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Armstrong: Red Wing's Jasmyn Armstrong (middle) runs with the pack midway through the Class 2A girls 3,200-meter run at the state track and field championship meet Friday at Hamline University. Armstrong set a new school record with a time of 11:01.95. (Republican Eagle photo by Joe Brown)

Track and Field: Connelly, Armstrong 14th at state meet

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ST. PAUL – Nick Connelly had the kind of ability to medal at the state track and field championship. With a state-qualifying throw of 54 feet, 9 ¼ inches, Connelly was seeded seventh in Friday’s Class 2A shot put competition, and two feet separated Connelly from the event’s No. 3 seed.

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But in hoping to get into the shot put finals, Connelly got too worked up trying to stay in the thrower’s circle, and that proved to be problematic.

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Joe Brown
Joe Brown is the sports editor for the Red Wing Republican Eagle. Previously, he worked at the Marshall Independent and the St. Cloud Times. For updates on local sports, follow Joe on Twitter at @RE_JBrown.
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