Mowen Track Invite proves tough for Trojans


WINNEBAGO – Mendota was part of the highly-competitive field in the Mowen Boys’ Track Invitational on May 3 at Winnebago. The Trojans placed seventh out of eight teams with 23 points. Rockford Christian landed the top spot by a wide margin with 210 points.

Mendota’s best finish on the day was by Eddy Sandoval, who sprinted to a second-place finish in the 400-meter dash with a time of 55.16.

May 3 – Mowen Invite

Rockford Christian 210, Rockford East 81, Byron 78.5, Winnebago 76.5, Dakota 66, Pearl City 24, Mendota 23, Keith Country Day 8

Mendota 2nd place: Eddy Sandoval, 400m dash, 55.16

Mendota 4th place: 4x400m relay (Jose Sandoval, Chris Sandoval, Tristan Joyce, Cole Stremlau), 3:54.94; 4x800m relay (Joyce, J. Sandoval, Tyler Preston, Sam Lawrence), 9:57.65

Mendota 5th place: 4x200m relay (C. Sandoval, Emiliano Arteaga, Jae’Shaun Hughes, Stremlau), 1:43.16

Mendota 6th place: Cody Jenner, long jump, 18-5.5; Stremlau, shot put, 36-3; Kevin Lewis, discus, 107-11


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