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Track and field: W-DC True Team rocks the record book

The Wolverines next host the Park Region Conference Meet on Tuesday, May 17th.

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Ally Pavek in her final sprint to the end of her leg of the 4x800 relay on May 5, 2022, in Wadena.
Michael Johnson / Pioneer Journal
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PELICAN RAPIDS — The Wolverines competed at the Section 6A True Team Track and Field Championships on Tuesday in Pelican Rapids. Both teams had solid meets with the boys finishing third and the girls fourth out of 14 teams.
The boys were led by seniors Matt Pugsley and Brady Domier. Pugsley ran a record book time to win the 400. He ran 52.19 in the 400 meter dash which puts him #7 in school history.
Domier continues to hurdle well as he won the 110 meter high hurdles as well as the pole vault. Charlie Bushinger was second in the pole vault and the 4X200 meter relay team of MJ Lunde, Pugsley, Bushinger and Domier were second as well. Bjorn Brunsberg was third in the 1600 meter run and Lyrik Haug was third in the high jump. Pugsley was fourth in the 200 and the 4X100 meter relay team of Tayton Lehmann, D'Andre Hammond, Haug and Bushinger were fourth as well. Brunsberg was fifth in the 800, Haug was fifth in the long jump and Bushinger was fifth in the triple jump. Lane Hoefs was sixth in the 3200 meter run and Hammond was sixth in the long jump.

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MJ Lunde takes off after pulling in the baton from Charlie Bushinger on May 5, 2022, in Wadena.
Michael Johnson / Pioneer Journal

Hoefs was seventh in the 1600 meter run, Lehmann was eighth in the 300 meter hurdles and the boys 4X400 meter relay team of Lunde, Hammond, Hoefs and Brunsberg were eighth. The boys 4X800 meter relay team of Grant Nelson, Nate Heppner, Isaac Heppner and Eric Malone finished eighth as well

Girls results

The girls were led by senior Maddie Packer. She picked up another win in the long jump. Isabelle Larson was first in the pole vault and Amber Collins was first in the 400 and second in the 800 meter run. Lauryn Gravelle threw herself into the school record book in the discus. She threw a new personal record of 106'1.5" to place second overall and put herself as the seventh best discus thrower in school history.
The girls 4X800 meter relay team of Payton Gravelle, Ally Pavek, Emma Schmitz and Britta Sweeney finished 4th, as did Kylee Collins in the pole vault and Larson in the triple jump. Johanna Brunsberg was 5th in the 1600 meter run and the 4X100 meter relay team of Lydia Oldakowski, Layla Sharp, Collins and Packer were 5th as well. Larson was 6th in the high jump and Sharp was 7th in the 100 meter dash. The 4X200 meter relay team of Jenna Domier, Larson, Collins and Oldakowski finished 7th and the 4X400 meter relay team of Sweeney, Pavek, P. Gravelle and Schmitz were 8th. Also finishing 8th was Pavek in the 800, Sweeney in the 400, Gracie Arm in the shot put and J. Brunsberg in the 3200 meter run.

Team scores

Boys

1. Pelican Rapids

2. Staples-Motley

3. W-DC

4. Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale

5. Frazee

6. Barnesville

7. Osakis

8. Ashby-Brandon Evansville

9. Long Prairie-Grey Eagle

10. Otter Tail Central

11. Browerville

12. United North Central

13. Breckenridge

14. New York Mills

Girls

1. Osakis

2. Barnesville

3. Frazee

4. W-DC

5. Pelican Rapids

6. Long Praie-Grey Eagle

7. Staples-Motley

8. Ottertail Central

9. B-H/V

10. Ashy-B-E

11. UNC

12. Breckenridge

13. New York Mills

14. Browerville

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