Johnson leads Wranglers at invitational track meet

Northome  Kelliher  Blackduck senior Logen Patch clears a hurdle Tuesday at the Little Amik meet at BSU

James Phillips expects the Three Rivers girls' track and field team to be challenging for a Wolverine Conference championship again this spring.

The Tigers defeated host Dayton 138.5-125.5 to win the boys title, and Perrydale 152-79 to claim the girls crown. Overbay also teamed with Aislinn McElhaney, Lauren Hounshell and Hannah Ownby to finish third in the 4x400 meter relay. They bested Detroit Lakes.

On March 22, the varsity Bluejay Girls Track team enjoyed a big win in their season-opener and Senior Emily Sczygelski's performances proved to be a key factor.

"We had a good day at a really tough meet. All these kids are improving everyday". Five athletes from the men's team and two from the women's team competed over the four-day event.

Those three had success as well as part of the 800m relay. Boggio was sixth in the triple jump at 40 feet, 2 inches, setting a school record.

Last but not least, Tigyer, Wolf, and Emlet teamed up with Rachel Schmidt to best their Bubbler counterparts in the 4x100 meter relay (53.5 seconds). Dunlap placed third in the shot put with 35-5, with Joseph Whalen also over 30 feet with a toss of 31-8. Pantages earned a fourth place finish in the high jump.

"It is definitely a challenge because the long jump and 300 hurdles might be going on at the same time", Allen said.

Julian Black finished ninth in the 800-meter with a time of 54.47. At Augustana, she was second in the 400-meter dash (58.70 seconds) and third in the 200-meter dash (25.99). The relay victory came in the 800, where Bailey Hubmer, Abbie Montreal, Addie Zink and Ari Devereux looked strong in getting the win.

R.J. Moore earned gold for Elkhart in the high jump (5-10), and he was second in the long jump (19-10ΒΌ). She clocked 2:13.11 in the 800 meters. Coley won in 15.36, then followed it up with a fourth-place showing in the 300s - two spots behind teammate Taran Holmes. Johanna Brunsberg was fifth, while Emma Mehl was sixth.

The first was the 300-meter hurdles featuring sophomore Rylie Ulbricht, who was in third place with one hurdle to step over to get to the finish line and advance to the area meet. Miron was joined by Malone, Madison Packer and Bel Snyder in that event. Shotput, hurdles, polevault, high jump and relays as well as multiple shorter and longer dashes all shared the same huge room, as parents and boosters lined the track and the balcony along one wall.

Delanie Dunning picked up gold in the pole vault after reaching a height of 8 feet 6 inches.

The Little Amik meet closed out the indoor season for the Wolverines.

Kaminski will run middle distances and relays while also high jumping, and Reardon is penciled in to the mile and both middle distance relays.

The senior finished third overall in the 1,500-meter run at the Raleigh Relays in the Division I-dominated field of runners, finishing in 4:15.77.