Raiders sending 13 to Moorhead
Justin Gordon, Samuel Moore and Krista Dailey combined for four runner-up finishes Thursday as they sparked the Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale Raiders in the Sub-Section 23 track and field meet at Pequot Lakes.
The Raiders qualified 13 athletes for this Thursday’s Section 6A meet at Minnesota State University-Moorhead.
Gordon went 6-2 in the high jump and ran the 300 in 43.56.
Moore claimed his runner-up finish in the discus by tossing the disk 139-8. Moore was third in the shot with a throw of 40-11.5.
Dailey, who qualified for the Class A state shot put competition last year, took second in Thursday’s shot put event with a 34-11.5. Dailey added to her laurels with a fifth place qualifying toss of 95-5 in the discus.
The other individual placer for BHV in the boys’ events was Diego Rodriguez, who placed third in the 100 dash with a 12.04.
Gordon, Rodriguez, Collin Morris and Bradyn Sickels made the section cut in both the 4x100 and 4x200 events. They ran fourth in the 4x100 with a 46.96 and third in the 4x200 with a 1:36.84.
Joining Dailey as individual section qualifiers were Kasey Willis, Rumor Stokes, Samara Tobeck, Erica VanDenheuvel, Courtney Templin and McKenzie Richter. Willis was third in the 300 hurdles with a 49.16. Stokes went 33-0 for fourth in the triple jump. Tobeck qualified in the weights with a fourth place throw of 99-9 in the discus and a fifth place throw of 33 feet. VanDenhuevel made her mark in the high jump by taking fifth with a 4-8 effort. Templin was fourth in the 400 dash with a time of 1:03.39. Richter ran the 3,200 in 13:43.88 for fifth place.
Kenny Miller saw two of his BHV girls’ relay teams qualify for the sectional. Willis, Stokes, Templin and Morgan Glenz turned the 4x200 with a time of 1:53.75. Willis, Glenz and Templin joined Abby Foy in running a 4x400 time of 4:19.09 for fourth place.
Pequot Lakes won the girls’ meet with 157 points and took the boys’ title with 145 points. The BHV girls placed fifth with 50 points while the BHV boys took sixth with 46.
Sub-Section 23 Team Results
Pequot Lakes 157, LPGE 116, Pillager 80, Staples-Motley 71, Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale 50, United North Central 30, Pine River-Backus 22, Upsala-Swanville 18, Browerville 13
Pequot Lakes 145, LPGE 108, Pine River-Backus 107, Staples-Motley 56, Pillager 47, Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale 46, United North Central 23, Browerville 16, Upsala-Swanville 9