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Luverne girls 2nd in Class A True Team; Worthington boys 8th in AA

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STILLWATER — The Luverne girls high school track and field team placed second in the state Class A True Team meet in Stillwater on Saturday. The Jackson County Central girls were seventh.
In Class AA, the Worthington boys were eighth among 12 teams with 410.5 points. Mankato East won the event with 528.5.
Grand Meadow-Leroy-Ostrander was first in the girls Class A standings with 568.5, but Luverne was close behind with 564.5. Jackson County Central had 418 points.
The Worthington boys achieved two firsts in the individual events, as Abagotte Opiew won the triple jump (42-8.5) and the 4x800-meter relay team won in a time of 8:16.44.
Other top 10 Trojans: Abagotte Opiew 10th in the 200-meter dash (23.52) and fourth in the 110-meter hurdles (15.92); Jacari Swinea 8th in the 400-meter dash (53.40); Mikele Walu 3rd in the 800-meter run (2:05.35); Fanuel Wolday 8th in the 1600-meter run (4:36.48) and 5th in the 3200-meter run (9:57.56); Marenono Opiew 5th in the 110-meter hurdles (15.93) and 10th in the 300-meter hurdles (44.48); the 4x400-meter relay 2nd (3:35.84); and Adan Hinojosa 2nd in the discus (139-11).
The Luverne boys had a big day from Ashton Sandbulte, who was first in the 100-meter dash (11.18), first in the 200-meter dash (22.35) and fourth in the 400-meter dash (52.04). Teammate Eli Radke won the pole vault competition in 13-3.
The Luverne girls grabbed six firsts. Tenley Nelson won the 800-meter run (2:21.96) and the 1600-meter run (5:14.44). Jenna DeBates was first in the 3200 meters (11:53.63), Elizabeth Wagner was first in the 300-meter hurdles (48.88), Jocelyn Hart was first in the shot put (38-7.75), and the 4x400-meter relay team was first in 4:09.62.
Jackson County Central had two firsts. Peyton Hanson won the pole vault (10-0) and Elsa Landherr won the triple jump (33-2.5).
For complete results, to online at www.athletic.net.

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The Worthington Trojans earned their highest ever place at a Minnesota Class A True Team meet with a score of 174.525. Big Lake won the meet with a score of 176.2.
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