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Jahnke takes second in Section 6A True Team

Wadena-Deer Creek’s Autumn Jahnke cleared the bar at eight feet Tuesday as the Wadena-Deer Creek girls placed 11th in the Section 6A True Team at Glyndon with 810.5 points.

Other top individual finishers for WDC included Emma Schmitz, who placed fifth in the 3,200 with a 13:11.73 and sixth in the 1,600 with a 6:01.47, Hannah Vorderbruggen, who was seventh in the 1,600 with a 6:05.84 and Nicole Iken, who finished sixth in the pole vault with a 7-0 effort.

WDC’s 4x200 relay team took third with a 1:57.54.

Sutton Lohmiller’s eighth place finish in the shot put was the top individual finish for the WDC boys’ team. Lohmiller put the shot 42-2.25.

WDC’s 4x800 relay team turned the track in 9:17.14 for second place.

The WDC boys placed 16th with 564 points.  

Kasey Willis sparked the Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale girls to a ninth-place finish with 830.5 points. Willis ran the 300 hurdles in 51.36 for runner-up honors.

Krista Dailey was a double winner for the BHV girls with a third place toss of 33-8.75 in the shot put and a sixth place throw of 87-9 in the discus.

The top two teams in the Section 6A True Team boys’ meet were Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton with 1,216.5 points and Otter Tail Central with 1,191 points.

Section 6A’s top two girls’ teams were Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton with 1,153.50 points and Staples-Motley, with 1,133.

Wangsness, Schmitz post firsts

Wadena-Deer Creek’s Brody Wangsness and Emma Schmitz both captured firsts May 2 in the Pillager Invitational.

Wangsness won the 110 hurdles with a time of 17.12. WDC teammates joining him with Top Five performances were Will Eliason, who ran third in the 3,200 with a 11:13.97 and fifth in the 1,600 with a 5:04.92; Sutton Lohmiller, stepped up in the shot put to post a fourth-place throw of 41-3; and Toby Wood, who ran fourth in the 3,200 with an 11:16.

Schmitz ran a 12:49.66 in the 3,200 for her first place finish. The WDC standout was joined by Autumn Jahnke, who took second in the pole vault with a 7-6 effort; Hannah Vorderbruggen, who took fourth in the 1,600 with a 6:08.26 and the 4x800 relay team which ran a third place time of 10:58.90.

Justin Gordon placed in three events for Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale. Gordon ran a runner-up time in the 110 hurdles with an 18.89 and was fifth in the 300 hurdles with a 46.13. Gordon took third in the high jump by clearing the bar at 5-10.

Brandyn Sickels was fifth for BHV in the 400 with a 58.34.

BHV’s 4x200 relay team ran fourth with a 1:43.91.

Individual standouts for the BHV girls included Samara Tobeck, who took fifth in the discus with an 88-foot effort and Rumor Stokes, who went 29 feet in the triple jump for fifth place. The 4x200 relay team took fourth with a 2:01.16.

Pillager won the boys’ meet with 130 points and Long Prairie-Grey Eagle took top honors in the girls’ meet with 123 points.

Pillager Invitational


Pillager 130, Holdingford 113.50, Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 96, Staples-Motley 72, Pierz 45, Wadena-Deer Creek 30, United North Central 24.50, Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale 18, Browerville 16, New York Mills 8, Pine River-Backus 5


Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 123, Staples-Motley 97, Holdingford 76, Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale 55, Pillager 48, Pierz 40, New York Mills 33, United North Central 32, Wadena-Deer Creek 31, Pine River-Backus 15, Browerville 7