Girls track and field: Wingers finish sixth at conference meetRed Wing had an athlete score points in every event except the triple jump Thursday at Farmington. All those top-nine finishes added up to 101.83 points and sixth place. Northfield won the eight-team meet with 161 points.
By: R-E Sports Staff, The Republican Eagle
The Missota Conference Championships was condensed from a two-day event into one this year and, as a result, more demands were put on the athletes. In spite of the increased burden, Red Wing coach Jesse Nelson said he was pleased with how the Wingers performed.
Red Wing had an athlete score points in every event except the triple jump Thursday at Farmington. All those top-nine finishes added up to 101.83 points and sixth place. Northfield won the eight-team meet with 161 points.
"I'm very proud of the effort the kids made," Nelson said.
Maggie Jonas earned all-conference honors, which were awarded to the top-two individuals and the fastest relay, in the shot put. She finished second for the third consecutive year with a heave of 35 feet, 10 inches.
Lauren Boldt picked up all-conference honors in the 200-meter run by coming in second with a time of 26.69 seconds. She also earned all-conference honorable mention in the 100 by placing third (12.90).
Honorable mention honors were handed out to the third-place individual and the second-place relay. The following Red Wing entrants also were named all-conference honorable mention:
• the 4x800 relay team of Adrienne Hicks, Kelsee Anderson, Cori Fairbanks and Abbey Schnaith (9:52.85)
• the 4x100 relay team of Shayna Ramstad, Andrea Lafond, Emily Stegora and Boldt (51.44)
• Schnaith in the 800 (2:22.47)
One of Red Wing's best events was the first one of the day, the 3,200. Anderson came in fourth (12:07.64) and Lindsay Scribner placed seventh (12:19.11). Scribner's seed time was 12:52.27.
"The two-milers got us off to a great start," Nelson said.
Red Wing had the potential to accrue more points, but some of the eighth-graders and freshman missed later events because of a school commitment. That meant Stegora didn't run in the finals of the 300 hurdles and Hicks missed the 800 finals.
The Wingers are off until the Section 1AA meet June 2.