Track: Wingers perform well in run-up to state True Team
The Red Wing girls' track and field team was host to a three-team meet on Tuesday. The Wingers came out on top in 11 events to earn first place with a team score of 77.50 compared to Owatonna (60) and Rochester Century (47.50).
Tyler McGrath won the 100 with a time of 13.03 seconds. Carolyn Hanson came in third (13.56). In the 200, Red Wing went 2-3 as McGrath finished in 27.17 while Breck Bergin took third (27.43). Hallie Roschen won the 800 in two minutes, 39.10 seconds. In other long-distance races, Sammi Chandler won the 1,600 (6:08.47) and Sophia Carlson took third (6:21.17), and in the 3,200, Tori Leitner won with a time of 12:24.24. Elle Thorson won the 100 hurdles (16.11), and the 4x100 and 4x800 relay teams won with times of 51.43 and 10:24.46, respectively.
In field events, Thorson took first place in the high jump with 5 feet, 2 inches. Hanson took third in pole vault (7-06), while Madisyn Lyons was first (34-06.75) and Sydney Rahn was third in the triple jump (30-11.75). In the long jump, the Wingers went 1-2 as Lyons went 16-08 while Cadence Thorson went 16-01.50. Abi Deming finished third in shot put (34-03) and second in discus (89-06).
Next up for Red Wing is a trip to Stillwater on Saturday for the state True Team meet.
The Red Wing boys’ track and field team didn’t fare as well on Tuesday as it traveled to Owatonna for a Big Nine Conference meet.
The Wingers came in third place with 34 team points, behind Owatonna (86) and Mankato West (63).
Tom Nemanich had the Wingers’ lone first-place finishes in the 3,200 with a time of 10 minutes, 33.07 seconds and the 1,600 (4:38.19).
Top finishers in track events included: Macklin Maroushek — second in the 400 (54.62); Asa Beckner — third in the 800 (2:10.35); Bryan Zucker — second in the 1,600 (4:39.54); and Asa Beckner — third in the 3,200 (10:46.81).
In discus, Gage Senty took second place with a throw of 133 feet, 9.75 inches, while Kaleb DeWall took third (113-00).