Schmitz, Meyer tally firsts at Long Prairie
Wadena-Deer Creek's Emma Schmitz captured first place in the 3,200 run, and Logan Meyer won the shot put Thursday and Friday in the Section-Section 1, Section 6A track and field meet in Long Prairie.
Schmitz ran a winning time of 12:16.0 in the eight-lap event.
Autumn Jahnke qualified to advance into section action, with a third place effort of 7-6 in the pole vault.
WDC's 4x800 relay team ran a third place time of 10:55.
The Wolvaerines also received a fourth place time of 1:03.55 in the 400 dash from Kayla Hanson.
Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale's Kathryn VanDenheuvel placed second in the high jump by going 4-10. Teammate Krista Daily was second in the shot put with a 29-6 and third in the discus with a 92-10.
BHV's Samara Tobeck was fourth in the shot with a 28-4.
Terry Olson's WDC girls placed seventh in the meet ,with 28 points. Pequot Lakes and Long Prairie-Grey Eagle both tallied 132 points in capturing top honors. Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale's girls scored 35 points for sixth place.
Meyer continued his domination of the shot put with a winning throw of 54-6.75. Meyer also qualified to advance in the discus with a third place fling of 115-10.
The Wolverines received fourth place times from the 4x400 and 4x800 relay teams. The 4x400 squad ran a 3:43.22 while the 4x800 ran a time of 8:57.47.
Will Eliason ran a runner-up time of 4:01.08 for WDC in the 1,600 run. Neil Janson turned the two-lap 800 race in 2:10.01 for third place. Brody Wangsness made his mark in the 110 hurdles by running a time of 18:43 for fifth place.
The Wolverines were sixth with 40 points, Pillager racked up 151 points for first place.
Athletes advancing from the sub-section meet competed Thursday at the Section 6A meet in Moorhead.
Sub-Section 1, Section 6A
Track and Field Results
Pillager 151, Staples-Motley 100, Browerville 96, Pequot Lakes 93, Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 49, Wadena-Deer Creek 40, United North Central 12, Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale 9, Pine River-Backus 6, Eagle Valley 2
Pequot Lakes and Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 132, Staples-Motley and Pillager 66, United North Central 41, Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale 35, Wadena-Deer Creek 29, Pine River-Backus 27, Browerville 23, Eagle Valley 8