Track and Field: Wingers compete in final Missota championships
Red Wing’s lone Missota Conference championship victory on Thursday came from Nick Connelly in the shot put. The junior Winger threw the shot 51 feet, 1 3/4 inches, edging Chanhassen’s Frank Ragnow by 2 1/2 inches. Connelly also placed third in the discus throw with a long of 134-03.
Darrick Jackson took a top-three spot in the 400-meter dash, closing the run in 51.14 seconds. Aiden Winn placed fifth in the 800 with a time of 2:03.25.
Lucas Knowlton finished one spot back in the 110 hurdles, taking fourth in 16.03. Knowlton also placed fourth in the 300 hurdles, completing that race in 41.78.
In the 4x200 relay, Red Wing’s Knowlton, Frankie Drazkowski, Jackson and Omonte Bowens placed second behind Chanhassen with a time of 1:32.09. Winn, Joe Partington, Kaden Erie and Jackson also had a runner-up finish in the 4x800 with an elapsed time of 8:26.37.
Elsewhere on the field, senior Teagan Olin had a fifth-place finish in the pole vault with a height of 11-6.
Jasmyn Armstrong took fourth in the 1,600 with a time of 5:13.89, and she followed that up with a third-place finish in the 3,200 in 11:25.34.
Emily Stegora finished second in the 100 hurdles, just less than a half-second behind Chaska’s Natalie Frier’s first-place time of 15.03. The same two girls finished one-two in the 300 hurdles, with Stegora’s 47.16 coming in behind Frier’s 45.28.
In the field events, Jennifer Salter claimed third place in the discus throw with a long toss of 107-9, and was fifth in the shot put at 33-1 3/4
Farmington won the boys team title with a score of 211 while Red Wing came in sixth with 87 points. The Winger girls finished seventh with 69 points with Chanhassen claiming the final league title with 184.