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Track and Field: Wolverines race to 6th place finish at NDSU

The Wolverines next compete Tuesday, April 5, back at Bemidji State University.

Johanna Brunsberg and Ally Pavek are among a pack of runners at the NDSU meet on Saturday, April 2.
Contributed by Dana Cantleberry
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FARGO — Both the Wadena-Deer Creek boys and girls track and field teams came away with sixth place out of 15 teams in their Saturday, April 2, event at NDSU.

"It was the first meet of the season for half the squad we brought and we continue to see some big numbers put up by our kids," according to head coach Marc Reynolds. "We are excited for the rest of the year."

Girls results

The girls were led by sophomore Isabelle Larson, who picked up a second place finish in the pole vault and a new personal record of 9 feet. That moves Isabelle up to No. 5 in the school record book. She also added a third place finish in the triple jump. The girls 4X800 meter relay team of Britta Sweeney, Ally Pavek, Johanna Brunsberg and Amber Collins finished in the runner-up spot. Lauryn Gravelle launched a new personal record in the shot put of 31'7.5" to finish fifth and Collins added another fifth place finish in the 800.

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Senior Madison Packer races through hurdles Saturday, April 2, at NDSU.
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The 4X200 meter relay team of Maddie Packer, Lydia Oldakowski, Kylee Collins and Larson finished in sixth place and K. Collins was sixth as well in the pole vault. Gracie Arm continues to throw well, as she had her second personal record in the second meet of the year in the shot put, throwing 31'2.25" to finish seventh. Packer added seventh place finishes in the long jump and the 60 meter hurdles.

Boys results

Brady Domier picked up the lone first place finish for WDC tying his personal record in the pole vault at 12'6". Matt Pugsley finished second in the 400 with another big personal record running 55.07. Sophomore Lyrik Haug continues to improve with a second place jump of 6' 6". That moves Haug to the No. 2 spot in the school record book. The school record is 6'6.25" held by Craig Boehne from 1982. The 4X200 meter relay team of Charlie Bushinger, Domier, Pugsley and Haug finished third and Bushinger picked up a fifth place finish in the triple jump and a seventh place finish in the pole vault. Domier rounded out the scoring for the boys with an eighth place finish in the 60 hurdles.


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Charlie Bushinger turns the corner while racing at NDSU on Saturday, April 2.
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The Wolverines plan to host their first outdoor meet of the season; the Sam Kelderman Memorial Track and Field Meet on Monday, April 11.

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