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Track and Field: WDC boys and girls first at Sam Kelderman Memorial

The Wolverines next compete at 10 a.m., Tuesday, May 10, at Pelican Rapids.

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Brady Domier blasts off as Matt Puglsey races in for the hand off in the 4x200 relay Thursday, May 5, 2022, in Wadena. The boys claimed first place with a time of 1:35.85.
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WADENA — The WDC girls and the boys swept the team titles in the home event, the Sam Kelderman Memorial Meet on Thursday, May 5, in Wadena.
The warm day made for a great day to come out and enjoy some time on the field. It proved great conditions for the following local athletes.
Amber Collins won the 200- and 400-meter dashes for the Wadena-Deer Creek girls team, which also saw Isabelle Larson win the pole vault (10 foot) and triple jump (31-11) and Madison Packer at long jump (15-10). Packer also took fourth in 300-meter hurdles.
Layla Sharp took second in the 100-meter dash and second in the 200-meter dash.
A pod of Wolverines finished the mile together including Britta Sweeney in second (6:00.23); Ally Pavek in third; and Johanna Brunsberg in fourth.

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Charli Snyder and Madison Packer are side by side in the 100-meter hurdles.
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Charli Snyder claimed fifth in 100 hurdles and 300-meter hurdles.
Josephine Pinnella landed in fourth, Gracie Arm in fifth and Lauryn Gravelle in sixth in shot put. L. Gravelle also tossed a second place discus at 93-02, just 2 feet shy of first.
Among the boys Brady Domier won the 110 hurdles and the pole vault (14). Other firsts included Matthew Pugsley in the 400 dash, Bjorn Brunsberg 1600 run, Lane Hoefs 3200 run and Charlie Bushinger in the triple jump (39-01.75).
Pugsley claimed second in the 200. MJ Lunde took third and Lane Hoefs fourth in the 400 and third in high jump (5-06). Brunsberg took third in 800-meter and second in the pole vault (13). D'Andre Hammond was third in long jump (18-02).

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Eric Malone heads down the track looking to pass the baton on Thursday, May 5, 2022, in Wadena.
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Team wins
The girls 4x100 relay took first at 54.04. They 4x200 relay also took first at 1:58.97. The 4x400 team was one second behind Bertha-Hewitt-Verndale to take second place at 4:29.64. The 4x800 team was less than two seconds behind BHV for second place at 10:37.41.
The boys took first in the 4x100 relay (46.66) and 4x200 relay (1:35.85); third in the 4x400 and fifth in 4x800.

Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale girls were second overall with wins coming from Olivia Stanley at the 100 dash, and Mia Arroyo in the 3200.

BHV boys were also second overall with Aidan Bryniarski winning the 100 and 200 dashes, Preston Miller the 800 run and Tyce Russell the 300 hurdles.


Team results


1 Wadena-Deer Creek 154.5

2. Bertha Hewitt/Verndale 119.66

3. Pillager 92

4. United North Central 50

5. Pine River/Backus 47.5

6. Parkers Prairie 47.333

7. New York Mills 31

8. Rothsay 4


1 Wadena-Deer Creek 137

2. BHV 119.5

3. Parkers Prairie 110

4. Pillager 74

5. UNC 48

6. Rothsay 44.5

7. PR/B 33

8. NYM 4

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