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Track and field: Detroit Lakes girls finish eighth at Class 2A state true team

Results from Detroit Lakes girls track and field at Class 2A state true team

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The Detroit Lakes girls track and field team took eighth place at the Class 2A state true team meet on Saturday on May 21, 2022 at Stillwater High School.
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STILLWATER – The Detroit Lakes girls track and field team hit the road on a chilly Saturday to compete in the Class 2A state true team meet.

The Lakers took eighth place out of 12 competing teams with a score of 422.5. Rocori, one of the teams the Detroit Lakes will compete against at the Section 8-3A championships, won the meet with a score of 601. Rockford (546.5), Mankato (503.5), Eden Valley-Watkins-Kimball (491) and Willmar (451), another 8-3A team, rounded out the top five.

Abby Larson took home a pair of top-eight finishes. She took second in the 100-meter dash with a time of 12.80 seconds before taking fourth in the 200-meter at 26.92 seconds. Julia Steffl took eighth place in the 3,200-meter race with a time of 12:31.33.

The Lakers had two girls place in the top eight in the hurdles events. Annie Paulson finished second in the 300-meter race at 48.25 seconds, while Rylee Johnson came in sixth (16.50) in the 100.

Johnson was also in the top eight in the high jump. She took eighth place at 4-feet, 10-inches. Grace Gunderson also cleared 4-feet, 10-inches for fourth place. Jacee Hauser took third in the discus at 111-feet, 5-inches, and sixth in the shot put at 33-feet, 2.5-inches.


Detroit Lakes has one regular-season meet left on May 23 in Bemidji before hosting the Section 8-3A meet.

CLASS 2A TRUE TEAM GIRLS SCORES- 1- Rocori 601, 2- Rockford 546.5, 3- Mankato 503.5, 4- Eden Valley-Watkins-Kimball 491, 5- Willmar 451, 6- Fairmont 44, 7- Byron 434, 8- Detroit Lakes 422.5, 9- Belle Plaine 384.5, 10- North Branch 309.5, 11- Simley 288, 12- Blake School 243.5

DETROIT LAKES GIRLS TOP EIGHT FINISHERS- 100M- 1st- Cassia Cady (Rockford) 12.38, 2nd- Detroit Lakes 12.80

200M- 1st- Cady (Rockford), 4th- Larson 26.92

3200M- 1st- Laura Thompson (Fairmonth) 11:12.66, 8th- Julia Steff; 12:31.33

100M HURDLES- 1st- Cecelia Woods (Rocori) 14.73, 6th- Rylee Johnson 16.50

300M HURDLES- 1st- Woods (Rocori) 45.89, 2nd- Annie Paulson 48.25

4x100M RELAY- 1st- Rockford 51.19, 4th- Detroit Lakes 52.26

4x200M RELAY- 1st- Eden Valley-Watkins-Kimball 1:47.77, 4th- Detroit Lakes 1:51.71

4x400M RELAY- 1st- Eden Valley-Watkins-Kimball 4:07.53, 7th- Detroit Lakes 4:41.25

4x800M RELAY- 1st- Rockford 9:56.74, 8th- Detroit Lakes 10:41.04

SHOT PUT- 1st- Brianna Schneider (Rocori) 35’5”, 6th- Jacee Hauser 33’5.25”

DISCUS- 1st- Mackenzie Gibson (Simley) 112’8”, 3rd- Hauser 111’5”

HIGH JUMP- 1st- Ellie Becker (Eden Valley-Watkins-Kimball) 5’2”, 4th- Grace Gunderson 4’10”, 8th- Rylee Johnson 4’10”

Related Topics: TRACK AND FIELD
Jared Rubado is the sports editor for the Detroit Lakes Tribune and the Perham Focus. He moved to the area in September of 2021 after covering sports for the Alexandria Echo Press for nearly three years. Jared graduated from the University of Augustana in 2018 with degrees in journalism and sports managment.
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