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Track and field: PA's Woelber clears 6-7

LUVERNE --- Pipestone Area junior Tyl Woelber caught the attention of track and field enthusiasts across the state Tuesday when he cleared the high jump bar at six feet, seven inches at the 10-team Cardinal Relays on a nice early-spring day in Lu...

LUVERNE --- Pipestone Area junior Tyl Woelber caught the attention of track and field enthusiasts across the state Tuesday when he cleared the high jump bar at six feet, seven inches at the 10-team Cardinal Relays on a nice early-spring day in Luverne.

Woelber also won the long jump (21-2.5) and triple jump (43-2.5) events. He completed his day by running a leg on the Arrows’ winning 4x400-meter relay (3:36.02), teaming with Justin Kooiman, Carter Nesvold and Devin Tinklenberg.

Nesvold and Kooiman were each double winners for PA as Nesvold finished first in both the 100-meter dash (11.73) and 400 (53.25). Kooiman won the 110-meter high hurdles (15.93) and the 300-meter intermediates (42.60).

Luverne’s Logan Stratton won both the shot put (49-1) and discus (142-8), leading the host Cardinals to the boys’ team title with 153.5 points.

PA’s boys were second with 131 points, followed by Worthington (111), Windom Area (65), Hills-Beaver Creek (59), Jackson County Central and Southwest Christian/Edgerton (each with 49), Westbrook-Walnut Grove/Red Rock Central (32), Adrian (30.5) and Ellsworth (13).

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Luverne’s Matthew Hup (13-0) and W-WG/RRC’s Koua Vang (12-6) were impressive in the pole vault and Windom runners Isaac Tade (800, 2:02.72) and John Irwin (3,200, 10:14.59) ran stellar winning times on the track.

Worthington’s Andrew Huber (4:48.77) outkicked W-WG/RRC’s Nathan Runck (4:50.38) and PA’s Matthew Kennedy (4:52.54) in a closely-contested 1,600-meter race.

Adrian’s Zach Bierman (24.40) finished first in the 200-meter dash and Luverne’s Griffin Ahrendt had an impressive second-place leap of 42-11.75 in the triple jump.

Cardinals win 10 girls events Luverne’s girls won 10 of the 18 events and racked up a winning team total of 188.5 points.

SWC/E finished a solid second in the girls’ standings with 117.5 points, followed by PA (79), Worthington (70.5), H-BC (70), JCC (62.5), WA (57), W-WG/RRC (34) and Adrian (18).

Luverne’s Kammon Sawtelle and Bergin Flom were each dual winners in field events. Sawtelle won the discus (111-9) and shot put (38-4), while Flom captured top honors in the high jump (4-8) and pole vault (8-6).

On the track, Luverne’s Tianna Doppenberg won the 100 (13.14), Jadyn Anderson was first in the 800 (2:23.48), Tenley Nelson convincingly won the 1,600 (5:30.59) and Regan Feit (50.90) edged SWC/E’s Leah Buys (50.91) for first place in the 300-meter low hurdles.

Luverne also won both the 4x800 (10:15.48) and 4x400 (4:17.98) relays.

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SWC/E finished first in the 4x200 (1:52.84) and picked up an individual first from Chantel Groen in the 200-meter dash (27.14) in a very close finish over Doppenberg (27.18) and PA’s Michelle Neece (27.19).

Neece was a double winner, finishing first in both the 100-meter high hurdles (15.81) and the long jump (15-9.5).

Worthington’s Emma Thuringer won the 400 (1:04.43) and the Trojans’ team of Say Ra Paw, Janet Okello, Maria Contreras and Taylor Eggers finished first in the 4x100 relay (53.41).

Ramsey Piotter of W-WG/RRC won the triple jump (33-3) and PA’s Angel Martens was first in the 3,200 (12:38.75).

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