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State Track: Cardinals relay team sets school record, reaches final

ST. PAUL -- The Willmar girls' 4x200-meter relay team will have the chance to compete for a state championship. In Day 1 of the MSHSL State Track and Field Championship meet Friday at Hamline University, the Cardinals' relay team of Keisha Warne,...

Willmar's 4x200 meter relay team set a school record of 1:43.71 and advanced to the finals with an eighth place finish in Friday preliminaries at the Minnesota State Track and Field Championships at Hamline University in St. Paul. From left are relay team runners Samantha Christoffer, Kirah Kessler-Gross, Erica Schramm and Keisha Warne. Submitted photo
Willmar's 4x200 meter relay team set a school record of 1:43.71 and advanced to the finals with an eighth place finish in Friday preliminaries at the Minnesota State Track and Field Championships at Hamline University in St. Paul. From left are relay team runners Samantha Christoffer, Kirah Kessler-Gross, Erica Schramm and Keisha Warne. Submitted photo

ST. PAUL - The Willmar girls' 4x200-meter relay team will have the chance to compete for a state championship.

In Day 1 of the MSHSL State Track and Field Championship meet Friday at Hamline University, the Cardinals' relay team of Keisha Warne, Erica Schramm, Kirah Kessler-Gross and Sam Christoffer set a new school record after placing eighth in prelims with a time of 1 minute, 43.71 seconds, putting them into Saturday's championship race.

The top seed is Minnetonka with a time of 1:41.76.

In the first race Friday, Willmar senior Heidi Schmitz competed in the first of her two races, taking 14th in the 3,200 with a time of 11:42.45. She will compete again in the 1,600 on Saturday.

Also on Saturday, the Willmar boys' 4x800 relay will compete in the second race of the day.

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Class A

Morris/Chokio-Alberta's Alexis Pew led off a strong day for the Tigers track and field team with a third-place finish in the girls' high jump.

The Morris/CA junior finished in a three-way tie for third place with Spectrum's Adrienne Foell and Waterville-Elysian-Morristown's Toryn Richards by clearing a height of 5 feet, 2 inches. The state champion was Maple River's Madi Schirmer at 5-4.

In the girls' 800, the Tigers' Maddie Carrington will head into Saturday's finals as the top seed after running a time of 2:16.40.

For the Morris/CA boys, two relay teams - the 4x200 and 4x400 - will race in finals on Saturday. The 4x400 was second in prelims at 3:25.99 while the 4x200 has the ninth spot. Jaden Maanum also made a final Saturday for the Tigers, placing third in the 800 prelims at 1:56.39.

Minnewaska's Ellie Danielson reached the medal stand on Friday, finishing in a tie for sixth place in the high jump at 5-2. Teammate Emily Kaiser also qualified for a pair of Saturday finals in the 100 (eighth; 12.72) and 200 (seventh; 26.50).

Josh Lynch left state with an eighth-place medal. The New London-Spicer senior wrapped up his prep career by clearing a height of 13-6 in the pole vault, finishing in a tie with Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton's Aidan Oldenburg.

Day 2 of the state track and field championship will take place Saturday, with Class AA starting at 9 a.m. and A at 3:30 p.m.

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Class AA

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Winner and area finishes

GIRLS 3200 RUN FINALS - (1) Lauren Peterson, Rosemount 10:38.03 (14) Heidi Schmitz, Willmar 11:42.45

4x200 RELAY PRELIMS - (1) Minnetonka 1:41.76 (8) Willmar (Keisha Warne, Erica Schramm, Kirah Kessler-Gross, Sam Christoffer) 1:43.71

Class A state championship

Winner and area finishes

BOYS 3200 RUN FINALS - (1) Geno Uhrbom, Greenway-Nashwauk-Keewatin 9:24.07 (11) Mike Kvaal, Lac qui Parle Valley/Dawson-Boyd 10:04.04 (12) Ezekiel Sather, Lac qui Parle Valley/Dawson-Boyd 10:04.72

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GIRLS LONG JUMP FINALS - (1) Robbie Grace, Blake 19-1.5 (14) Avery Bartunek, Lac qui Parle Valley/Dawson-Boyd 15-10

GIRLS HIGH JUMP FINALS - (1) Madi Schirmer, Maple River 5-4 (T-3) Alexis Pew, Morris/Chokio-Alberta 5-2 (T-6) Ellie Danielson, Minnewaska 5-2 (19) Josie Munsterman, Lac qui Parle Valley/Dawson-Boyd 4-10

BOYS POLE VAULT FINALS - (1) Jacob Munsch, Plainview-Elgin-Millville 15-0 (8) Josh Lynch, New London-Spicer 13-6 (12) Austin Frank, BOLD/Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart 13-0

BOYS SHOT PUT FINALS - (1) Shane Byrne, Stewartville 56-3.5 (10) Gideon Mische, New London-Spicer 48-4

GIRLS DISCUS FINALS - (1) Desera Engholm, Pequot Lakes 131-4 (11) Jadalyn Wagner, Litchfield 104-11

GIRLS 100 HURDLES PRELIMS - (1) Alisa Gilbert, Watertown-Mayer 14.98 (15) Kaylie Raths, Morris/Chokio-Alberta 17.12 (16) Olivia Lebrija, Morris/Chokio-Alberta 17.73

BOYS 110 HURDLES PRELIMS - (1) Jack Haussner, Cook County 15.12 (14) Camden Arndt, Morris/Chokio-Alberta 16.15

GIRLS 100 DASH PRELIMS - (1) MaeLea Harmon, Waterville-Elysian-Morristown 12.29 (8) Emily Kaiser, Minnewaska 12.72

BOYS 100 DASH PRELIMS - (1) Max Peckenschneider, Providence Academy 10.91 (14) Blake Goodall, Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa 11.92

BOYS 4x200 RELAY PRELIMS - (1) Jordan 1:29.57 (9) Morris/Chokio-Alberta (Kenny Soderberg, Mace Yellow, Noah Thielke, Zach Hughes) 1:32.25

BOYS 4x100 RELAY PRELIMS - (1) Jordan 42.74 (DQ) Minnewaska (John Helander, Aiden Tank, Tyson Meyer, Jackson Meyer)

GIRLS 800 RUN PRELIMS - (1) Maddie Carrington, Morris/Chokio-Alberta 2:16.40

BOYS 800 RUN PRELIMS - (1) Luke Olson, Ely 1:55.84 (3) Jaden Maanum, Morris/Chokio-Alberta 1:56.39

GIRLS 200 DASH PRELIMS - (1) Robbie Grace, Blake 25.58 (7) Emily Kaiser, Minnewaska 26.50

BOYS 4x400 RELAY PRELIMS - (1) Fairmont 3:24.15 (2) Morris/Chokio-Alberta (Cam Arndt, Zach Hughes, Mace Yellow, Jaden Maanum) 3:25.99 (10) Montevideo (Trent Dreyer, Connor Osbon, Christian Riley, Jose Pacheco Murillo)

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