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Meyer records winning toss in Little Amik I

Photo by Monte Draper/Bemidji Pioneer Wadena-Deer Creek's Logan Meyer captured top honors in the shot put Tuesday at the Little Amik I meet.

Logan Meyer picked up with the shot where he left off last spring Tuesday in the Little Amik I Indoor at Bemidji State.

The senior standout recorded a winning toss of 51-6.5 in the season-opening event. Meyer took top honors in the Section 6A meet at Moorhead State last year and followed that performance up with a sixth-place medal finish in the Class A state meet.

"He was in the 50-foot range for five of the six puts so that shows consistency," Wadena-Deer Creek Track and Field Coach Terry Olson said.

The Wolverines saw senior Neil Janson run Top 10 times in both the 800 and 400. The WDC senior turned the two-lap 800 race in a time of 2:17.99 for seventh-place honors. Janson ran a 57.84 in the 400 dash for 10th place.

Jeff Webb and Austin Sutherland joined Janson in the 400 and ran 31th and 60th with times of 1:02.62 and 1:07.51. Webb had a 20th place finish in the 800 with his 2:30.12. Toby Wood came in with a 2:35.08 for 28th place.

Sutton Lohmiller backed up Meyer in the shot put with a 42nd place finish of 32-4.

The WDC boys mounted a 4x200 relay team and saw it finish 20th with a time of 1:50.79.

WDC's Emma Schmitz, a Class A qualifier last fall in the state cross country meet, finished eighth in the 1,600 with a 6:02.23. Schmitz was 12th in the 800 with a 2:45.79.

"We've got to get her quicker," Olson said. "She started out OK in the 1,600 but she faded. She's got to work on the middle laps."

Autumn Jahnke was sixth in the pole vault with 7-foot effort and placed 22nd in the high jump by going 4-9.

Olson felt Jahnke's last two vaults at eight feet were better than the one she made at seven.

"They went up a foot instead of six inches," Olson said.

Keiann Steward paced WDC's sprinters with a 12th place time of 28.7 in the 200. The also saw Kayla Hanson run 23rd with a 29.97 and Lindsey Eliason run 39th with a 30.89. Newcomers Brianna Rosenthal and Samantha Benstetter finished 68th and 83rd in the 200 with times of 32.52 and 34.19.

Rosenthal and Benstetter finished 34th and 44th in the 400 dash with times of 1:14.17 and 1:17.52.

Liz Peterson tried the 800 and came out of it with a 26th place finish of 3:00.71.