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Section 3A track athletes qualify for state

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PIPESTONE -- Section track meets are mostly individual affairs, but the Luverne Cardinals showed something special Thursday in the 2022 Section 3A competition in Pipestone.

The Cardinals won both the boys and the girls team championships, scoring 81.67 points to runner-up Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta’s 67.17 on the boys’ side while literally running away with the girls competition, scoring 118.93 points to second-place Redwood Valley’s 62.

Luverne’s Tenley Nelson continued her outstanding running career by winning the girls 800-meter race in 2:20.46. Teammates Jocelyn Hart and Jadyn Hart won the throwing events, with Jocelyn pushing the shot 38-11 and Jadyn tossing the discus 112-3.

LHS also won three relay events: the 4x200 (1:51.11), the 4x400 (4:10.23) and the 4x800 (9:47.93).

Amanda Overgaauw of Murray County Central showed her continuing strength in the 3200-meter run with a first-place time of 11:05.17, well ahead of runner-up Jenna DeBates of Luverne, who finished in 11:57.52.

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Hills-Beaver Creek had a double winner in Brynn Bakken in the 100-meter dash (12.71) and the 200-meter dash (26.84). The H-BC 4x100-meter relay squadron won that event in 51.58.

MCC’s Brylei Schreier captured the 400-meter dash in 59.97.

More strong first-place results were turned in by area boys.

Ashton Sandbulte of Luverne took the 100-meter dash in 10.91, and teammates Camden Janiszeski and Eli Radtke won the 3200-meter run and pole vault, respectively. Janiszeski went 10:01.00 in the 3200 and Radtke vaulted 12-3.

Luverne’s 4x100-meter relay team (44.61) and 4x800-meter relay team (8:33.65) won those events.

Southwest Christian/Edgerton’s senior standout, Micah Schaap, got a first in the 400-meter dash (53.10). Pipestone Area’s Caden Strasser won the 1600-meter run (4:39.23). Pipestone Area’s Aiden Voss won both the 110-meter hurdles (15.18) and the 300-meter hurdles (40.68).

The full Section 3A results are online at athletic.net.

The state meet runs June 9-11 at St. Michael-Albertville.

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