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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


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.