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2023 Track and Field State Meet Advance Release

Posted: Wednesday, June 7, 2023 - 8:25 AM

Jade Rypkema

Jade Rypkema (in yellow) on her way to winning the 3200 at the 2021 Track and Field State Meet.

Minnesota’s top track and field qualifiers will converge on St. Michael-Albertville High School this week for the three-day Minnesota State High School League State Meet that begins Thursday, June 8.

Among the brightest standouts is Nevis senior Jade Rypkema, who will attempt to end her dominating prep career with two more victories. Rypkema, a distance running sensation that has signed to compete at Gonzaga University, is undefeated in Minnesota during her senior season. In the fall, she won the League’s Class A championship in the Cross Country State Meet, and this week hopes to duplicate championships won a season ago in the 1,600- and 3,200-meter runs, respectively.

Included in Rypkema’s season of dominance is winning the 3,200 at the Hamline Elite Meet, an invitational of Minnesota’s top track participants.

While Rypkema has the fastest qualifying time in the 1,600 at 4:55.52, longtime rival Amanda Overgaauw, a senior from Murray County Central, is the quickest qualifier in the 3,200 with a clocking of 11:15.44.

Here is a look at others to watch:

  • St. Cloud Cathedral returns two relay teams to the boys Class A meet. The Crusaders return in the 4x400 (3:27.50) and the 4x800 (8:05.98). St. John’s Prep has the best qualifying time in both races. The Johnnies come into the meet with a 3:26.67 in the 4x400 and an 8:01.71 in the 4x800.
  • Mankato East eighth-grader Adaylia Borgmeier returns to defend her title in three Class AA wheelchair events: the 100-, 200- and 800-meter. She has the fastest qualifying time in the 100 (16.81) and 200 (34.03) and is the only competitor in the 800.
  • Rockford junior Brian Schloeder is seeking his second consecutive title in the Class AA pole vault. He comes into the meet with the best qualifying vault of 14 feet, 5 inches.
  • Maple Grove senior Jordyn Borsch, a double-winner in the Class AAA 100- and 400-meter races in 2022, is back in both events. Borsch holds the best qualifying time in the 400 (53.47), but senior Anika Larson of Cambridge-Isanti has the fastest qualifying time in the 100 (11.80)
  • Richlu Tudee, a senior from Champlin Park, returns to defend his title in the 100- and 200-meter dashes in Class AAA. Eagan junior Blake Koenen has the best qualifying time in the 100 (10.90) and St. Paul Central junior Harlow Tong owns the fastest qualifying time in the 200 (21.58).

Complete information and results can be found on the boys and girls track activity pages.



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