The Free Press, Mankato, MN

Sports

March 28, 2013

East boy's track preview: Lorentz a multi-event man

MANKATO — Mankato East’s Cody Lorentz admits he caved into a little peer pressure in the spring of his sophomore year,

He had just finished playing football in the fall and wrestling during the winter and decided not to go out for baseball again. But when his friends started lobbying him to go out for the track and field team, he relented.

“It didn’t take a lot of convincing,” said Lorentz, who is now a senior. “I wasn’t doing anything anyway. My friends said it would be fun and it turned out they were right.”

Lorentz is now in his final sports season for the Cougars. His specialties for the track and field team are the 200 and 400 sprints, the triple jump and the shot put. One of his goals is to set personal bests in his two field events.

“I’d like to get over the 40-foot mark in the triple jump,” he said. “And I’d like to throw over 40 feet in the shot put, too. I’m about four inches off in both of them so I think it can be done.”

East head coach Jon Dierks says Lorentz is a quick learner. He never even started working out in the shot put until the end of last year and now he’s ready to contribute.

“It doesn’t surprise me that he’s picked it up so quickly,” said Dierks, who also coached Lorentz in wrestling. “He’s a good athlete and he’s a star in the weight room, too.”

Lorentz is an avid hunter and fisherman when he’s not involved in organized sports and that was a factor when it came time for him to pick a college.

“I’m going to Bemidji State,” he said. “I won’t go out for any sports. I’ll just concentrate on academics. I hope to major in criminal justice.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Sports
Outdoors

Latest auto racing news
Featured Ads
Live Moondogs coverage
Shane Frederick's Twitter updates
Chad Courrier's Sports Report
Latest NCAA basketball news
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
NDN Video
Price on dealing with trade rumors Arian Foster Answers Questions With Same Boring Answer - @TheBuzzeronFox Pitch Invading Morons Cause Chaos - @TheBuzzeronFOX Cardinals make Peterson highest paid CB Tiger Woods: 1 on 1 Stephen A. Smith -- I Accept ESPN Suspension ... 'It Was My Mistake' Oakland Raiders To Become San Antonio Raiders? - @TheBuzzeronFox Byron Scott: 'This is still a Lakers town' Jack White throws first pitch for hometown Tigers LeSean McCoy explains how Chip Kelly has helped his productivity Chicago Cubs win longest game in team history Will Browns have enough without Gordon? Anderson Silva To Return To UFC, Face Nick Diaz - @TheBuzzeronFox Bills Legend on Bon Jovi's Bid: "F-ck Bon Jovi" - @TheBuzzeronFOX Settlement sets new standards for NCAA Possible MLB trades before deadline 3 Questions with Gary Payton: Kevin Love, Andrew Wiggins and Derrick Rose Players Only: Marcus Mariota's Course Load at Oregon How We Almost Got Johnny Cowboy Donald Sterling Loses The Clippers For Good - @TheBuzzeronFox