The track at Bethel Fieldhouse will be taken over again this weekend at the USATF Minnesota All-Comers Meet #4 where some of the top athletes will take to the track and to the "field" to compete! The field includes state champions, record holders, and some of the nations best athletes!
Here we look at who some of the top boys athletes will be at the meet!
*Based on current entries. Entries subject to change.
Juriad Hughes Jr. (Irondale)
The state record holder for both the indoor and outdoor long jump will compete in the 60m dash, 200m dash, and the long jump. At the last meet, Hughes finished 2nd in the long jump and 6th in the 400m dash. Here he makes his season debuts in the 60m and 200m.
Hughes will be the heavy favorite in the long jump where he holds the state indoor record with a jump of 24' 11". He is also a prolific sprinter who holds a 60m PR of 7.02 and a 200m PR of 22.61. He ranks among the top athletes in all three events and should compete for each of those titles.
Soel Riser (Stillwater)
A rising star starting his senior season in Minnesota, Riser will compete in his second straight All-Comers meet. At the last meet, Riser finished 3rd in the 200m & 400m and 12th in the 60m. At the last meet, he set new PRs of 7.35 in the 60m, 23.42 in the 200m, and 52 seconds in the 400m.
With his new PRs, Riser currently ranks among the best indoor sprinters in Minnesota. He is currently entered in the 60m, 200m, and 400m.
Matthew Lindgren (Totino-Grace)
One of the top distance runners in Minnesota, Lindgren will take the line for the indoor 800m for the first time ever. Lindgren last year was the 7th place finisher in the 800m for Class AA at state, but is one of the states top 800m returners with his PR of 1:55.75.
Only a junior, we can't wait to see what he does when he steps on the indoor track for the first time since February 2023.
Robert Mechura (Roseville)
Mechura will run his first indoor race in nearly a year as he is slated to run in 1-mile race. His last 1-mile race came at the 2023 All-Comers Meet #3 where he ran a time of 4:29.16. Things have looked a bit different for him since then.
Since then, Mechura has set a state record for the 5K (XC), broken 9 minutes for the 2-mile run, won the NXR Heartland regional title, and finished 20th at NXN. So it's safe to say he might be a better runner now than he was a year ago at his last indoor meet.
Carter Reckelberg (Becker)
Last year's Class AA state long jump champion is back at the indoor track and will go head-to-head with Juriad Hughes Jr. in a fantastic long jump match-up of two state champions. Reckelberg owns indoor PRs of 23' 0.75" in the long jump, 23.76 in the 200m, 37' 2.5" in the triple jump and 7.11 in the 55m dash.
Reckelberg will compete in the 60m, 200m, long jump and triple jump.
Salvador Wirth (Annandale)
Wirth will not just make his indoor debut in the 1-mile, but on the indoor track for the first time ever!! Wirth will compete in a loaded 1-mile field. He owns an outdoor PR of 4:17.56 in the 1600m, 9:07.89 in the 3200m, and 15:13.20 in the 5K (XC). It will be interesting to see how his outdoor times translate to the indoor track.
Cade Sanvik (Osseo)
One of the stars of the 2023 indoor season, Sanvik will compete at his second straight All-Comers Meet, this time in the 1-mile race. Last season, Sanvik set personal best times of 4:33.05 in the mile and 1:58.67 in the 800m. At the last meet, he broke his 800m PR with a new time of 1:58.27. What will be able to do this time around in the mile against Mechura and Wirth?