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Track team members qualify for state

May 26, 2017
Pierce County Tribune

Rugby High School track & field team members had one last chance to qualify for state at the regional meet last week in Rugby.

And quite a few did so.

As teams, both the boys and girls took respective first places on the meet.

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(Lori Gronvold for the PCT) Keith Vetsch hands the baton to Kaden Jaeger during the 4x100-meter relay event at the regional track & field meet last week in Rugby.

The boys saw state qualifiers in Dustin Herold (100-meter dash, 200-meter dash, 4x100 and 4x200-meter relays), Cade Heilman (100 dash, 200 dash, 400-meter dash, 4x200 relay), Kaden Jaeger (200 dash, 4x100 relay, 4x200 relay, pole vault), Jacob Blessum (800-meter run, 4x400-meter relay, 4x800-meter relay, 300-meter hurdles), J.D. Matehs (110-meter hurdles), Cole Wentz (3200-meter run, 4x800 relay), Cody Jundt (4x400 relay, 4x200 relay), Trace Goven (4x800), John Mueller (4x800), Kade Leier (4x100, 4x400), Nathan Livedalen (4x400, triple jump), Keith Vetsch (4x100, 300 hurdles), Shayden Luna (triple jump) and D.J. Schneibel (javelin).

The girls saw state qualifiers in Kristina Brossart (100 dash, 200 dash, 4x400), Maria Blessum (400 dash, pole vault), Anni Stier (400 dash, 300 hurdles, 4x400), Tristin Lunde (800 run, 4x400, 4x800), Ellie Duchscherer (1600 run, 3200 run, 4x800), Karsyn Hager (3200 run, 4x800), Anna Clements (4x800), Lyndsey Schmitt (4x400), Brooke Blessum (high jump, pole vault, long jump), Kelly Swanson (pole vault), Sara Stier (long jump, triple jump), and Madison Uhlenkamp (discus).

Maria Blessum also set a new meet record in pole vault with a height of 10 feet.

The state track meet continues today in Bismarck.

For full results, see this week's scoreboard.

- Tribune Staff Report



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