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2023 Track and Field State Class A Day 2

Posted: Friday, June 9, 2023 - 9:40 PM


Girls Results

Eden Valley-Watkins-Kimball repeated as the Class A Girls Track and Field Champion in the State Meet held Friday, June 9 at St. Michael-Albertville High School. Their 70 team points topped Minnehaha Academy’s 49. Perham was third in the team competition with 46 points.  

Eden-Valley-Watkins-Kimball repeated as the 4x400-meter relay Champion. The team of Jocelyn Zoller, Hope Kuechle, Brookelyn Kuechle, and Ellie Kuechle finished with a time of 3:59.20. The same competitors were on the 2022 relay team and they topped that time of 4:01:39. Two Harbors finished second in the 4X400 and Park Rapids Area took third place.  

In the closest race of the day, Sophomore Addison Hoof from Lester Prairie won the 400-meter dash with a time of 56.68 defeating Ellie Kuechle from Eden Valley-Watkins/Kimball by .01. Kuechle won the 400-meter dash in 2022 and 2021. Third place went to Trinity Giddings of Two Harbors. 

Staples-Motley won the 4x800-meter relay repeating their 2022 win in the relay. The Cardinals team was comprised of Aften Robinson, Ashley Robben, Kyanna Burton and Audrey Brownell. 

Chantle Reiland, a sophomore from GMLOKS, won the 100-meter dash with a time of 12:48. Reiland also ran the second leg of the 4x200-meter relay with Lydia Redman, Breeley Galle, and Anike Reiland. The relay tied a class record established in 1985. Finishing second and third in the 100-meter dash were Taylor Kurtz of Dover-Eyota and Brynn Bakken of Hills-Beaver Creek. Eden Valley-Watkins-Kimball took second in the 4X20-meter relay and Chatfield finished third.  

In hurdle events, senior Ashley Kimman from Pierz finished at 14.98 in the 100 Meter Hurdles and Mariah Willard of Trinity/Unity ran the 300 Meter Hurdles with a time of 45.11. Willard also finished second in the 100 Meter Hurdles. Taking third place in the 100-meter Hurdles was Lauryn Rustad of Perham. Second place in the 300-meter hurdles went to Hannah Pederson of West Marshall and Lauryn Ankeny of Minnewaska finished third.  

Eighth-grader Taylor Kurtz from Dover-Eyota won the 200-meter dash with a time of 25.47. Kurtz also finished second in the 100-meter dash

Jade Rypkema, a senior from Nevis won the 1600 Meter Run with a time of 4:54.27. Rypkema also won the 3200 Meter Run yesterday. Natasha Sortland of Zumbrota-Mazeppa and Amanda Overgaauw of Murray County Central finished second. 

Cadence Tanner, Aaleyha Gulyard, Ima Jones, and Grazina Troup from Minnehaha Academy won the 4x100-meter relay with a time of 49:00. 

800-meter race winner Katrina Sortland from Zumbrota-Mazeppa with a time of 2:16.28 Sortland finished second in the race last year.  

In the field event finals, Kiley Kranz from Osakis won the shot put with a distance of 41 feet, 11.75 inches. Kranz placed second in the discus yesterday. Gracie Morris of Perham cleared a height of 12 feet to win the pole vault and the triple jump championship went to senior Avery Koenen of Montevideo with a jump of 37 feet, 11.25 inches

Boys Results

In the boys division, St. Croix Lutheran won the championship with 41 points. Second place went to Two Harbors with 35 points and Perham was just behind with 34 points.  

Mt. Lake Area-Comfrey won the 4X400-meter relay with a time of 3:24.22. Making up the relay team were Jordan Linscheid, Carter Olsen, Kody Wassman and Zach Klasse. Mountain Lake Area finished just .00.03 ahead of St. Cloud Cathedral, last year’s winner who returned all their runners.  

The Minneapolis North 4X100-meter relay team of Zalaun Black, Navier Jiles, J’Marion Sanders and Jaivon Hill won the race with a time of 42.72. Minneapolis North also won the 4X100-meter relay in 2022.  Chatfield took second and BOLD-Buffalo Lake-Hector was third. 

Senior RJ Sylak of Zumbrota-Mazeppa collected two championship medals with times of 49.83 in the 400-meter dash and 22.25 in the 200-meter dash. Luke Gardner of Cotter was second in the 200-meter dash and Will Olson of St. Croix Lutheran took third. In the 200-meter dash, second place went to Tate Nelson of Two Harbors and third place went to Ayo Ogundeji of Nevis.  

The 4x800-meter relay was won by St. John’s Prep with a time 7:58.08. Nick Hansen, Benjamin Suo, Aaron Ruesink, and Zach Meyer comprised the team.  

The team of Isaac Erding, Eli Hop, Thad Evans, and Sam Backer from Chatfield won the 4x200-meter relay with a time of 1:29:42. 

In the hurdles, the 110-meter high hurdles championship went to senior Jonathan Cheney of Pierz with a time of 14.81. 300-meter intermediate hurdles Griffin Paulsen from St. Croix Lutheran 38.97. Christopher Hilton of St. Charles took second in the 110-meter high hurdles and Brandon Knott of Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted took third.  

Sophomore Tate Nelson of Two Harbors won the 100-meter dash with a time of 11.00. Sam Backer of Chatfield took second place and Zelaun Black of Minneapolis North was third.  

Winning the 1600-meter run was Brandon Kampsen from Sauk Centre 4:18.50 The 2023 3200-meter run champion Bjorn Anderson from Perham finished second.  

Brandon Kampsen Sauk Centre won the 800-meter race with a time of 1:53.56 

In field events, the long jump was won by sophomore Tate Nelson of Two Harbors with a winning jump of 22  feet, 05.75 inches. Tysen Grinde of Caledonia/Spring Grove won the high jump with a jump of 6 feet 6 inches And in the discus, Luke Hartung of Park Rapids Area threw 168 feet, 5 inches. Francis O’Malley from Montevideo finished second with 164 feet, 1 inch. In yesterday’s shot put finals, Hartung took second O’Malley took the title.  

Wheelchair Division Results

Sophomore Tyler Gunnarson from St. Charles took home first-place medals in three events: the 100-meter dash with a time of 16.55, the 800-meter race with a time of 2:03.86 and the 200-meter dash with a class record-breaking time of 30.43. Gunnarson also won the Category 1 discus.  

The Category 2 discus was won by junior Lucas Taylor Lakeville 52 feet, 5 inches. This throw broke a class record.  


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