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Patriots qualify one, Cardinals 21, for state tourney

LHS girls’ team places first and boys take second
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Greg Hoogeveen

Luverne and Hills-Beaver Creek track and field teams traveled to Montevideo Thursday, June 1, for the MSHSL Section 3A Championships.
Luverne qualified for state competition in 15 separate events, with 28 athletes in total moving on.
The Cardinals will also send Reinha John as an alternate in the 4-by-400 meter relay and 4-by-800 meter relay and Isabela Oye as an alternate in the 4-by-400 meter relay.
“I thought the kids had another great night and competed hard, challenged limits, and did their very best,” said LHS head coach Pete Janiszeski.
“Anytime you qualify 21 kids for the state meet, it’s a tremendous testament to the kids and all of the work they pour into the season.” 
The Luverne girls’ track team took first place with 114.5 team points, and the boys’ team placed second (80 team points), falling to Montevideo (81 team point).
The H-BC Patriots girls’ track team placed 10th overall with 28 team points, and the boys’ team placed 20th with 7 total team points.
 “Our team performed well and had some good performances in both our boys’ and girls’ events,” said H-BC head coach Rex Metzger.
“Brynn Bakken had a great day, advancing to the state meet in three individual events.” 
The 2023 Class A State Track and Field Tournament will be June 8-9 at St. Michael-Albertville High School in St. Michael.
Prelims will be Thursday, June 8. The Class A finals will be Friday, June 9.
Individual event results for the meet are as follows:
Girls’ 4x800 Meter Relay
STATE QUALIFIER LHS First Place, Jenna DeBates, Tiana Lais, Cassi Chesley, Elizabeth Wagner, 9:56.67
Boys’ 4x800 Meter Relay
STATE QUALIFIER LHS First Place, Camden Janiszeski, Owen Janiszeski, Carsen Tofteland, Ryan Fick, 8:16.96
Girls’ 100 Meter Hurdles
STATE QUALIFIER LHS Second Place, Augusta Papik, 16.68 PR
H-BC 12th, Ava Steinhoff, 18.50
Boys’ 110 Meter Hurdles
H-BC 10th, James Vanden Bosch, 18.03 PR
Girls’ 100 Meters
STATE QUALIFIER H-BC First Place, Brynn Bakken, 12.61
Boys’ 100 Meters
LHS 16th, Coulter Thone, 12.46
Girls’ 4x200 Meter Relay
LHS Fourth, Sarah Stegenga, Makena Nelson, Anna Banck, Isabella Oye, 1:50.22
H-BC 13th, Bailey Spykerboer, Emma Deelstra, Hailey Moser, Sage DeBoer, 1:59.26
Boys’ 4x200 Meter Relay
LHS Third, DJ Rock, Gavin DeBeer, Zachary Terrio, Lucky Dara, 1:34.79
H-BC Fourth, Micah Bush, Beau Bakken, Elisha Taubert, Cooper Tatge, 1:36.04
Girls’ 1600 Meters
LHS Fourth, Cassi Chesley 5:40.35 PR
LHS Sixth, Ella Schmuck, 5:44.26 PR
Boys’ 1600 Meters
LHS Third, Ryan Fick, 4:41.59
LHS 15th, Leif Ingebretsen, 5:20.04
Girls’ 4x100 Meter Relay
LHS Fifth, Sarah Stegenga, Anna Banck, Makena Nelson, Isabella Oye, 51.90
H-BC Ninth, Abigail Harris, Layla Deelstra, Brynn Rauk, Brynn Bakken, 53.42
Boys’ 4x100 Meter Relay
LHS Eighth, Ashton Hood, Coy Thone, Coulter Thone, Isaac DeBates, 46.25
H-BC Ninth, Mason Shaffner, Beau Bakken, Blake Leenderts, Cooper Gacke, 46.38
Boys’ 400 Meters
STATE QUALIFIER LHS Second, Lucky Dara, 51.58 PR
LHS 10th, Zachary Terrio, 54.05
Girls’ 300 Meter Hurdles
STATE QUALIFIER LHS First, Elizabeth Wagner, 47.21
LHS Third, Reinha John, 48.77
LHS 13th, Jerzey Hood, 54.79
Boys’ 300 Meter Hurdles
LHS Ninth, Isaac DeBates, 45.49 PR
Girls’ 800 Meters
LHS 15th, Maria Rops, 2:42.87 SR
Boys’ 800 Meters
LHS 11th, Dylan Ommen, 2:12.26, PR
LHS 13th, Carsen Tofteland, 2:12.57
Girls’ 200 Meters
STATE QUALIFIER H-BC First, Brynn Bakken, 26.00 PR
LHS 13th, Anna Banck, 28.54 SR
Boys’ 200 Meters
LHS Tenth, Coy Thone, 24.56 PR
LHS 14th, Coulter Thone, 25.21
Girls’ 3200 Meters
STATE QUALIFIER LHS Second, Jenna DeBates, 11:18.73
LHS Third, Grace Ingebretsen, 12:32.74
LHS 12th, Kayla Bloemendaal, 14:15.09
Boys’ 3200 Meters
STATE QUALIFIER LHS First, Camden Janiszeski, 9:59.08 SR
STATE QUALIFIER LHS Second, Owen Janiszeski, 10:00.55
LHS Fifth, Sage Viessman, 10:41.44 PR
Girls’ 4x400 Meter Relay
STATE QUALIFIER LHS First, Tiana Lais, Sarah Stegenga, Ella Schmuck, Elizabeth Wagner, 4:10.74
Boys’ 4x400 Meter Relay
STATE QUALIFIER LHS First, Zachary Terrio, Ryan Fick, Carsten Tofteland, Lucky Dara, 3:31.05
H-BC 15th, Micah Bush, Elisha Taubert, Blake Leenderts, Bode Kruger, 3:50.73
Boys’ Long Jump
LHS Eighth, Gavin DeBeer 19-08.75
Girls’ Triple Jump
STATE QUALIFIER H-BC Fourth, Brynn Bakken, 35-08.25 PR
Boys’ Triple Jump
H-BC 10th, Blake Leenderts, 38-11.25
H-BC 12th, Bode Kruger, 37-01.75
Boys’ High Jump
H-BC 11th, Elisha Taubert, 5-06
LHS 13th, Isaac DeBates, 5-06
H-BC 14th, James Vanden Bosch, 5-04
Girls’ Pole Vault
LHS Fifth, Corynn Oye, 8-02
Boys’ Pole Vault
Girls’ Shot Put
STATE QUALIFIER LHS First, Jocelyn Hart, 40-05.25
STATE QUALIFIER LHS Second, Jadyn Hart, 40-00.75 PR
H-BC Seventh, Ally Birger, 32-10 PR
H-BC Eighth, Larissa Steinhoff, 32-06
H-BC 12th, Isabel Wysong, 30-06.25
Boys’ Shot Put
LHS Sixth, Elijah Woodley, 43-06.25
H-BC Seventh, Beau Bakken, 43-03
LHS Ninth, Keaton Ahrendt, 42-11
H-BC 14th, Jackson Gacke, 37-05.75
Girls’ Discus Throw
STATE QUALIFIER LHS First, Jadyn Hart, 123-04
STATE QUALIFIER LHS Second, Jocelyn Hart, 114-11
LHS 14th, Hannah Sneller, 81-03
Boys’ Discus Throw
LHS Sixth, Elijah Woodley, 120-03.5
H-BC 15th, 95-00.5

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