds. His time of 1:58.65 in the prelims landed him in 10th, fewer than two-tenths of a second behind the ninth-place finisher.

Kiley and Adeniyi were also part of Roseville’s state 4x400-meter relay team. They, along with Jordan Lijewski and Jason Brooks, ran 3:25.85 in the prelims and finished 13th, not high enough to advance to the finals.


RAHS girls

Roseville’s all-state girls were Erin Beer and Teya Langston.

Beer earned her all-state nod with a fifth-place finish in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 14.99 seconds. She moved up four spots from where she sat after the prelims, where she recorded a time of 15.18 seconds and was ninth overall.

Langston, competing in the high jump, landed in seventh place by clearing five feet, four inches, which was two inches better than her top height at sections. Langston was perfect through the first three heights and then needed three tries to get over 5-4. Her day ended when she couldn’t get past 5-5.

Roseville had six other state entrants, including Sarah Conlon, who finished 12th in the 3,200 meters with a time of 11:17.43.

The 4x800-meter relay team of Carly Dahms, Hayley Helberg, Sam Kurkowski and Hanna Torvi completed their eight laps around the track in 9:43.45 and finished 18th.

Akedia Jefferson, Meleah Hansen, Beer and Rachel Goza-Maxwell competed in field events but were unable to advance to the finals. Jefferson’s top effort in the shot put was 34 feet, 6 1/2 inches. Hansen went 112 feet in the discus, Beer’s top leap in the long jump was 16 feet, 4 1/4 inches and Goza-Maxwell went 36 feet, 5 1/4 inches in the triple jump.


Brian Meyers can be reached or 651-748-7819. Follow him on Twitter @BMeyersNews

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