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2015 Girls’ Track & Field Team in Review

By Staff | Apr 24, 2015

Photo Courtsey of Portraits by Misti The 2015 Rugby High School girls track & field team.

Rugby track team’s returning state qualifiers from last year are:

Seniors: Jessica Blessum – High Jump, Pole Vault. Allison Foster – 3200 Meter Run, Relay (4 x 800). Bailey Nelson – Relay (4 x 800). Emily Stier – 100 Meter Dash, 200 Meter Dash, 400 Meter Dash, 300 Meter Hurdles, Relays (4 x 100, 4 x 200, 4 x 400).

Juniors: Lauren Kraft – Long Jump, Triple Jump, Relay (4 x 100). Sophomores: Kari Fritel – Shot Put.

Karin Selland – Relay (4 x 400).

Freshmen: Tristin Lunde – 800 Meter Run, 1600 Meter Run, Relay (4 x 800). Sara Stier – Relays (4 x 100, 4 x 200, 4 x 400).

8th Graders: Maria Blessum – Relay (4 x 400). Anni Stier – 400 Meter Dash, 300 Meter Hurdles, Relays (4 x 200, 4 x 400).

Rugby’s track team’s athletes who placed in state: Emily Stier: 200 Meter Dash – 7th place, 4 x 100 Meter Relay – 4th place, and 4 x 400 Meter Relay – 4th place. Lauren Kraft: Triple Jump – 8th place. Sara Stier: 4 x 100 Meter Relay – 4th place. Karin Selland: 4 x 400 Meter Relay – 4th place. Anni Stier: 4 x 400 Meter Relay – 4th place. Allison Foster: 4 x 800 Meter Relay – 4th place. Bailey Nelson: 4 x 800 Meter Relay – 4th place. Tristin Lunde: 4 x 800 Meter Relay – 4th place.

Last year the Rugby girls track team placed 11th with at state 18 points. Coach Jansen was asked a couple of questions about this year’s team. When asked about his athletes with raw talent he shared, “I like to think all of our athletes have raw potential and it is up to the coaches to bring it out of them.” Coach Jansen was also asked about whom the leaders are and he stated, ” We ask the upperclassmen to be our leaders.” Finally when asked about this year’s goal Coach Jansen shared, “Our team goals are to win the region and be in the top five at state.”

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