Track and Field: Nevis' Jade Rypkema wins 3,200 run at Hamline Elite Meet

Ayo Ogundeji and Liddy DeWulf finish first for the Tigers at Hawley.

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Nevis' Jade Rypkema led the field with a winning time of 10:45.59 in the 3,200-meter run at the Hamline University Elite Meet on Friday, April 29, 2022.
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ST. PAUL – Nevis’ Jade Rypkema won the 3,200 at the Hamline University Elite meet on Friday, April 29.

Rypkema clocked a time of 10:45.59 to top the 16-runner field, which included Class A, Class AA and Class AA competitors. Murray County Central’s Amanda Overgeauw was second in 10:50.14.

Tigers compete at Hawley

HAWLEY – Ayo Ogundeji and Liddy DeWulf posted winning performances to lead Nevis at the United Clay Becker Boosters Invitational on Thursday, April 28.

Ogundeji won the 100 in 11.60 and was the runner-up in the 200 in 24.14 as Nevis finished seventh in the boys field with 48 points. Perham topped the 12-team meet with 131 points.

Also placing for the Nevis boys were Jon Rice (second in the 110 hurdles in 18.39 and third in the 300 hurdles in 48.42), George Bjorklund (second in the 800 in 2:10.62), and Evan Pohl (second in the 1,600 in 5:00.46).


DeWulf led the field in the shot put with a throw of 34-3.50 as the Tigers finished ninth with 35 points. Perham took first in the girls meet with 169 points.

Rounding out Nevis’ team score were Addison Lindow (third in 1:06.67) and Marley Mitchell (sixth in 1:09.43) in the 400, Grace McNamee in the 100 hurdles (fourth in 17.78), Ava Isaacson (fourth in the shot put at 30-5.50 and fifth in the discus at 83-9), Adeline Bjorklund in the 1,600 (eighth in 6:02.66), and Marissa Engst in the discus (eighth at 79-8).

Winning Section 8A title, placing in three events at the state Class A meet highlighted season.

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