Lakeville North has had its fair share of great distance runners in the past in Jason Greene, Tyler King, Tim Bruhn, Dave Morrison, and more; but none have been better than current juniors Andrew Casey and Bryce Stachewicz. Both Casey and Stachewicz are essentially chasing each other at this point for most of the distance school records. Collectively they hold the school records in the 800m, 1600m, and 4x400m relay, with the school records in the 400m and 3200m being within reach.
The current school records are held by current graduating senior Jack Kocher in the 400m with a time of 49.05 and 1979 graduate Dave Morrison with a time of 9:08.6 in the 3200m.
Andrew Casey PRs and School Ranks
Bryce Stachewicz PRs and School Ranks
Historically they have been all-time greats among junior Minnesota boys distance runners with Casey being tied for 8th all-time in the 800m time-wise for junior boys, 25th in the 1600m, and 69th in the 3200m. Stachewicz ranks 24th in the 800m and 16th in the 1600m.
Another crazy thing on their impressive resumes is that they were apart of the state title winning boys 4x400m relay for Class AAA. Casey, Stachewicz, Kocher, and Blake Licht ran a 3:17.58 to win the title and also ran the 5th fastest 4x400m relay in state history.
Casey, Stachewicz, and Licht all return from that relay next spring, so maybe the state record of 3:14.47 by the 2007 Mounds View boys could be at risk of being broken.
The crazy thing here is with how good they have been through their junior track and field season, they still have another cross country and track season to improve on their already impressive standing and break more school records and potentially some state records.