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State track: Area jumpers take second at state meet

ST. PAUL -- A pair of area athletes finished second in jumping events on Friday at the Minnesota state high school track meet at Hamline University in St. Paul.Pipestone Area's Tyl Woelber finished second in the boys Class A triple jump with a 45...

ST. PAUL -- A pair of area athletes finished second in jumping events on Friday at the Minnesota state high school track meet at Hamline University in St. Paul.
Pipestone Area’s Tyl Woelber finished second in the boys Class A triple jump with a 45-10, short of state champion Eric VanErp from Ottertail Central’s 46-02.50. And Tracy-Milroy-Balaton’s Kendra Ludeman finished second in the high jump with a leap of 5-04, just behind Concordia Roseville’s Arika Robinson’s 5-06.
Luverne’s Logan Stratton finished fourth in the shot put with a throw of 53-02.25. Fellow Cardinals athlete Matthew Hup was fifth in the pole vault (14-00). Also competing in the pole vault, Westbrook-Walnut Grove’s Koua Vang finished 11th (13-00).
Luverne’s girls 4x400 relay team of Brooklyn VerSteeg, Regan Feit, Autumn Nath and Jadyn Anderson finished fourth in their heat and qualified for the finals on Saturday with a 4:04.08.
Fulda’s Morgan Gehl finishing fifth in the girls 3,200 meter run (11:16.96). In the boys 3,200, Windom Area’s John Irwin finished 11th (10:11.76).
Woelber also competed on PA’s 4x400 meter relay team that also included Lucas Griebel, Carter Nesvold and Devin Tinklenberg that finished the prelims in first place with a 3:25.17.

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