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|Paynesville Press - May 29, 2002|
Girls finish third at subsections
The Bulldogs girls' track team finished third at the subsection track meet on Thursday at New London-Spicer, with ACGC taking first and Annandale taking second.|
The subsection meet determined which girls would advance to sections. To advance, an athlete had to place fourth or better in an individual event or had to place first or second in a relay.
Ninth grader Kendra Johnson ran a personal best in the 300-meter hurdles in 50.5 seconds and took first at subsections last week.
Paynesville has a total of seven girls advancing to sections, which took place on Wednesday at St. John's University.
The Bulldogs were able to score 18 team points in the mile run. Senior Jen Hess finished first, and eighth grader Brooke Schmitz was right behind her in second place.
The Dogs also gained 18 team points in the 3,200-meter (or two-mile run), with Hess finishing first and seventh grader Kacy Nehowig second.
Schmitz also placed second in the 800-meter run.
In the 300 meter hurdles, ninth grader Kendra Johnson placed first, finishing the race in a personal best time. She also placed fourth in the 100-meter hurdles.
Eighth grader Tara Schmidt placed fourth in the 200-meter dash.
Senior Missy Bachman finished the pole vault in first place. Ninth grader Brittany Lieser finished sixth, vaulting her personal best. Lieser also had her personal best in the high jump.
In the shot put, senior Heidi Jansen finished in third place to advance to sections.
"We scored points in all 18 events but we didn't score as well in our relays and field events as we could have," said coach Dave Randgaard.
"The 800-, 1,600-, and 3,200-meter runs were the strength of the team for this meet, as well as the pole vault," he added.
At sections, athletes will need to place in the top two individually, run on a winning relay, or meet the state qualifying standard to advance to the state meet, which will be held in Blaine on Friday and Saturday, June 7 and 8.
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