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Bria Wolff finished third in the triple jump as Park Rapids claimed runner-up honors at Tuesday’s Section 8A True Team meet.

Olson takes first in 1,600, runs on two winning relays as Park Rapids girls finish behind International Falls at True Team meet

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     International Falls edged out the Park Rapids girls track and field team in five events and added four other winning performances to capture the Section 8A True Team title Tuesday at Warren.

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     Those winning efforts propelled International Falls to the title with 762 points. The Panthers compiled a runner-up total of 742 points in this 13-team meet.

     In the True Team format, each team enters one relay team and two individuals in the other events and every finisher scores points. With 13 teams, the winning relay scores 39 points while the last relay team earns 3 points. The first-place showings in the other events earn 26 points with last place scoring 1 point.

     Megan Olson played a role in three of the Panthers’ four winning efforts. Olson joined Lydia Kantonen, Tori Hilmanowski and Ellery Overmyer on the winning 4 x 800-meter relay team which clocked a 10:29.61. After winning the 1,600 in 5:39.41, Olson teamed with Megan Grimes, Overmyer and Abby Mueller to win the 4 x 400 relay in 4:28.75.

     The 4 x 100 relay team of Fenja Boesch, Haley MacPherson, Paige Hill and Mady Vaudrin captured the Panthers’ other first-place finish with a winning time of 55.00.

     Finishing second for the Panthers were Grimes in the 100 hurdles (16.49) and 300 hurdles (50.53), Vaudrin in the 100 (13.00), Overmyer in the 800 (2:34.18), Mueller in the 200 (26.46), Kantonen in the 3,200 (13:03.21), and the 4 x 200 relay team of Hill, Jaiden McCollum, Bria Wolff and Vaudrin (1:58.35).

     Placing third for Park Rapids were Mueller in the 400 (1:02.52) and Wolff in the triple jump (30 feet, 4.50 inches).

     International Falls advances to the state Class A True Team meet May 17 at Stillwater. The Panthers are in the running for a wild-card berth. The wild-card team will be announced this weekend.

Girls team scores: International Falls 762, Park Rapids 742, West Marshall 657.50, Norman County 647.50, Crookston 547, Warroad 507, Fertile-Beltrami 397.50, Deer River/Northland 395, Northome-Kelliher/Blackduck 331, Fisher-Climax 274.50, Red Lake County 264, Clearbrook-Gonvick 78, Grygla-Gatzke 66.

Individual results

4 x 800 relay: 1, Park Rapids (Olson, Kantonen, Hilmanowski, Overmyer), 10:29.61.

100 hurdles: 1, Fentem, IF, 16.07. 2, Grimes, PR, 16.49. 16, Hoffard, PR, 20.17.

100 dash: 1, Shofner, IF, 12.72. 2, Vaudrin, PR, 13.00. 10, Boesch, PR, 14.11.

4 x 200 relay: 1, International Falls, 1:58.35. 2, Park Rapids (Hill, McCollum, Wolff, Vaudrin), 1:58.35.

1,600 run: 1, Olson, PR, 5:39.41. 8, M. Steffel, PR, 6:10.98.

4 x 100 relay: 1, Park Rapids (Boesch, MacPherson, Hill, Vaudrin), 55.00.

400 dash: 1, Miller, NC, 1:01.62. 3, Mueller, PR, 1:02.52. 9, Hilmanowski, PR, 1:10.44.

300 hurdles: 1, Owen, IF, 50.10. 2, Grimes, PR, 50.53. 8, Rittgers, PR, 54.23.

800 run: 1, Remer, FC, 2:33.10. 2, Overmyer, PR, 2:34.18. 9, M. Steffel, PR, 2:46.00.

200 dash: 1, Shofner, IF, 26.45. 2, Mueller, PR, 26.46. 12, McCollum, PR, 29.37.

3,200 run: 1, Erickson, IF, 12:27.23. 2, Kantonen, PR, 13:03.21. 9, W. Steffel, PR, 14:03.13.

4 x 400 relay: 1, Park Rapids (Grimes, Olson, Overmyer, Mueller), 4:28.75.

High jump: 1, Rockstad, NC, 5-2. 5, Grimes, PR, 4-10. 7, Otterness, PR, 4-8.

Pole vault: 1, Herzig, IF, 8-9. 4, Drury, PR, 8-0. 6, Mackley, PR, 7-6.

Long jump: 1, Miller, NC, 15-2.50. 5, Boesch, PR, 14-4. 7, Harshman, PR, 14-1.

Triple jump: 1, Stanger, NC, 31-7.50. 3, Wolff, PR, 30-4.50. 8, Warmbold, PR, 28-10.50.

Shot put: 1, Olson, IF, 37-6.75. 4, McCollum, PR, 31-8.75. 10, Johnk, PR, 28-3.50.

Discus: 1, Olson, IF, 99-10. 4, Harshman, PR, 91-11. 7, McCollum, PR, 88-11.

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