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Raiders host time trial against Red Wing to start track season

Sophomore Rachel Hughes sprints at the beginning of the time trials. Alec Hamilton / RiverTown Multimedia1 / 5
Senior Joe Zak throws shotput under the watchful eye of throwing coach Todd Levos. Alec Hamilton / RiverTown Multimedia2 / 5
Junior Matt Myers runs the 4x400 relay for the Raiders. Alec Hamilton / RiverTown Multimedia3 / 5
Freshman Martha Vaughan had a solid day, either winning or finishing near the top of her events. Alec Hamilton / RiverTown Multimedia4 / 5
Sophomore Joe Nauer (left) and senior Josh McKinney (right) run a relay against each other. Alec Hamilton / RiverTown Multimedia5 / 5

The Hastings Raiders boys' and girls' track team started their competition season by hosting a time trial with the Red Wing Wingers. While times and scores were not recorded, boys' head coach Jason Koch said that the meet was a good start to the season.

"I was very pleased with how our kids competed and was pleasantly surprised with a lot of the performances throughout the night," he said. "We still have a long way to go, but it was a great start to the season."

They were able to run through almost all the events, minus some field events like the discus, pole vault, long and triple jump. It took a little over two hours for the whole event as parents, friends and family filled the walking track looking over the basketball courts and running track.

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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