Track and field: WDC girls earn 2nd at Pillager
The boys team were a bit short handed and nabbed a sixth place finish.
WADENA — The Wadena-Deer Creek girls track and field team earned runner up honors in their first outdoor meet of the season.
The teams traveled to Pillager for the John Reimer Classic on Thursday, April 28. The boys hauled in sixth place and WDC finished the meet with 16 personal records on the day.
"The girls continue to show how well rounded of a team they are," head coach Marc Reynolds said.
They were again led by freshmen Amber Collins who won the 400 meter dash and the 800 meter run. Seventh grader Layla Sharp won her first varsity race as she ran away from the field in the 100 meter dash.
Isabelle Larson was first in the triple jump and 8th grader Gracie Arm picked up the victory in the shot put. Maddie Packer was second in the long jump, Lauryn Gravelle was second in the discus and Ellie Hale was second in the shot put. The 4X100 meter relay team of Lydia Oldakowski, Kylee Collins, Sharp and Packer were runners-up in the 4X100 meter relay. Larson was third in the pole vault and Amber Collins was fourth in the 200. The 4X200 meter relay team of Charli Snyder, K. Collins, Oldakowski and Larson were fourth, as was the 4X400 meter relay team of Britta Sweeney, Payton Gravelle, Emma Schmitz and Ally Pavek.
Snyder picked up a personal record in the 100 meter hurdles to finish in fifth place and L. Gravelle was fifth in the shot put. The 4X800 meter relay team of Brielle Kern, Sweeney, Pavek and Gravelle finished 5fifth as well. Johanna Brunsberg ran a personal record to finish sixth in the 1600 meter run and Sweeney ran a personal record in the 800 to finish sixth in the 800 meter run.
The boys were a little short-handed on Thursday but still turned in a solid sixth place finish. The boys 4X200 meter relay team of Matt Pugsley, Brady Domier, Charlie Bushinger and MJ Lunde turned in a top 8 time in the state for class A to pick up their fourth victory of the season. Bushinger continues to vault well and picked up a second place finish. He was also third in the triple jump with his best leap of the season. Lane Hoefs jumped a personal record to finish third in the high jump. The 4X100 meter relay team of D’Andre Hammond, Pugsley, Domier and Bushinger were third and the 4X400 relay team of Tatyon Lehmann, Bjorn Brunsberg, Isaac Heppner and Hoefs were third as well. Brunsberg was fourth in both the 800 and 1600 and Hammond jumped a personal record to finish fourth in the long jump.