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Track and Field Preview: Numbers improve for Raiders

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Numbers for the Lake Park-Audubon boys’ and girls’ track and field teams are at their highest levels in years, meaning better depth for the Raider squads.

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The LP-A boys have five seniors in Shane Toutges (long jump, sprints and relays), Tyler Molacek (relays, mid-distance), Isaiah Pearson (400, 4x800, 200, long jump), Mitch Zerr (100, 200, 400, shot put, relays) and Chance Kostreba (3,200, 4x800).

The Raider girls will be led by four seniors in Breann Hogie (800, high jump, 4x800, 4x400), Bailee Bartunek (shot put, 100, 200, relays), Rebecca Schermer (800, 4x800, high jump, relays) and Ashlynn Strom (3,200).

Junior Tory Haglund will also be an anchor in sprints, running the 100, 200 and 400 sprints.

“The numbers are much better, but there are a lot of new faces, so it will be a work in progress,” said LP-A coach Coral Lunde. “The big thing is we will be able to fill out most of our events in meets.”

Junior Taylor Briard also will be a main contributor in sprints, while helping place relays as well.

For the Raider girls, Hogie and Schermer will be hurdle contributors, with the long distance events being a strength with Ashlynn and Hannah Strom and sophomore Lilly Ness all strong runners. 

The 2014 Lake Park-Audubon track and field schedule:

April

15 at Hawley

22 at Barnesville

24 at Hawley

29 at Hawley

May

1 at Mahnomen

8 at Ada-Borup

15 at Ada-Borup

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Brian Wierima
Detroit Lakes Newspapers Sports Editor for the last 15 years. St. Cloud State University graduate, who hails from Deer Creek, MN. 
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