Vikings compete in state track meet

Published 8:55 pm Friday, May 18, 2018

After the first two days of competition at the Iowa State track and field meet, the Northwood-Kensett boys’ and girls’ teams have only one event left to compete in on the third and final day.

Senior Dusti Bratrud qualified for the meet in the shot put, which took place Thursday afternoon. Bratrud would finish the event in 20th place with a throw of 33-10 1/2. Senior Taylor Jorgensen took 23rd place in the 100-meter hurdles, with a finishing time of 17.82. Sophomore Lindsey Davidson came in 20th place in the 3,000-meter run with a time of 11:49.12.

The shuttle hurdle team — consisting of seniors Raquel Robinson and Jorgensen, sophomore Peyton Pangburn and freshman Kayla Senne — finished their heat in fourth place and 23rd overall with a time of 1:13.41.

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Seniors Mackenzie Duvall and Ivy Rollene, junior Josie Einertson and sophomore Jaela Parks finished the distance medley with a time of 4:36.09, good enough for 19th place. Rollene, Einertson, Duvall and Robinson would finish the 4×400-meter relay in 20th place with a time of 4:19.43.

The best finish for the girls’ team came from Robinson, who took ninth place in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 1:08.67.

Davidson is the only Viking left to compete, and will run in the 1,500-meter run Saturday afternoon.

On the boys’ side, junior Logan Benjegerdes came up just short of qualifying for the Saturday final in the 110-meter hurdles, coming in ninth place overall — just .02 seconds short of reaching the final.

Benjegerdes also ran in the 400-meter hurdles, in which he finished in 14th place with a time of 56.85. Sophomore Caden Schrage ran in the event and finished in 22nd place with a time of 59.59.

Junior Marquise Berry qualified in both the high jump and long jump. He took 21st place in the long jump with 16-11 1/4 and was unable to place in the high jump.

The shuttle hurdle team of Benjegerdes, Schrage, senior Kole Parks and freshman Spencer Smith finished in 17th place with a time of 1:03.68.

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Tyler Julson covers sports for the Albert Lea Tribune.

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