Track: Stegora, Schnaith on to finals at Section 1AA meetRed Wing sophomore Emily Stegora turned in the second fastest time in school history in the 100-meter hurdles Thursday at the Section 1AA meet at Lakeville South High School.
By: R-E Sports Staff, The Republican Eagle
Red Wing sophomore Emily Stegora turned in the second fastest time in school history in the 100-meter hurdles Thursday at the Section 1AA meet at Lakeville South High School.
Stegora won her heat and finished with the third best time overall, 15.85 seconds, to qualify for the finals Saturday. The winners of each heat and the next five best times qualify for the finals Saturday at Lakeville South High School. Stegora bested her seed time by .12 seconds to win her heat. Stegora also finished 13th in the 300 hurdles in 50.22.
Abbey Schnaith won her heat in the 800 meters to qualify for the section finals. Schnaith finished in 2:22.87 and finished fourth overall. Schnaith came into the meet with the best seed time with a 2:19.84 and placed third in the event last season.
“We’re very confident heading into the finals that she’ll be in the hunt for the top two finishes,” Wingers girls track and field head coach Jesse Nelson said.
Maggie Jonas came close to securing a spot at the state meet in the discus with a sixth-place finish. Jonas recorded a throw of 121 feet, 5 inches. The state qualifying mark was 126-8. The top four qualified for the state meet and Lakeville North’s Jordyn Thornton won the event with a throw of 149-1. Rochester Century’s Bethany Schultz took second with a throw of 133-10, Lakeville North’s Delany Miller finished third with a toss of 129-4.
“We’ve had good tradition and Maggie just continues that tradition for us of kids making it to the medal stand at the section meet,” Nelson said.
Macy Kelly also qualified for the finals and finished 10th overall with a throw of 107-9.
“I think very few people would argue about the quality of the section,” Nelson said. “This is, for years, has been the best throwing section in the state.”
Seventh-grader Elise Leise finished 13th in the 800 in 2:29.16, just five spots from qualifying for the finals.
Lindsay Scribner finished 14th in the 3,200 with a time of 12:19.58 and Amy Nemanich placed 18th in 12:22.41.
The girls team placed tied for ninth with three points.