Girls track and field: Wingers claim top four spots in shot, discus
With the True Team state meet three days away, Red Wing won a tune-up meet at home Wednesday. The Wingers edged Holy Angels 89-86.
"It was a good workout and we got a couple questions answered," Red Wing coach Jesse Nelson said. "Everything turned out the way we would have hoped."
Red Wing senior Kim Hovey set a school and personal record in the shot put for the second time in as many meets with a throw of 46 feet, 4 inches. It's an improvement of nine inches from the True Team section meet.
Red Wing dominated both the shot and discus. Hovey, sophomore Maggie Jonas, freshman Macy Kelly and sophomore Lauren Will captured the top four spots in both events.
Hovey was nine inches off her personal record in the discus. Her winning throw measured 156-1.
Eighth-grader Shayna Ramstad also had a good day. By finishing the 100 in 13.90 seconds (second place) and the 200 in 28.86 (third) she showed herself as someone who can add depth in the sprints.
"She's very strong and very stubborn," Nelson said. "She doesn't like to lose. She may be petite, but she's very powerful."
Ramstad also ran a leg of the 4 x 200 relay. Nelson said Ramstad or junior Paige Bystrom could run the 200 at the True Team state meet, which begins at 3 p.m. Saturday at Stillwater High School.
A list of Red Wing's other first-place finishes from Wednesday follows:
Sophomore A.J. LaFond, high jump, 5-0
Junior Lauren Boldt, 100, 13.49
Boldt, long jump, 16-2 1/2
Bystrom, 300 hurdles, 52.01
Sophomore Katie Stegora, junior Kassy Guse, freshman Lydia Wagner and Boldt, 4 x 100, 53.90