scholten places fifth at state; wilgenburg betters school record
The Hills-Beaver Creek Patriots were represented well at the Minnesota State Track and Field Meet at Hamline University in St. Paul Friday and Saturday.
Sophomore Zach Scholten, who tied the school record when he won the Section 3A meet, competed in the high jump.
Scholten placed fifth at the meet with a jump of 6-02 feet.
“He put forth a great effort and that finish is a huge accomplishment,” H-BC head track coach Rex Metzger said.
Metzger noted that Scholten was dealing with a twisted ankle from earlier in the week.
“He didn’t have his best day, but considering that minor setback he did a great job,” Metzger said.
Senior Jenna Wilgenburg ran her personal best at the state meet and bettered her own school record for the third time this year.
Competing in the 800-meter run in her second state meet, Wilgenburg finished 12th in the prelims and did not reach the finals in St. Paul.
“She has had just a great career for us,” Metzger said. “She’s been competitive since seventh grade, qualified for two state meets, and has broken many records.”
Overall, Metzger was pleased with the Patriots’ season.
“Both teams were very competitive across the board throughout the season,” he said.