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Track and Field: Hastings has strong showing at True Team sections

Both Raider track teams had a solid showing outside at True Team sections in Eagan, a welcome change from all the indoor meets at the start of the season like this picture from the meet at UWRF. Alec Hamilton / RiverTown Multimedia

Both the Hastings boys' and girls' track and field teams put in solid showings at the True Team section 2AAA meet in Eagan on Tuesday. The girls took third with 667.5 points behind Stillwater and the winner, Eagan. Meanwhile, the boys finished fourth with 597.5 points, just one point out of third-place Park and behind Eagan and champion Stillwater. Competing at the meet were Stillwater, Eagan, Park, East Ridge, Woodbury, Henry Sibley and Tartan.

Hastings had just one event champion, Jack Tousignant won the boys' discus with a throw of 137 feet and 8 inches, however the Raiders did have several top-five finishers. For the girls, the Raiders took fourth in all four relay events: the 4x800 meter relay they finished in 10 minutes and 35.16 seconds (10:35.16), the 4x200 in 1:51.21, the 4x400 (4:23.60) and the 4x100 (52.79). Also in fourth was Linnea Urban in the 1,600 with a time of 5:28.87.

Liberty Larcholey took fifth in the 400 with a time of 1:04.24, Hannah Peterson was fourth in the high jump with a leap of 4 feet 10 inches (4-10), Emily Weldon tied for second in the pole vault with a vault of nine feet and just behind her, tied for fourth, was Maria Kummer (9-00 as well). Krystal Carlson placed third in the shot put with a throw of 33-6.75 and Jessica Davison was third in the discus with a throw of 109-8.

The Raiders boys had three top-five finishes in the relays. They took third in the 4x800 with a time of 8:56.86, fifth in the 4x200 in 1:36.77 and fourth in the 4x400 (3:37.03). Josh Lewanski took fifth in the 400 with a time of 53.88, David Nogle was third in the 3,200 in 10:06.30 and Noah Kullman placed fourth in the long jump with a leap of 18-6.75. Matt Myers was runner-up in the pole vault with a vault of 12-6 and Tousignant was the runner-up in the shot put with a throw of 45-1.50.

Alec Hamilton

Alec Hamilton is a RiverTown Multimedia sports reporter covering Hastings, Farmington and Rosemount athletics. He graduated from Drake University with a journalism degree in 2014. 

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