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Wolverines fare well at Browne Invitational

Photo by Brian Hansel Wadena-Deer Creek senior Jordan Jacobson, second from left, takes off during Tuesday's 100 yard dash event in the Browne Invitational.1 / 3
Photo by Brian Hansel Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale's Hannah Barrett, second from left, and Wadena-Deer Creek's Rachel Craig, fifth from left, compete in the 100 hurdles Tuesday in the Browne Invitational.2 / 3
Photo by Brian Hansel WDC's Logan Meyer watches the flight of his discus throw Tuesday in the Browne Invitational. Meyer won both the discus and the shot put.3 / 3

Logan Meyer, Rachel Craig and Keiann Steward led the way for Wadena-Deer Creek's track and field squads Tuesday in the Browne Invitational.

Meyer racked up his third straight shot put title with a throw of 47-9 and added a first in the discus with a toss of 120-9.

Craig put the shot 33-11 for top honors and followed that up with a second place toss of 99-4 in the discus and a third place time of 18.19 in the 100 hurdles.

Steward ran a 14.7 in the 100 dash and picked up a third place finish in the 200 with a time of 28.91.

Shaye Blessing had a strong meet with a runner-up finish of 6-6 in the pole vault and a third place time of 54.0 in the 300 hurdles.

Courtney Dumpprope came up with a second place time in the 100 dash with a time of 14.19 and a fifth place effort of 29.25 in the 200.

Emma Schmitz gave her usual strong performance in the 3,200 run by turning in a 13:14.70.

Charley Cantrell gave the Wolverines a third place time of 2:32.10 in the 800 while Autumn Jahnke took third in the pole vault with a 6-0 and Brody Wangsness posted a third in the 110 hurdles with a 20.19. Wangsness was also sixth in the pole vault with a seven foot effort.

Jordan Jacobson earned a fourth in the discus with a 111-8.75 while Sarah Craig took one in the 200 dash with a 29.09 and Lindsey Eliason claimed one in the 100 dash with a 14.42.

Kayla Hanson and Lauren Girard were fifth-place finishers for WDC in the 100 dash and 300 hurdles posting respective times of 14.47 and 56.13.

WDC collected a pair of runner-up finishes in the girls' 4x100 and 4x200 relays with times of 56.24 and 2:00.70 and a third in the 4x400 with a 4:38.25. The WDC boys were third in the 4x800 with a 9:48.28 and fifth in the 4x400 with a 4:14.10.

The Staples-Motley Cardinals won seven events to claim top honors in the girls' meet with 141 points. The WDC girls racked up 126 points for a runner-up finish. Brian Huber won four events as the Staples-Motley boys edged Pillager 159-158 for first place. The WDC boys scored 41 points for sixth place.

Kathryn VanDenheuvel of Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale was the girls' high jump winner with a 4-10.

Team Scoring

Girls: Staples-Motley 141, Wadena-Deer Creek 126, Crosby-Ironton 81, Pillager 79, United North Central 46, Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale 38, New York Mills 30

Boys: Staples-Motley 159, Pillager 158, Crosby-Ironton 64, United North Central 59, Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale 42, Wadena-Deer Creek 41, New York Mills 22