The Wadena-Deer Creek girls track and field team competed in a loaded field at the Section 6A True Team Championships in Pelican Rapids on May 7.
The Wolverines wanted to see where they ranked among the top teams in the section and found out they are near the top. Pelican Rapids finished first with 787.5 points, while Barnesville was second with 777 points. Osakis came in third, followed by Frazee in fourth and Wadena-DC in fifth. The Wolverines finished with 644 points.
“The girls team had a solid meet finishing fifth out of 15 teams,” Wadena-DC head coach Marc Reynolds said. “They beat conference rivals Ottertail Central, New York Mills, Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale and United North Central. We have a solid team right now and will be looking forward to a competitive conference meet next week.”
The Wolverines earned a win in the opening event of the meet when they finished with a time of 10 minutes and 53.41 seconds for first place honors in the 3200 meter relay.
Mikaela Malone finished second in the long jump with a leap of 16 feet, two inches. She followed with a third place finish in the 100m dash at 13.21 seconds.
Kylee Collins captured third place in the pole vault with a vault of seven feet. Leah Spilman finished fourth in the shot put for Wadena-DC, while Kennedy Gravelle captured sixth in the 3200m run and sixth in the discus for the Wolverines.
Section 6A True Team Championships
Girls Team Results
Pelican Rapids 787.5, Barnesville 777, Osakis 722.5, Frazee 704.5, Wadena-Deer Creek 644, Ottertail Central 627.5, Breckenridge 484.5, Ashby/Brandon/Evansville 477.5, Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale 476, West Central Area 458, United Clay-Becker 395, United North Central 355, New York Mills 344.5, Wheaton/Herman-Norcross 169, Browerville 71.5.
Wadena-DC Individual Results
100m dash-3 Mikaela Malone, 13.21; 16 Laytee Chessor, 14.16; 200m dash-11 Mikaela Malone, 28.64; 18 McKenna Wangsness, 29.49; 400m dash-15 Eve Collins, 1:06.68; 19 Ally Pavek, 1:08.16; 800m run-8 Abby Motschenbacher 2:34.99; 17 Johanna Brunsberg, 2:47.66; 1600m run-10 Abby Motschenbacher, 5:48.90; 11 Kennedy Gravelle, 5:51.06; 3200m run-6 Kennedy Gravelle, 12:54.76; 13 Emma Meehl, 13:43.19; 100m hurdles-10 Madison Packer, 19.07; 17 Emma Ries, 20.14; 300m hurdles-17 Madison Packer, 56.56; 25 Emma Ries, 1:43.05; 400m relay-5 WDC, 55.79; 800m relay-4 WDC, 1:54.77; 1600m relay-6 WDC, 4:35.24; 3200m relay-1 WDC, 10:53.41; High Jump-14 Emma Bushinger, 4-4; 19 Kennedy Gravelle, 4-0; Pole Vault-3 Kylee Collins, 7-0; 6 Hailey Peterson, 7-0; Long Jump-2 Mikaela Malone, 16-2; 21 Madison Packer, 13-4.50; Triple Jump-20 Kaylin Lupkes, 26-6; 23 Anna Osberg, 25-.5; Shot put-4 Leah Spilman, 31-6.25; 17 Lauryn Gravelle, 26-7.75; Discus Throw-6 Kennedy Gravelle, 87-10; 17 Rebecca Erkenbrack, 73-7.