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Raider boys win Spartan Invite in Richfield

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Raider boys win Spartan Invite in Richfield
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Thanks to four first-place finishes and all kinds of depth, the Hastings boys track and field team got a much appreciated shot in the arm by winning the annual Spartan Invitational at Richfield High.

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Eight teams competed in the meet. Hastings racked up 177 points. Park Center was second with 149.50 and Minneapolis Washburn was third with 111.50.

Joe Rabaey had a big win for Hastings in the 800, finishing in 2:04.81 to take the top spot.

Zack Benning won the 3,200-meter run in 9:51.98, finishing 40 seconds ahead of the second-place runner.

Clayton Johnson won the 110-meter high hurdles in 16.98.

And Andy Rachuy won the 300 hurdles in 43.09.

Here are the complete results from the meet:

100 -- Derek Edwards, fifth, 12.21; John McQuade, 12th, 13.10; Alex Schorzman, 16th, 13.42.

200 -- Brian Burr, second, 24.10; Ross Dylla, eighth, 24.71; Zach Wiese, 10th, 26.48.

400 -- Jesse Green, fourth, 53.06; Mark Vaith, fifth, 53.83; Drew Pottinger, 13th, 58.13.

800 -- Joe Rabaey, first, 2:04.81; Matt Woolery, fourth, 2:10.12; Alex Kane, sixth, 2:12.93.

1600 -- Zack Benning, second, 4:31.48; Rabaey, third, 4:39.19; Woolery, fifth, 4:53.98.

3200 -- Benning, first, 9:51.98; Christian Weiland, fifth, 10:55.12; Lukas Human, 10th, 11:48.55.

110 hurdles -- Clayton Johnson, first, 16.98; Matt Boe, eighth, 19.26; Wiese, 12th, 21.57.

300 hurdles -- Andy Rachuy, first, 43.09; Johnson, fourth, 44.48; Boe, eighth, 47.67.

4x100 relay -- Hastings, fourth, 48.39.

4x200 relay -- Hastings, third, 1:36.48.

4x400 relay -- Hastings, second, 3:32.12.

4x800 relay -- Hastings, second, 8:51.48.

High jump -- Kane, third, 6-0; Brandon Sieh, eighth, 5-6; Austin Getting, ninth, 5-4.

Pole vault -- Wes Evansen, second, 12-6; Rachuy, fourth, 10-6; Jake Spitzack, fifth, 10-0.

Long jump -- Evansen, fifth, 18-8.75; Alex Poncelet, 12th, 16-5.75.

Triple jump -- Rabaey, sixth, 37-2; Johnson, ninth, 36-7.25; Poncelet, 12th, 34-5.

Shot put -- Kyle King, fourth, 42-1.25; Keith Mikel, seventh, 38-11.75; Matt Reinisch, 17th, 31-9.

Discus -- Jake Kelly, second, 115-08; King, third, 105-11; Reinisch, 86-9.

Girls

The Hastings girls placed sixth out of eight teams.

The team got two first-place finishes.

Allissa Smith won the pole vault and Hanah Martin won the discus.

100 meter dash -- Emily Hovseth, 11th, 14.72; Morgan Shepherd, 16th, 15.21; Marli Rodriguez, 19th, 15.64.

200 meter dash -- Jenny Schutt, sixth, 29.00; Kalli Dunn, 20th, 32.23; Savannah Kaul, 21st, 32.98.

400 meter dash -- Abberly Smith, 12th, 1:10.86; Sara Ficker, 13th, 1:01.91.

800 meter run -- Ciara Christensen, seventh, 2:54.26.

1,600 -- Quinn Myers, seventh, 5:58.90; Marissa Nolan, eighth, 6:03.17; Bri Strandberg, 11th, 6:16.65.

3200 -- Strandberg, seventh, 13:32.11; Nolan, 12th, 15:29.56; Makaila England, 13th, 15:59.01.

100 hurdles -- Allie Nolan, sixth, 18.89; Breana Bamlet, seventh, 19.32; Ashley Getting, eighth, 19.40.

300 hurdles -- Gretta Utecht, 10th, 55.84; Jessie Risch, 12th, 56.14; Julie Nolan, 14th, 57.08.

4x100 relay -- Hastings, seventh, 56.75.

4x200 relay -- Hastings, sixth, 2:02.77.

4x400 relay -- Hastings, third, 4:30.09.

4x800 relay -- Hastings, third, 11:08.52.

High jump -- Nicole Hollar, third, 4-10; Kate Curtis, eighth, 4-4.

Pole vault -- Allissa Smith, first, 8-6; Kit Ruedy, eighth, 7-0; Maddie Carlson, ninth, 7-0.

Long jump -- Bailey Clothier, ninth, 14-0; Hovseth, 13th, 13-4; Taylor Engstrom, 14th, 13-3.

Triple jump -- Hollar, seventh, 30-3.25; Kaylee Kopp, 12th, 28-5; Utecht, 19th, 25-7.

Shot put -- Hanah Martin, third, 31-0; Taylor Burr, 11th, 26-6.75; Gabriella Sorg, 15th, 24-0.

Discus -- Martin, first, 110-09.

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Chad Richardson
Chad Richardson is the publisher and editor at the Hastings Star Gazette. He was the general manager of the Farmington Independent and Rosemount Town Pages from 2000 to 2007. He previously worked at the Star Gazette from 1996 to 2000 as a photographer and reporter. He also worked as a photographer and writer at the Pope County Tribune in Glenwood.
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