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State Track and Field: Cards' Jackson part of blazing 100

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Willmar's Rose Jackson was among the stellar athletes comprising a 100-meter dash heat on Saturday in the Minnesota State Track and Field Meet at Hamline University in St. Paul

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In the photo, at left, Rose Jackson of Willmar powers down Lane No. 7 in a record-breaking field in the girls Class AA 100-meter dash at Hamline University on Saturday morning.

Hopkins junior Taylor Anderson, right, set a new Minnesota all-time record in a time of 11.71. Alexandria eighth-grader Wensia Johnson, second from right, finished second in 11.83 after setting the all-time record 24-hours earlier with a time of 11.74.

Osseo junior Phillis Webb, second from left, finished third in 12.00 and Jackson, a junior, tied for the 6th-best time (12.35).

Jackson placed 7th in the 200 in 25.71 later in the meet.

The two podium finishes brings her state-medal total to six in two years. Alexandria's Johnson won the 200-dash adding a gold to her silver, which is quite an accomplishment for an athlete who ran in junior-high meets a year ago and didn't begin to compete until May this spring recovering from a knee injury.

Tribune photo and text by Rand Middleton.

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