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Track: Wingers win at home over Holy Angels
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Hosting Academy of Holy Angels for a dual meet on Wednesday, the Red Wing boys and girls track and field teams had little trouble getting wins over the visiting Stars. The Winger girls won by a score of 109-32, while the boys were victorious, 98.66-42.33.



Seniors Emily Stegora and Ashley Elford were able to rack up big points right away for the Winger girls. Stegora won the 100- and 300-meter hurdles at 15.20 and 48.80 seconds, respectively. She also took first in the long jump with a leap of 15 feet, 2 inches.

Elford had a strong day in the sprints, winning the 100 in 13.40 as teammates Shayna Ramstad (13.50) and Tyler McGrath (13.70) finished 2-3. Elford also took the 200 run in 28.00, edging Holy Angels’ Emma O’Brien by .80 seconds.

Red Wing also managed to score high in the 800 and 1,600, taking the top three spots in both events. Jasmyn Armstrong won the 800 (2:30.30), and Kianna Stewart was the winner in the 1,600 (5:43.62).

The Wingers’ lone relay win came in the 4x800 with a time of 10:26.55.

In the field, Olivia Brown (4-6) and Adriene Hicks (4-4) finished 1-2 in the high jump, and Angie Lam won the pole vault with a height of 6-6. Madisyn Lyons was the winner in the triple jump (30-3 ½), and Red Wing had a sweep in the throwing events with Caitie Turcotte winning the shot put (33-2) and Jennifer Salter pulling out the win in the discus (90-8 ½).


Utilizing its strong distance runners, the Red Wing boys were able to build a lead on the visiting Stars. The Wingers swept the podium in the 800 with Aiden Winn (2:05.14), Joe Partington (2:08.66) and George Nemanich (2:10.84) and the 1,600 with Partington (4:51.16), Nemanich (4:53.33) and Ryan Schnaith (5:06.54). Darrick Jackson also secured a win in the 400 with a time of 52.00 seconds, and Lucas Knowlton was the winner in the 300 hurdles at 41.30.

Red Wing’s relays completed a sweep as the 4x100 (46.90), 4x200 (1:33.10), 4x400 (3:41.80) and 4x800 (9:19.44) were all victorious.

Elsewhere on the field, Teagan Olin was the winner in the pole vault with a height of 11-0, three feet better than second place. And in the triple jump, Tony Poss led a trio of Red Wing athletes at the top with a first-place distance of 39-4 ½. Jackson (36-10) and Dante Buck (34-6 ½) finished in second and third, respectively.

For the throwers Nick Connelly and Grahm Johnson each had 1-2 finishes. Connelly won the shot put with a throw of 47-5, with Johnson second at 45-4. In discus, Johnson set a personal record with a toss of 136-9, beating Connelly’s second-place throw of 123-9. Teammate Zahvier Acosta took third in discus at 102-2.

On Thursday May 22, the Wingers will compete in the Missota Conference championship meet at Chanhassen High School. Then on May 29 and May 31, Red Wing will head to Lakeville South High School for the Section 1AA championship meet.

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