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Girls track places sixth at Packer Invitational

Hastings' girls track and field team scored 41 points against Rochester Century, Mankato East, Visitation, Austin, Esko and Owatonna high schools Saturday at the Packer Invitational meet in Austin. The Raiders placed sixth out of the seven teams. Rochester Century took first place with 135.5 points.

The top finishers for the Raiders were seniors Alicia Alverson and Kelly Pechous. Alverson earned two third-place finishes, one in the 400 dash and another in long jump. Pechous placed third in the 1600 and second in the 3200. Freshman Johannah Kneen also put up a good finish, placing fourth in the high jump.

Results from the meet went like this:

• 4x800 relay: Hannah Sieh, Abbie Williams, Marissa Nolan and Kristen Peterson, 11:17.74, seventh;

• 100 hurdles: McKensie Hollar, 19.33, ninth; Allie Nolan, 20.10, 15th; Emily Hughes, 20.12, 16th;

• 100 dash: Nicole Hollar, 14.82, 12th; Danielle Duffy, 14.83, 13th; Alex Iwasko, 15.13, 17th;

• 4x200 relay: Sophia Kneen, Johannah Kneen, Alverson and Savannah Fultz, 2:10.22, sixth;

• 1600: Pechous, 5:26.86, third; Maddy O'Brien, 5:43.11, eighth; Nicole Gaertner, 6:35.77, 17th;

• 4x100 relay: Duffy, Nicole Hollar, Iwasko and Amber Burns, 59.40, seventh;

• 400 dash: Alverson, 63.17, third; Johannah Kneen, 64.26, fifth;

• 300 hurdles: McKensie Hollar, 54.68, 11th; Ashley Bayne, 55.70, 14th; Hughes, 55.87, 15th;

• 800: Clarese Mancl, 2:31.91, seventh; Bri Strandberg, 2:36.40, ninth; Alyssa Barr, 3:09.10, 18th;

• 200 dash: Sophia Kneen, 29.30, 11th; Burns, 30.59, 18th; Nicole Hollar, 30.86, 19th;

• 3200: Pechous, 11:58.15, second; O'Brien, 12:39.17, seventh;

• 4x400 relay: Johannah Kneen, Sophia Kneen, Alverson and Mancl, 4:19.26, fifth;

• Long jump: Alverson, 15-07.00, third, Duffy, 13-08.00, 18th; Burns, 13-00.00, 19th;

• Triple jump: Sophia Kneen, 29-06.50, 13th; Duffy, 27-05.00, 20th; Hughes, 26-02.5, 21st;

• High jump: Johannah Kneen, 4-06.00, fourth; Nicole Hollar, 4-02.00, 14th;

• Shot put (preliminaries): Kelsey Myers, 25-06.00, 11th; Hanah Martin, 24-11.50, 14th;

• Discus (preliminaries): Martin, 73-04, 17th; Myers, 65-08, 18th.

Katrina Styx

Katrina Styx started working at the Hastings Star Gazette 2010 as a reporter. She became the editor in 2016. She has a bachelor's degree in English with a minor in journalism from the University of Wisconsin - River Falls. Prior to coming to Hastings, Katrina reported for weekly newspapers in Jordan, Minn., and River Falls, Wis.

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